As of June, 2016, the prior 20 hour initial
CCW course is no longer being offered.
is recommended that you call the Sheriff to schedule
your Sheriff Interview Date before or at
least near the date you start your CCW class. The
reason is that the Sheriff is scheduling interviews
sometimes many weeks out (sometimes a month+ out).
As of 1/1/2012, Shasta County requires that your
Certificates of Training (Initial and Renewal) must
be submitted to Sheriff within 60 days of course
completion to be recognized. California
Penal Code: 26150-26225
addition to California, the Initial Course will also allow you
to apply for a Florida Non-Resident CCW (recognized in 31
states) and Arizona.
If you want to get more
training and education for your dollar and your time, then
Shasta Defense is your choice.
CCW - personal extensive hands on range training
with your firearm under close instructor supervision.
you are a novice or long time shooter, you will benefit from
this unique Shasta Defense course. You will feel more
comfortable with your firearm in knowing how to use it safely.
Shasta Defense provides this unique course in order to provide
you with instruction on matters which other providers do
not. They require you to attend additional courses at
substantial more cost to obtain such training and exposure.
Shasta Defense believes that certain matters are vital to your
basic gun handling skills and competency. Shasta Defense
includes this extra training in the Shasta Defense Initial CCW
here to Read more as to why other people just like you choose
Shasta Defense for their CCW training.
are small classes and you get more individual focused
instruction! Generally, there are no more than 4 students.
from an Assistant
District Attorney who completed the Shasta
Defense 20 hour CCW course:
teaching ... A
I would recommend to those interested in learning, not
simply trying to get a CCW Permit".
Sheriff urges you to arm yourself!
Article is Here
California Concealed Weapons Permits. Sheriff issued permit
valid for entire state of California.
Constitutional Sheriff issues Concealed Weapon Permits, and
desires that more Citizens be armed. Do you think you
and your family are exempt from violent predators? So,
why don't you have your CCW? Why aren't you armed as an
American Citizen should be?
With the present economic and social climate, you
may recognize the need to legally carry a firearm not only at
home but in public in order to defend yourself and family from
violence. Or possibly you desire to better incorporate a
firearm into your home defense plan. In either case, why not
maximize your training and knowledge? Many believe that
the Shasta Defense initial course (range and classroom)
provides more individual instruction, coaching, personal
training, and exposure than other initial CCW classes.
With Shasta Defense class sizes (4 maximum)
students, you receive meaningful coaching so that you can
become comfortable and competent with your firearm. The
reality is that if you have to use your firearm for self
defense, at that point in time it is too late to be wishing
you had obtained the training you actually needed.
Between class sessions, students are to study the materials
and perform daily dry fire practice as instructed during
class. The Shasta Defense instruction includes personal
extensive hands on range training with your firearm under
close instructor supervision and coaching. The Shasta
Defense courses exceed the requirements of California State
Law. You are voluntarily obtaining the extra training. This
merely recognizes that the time for education and training is before
you have to consider drawing or using your firearm.
NRA Pistol Instructor, Certified NRA Rifle Instructor;
Certified NRA Range Safety Officer; Certified NRA Personal
Protection in the Home Instructor; Approved
Firearms Instructor for CCW instruction classes required for
original and renewal permit applications in Shasta
County and Tehama County (permits valid for entire State of
California); and California
Attorney at Law.
you are using a firearm for personal defense at home
(even if you don't desire a CCW), you should seriously
consider taking this course or equivalent instruction. The
legal requirements as to defending you and your loved ones by
resort to deadly force apply to you, even at home. Legal and
civil consequences follow the use of a firearm. American
citizens need to know the rules of lethal force and the rules
of gun safety.
20 hour course): Shasta
Defense classes are designed to teach the practical and legal
use of a handgun in self defense. Topics include:
firearms safety, personal safety and avoiding confrontations,
mental awareness, carrying concealed handguns, the legal use
of deadly force and practical range training. During this
course, you will learn skills, including: proper steps in
drawing from a strong side holster, moving off the line of
attack, firing (or not firing when threat ceases), reloading,
scanning and assessing, and re-holstering. You will engage
targets at ranges from 7 yards to (utilizing weapon retention
skills). Training will also include: shooting from longer
distances (you need to know your practical limitations, and
legal), learning about your reactionary gap (Tueller drill),
safe hand changes, and one handed shooting (left and right
hands). Also, what do you say to the police after a shooting?
