The CCW course will be carried out over two days. The first day will include basic pistol instruction and more advanced personal protection lectures and exercises. The second day will cover California law with additional instruction on safety, storage and technique. The last half of the day will include the exam and time on the range to sharpen the skills needed to successfully complete the course, followed by the shooting range qualification. Items to be covered will be Handgun Safety, Storage, Transportation, History of firearms, Political Climate and Gun Rights, CCW Holder Responsibilities, California State CCW Laws, Use of Deadly Force, Defensive Shooting Techniques and Live Fire. The range fee is included in the price of the class. First firearm is included, each additional firearm is $10.00 each up to three.
Course includes information on various handguns and ammunition choices for concealed carry purposes
Material will cover levels of awareness, physiological and psychological implications to a dynamic critical incident
Multiple resources are presented so that a CCW permit holder knows where to obtain current information regarding CA carry laws
Situations and applications of the AOJ (ability, opportunity, jeopardy) triad are presented
Focus is placed upon the mindset for a CCW permit holder as well as the importance of knowing how to diffuse situations
1st day includes the shooting fundamentals, drawing from a holster, clearing malfunctions, live fire practice
Qualifications (see separate page for qualifications) take place the latter part of the 2nd day
Written exam will be administered at the end of classroom work
Range fee and target is included
50 rds of ammunition per gun for qualification; another 50 rds of ammunition for at least one gun for live fire practice
Holster for each gun required
Two magazines per gun required
Speed loader for revolver required to meet time requirement of qualifications
The range fee is included in the price of the class. First firearm is included, each additional firearm is $10.00 each up to three.
Michael Kennedy - Lead Instructor
Michael is a much sought-after, experienced trainer with a relaxed, practical and enjoyable teaching style. You won't find any 'tough guy' Rambo-style attitude here.
Michael is a Certified Training Counselor with the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), a certified instructor with the National Rifle Association (NRA), and is a certified California DOJ Instructor.
He holds certifications for the:
USCCA Basic Pistol
NRA First Steps program
NRA Basic Pistol
NRA Personal Protection in the Home
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home.
What sets Michael apart from so many instructors is his personal commitment to further his own training. Michael takes his development seriously and is a competitive pistol shooter who actively participates in both local and regional IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) matches.
He also believes in developing the 'craft' of firearms skills and marksmanship and holds current certifications in many advanced pistol classes, advanced tactical shotgun classes, and advanced carbine classes.
Michael offers classes for all levels, including courses for: