Price: $200 + $20 Range Fee (Range Fee Applies to Non-Members of Wren's Ranch Range Only)
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Class location: Perris Chamber of Commerce (8:00 am - 11:30 am)
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Range location: Wren's Ranch in Perris (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
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This is an 8-hour introductory course, designed for people who are already familiar with their handguns and firearms safety and who anticipate becoming an armed citizen, as well as those who want additional training in the safety and proper handling of firearms at home and in public personal self-defense shooting skills. The course will focus on the following topics: firearms safety; shooter responsibility and self-defense laws; handgun familiarity; handgun manipulation; basic marksmanship; threat assessment and firing a holstered handgun from the 3 yds, 5 yds and 10 yds ranges.
For those making application for or renewing their Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit, this class is fully approved by the Riverside and San Diego County Sheriff Departments for obtaining a CA CCW permit. The class also involves the complete CCW program for Arizona (which also covers 32 other states) at no additional charge.
The course involves approximately five hours of range practical and CCW handgun qualification, along with three hours of legal liability, personal safety and self-defense law lecture. Students applying for a CA and/or AZ+32 states CCW permits must take and successfully pass a written test.
Course Instructors – All are current or retired, fully-certified, law enforcement, NRA instructors and court experts in firearms, self-defense and deadly force.
Participants MUST be 21 years or older to apply for a CCW permit.
Don't want a CCW? This is also a good class for improving your handgun skills and reviewing the legalities of using firearms for home defense.
If you are not a member at Wren's Ranch, please make sure you also purchase the $20 range fee.
The course fee includes certification of qualification with up to 2 handguns. Any additional handguns will be $35 each to certify the qualification.
If you wish to qualify with more than 2 handguns, make sure you also purchase the appropriate number of additional qualifying tokens.
After Registering Please make sure you study for and take your online quiz before your class date. It is mandatory in order to receive your certification.Quiz & Info Here
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What to Bring to Class
The following is the list of items you should bring with you to the Defensive Handgun Level I & CCW course:
- Semi-automatic pistol: 380 Cal, 9mm, 40 Cal., 45 Cal; or double-action revolver in 38 spcl, 357 mag, 41 mag
- 150 rounds of factory ammunition (no home reloads)
- At least 3 magazines for each semi-auto pistol - one speed loader for revolvers
- Good quality outside the waistband holster for each firearm
- Good quality leather or nylon belt
- Magazine holders (optional)
- Baseball style cap with brim
- Eye (protective or sunglass, wrap around style) and hearing protection
- Pants with strong belt loops; shirt (no tank tops)
- Athletic shoes/boots (no open toed shoes)
- Plenty of water and sunscreen
- Lightweight jacket or vest for concelaed weapons practice
- Notebook and pen
- Folding chair
NOTE: If you have not chosen a holster for your handgun, please refer to the FAQ and links for holster recommendations.
All semi-automatic handguns MUST have the mechanical ability to allow for the receiver slide to be locked to the rear in a ‘safe’ condition. No gun that does not have a receiver slide mechanism that locks the slide to the rear in a safe condition will be allowed in class.