Who do you call? How do you respond when officers arrive and
you are armed? Please note that not all courses
conducted by other instructors provide instruction on the
proper drawing from a holster. I view this as a necessary
safety procedure. After all, upon issuance of a CCW, you will
be carrying a loaded firearm in a holster. Don't you think you
need to be skilled in how to draw and re-holster? See
this link for more about course coverage.
don't control the time or place evil will strike. You do
control your knowledge, competence, and skill level for
Instruction in safe drawing from holster and
holstering is provided in both initial and renewal courses.
Cost: $150.00. A
deposit of $75.00 is needed to register each student a space in the
class. Class size is limited, so register early.
Mail to: N. Zeliff, P.O. Box 120, Shingletown, CA 96088. Include
your contact telephone and address information. If you have
registered for a course and cannot attend you will receive credit to
attend a later course within the same calendar year as long as you
contact ShastaDefense.com before the start of your registered course.
Approx 20 Hours. This is a two day class.
approx. 6 1/2 hours
Course Length: 3
Schedule of Classes:
Schedule of Classes:
Schedule of Classes:
Time: 8:00 AM to
6:00 PM. Bring Lunch for each day.
This course is set up on
an individual basis (Max is 2 students).
If you require initial
training, you may wish to consider the Basic Safety and
Marksmanship course (right column), before taking the CCW course.
Such will allow you to gain more out of the full course.
If you have little or
no handgun shooting experience, this 2 hour course should be taken
before the CCW class allowing you to become more comfortable in the
safe use of your firearm. This will be personal instruction with
no more than 2 students per class. Cost: $60.00. After this
class, you will attend the above initial permit CCW Course. A mutually
convenient date and time will be set for this basic instruction.
Note: Penal Code Section
12050(a)(1)(E)(i) provides, in part, that the Licensing Authority
shall not require a course exceeding 16 hours for the initial permit.
Students taking the above course are agreeing to voluntarily take the
additional training and education (approximately 4 additional hours).
Students to date have advised they wanted to obtain the additional
education and training. Further, my course includes instruction on
drawing from a strong side holster and re-holstering. Range practice
includes extensive drawing as part of the actual firing exercises.
Note: This class is for
persons who are serious about protecting themselves, spouse and family. If you
are someone who feels that you don't believe it would be right for you to
protect (by use of deadly force, as a last resort), yourself, spouse, and/or
children from being murdered, raped, etc..., then this class is not for
This class is designed for the
purpose of introducing the American Citizen who is serious about self defense to
Defensive Handgun use to save lives of the innocent. It is not for those
who merely think that getting a CCW is a "warm and fuzzy" idea. The
class involves active shooting and weapons handling which is challenging, and
thought provoking. Live fire includes such matters as: shooting exercises which
require you to be aware of what is in front of as well as what is behind the
deadly threat; shoot and no shoot scenarios; when do you draw your
firearm; and thoughts about how to avoid being shot after a defensive shooting.
The goal is to get students to think about the realities of a deadly attack, and
start them on the road to the competency necessary for avoidance, but if
necessary, effective defense.
Below removed 2/26/2013
You have Three Options
with Shasta Defense for your initial CCW
California Basic 16 hour course ($150.00) 2 day / Max
- 4 students. (Requires 200 rounds of ammunition. Includes introduction
to basic holster drawing and holstering (strong side).
(updated as of 11/16/2012);
18 hour course ($150.00) 2 day /
(Includes holster training and shooting to front, left and right). 250
rounds of ammunition. Max - 4 students. (Being
offered as of 10/30/2012);
3. 22 hour course ($250.00)Students in class: Min.
3 / Max 4 students. (Done over 3 days). (Requires
approx. 450 rounds of ammunition. This is for the student who desires to learn
introduction to defensive combat pistol concepts, and desires more demanding
range training. As with the other classes, you must practice on your own between
class dates using the concepts provided during the first class. The range
sessions will be moderately intense and include "stress". Holster
drawing includes: shooting to front, left, right, and rear). Holster drawing is
required during all live fire. Includes: shooting and moving; close
quarters defensive drills; shooting under "vehicle"; shooting from
seated position; moving into the threat; moving off the line; shooting distances
7 yards to 0 yards; shooting at 25 yards up to 50 yards with handgun (based on
student skill level); running the Tueller drill and recording your results;
grounded shooting (while on left side, right side, lying on stomach and lying on
your back), one handed shooting (left and right hand), and more. Must pass a
timed marksmanship test in addition to the written tests). This course is built
upon, and includes more shooting exercises, than the prior Shasta Defense 20
Hour CCW course. (Being
offered as of 10/30/2012).
According to the U.S.
Constitution and Bill of Rights, the ordinary armed and trained
American Citizen (i.e., "... composed of the body of the people,
trained to arms") constitute the only political /
governmental institution that is "necessary to the security of a