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  Why take your RENEWAL CCW Course from Shasta Defense?

In the Shasta Defense CCW RENEWAL Classes (4 hour), you receive training and education beyond other renewal classes.

In the Shasta Defense RENEWAL CCW Classes:

1.  You will learn about the Tueller Drill and substantive instruction is provided as such relates to action vs. reaction and "when to draw" vs. when to shoot".

2.  Instruction is provided as to what to do when a police officer orders you to "drop your gun" (a specific method is used).  You will learn about the essential need to avoid reflexive spin. This may save you from being shot by police after you defended your family.

3.  Instruction is provided about what to say or not say to police after a defensive shooting.  Alternatives are presented with recommendations. 

4.  Instruction is provided about what to do if a police officer asks you to remove your gun from its holster and hand it to him. You will see how merely "following instructions" can get you killed, and why! You will be instructed on recommended procedures.

5.  You will received deadly force legal instruction from an actual California Attorney at Law, and Certified Firearms Instructor.

6.  You will respond to "flash card" “event” presentations where you are to immediately view the "situation" and state what actions you took, or didn't take, and why.  This will pull together the many concepts covered during the class. For example:  did you draw your gun? Did you seek to de-escalate? What terms did you use to de-escalate? Did you seek cover?  Did you shoot the person?  Was the person a deadly threat?  Was he a bad guy?  Was he a good guy?  Did you broaden your focus away from the gun? 

At what specific time and distance did the person become a deadly threat? If you shot the person, where did you shoot him, and why did you shoot him there?  In the case of multiple attackers, which one did you shoot first, and why?  ... .  Yes, it puts you on the spot. But if you draw your gun or shoot someone, how is taking a  class where you blended into a group of 10 or more people, and didn't have to actively respond, going to help YOU in the real world?

7.  Substantive instruction is provided concerning "when to draw" vs. when to shoot", and your take home materials contain a publication containing this vital information.         

8.  You will view some video of time and motion studies and events. Can you identify the pre-attack indicators?

9.  You will receive firearms safety training and much more.

10. Students who have had their CCW's for 10 and 20 years have told me that my Renewal Class alone (which is only 4+ hours), covers important information never discussed in their original course of instruction or any other renewal course they have taken!

With Shasta Defense, you get this vital training NOW, before you need it.  And, with more knowledge, maybe you can totally avoid having to use your gun.

Use  of Deadly Force is a legal matter.  

You need Instruction by a California Attorney at Law, and Certified Firearms Instructor.