CCW Information & Classes

Gov Brown Signs AB 2103

On 26 Sept 2018 Gov Brown signed AB 2103 into law.  This changed the existing Penal Code section 26165.  The changes are small, but significant.  You can read the actual text here: AB 2103

What this means is a slight change to how the class will be conducted.  The issuing authority, the sheriff, will now have to create a standard for the live fire portion of the class and set a minimum score.  Also, in the past you only needed one gun and could use any gun.  Now you will be required to qualify with EVERY gun you want on your license.  If you have 10 guns, you’ll need to qualify with all 10.  That could make for a long day and I’m not sure how we’re going to handle it.

This applies to initial and renewal students. 

If you want to add a gun during the two years between classes, you will still have to qualify with that gun.  I have no idea how we’re going to do that, but I don’t see a way around it.

It has always been my goal to help people obtain and keep their CCW license.  I will do my best to work with you as this new change matures and evolves.  This is still brand new so, we don’t know any details yet.  It will likely take affect on 1 Jan 2019.  Stay tuned and I will do my best to keep you updated.

That said, it’s very likely that my course of fire will change.  It may not be the simple 20 shots that were required in the past.  Only time will tell what we’ll have to do.

CCW Training

Certified by the Kern County Sheriff to offer training/certification for Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) licenses.

Classes are held every on the 4th Saturday of every month. 

       Class size is limited to 8 students so, sign up early.
This is not an NRA course.


Renewal License – $50/person (4 hour class)

Initial License – $100/person (8 hour class)

Private, Family classes and Special dates are available.
– Price on request.

All Classes Are Pre-Register Only!

Black River Gift Coins

These coins are the same as cash here at Black River.  They can be used to buy classes or items or used as gift certificates.  They are $50 each.  Just contact me to buy.

It is my belief that any instructor should be able to accomplish any task he sets forth for the students. So, I should be able to shoot the qualification just like any student. With that in mind, I went and shot the course of fire you will find in the CCW class.  To the left is my result.

The firing qualification is very easy.  It is:

      • 4 shots from 3 yards
      • 6 shots from 5 yards
      • 6 shots from 7 yards
      • 4 shots from 10 yards

The shots are not timed and from the ready position.

To qualify, all shots must be within the silhouette. They do not have to be as close as I pictured above. That’s just how I shot.

Your CCW class could be free! 

Here’s how:

At the class, shoot the course of fire as described here. If you can keep all your shots in the orange, no shot can even cut the line, then your class will be free.