Best Handgun Training
At Best Handgun Training, we offer the best courses available for beginners,
advanced training and CCW Training!
NRA Certified Courses, CCW Training & more...
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Whether you are new to shooting, or an advanced shooter, it is
imperative that you get the very best training available. At BEST Handgun Training, we will provide you
with that training and experience which you deserve. Check out our reviews on facebook. You will find a link
Best Handgun Training offers many classes all month and all year long, while
other instructors "occasionally" offer training classes. We are a full time, top-notch training
When it comes down to guns and gun safety, you owe it to yourself to get the
very best handgun training course. When training with BEST Handgun Training, you will walk away
with a tremendous wealth of knowledge, rather than taking a "bare minimum" training class from an
instructor that may not be prepared to teach the appropriate lessons, or from a newer
firearms instructor without the knowledge and skills in which we possess. Most of our instructors have a
minimum of 20 years of experience as a trainer and/or law enforcement backgrounds, with a combined experience of
over 140 years in the industry.
Our 24/7 online scheduling calendar will make your scheduling easy...as simple
It is YOUR duty and responsibility to be safe with firearms, as well as
knowledgeable with the laws.....
And our CCW training will provide you with the knowledge (and more importantly, in depth
discussion of laws and scenarios pertaining to CCW) in which you need to apply on a daily routine to
responsibly carry a concealed weapon, as well as maintaining your marksmanship skills.
For the CCW training, you will be required to qualify (demonstrate your
ability to use the firearms safely and accurately), at 10 yards or less. We will be instructing
everyday "above common sense" approach tactics, as well as situational awareness skills.
If you have "handgun" safety and "recent" handgun shooting experience, the
qualifications are rather simple if you know your gun. Our training courses prepare you for the real
every-day world, and are scenario driven.
BEST Handgun Training's indoor classroom instruction is in a
private, safe, professional facility, with plenty of free parking. We do utilize an outdoor private
shooting range nearby for live fire drills, qualifications and other exercises. SAFETY IS OUR #1
If you are fairly experienced with shooting handguns (AND have been to a "public" range
fairly recently), if your county sheriff requires 8 hours, we will complete the training in one day, provided
that you demonstrate your ability to use a firearm safely. This 8 hour course is typically about a 9
hour day, as there is so much to learn, regardless of your level of experience. This is the "CCW
training 8 hour class". We recommend that if you are somewhat new to guns, or if your county sheriff
requires an 8 hour training, to attend our 16 hour training, (although not required) as there is no
additional cost for the additional training day.
If your sheriff requires a 16 hour training, you will be required to complete
this training in two days, for a total of 16 hours. We no longer provide an all day/evening 16 hour class, but
we do have flexible schedules, as you will see when you click on "schedule
your class". Just a reminder, we post our calendar on or about the 15th of each month, for the
Browse through our website, and this should answer most of your questions
for beginners, CCW initials and CCW renewals.
We are currently offering initial CCW training and renewal CCW training for the
following CA counties: El Dorado County CCW, Nevada County CCW, Placer County CCW, Sacramento County CCW,
San Joaquin County CCW, Sierra County CCW, Sutter County CCW, Yuba County CCW. We are certified for the Utah
concealed weapon permit instruction/certification (36 states).
exit Hwy 65 towards Marysville (North). About 3 miles after the Twelve Bridges exit (near Thunder Valley
Casino), Exit (to the right) at Nelson Lane (no off-ramp, but there is a traffic signal). As a reference point,
this is one exit beyond the Ferrari Ranch off-ramp (just past Ferrari Ranch). Turn right at the Nelson Lane
traffic signal at Hwy 65, drive about a mile, and at the Nelson Lane stop sign, turn right on to Nicolaus
Road. At the 2nd stop sign, turn left on Lakeside Drive (at the gas station), and then a right into the Chevron
gas station parking lot.
To see what some of our students are saying about our training,
click on these links:
TO VIEW THE CLASS SCHEDULE OR TO SCHEDULE YOUR CLASS
up now for a Basic Pistol course or the 36 state Concealed Weapons Permit located in Lincoln, CA. Or sign up
for a CA CCW course for any of the following counties: El Dorado, Nevada,
Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, San Joaquin, Sutter and Yuba. To register for any
Here or give us a call at (916) 295-8489. If you leave a voice mail, please be patient, and
allow up to 2 or 3 days for an instructor to return your call. Our team of Instructors are full-time, and
can keep rather busy, from very early, to very late. Click
here for more information on the course. CCW courses are not eligible with certain disqualifiers,
and you must verify that you do not have any disqualifying criteria. Course fees are
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After successful completion of our Basic Handgun course, you are
eligible to attend our Concealed Weapons Permit training for an additional $75.00 + range fee (provided that
you have no CCW disqualifying factors). However, DO NOT purchase this Basic Handgun course (or any
discounted offer) specifically for a CCW course. The CCW course is an entirely different training
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Handgun Training Instructors are certified by either (one or all of the
following): National Rifle Association, CA Department of Justice, POST (Peace Officers Standards and
Firearms safety is of the utmost importance. It is
our goal to educate and teach you the
knowledge, skills, and
attitude necessary for owning, using and storing a firearm
encourage the continued development of these skills, while pursuing the sport of target shooting,
competitive events and other courses.
Gun Safety is a very serious matter, which cannot be taken
lightly. Becoming a handgun owner or a Concealed Weapons Permit Holder assumes a tremendous
amount of responsibility and liability.
because you own or may have access to a firearm (unless you have had some extensive training) doesn't mean
that you have the "proper" training, knowledge and ability to use it safely, store it properly, and be
prepared for any situation. The proper and
responsible training with a firearm is extremely important.
Our Certified Instructors pride themselves with instructing some of the best firearms training courses available to the public.
Whether you are new to shooting, or an experienced shooter, you will find that the
variety of firearms courses which we offer can be a great wealth of experience.
Best Handgun Training conducts regularly scheduled training classes throughout
the month. Our calendar is posted online, on or about the 15th of each
month, for the following month.
Best Handgun Training offers many courses which are certified by the National Rifle Association. Be sure to sign up for your NRA
class today. Click here to schedule an
NRA does not currently certify CCW (Carry Concealed Weapons) courses.
Best Handgun Training also provides a Concealed
Firearms Permit training certification for 36 "shall issue" states. This is an
excellent opportunity to satisfy the requirements for these states, while only needing to apply
within one or more states to obtain reciprocity throughout many other states (excluding CA, as CA does
NOT have reciprocity agreements with any other state).
Although Best Handgun Training provides CCW Training and
Instructions/Certifications/Qualifications in 36 states, this does not apply to all CA counties. CA CCW training
requirements may vary from county to county. Please email or call for further
website is hosted and maintained by Best Handgun Training and is not endorsed, affiliated with, or sponsored by the
National Rifle Association.