California CCW – Initial



Two Day Class - 16 Hours
8 Hours Classroom (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Sierra Arms, Corp. (1401 North Carpenter Road, Modesto, CA
8 Hours Range (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Livingston Police Department Shooting Range (1675 Bird Street, Livingston, CA)

VERY IMPORTANT! - If you are applying for your permit through STANISLAUS COUNTY - PLEASE, do not sign up for this class prior to being APPROVED for your permit. The time between the Appointment and the Approval has been running between 9 to 12 months and our class MUST be taken within 6 months of your APPROVAL DATE. If you take our class too early you may need to take it again (That would include paying for it again). PLEASE, wait until you have received your phone call from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department informing you that you have been approved for your permit and that they are only waiting on your completion of this class.

If you live within the jurisdiction of the City of Modesto or the City of Turlock you may want to consider applying through them. Their requirements for a CCW are similar to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and their wait time between application and permit is much less.

Based on California being a “May Issue” state when it comes to concealed carry of a handgun, no one should be guaranteeing you that after taking their class you will get a CCW permit. Trident Firearms Academy, LLC’s class meets, and in our opinion exceeds, the state requirements insuring you are well educated in the law and in use of deadly force justification and techniques to keep you safe. At Trident we provide you a student workbook with the material covered and we go the extra mile to give you carry techniques, suggestions to obtain a permit, and real world close quarters conflict training that a CCW permit holder may actually face in a fight. In our class we will cover;

  • The Law as to Where you May and May Not Carry Armed
  • The Three Pronged Ability, Opportunity, and Jeopardy necessary to use deadly force
  • Secure Storage of your Handgun with Children in the Home
  • Situational Awareness because Avoiding the Fight is Better than Being in One.
  • Not a LEO, No Duty to Act
  • Self Protection Only
  • Personal Protection v. Property Protection
  • Carry Methods and Equipment Recommendations
  • Use of Challenge Commands
  • Basic Combative techniques when up close, because Action beats Reaction
  • Liability Issues and Concerns

16 Hour Course (8a - 5p on Sat. and Sun)
Classroom Training will be performed in Modesto at Sierra Arms, Corp (1401 N. Carpenter Road, Modesto, CA) and the Live Fire Training will be done at a Safe and Secure Facility in Livingston, CA (Livingston Police Department Shooting Range, 1675 Bird Street, Livingston, CA).

$200.00 Tuition per Student

Equipment you NEED:

250 (+/-) Rounds of handgun ammunition to qualify with
A magazine carrier or two
Eye and Ear protection (Can be provided by Trident Firearms if you do not have your own)
Eye protection MUST be full wrap around style
A ball cap or similar type cap with a brim is required
NO open toe shoes, sandals, etc.
Long pants (NO SHORTS)

Equipment we RECOMMEND:

We strongly recommend a concealable holster for your chosen handgun and a cover garment
Good footwear that offers ankle support is recommended
Cargo style pants (5.11 type or military BDU with the bellows pockets to hold additional rounds is always useful

We look forward to seeing you all there!