New Clinics For 2016

Defensive Handgun Clinic I: Handgun Accuracy

Skillset Focus  

Handgun Accuracy: the principles of trigger focused shooting; basic holster use; malfunction clearance drills; and reloading the handgun

Pre-requisites

This is not a basic handgun course and the participant should have a working knowledge of their chosen handgun.  Our CCW Initial class or similar experience is considered to be sufficient preparatory training.

Equipment

– Firearm: a reliable handgun either pistol or revolver (loaner firearms are available upon request)

– Ammunition: 200 rounds (approximate)

– Holster: a solid holster of “plastic” or leather construction

– Magazines/Speed loaders: 3 magazines/speed loaders are required

– Eye and Ear protection: “loaners” are available at class

– Clothing: Weather appropriate. Low-cut tops are problematic and a “billed” cap is very helpful. The range portion will be held at a covered shooting area

Defensive Handgun Clinic II: Handgun Control

Skillset Focus

Defensive Handgun Skills: the principles of trigger focused shooting; holster use; multiple targets, use of cover; increasing speed; malfunction clearance drills; and reloading the handgun.

Pre-requisites

This is not a basic handgun course and the participant should have a working knowledge of their chosen handgun.  Attendee’s should be able to hit a standard paper plate at 7 yards, more times than not.  Our CCW Initial class or similar experience is considered to be minimum preparatory training.

Equipment Needed

– Firearm: a reliable defensively oriented handgun either pistol or revolver (loaner firearms are available upon request)

– Ammunition: 300 rounds (approximate)

– Holster: a solid holster of “plastic” or leather construction

– Magazines/Speed loaders: 3 magazines/speed loaders are required.

– Eye and Ear protection: “loaners” are available at class

– Clothing: Weather appropriate. Low-cut tops are problematic and a “billed” cap is very helpful.

Defensive Handgun Clinic III: Dynamic Handgun

Skillset Focus

Dynamic Handgun Skills: the handgun as in a variety of defensive applications; the principles of trigger focused shooting; holster use; transitions between multiple targets, use of cover; movement; duress shooting positions; malfunction clearance drills; and reloading the handgun under stress.

Pre-requisites

This is not a basic handgun course and the participant should have a working knowledge of their chosen handgun.  Attendee’s should be able to hit a standard paper plate at 7 yards, more times than not, and be able to draw the handgun from a holster safely upon demand.  Attendee’s musthave completed our Defensive Handgun Clinic II or have equivalent experience and training before enrolling in this course.

Equipment Needed

– Firearm: a reliable defensively oriented handgun either pistol or revolver (loaner firearms are available upon request)

– Ammunition: 300 rounds (approximate)

– Holster: a solid holster of “plastic” or leather construction.

– Magazines/Speed loaders: 3 magazines/speed loaders are required

– Eye and Ear protection: “loaners” are available at class

– Clothing: Weather appropriate. Low-cut tops are problematic and a “billed” cap is very helpful. Attendee’s may be shooting from duress positions such as laying upon the ground, sitting, and moving.  (We will accommodate any physical limitations)

Defensive Shotgun Clinic

Skillset Focus

Defensive Shotgun: prepping/staging the shotgun for home defense; use of birdshot, buckshot, and slug rounds for different needs; loading the shotgun under stress; use of cover; and multiple target drills.

Pre-requisites

No pre-requisites.

Equipment Needed

– Firearm: A reliable shotgun which fits the shooter properly.  The participant must have the physical strength to use the firearm for the duration of the course.  The participant must have the strength to use that shotgun for the duration of the course. (loaner firearms are available upon request)

– Ammunition: 95 rounds = 5 rounds inexpensive birdshot, 10 rounds buckshot, 10 rounds slug (approximate)

– Sling: a sling may be helpful but is not necessary

– Shell Carrier: a “shell vest” or pouch will be helpful

– Eye and Ear protection: “loaners” are available at class

– Clothing: Weather appropriate. Low-cut tops are problematic and a “billed” cap is very helpful. Attendee’s may be shooting from duress positions such as laying upon the ground, sitting, and moving.  (We will accommodate any physical limitations)

Basic Rifle Clinic

Skillset Focus

Basic Rifle Skills:  Zero the rifle; 5 rifle shooting positions; 3 Elements of Rifle Shooting; 7 Elements which effect efficiency of fire.

