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Initial CCW Full Course Curriculum

Equipment Requirements for Initial Full Course

* * * * * Initial CCW Class Reference Materials (partial - with green background)

Bullet Reflection / Bullet Bounce

Shooting Positions- photos 

How to Reload your revolver

Holster Draw - Reverse Retention Ready Position

How to Draw and Holster your firearm

Ron Avery - Science of the Draw

Pistol Grip Illustrations - Photos  # 1   # 2

Pistol Grip and Stance  // Modern Isoceles


Tueller Drill


Some Gel Tests Ammunition

California CCW Application Forms / Procedures

CCW Identification Banner 

California Jury Instructions - Firearms and Deadly Force

Reference materials (e.g., mistaken ID Shootings, what can go wrong, what if scenarios, etc...): 

Kenya Mall Attack - NYPD Report

Nassau County DA Report

Hostage Shot By Police - DA Report 

Brandishing - it's unlawful



On Target Articles

CCW Skill Building Classes

Slide Correction Technique

Tehama County CCW 

Computer Desktop Backgrounds



Civil Unrest

Crime, Predators and You


Video and Other Training References

Video Attacks References IslamoFascists, Criminals, and Tyrants


California Pending and New Legislation

View:   "2AToday for The USA"

Your plan was to Dial 911...

Why carrying a gun is a civilized act

Terrorists and Suicide Bombers - are you ready?


Stopping Power Myths

Legal Assistance Considerations

California Firearms Laws Summary Booklet DOJ 

2008 Dangerous Weapons Control Law CA DOJ


Shingletown Links

Steve Lee  - I Like Guns

Youth & Adult Shooting Club (Shingletown)


Links by Topic

Ham Radio Emergency


Grips Handgun



Guns Safes & Gun Security

Body Armor  Home Defense

Shotguns and Home Defense


Check for Red Flag Warning Alerts

Shasta Chain Control

Shingletown Cam is located on the north side of HWY 44 in Shingletown

Lassen Park Cam is located in Shasta County on the south side of eastbound HWY 44 at the Lassen Park North Entrance

Bogard Rest Area Cam is located in Lassen County on SR44 at the entrance to Bogard Rest Area


Obama Posters

IRS Levy Relief


CCW Firearms Training Classes

California Concealed Weapons Permit Training


Using Bianchi Speed Strips - modeled after the Massad Ayoob Stressfire Reload

Download / print out the Revolver Reload PDF



 Below is the web page version of the Revolver Reload PDF (above)

Version: 20130307


Reloading the Revolver using Bianchi Speed Strips

Illustration of the Stressfire Revolver Reload Technique

(Modeled after the Massad Ayoob Stressfire Reload with speed strips)

(Permission of Massad Ayoob was obtained)

The Massad Ayoob video is at this link

This illustration is for a dominant right handed shooter who is reloading with the right hand.


Illustration  1:


You have finished firing and revolver needs to be reloaded.



Always keep finger off of trigger until you intend to shoot.


Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.

Illustration  2:


Start lowering revolver.

Illustration  3:


As revolver is lowered:


-          Right thumb engages cylinder release latch (on S&W  revolver, thumb pushes forward);


-           Left hand fingers (middle) are against right side of revolver to press cylinder open (see next photo).



Illustration  4:


As seen from the right side of revolver:


-          Middle fingers of left hand apply pressure to open cylinder.


Illustration  5:


As seen from left side of revolver:


-          Revolver is now open.


Illustration  6:


Orient the revolver vertically.


Right thumb is applying pressure to the cylinder to keep it open.


If revolver has a hammer, then place the hammer spur into the web of the right hand.

Illustration  7:  Revolver is vertical:


-          Left hand is placed with web of hand against barrel, and then pressure is applied directly downward on the ejector rod (the web of the hand is guided by the barrel so that the hand goes straight down). One strong motion downward – to eject spent casings;


-          Spent casings are to fall to the ground;


-          Right thumb continues pressure to cylinder in order to keep it open.


-          Be sure to keep hands clear of area below the cylinder so that the casings drop free.

 Illustration  8:


 Another photo showing the spent casings being removed.


Notes and observations:

-method prevents fingers from touching the forcing cone which may be very hot. Thus, reducing risk of “burns” with resultant reflex to drop firearm.


-using barrel as a guide allows straight downward pressure on the extractor rod, thereby reducing risk of bending of the extractor rod which may render the firearm non operable.




Illustration  9:


-          Photo from right side showing positioning of hands.


Notes and observations:


-           Thumb on cylinder helps keep cylinder open even if you are loading on your side or back. Of course muzzle will have to be in downward orientation in any event so that gravity keeps the new cartridges from falling out during reloading.