8 hr Initial CCW Course

It is important that before you schedule a class, you read and understand the CCW Policy of the Law Enforcement Agency with which you are applying.  These agencies want you to apply with them first, and when they are ready for you to take your class with us, they will let you know.  If you do not understand their policy, please contact them directly.  We are unable to speak to each different agencies policy.

This course is designed to satisfy the requirements for CCW issuance in California. Our CCW training certificates are accepted in Stanislaus County, San Joaquin County, City of Manteca, City of Ripon, City of Modesto, City of Turlock, Mariposa County, Merced County, and Tuolumne County.

While there is no guarantee of issuance, this course is also the perfect introduction to firearms (pistol) training. You will leave with new skills and confidence in the safe operations of the pistol, with an understanding of the use of firearms for self-defense.  We will discuss the legal and moral aspects to consider when deciding to use a gun for personal protections.

Course Length….….. 1 day
Ammunition..........     100 rounds, plus 20 additional rounds for every additional firearm you want on your permit

NOTE: We are unable to keep tabs on which counties are issuing CCW Permits and which are not (although we do our best). We have limited information on this topic. Please check with your issuing agence (The LE Agency of the county/city in which you currently reside) for the most current information,

• 100 rounds, plus 20 additional rounds for every additional firearm you want on your permit.
• Eye/Ear Protection, closed toe shoes, hat with a bill (bball hat is sufficient, but if you wear a full brimmed hat make sure it will work with the hearing protection you'll be wearing)
• Gun, holster, magazines (or speed loaders/speed strips). If you do not have a gun, pls email us so we can assist you. 

There are several food establishments for lunch very close to the range. Our tuition and round count are a little higher than others, and there's a reason for that. Please consider we are not training our students to put a little white paper/card in your wallet...We want you to be prepared in the God-forbidden situation that you have to defend yourself because you are in fear for your life. You will not be disappointed. If you have any questions at all, please drop us an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ask one of our many previous & returning clients.  You can also read the testimonials from students on our website and you can even read the 5.0 star reviews on our YELP page.

*VDC goes to great lenghts to train and ensure that each student understands the material. We are well known for working with our students through both emotional and physical challenges.