Date(s) - Oct 17, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm

Private Property

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The Defensive Handgun II class often meets the requirements for obtaining a Carry Concealed Weapons CCW permit in many CA jurisdictions, as well as in number of other states. Through a combination of classroom and range training over two days, we will cover the knowledge and skills required to carry a firearm for personal protection outside the home.

We follow the NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course. Upon completing the class, you will receive a certificate from 29 Outdoor Gear, an FFL and approved trainer for Napa and Solano.  Threat Scenarios is the affiliate training organization of 29 Outdoor Gear with the same management.

Day 1 (8-Hours Classroom):

*Learn ethical responsibility, defensive mindset/awareness, and how to avoid, respond to and control an encounter.
*Discuss legal considerations including proportionate use of force, CCW insurance, and the aftermath of a shooting.
*Prepare a plan including firearm/holster selection, and good habits such as scanning and assessing the environment.

Day 2 (8-Hours Range):

*Improve draw, accuracy, speed shooting, and target acquisition skills (including point shooting).
*Move to, use, and shoot from behind cover.
*Practice response drills (left, right, rear), and retention shots.

The Defensive Handgun series is designed to take students from static line shooting into applying their skills in a real world environment.  Through the supervision of our instructors, you will learn how to fight back with a firearm while under stress.


Ideally, the student would have a working knowledge of handguns and some experience. However, due to the high instructor-to-student ratio and small class size, we often are able to adapt to those with little or no experience.

What to Bring:

Gear: Ear protection/eye protection (wrap around glasses or glasses with some form of side protection preferred). Bring athletic shoes, boots, or cleats. It’s an outdoor range so check the weather and dress accordingly. We run rain or shine.

Firearm: Reliable semi-automatic handgun or revolver with three or more magazines (speed loaders). Bring a holster, and at least two magazine pouches. Holsters must be worn on the hip or thigh on the strong side.

Ammo: At least 350 rounds.  Additionally, you will need 50 rounds per handgun for the qualification test. Some people shoot / reload faster than others. How much ammunition you want to use is up to you.

Personal: Bring your own lunch (there will be a 45 minute break). We are short driving distance from several restaurants. Snacks and water will be provided.

For those that want to take the class (or range day portion), without applying for a CCW rental firearm packages are available. Each package contains a modern, reliable handgun such as a Glock, three magazines, electronic ear protection, safety glasses, speed loader, and 300 rounds of free ammunition. The rental package is $120 for the day. If you would like to reserve a rental package, please reply via email to the welcome letter you receive after booking the class.

For permit renewals and range-day only practice days contact us here.

Where to Go:

We will be using the Hillside Private Property, which is located a short drive from central American Canyon. It is not open to the public, and its exact location will only be disclosed to students of the class.  We will start at 9am sharp and continue to around 5pm. Please try to arrive 15 minutes before the class starts.

For additional questions about our CCW classes, please view our FAQ.

This class will run all day Saturday and all day Sunday for a total of two days. RENEWALS- click “Book now” and one-day options will come up.


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