California Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) Course


Join us on March 24th & 25th from 9 am to 5 pm for the Defensive Handgun (California CCW) & Dynamics of Personal Defense & Close Quarter Combat course presented by Californa Tactical Academy. This is a 16-hour course with a curriculum consisting of: live-fire exercises, and demonstration of familiarity meets or exceeds the established requirements in accordance with California Penal Code Section 26150(a). This course will be taught by accomplished instructor: Edmund Tan the head instructor for Shoot Safe Learning an NRA licensed instructor with over 25 years of training experience. In addition those accomplishments he also is:

  • California Department of Justice Handgun Safety Program Instructor
  • California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Instructor
  • California DOJ Instructor
  • Sure Fire Low Light Shooting Instructor
  • So Cal Sharpshooter Instructor
  • Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification Concealed Firearms Instructor
  • NRA Training Counselor
  • NRA Certified Law Enforcement Firearm Instructor – Pistol/Shotgun
  • NRA Certified Instructor Advanced Pistol
  • NRA Certified Instructor Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun
  • NRA Certified Instructor Personal Protection Inside/Outside The Home
  • NRA Certified Instructor Refuse To Be A Victim, Home Firearms Safety
  • NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
  • Licensed Security Guard
  •  CCW Training Provider for: Los Angeles County, Orange County and Ventura County

Course Topics

This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced handgun users and tackles a wide range of topics, including basic gun safety, marksmanship, handgun operation, the proper defensive mindset, use of force and aftermath of a defensive encounter.

Pre-Requisites: Any of the following courses:

  • Shoot Safe Skill Builder I, II
  • Shoot Safe CCW courses
  • Essential Pistol / NRA Defensive Pistol
  • West Coast Tactical Pistol I, II
  • Any intermediate-advanced pistol training deemed comparable
  • Instructor’s approval

Course Outline:

Part I: Pistol Fundamentals

  • Safety Procedures
  • Handgun Operation
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Standby / Ready Positions
  • Draw from Holster
  • Basic Marksmanship

Part II: Introduction to Defensive Shooting

  • Defensive Accuracy
  • Reloading Drills
  • Multiple Shots
  • Firearm Malfunctions / Stoppages
  • Concealment vs Cover
  • Moving While Shooting
  • Shooting from Cover

Part III: Defensive Mindset

  • Situational Awareness
  • Responding to Threat
  • Confronting the Intruder / Attacker
  • Utilization of Concealment / Cover
  • Shoot / No-Shoot Decision Making

Part IV: Concealed Carry

  • Types of carrying
  • Holster Selection
  • Concealment Strategies
  • Firearm Selection
  • Proper Draw from Concealment
  • Close Quarter Combat Drills
  • Unconventional Shooting Positions

Part V: Firearms Laws

  • Firearms Laws
  • Use of Force / Self Defense
  • Legal Aftermath

Part VI: Qualification
Fee: $250.00 (Includes range fee)

Saturday – Sunday
March 24 & 25, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Defensive Handgun – (California CCW)
Dynamics of Personal Defense & Close Quarter Combat

Presented by:
California Tactical Academy

Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura, Torrance, Redondo, Hermosa

The class is held at:

California Tactical Academy
CA Tactical Academy
6700 Holser Canyon Road,
Piru, CA 93040

Items to Bring:

  • Firearm (semi-automatic pistol), 2 or more magazines
  • Eye and ear protection, a hat
  • Concealment garment
  • 600 rounds of ammunition for your pistol (available at the range)
  • Holster, belt and magazine pouches (gear suggestion)
  • Dummy ammunition for your pistol (rental may be available)
  • Knee pads
  • Sunblock
  • Bottled water & packed lunch
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Wear long pants with a belt loop (no shorts)
  • A strong/sturdy belt (1.5-inch width or wider; must fit through the belt loops)
  • Closed toe shoes


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Address: 6700 Holser Canyon Road, Piru, CA 93040
Office Hours: Tuesday- Sunday 8 AM – 4 PM
Public Range Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 8 AM – 5 PM
Phone Number: (805)-398-0003 / (805)-521-1177