Date(s) - Dec 11, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
9:00am - 5:00pm

RIchmond Rod & Gun Club


The Defensive Handgun II class often meets the requirements for obtaining a Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) permit in many CA jurisdictions, as well as in a 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 CCW Course. Upon completing the class, you will receive a certificate from 29 Outdoor Gear, an FFL and approved training provider for Napa, Solano, and Sonoma County Sheriff’s Departments, and City of Napa Police Department. Several other law enforcement agencies recognize our CCW training as well. Threat Scenarios is the affiliate training organization of 29 Outdoor Gear with the same management. Through a partnership with Down Range Logistics, our CCW training is also recognized by the Sacramento, Yolo, and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Departments.

Day 1 (8-Hours Classroom):

Students will:
*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):

While emphasizing safety, students will:
*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 should have a working knowledge of handguns, their safe handling, 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. Students who do not demonstrate an adequate level of safety or comprehension of the class material may be invited to return to a later class after completing some additional training.

What to Bring:

Gear: Ear protection (electronic is preferred), eye protection (wrap around glasses or glasses with some form of side protection preferred); athletic shoes, boots, or cleats.
We shoot outdoors so check the weather and dress accordingly. Class will proceed rain or shine, unless the conditions become unsafe.

Firearm: Reliable semi-automatic handgun or revolver with three or more magazines (or speed loaders, for revolvers).

Holster: A rigid OUTSIDE THE WAISTBAND holster that does not collapse when the firearm is removed, and at least two magazine or speed loader pouches. Holsters must be worn on the hip or thigh on the strong side; and magazine holders must be worn on the belt.

Ammo: At least 350 rounds for the various drills we fire during class.  Additionally, you will need 100 rounds per handgun for the qualification test; you must shoot and qualify with each gun you want listed on your permit, and you’re allowed to shoot it twice per gun for a passing score (the qualification course of fire if 50 rounds). Some people shoot/reload faster than others. How much ammunition you want to use is up to you.

Personal: Lunch is provided both days for students attending both days (there will be a 30 minute break).  All others should bring their own lunch as there is not enough time to leave and return.
Cold water will be provided.

For those that want to take either 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, and speed loader. The rental package is $45 for the day. If you would like to reserve a rental package, select the appropriate ticket option after clicking the red ‘Book Now’ button below.

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. Registered students will receive an email from staff about 1 week prior to 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.

CLASS COST: $325.00 for full 2 day course
$195.00 for 8 hour range day/renewal session
$150.00 for 4 hour range day/renewal session
$45.00 for handgun rental kit (gun, magazines, eye and ear protection)

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Full Two Day Class $325.00
8 hour renewal/range day $195.00
4 hour renewal/range day $150.00
Full Two Day Class WITH handgun rental kit $370.00
8 hour range day WITH Handgun Rental Kit $240.00
4 hours range day WITH Handgun Rental Kit $195.00

I am at least 21 years of age.
I am at least 18 years of age and am active duty US military (ID required).
I am at least 18 years of age and am accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.

NOTE: Students must bring valid state issued identification to the class. Failure to bring such identification will result in immediate discharge without a refund.

ONE BOOKING per student. You may not book a spot for someone else.


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