Shoot Safe Learning - Gun Training, Los Angeles, California
Shoot Safe Learning - Gun Training, Los Angeles, California
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California CCW - Defensive Handgun                      

Course Description

Defensive Handgun - (Califorina CCW)
Dynamics of Personal Defense & Close Quarter Combat

Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura,
Torrance, Redondo, Hermosa

Counties with reasonable "Good Cause" standard:

This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced handgun users. It tackles a wide range of topics, including basic gun safey, marksmanship, handgun operation, the proper defensive mindset, use of force and aftermath of a defensive encounter. This is a 16-hour course.

The course curriculum, live-fire exercises, and demonstration of familiarity, meets or exceeds the established requirements in accordance with California Penal Code Section 26150(a).

Pre-requisites: Any of the following courses:

  • Shoot Safe Skill Builder I, II
  • Shoot Safe CCW courses
  • Essential Pistol / NRA Defensive Pistol
  • West Coast Tactical Pistol I, II
  • Any intermediate - advanced pistol training deemed comparable
  • Instructor's approval

Course Outline:

Part I: Pistol Fundamentals

  • Safety Procedures
  • Handgun Operation
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Standby / Ready Positions
  • Draw from Holster
  • Basic Marksmanship

Part II: Introduction to Defensive Shooting

  • Defensive Accuracy
  • Reloading Drills
  • Multiple Shots
  • Firearm Malfunctions / Stoppages
  • Concealment vs Cover
  • Moving While Shoting
  • Shooting from Cover

Part III: Defensive Mindset

  • Situational Awareness
  • Responding to Threat
  • Confronting the Intruder / Attacker
  • Utilization of Concealment / Cover
  • Shoot / No-Shoot Decision Making

Part IV: Concealed Carry

  • Types of Carry
  • Holster Selection
  • Concealment Strategies
  • Firearm Selection
  • Proper Draw from Concealment
  • Close Quarter Combat Drills
  • Unconventional Shooting Positions

Part V: Firearms Laws

  • Firearms Laws
  • Use of Force / Self Defense
  • Legal Aftermath

Part VI: Qualification

Fee: $250.00 (Includes range fee)

Class is held at:

California Tactical Academy
A Place To Shoot
33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road
Saugus, Santa Clarita, CA, 91350
(661) 296-5552
(note: don't rely on your GPS, view map.)

Wear comfortable clothing:

  • Wear long pants instead of shorts
  • Wear pants with belt loops
  • Bring strong/sturdy belt (1.5 inch width or wider; must fit through the belt loops)
  • Wear closed toe shoes

Items to Bring:

  • Firearm (semi-automatic pistol), 2 or more magazines
  • Eye and ear protection, a hat
  • Concealment garment
  • 600 rounds of ammunition for your pistol (available at the range)
  • Holster, belt and magazine pouches (gear suggestion)
  • Dummy ammunition for your pistol (rental may be available)
  • Knee pads
  • Sunblock
  • Bottled water
  • Packed lunch


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Torrance, California
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