October 21st, 2023 Stanislaus County Initial CCW Class (8hr)

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  • Regular price $140.00

Stanislaus County Sheriff has approved an 8 hr or 16 hr Initial.

When should you sign up?

Stanislaus county has been getting applicants approved usually within 90 days. So anytime is ok to take the class. Certificate of completion is valid for 6 months with Stanislaus S.O.

You should have a basic understanding of the pistol. Here is the new qualification for Stanislaus County to help you prepare.

CCW Minimum Qualification req. by Stanislaus County.
15 Rounds Total 
100% Pass Rate (16 of 16) 
Limited to 3 attempts 
From Low Ready 

Rounds             Distance            Time             Location                  Hand              
    3                  3 Feet                4 sec           Center mass        Strong hand only
    2                  3 Feet                3 sec           Center mass        Support hand only
    1                  3 yards               3 sec                Head              Two handed
    1                  3 yards               3 sec                Head              Two handed
    3                  3 yards               4 sec           Center mass       Two handed
    5                  5 yards               5 sec           Center mass       Two handed

We do more than just the qualifications of Stanislaus County, additional shooting we do is skill building.

Required Equipment

  • As of January 1st, 2019. You must qualify with all guns going on permit. Bring 50 rounds per gun. Bring a total of 100 additional rounds for the one gun you are going to train with for most of day. This gun should be the one you plan to carry the most.
  • Stiff holsters only. No exceptions for safety. Good quality holster may save your life.
    • Don't risk it with cheap quality!! There are many good holsters $35 and up.
    • Plastic/Kydex, hybrid holsters, hard leather only. You must be able to draw and reholster gun without having to help reopen with support hand.
    • Nylon or soft leather will not be allowed. Please don't get upset when we say no, too many safety issues in the past has lead us to enforce this.
  • Magazine holster is recommended.
  • 3 magazines if possible
  • Revolvers must have 3 speed loaders.
  • Hearing (preferably electronic) and Eye protection.

Schedule For Initial CCW


  • Class starts out with very well explained applicable laws for everyday use. 
  • Firearm Safety
  • Mental Conditions
  • Types of handguns
  • Malfunctions Descriptions
  • Lag times
  • How to conceal
  • Safety Briefing
  • Grip and Stance
  • 5 Step Draw
  • Skills Test*
  • Malfunctions
  • Decision making skills
  • Wrap up and Q&A's.


  • Class ends.

      * Due to range time limitation, only one gun may be allowed to qualify. Any additional guns, time permitting, will be qualified at end of class. Bring extra guns just in case.



    • We are not responsible for the weather, if bays are slippery and/or flooded or other acts of God, a new date will be scheduled.
    • We are not responsible for those who wait until the 6 month deadline to complete the class.
    • No special accomodation will be made for those who cannot meet with the rest of the class.
    • You can choose to join the next scheduled class if the rescheduled class does not work for you.