Pre-requisites

No pre-requisites.

Equipment Needed

– Firearm: The participant will need a rifle that is reliable and fits the shooter properly.  The participant must have the physical strength to use the firearm for the duration of the course.  The rifle must have either iron sights or an optic that is properly secured upon the firearms and if special tools are needed to adjust the sights, that the participant bring such tools.  (Loaner firearms are available upon request)

– Ammunition: 200 rounds (approximate). May be of any type, commercial “ball” ammunition is sufficient.

– Sling: May be helpful but is not necessary

– Magazines/Speed loaders: 3 magazines/stripper clips will be helpful but not necessary.

– Eye and Ear protection: “loaners” are available at class

– Clothing: Weather appropriate. Low-cut tops are problematic and a “billed” cap is very helpful. Attendee’s will be shooting from prone, sitting, kneeling, squatting and standing positions. (We will accommodate any physical limitations)

Defensive Rifle Clinic

Skillset Focus

Defensive Rifle Skills: defensive application of the rifle at “pistol” distances; accurate fire at distances ranging from 1yd to extended distances; speed in acquiring the target; use of cover; and defensive movement.

Pre-requisites

No pre-requisites. However, the rifle should be “zeroed” prior to attending the clinic

Equipment Needed

– Firearm: The participant will need a rifle that is reliable and fits the shooter properly.  The participant must have the physical strength to use the firearm for the duration of the course.  The rifle must have either iron sights or an optic that is properly secured upon the firearms and if special tools are needed to adjust the sights, that the participant bring such tools.  (Loaner firearms are available upon request)

– Ammunition: 300 rounds (approximate).  May be of any type, commercial “ball” ammunition is sufficient.

– Sling: May be helpful but is not necessary.

– Magazines/Speed loaders: 3 magazines/speed loaders required.

– Eye and Ear protection: “loaners” are available at class

– Clothing: Weather appropriate.  Low-cut tops are problematic and a “billed” cap is very helpful. Attendee’s may be shooting from prone, sitting, kneeling, squatting and standing positions. (We will accommodate any physical limitations)

 

Concealed Weapon Permits

CCW renewal Information: California Concealed Weapons Permit

California State Law requires a minimum of four hours of classroom/range instruction in order to renew your permit. Our renewal class is focused upon the legal, moral and ethical issues regarding the use of a firearm for self defense, safety issues and range qualification. Attendees should expect to bring a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition, ear and eye protection. This class meets the Kern County Sheriff, Bakersfield Police Department, local Police Departments, Inyo County Sheriff, Mono County Sheriff, Tulare County and various other agency requirements for training to renew your concealed weapons permit. If you are a holder of a permit from the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, you may take your renewal course 60 days in advance of your permit expiring and you may renew it 30 days prior to your expiration date. If you allow your permit to expire, you will have to re-apply for the permit, including all of the fees and take the 8 hour course again.

Equipment Needed:

– Firearm: a reliable handgun either pistol or revolver (loaner firearms are available upon request)

– Ammunition: 50 rounds (minimum)

— Magazines/Speed loaders: 2 magazines/speed loaders are required

– Eye and Ear protection: “loaners” are available at class

– Clothing: Weather appropriate. Low-cut tops are problematic and a “billed” cap is very helpful. The range portion will be held at a covered shooting area

New CCW Information: California Concealed Weapons Permit.

Local agencies require those applicants who have been approved for a concealed weapons permit, to complete a one day course of instruction. This course covers subjects which include the legal, moral and ethical issues regarding the use of a firearm for self defense, range qualification, and firearms safety. Attendees should expect to bring their firearm and at least 2 extra magazines for you semi- automatic firearm (if you have them), a minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition, ear and eye protection. The range portion of the class is, philosophically speaking, more of a training approach and less of a qualification mandate.  Range activities proceed slowly and we spend several hours working on skill building activities. However, keep in mind that we are evaluating you and our experience has been that you will qualify if you take the “training” portion of the range seriously.  If needed, we can have you come back for additional range sessions until you are able to meet the standards. This class meets the Kern County Sheriff, Bakersfield Police Department, various local Police Department, Inyo County Sheriff, Mono County Sheriff, Tulare County and various other agency requirements for training.

