SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY CCW PERMITS
Obtaining a CCW (carry concealed weapons) permit in Northern CA is much easier than many bay area and Southern
CA counties. It is each Sheriff's policy which dictates whether you are able to receive a CCW, or not. The state of
CA requires that each applicant shall have good cause. Many Sheriff's in CA have determined that "good cause" shall
be personal protection or self defense. This is the case with San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore.
San Joaquin County CCW permits and issuance criteria, training requirements and other information can be found
on this page with Best Handgun Training, as well as the link below, to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's
You must schedule an appointment directly with the San Joaquin County Sheriff Department, CCW division. You
shall demonstrate good moral character, prove that you are an outstanding resident of San Joaquin County, and be
prepared to undergo a thorough and complete background check.
Upon approval of your San Joaquin County CCW application, you will be required to complete at least a 16 hour
CCW training, including demonstrating the ability to safely (and proficiently) handle and use the handguns (up to
3) to be on your permit, and you must "qualify" with each weapon to be on your permit, by specific serial number.
The gun(s) must be registered to you or a spouse.
Do yourself a huge favor, and take the BEST training course available, and do not allow any shortcuts when
taking this training. In CA, unfortunately, it is a "privilege" and not a right to be issued a CCW. Training is
very important, and selecting the best instructor should be a very important factor, when you will be carrying a
concealed weapon everyday. Regardless of the number of days, or how long the training is, or how far away the
training center is, it is very crucial to know the laws of the state of CA, and particularly knowing the laws when
it comes down to self defense, and where you are not allowed to carry weapons, etc., rather than just demonstrating
that you can shoot a gun at a range.
At BEST Handgun Training, you will walk away with a tremendous amount of knowledge, and you will be well
prepared to carry concealed weapons.
For more information on obtaining a concealed weapons permit as a San Joaquin County resident, visit the
San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department CCW website.