Sierra 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 Sierra County Sheriff's Department.
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 Sierra County Sheriff Tim Standley.
You must schedule an appointment directly with the Sierra County Sheriff Department, CCW division. You shall
demonstrate good moral character, prove that you are an outstanding resident of Sierra County, and be prepared to
undergo a thorough and complete background check.
Upon approval of your Sierra County CCW application, you will be required to complete at least an 8 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, even if it is an hour and a half drive,
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 Sierra County resident, visit the Sierra County Sheriff's Department website.