Some students take this class purely for the information and the training offered and have no intention of applying for a concealed weapons permit. However, if you are applying for a permit through the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, you are strongly encouraged to apply for the permit prior to taking the class. Taking the class before applying for the permit does not help you in the approval process nor does it guarantee that you will be approved for the permit.   Also, the class certificate is honored by the Sheriff for 90 days after taking the class.  If you take your class first, you have only 90 days within which you must get the application approved by the Sheriff.  If your application process takes longer than the 90 days the certificate is valid, you must re-certify your training.

Other agencies have different rules regarding applying for the permit, you should check with your agency regarding this process.

We are happy to offer our assistance with the California ccw application process at no charge to you.  However, our assistance does not guarantee acceptance by the local Chief Law Enforcement Officer in your jurisdiction.  Please contact: craig@kernccw.com for further information.

 Equipment Needed

– Firearm: a reliable handgun either pistol or revolver (loaner firearms are available upon request)

– Ammunition: 100 rounds (minimum)

— Magazines/Speed loaders: 2 magazines/speed loaders are required

– Eye and Ear protection: “loaners” are available at class

– Clothing: Weather appropriate. Low-cut tops are problematic and a “billed” cap is very helpful. The range portion will be held at a covered shooting are

Multi-State Permits:

We are happy to certify your Arizona permit, at no extra charge, whenever you are taking one of our California ccw classes.  Please let us know at check-in that you wish an Arizona certification.

CCW recognition and Reciprocity information may best be obtained from: http://handgunlaw.us/

Arizona:  The Arizona permit is recognized or reciprocal in approximately 30 states. As a California resident you may obtain an Arizona permit, and you do not have to travel to Arizona in order to take a class nor to submit your application for a carry permit from Arizona.

You may obtain an Arizona CCW application via their website: http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Concealed_Weapons/Contact/

The permit is a 5 year permit.

Their fee: $60.00

Our Fee: NO FEE if you are certifiying for a renewal or Initial ccw class

You must document training which may include any of the following:

  • Completion of any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course.
  • Evidence of current military service or proof of honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions from the United States armed forces. (DD-214)
  • A valid current or expired concealed weapon, firearm or handgun permit or license that is issued by another state or a political subdivision of another state and that has a training or testing requirement for initial issuance.  (Arizona will not honor a California permit as proof of training absent certain qualifiers)
  • Completion of any other firearms training that the department of public safety deems acceptable.  (we will provide you with proof of training when you take your renewal or initial class with us and upon request)

Other options:

UTAH and FLORIDA CCW PERMITS (Multi-State permits):

Powers Firearms Training Corporation is no longer conducting the Utah permit class.  

The State of Florida will generally honor our renewal and initial class format as proof of training.  We have Florida packets available at no charge upon request.

Where are the classes held?

The Bakersfield Area

Inyo/Mono Counties (BISHOP): Our classes in Inyo/Mono Counties are held at a private training facility and the shooting portion at the Bishop Gun Club. These classes are scheduled to occur 5-6 times each year.  Additional classes are scheduled based upon request. 

Firearms Training

Our Firearms Training is designed to give you a personal, family oriented experience. We want you to feel comfortable bringing your families with you to training. Feel free to ask if the training format your are signing up for is appropriate for your children to attend and if there will be an additional charge. Children should only attend a firearms class if their maturity and disposition will be conducive to a safe environment for everyone.

Tutorials

We offer private instructional time in a variety of disciplines. We are often able to offer training to accommodate your hectic schedule. Please contact us with your training needs. Weekend training dates are hardest to book due to range availability issues. Weekday and evening training is often the easiest to schedule. Please let us know how we can serve you. We look forward to the opportunity to earn and maintain your training business.