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. TFA’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 vs. 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.
FROM THE STANISLAUS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WEBSITE:
"Due to the high demand for new CCW applications, CCW appointments made on March I, 2013 are being scheduled beyond August, 2014. We ask for your patience.
CCW renewal applicants can currently make an appointment and be scheduled within a week.
Effective August I, 2014, we will not accept any CCW course safety certificate if it's not within six (6) months of our approval for a nevv or renewal permit. If the certificate is older than six months, the certificate \Viii not be accepted. The applicant will be required to take the course again and obtain a new certificate. Repeating the course will be at the expense of the applicant. If the applicant does not complete the course during this time, the application process will start over."
DUE TO THIS NEW DEVELOPEMNT WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU SIGN UP FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO SIGNING UP FOR THIS CLASS. THE STANISLAUS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SCHEDULE CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THIS LINK.
Classroom Training performed in the city of Modesto (Sierra Arms Corp., 1408 North Carpenter Road, Suite 1, Modesto, CA) and the Live Fire Training will done at a Safe and Secure Facility located in the city of Livingston (Livingston Police Department Shooting Range). Directions to the range will be provided during the classroom portion of the course.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT -
An open mind and a willingness to learn
250 - 300 rounds of ammuntion for the weapon the student wishes to qualify with
Holster for the weapon to qualify with
A cover garmet to enable the student to draw from concealment
A minimum of two magazines or two speed loaders are required. Although more is always better
250 rounds of handgun ammunition
A good holster and single or double magazine pouch or speed loader pouch
Eye and ear protection can be provided by Trident Firearms Academy 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 for safety reasons
Good footwear that offers ankle support is recommended. No open toe shoes, sandals, etc. Knee pads are always a good thing
Long pants only please. No shorts. We recommend cargo style pants like Blackhawk or 5.11 style or military BDUs with the bellow pockets to hold additional ammunition and equipment
No criminal convictions that would deny the student the ability to lawfully posses a firearm