Sacramento / Yolo / San Joaquin County CA Initial CCW Course, 04/22-23/2023, 9am-6pm, PARTNERED WITH LEGAL HEAT, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Elk Grove, CA

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  • Sacramento CCW Initial
    April 22, 2023 - April 23, 2023
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Senior NFI Instructor Paul Robins for this popular 16-hour course. The course will include 4 hours of the NFI Step II Advanced Handgun Curriculum, providing training beyond “basic CCW.” Paul is a college professor who has also been an instructor at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. He is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and California DOJ Certified Firearms Instructor. Come benefit from his extensive classroom and range experience.

SACRAMENTO/YOLO/SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY AUTHORIZED 16 HOUR CALIFORNIA CCW COURSE.  This course meets the mandated training requirement for Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Yolo Counties, and is accepted by all surrounding counties that require 8-hour CCW training.  For counties that require an 8-hour course, you may take this course to receive the additional BONUS training (including drawing and presenting firearms from concealment and malfunction drills).

NOTICE: For Sacramento and San Joaquin County Residents, it is important that you begin the CCW application process before the start date of this class. Read about the application process on the Sac County website HERE

COURSE FEES: $259.00 Course Fee + $20.00 Range Fee = $279.00 (total). One price does it all! No “per-gun” qualification fees, target fees, or other added fees! Please note: Our classes are often completely full. The cancellation policy is designed to protect your reserved seat in our course. The cancellation policy is detailed at the bottom of this page.


On Saturday, Day 1, the course will be taught at:

Sportsman’s Warehouse, 8217 Laguna Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95758

On Sunday, Day 2, the course will be taught at:

Sacramento Valley Shooting Center, 15501 Meiss Rd, Sloughouse, CA 95683

SATURDAY class time is 9:00 am to 6:00 pm:

SUNDAY – The class time is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm:

NOTE: Please bring all firearms and ammunition ONLY ON SUNDAY. No firearms or ammunition in the Sportsman’s Warehouse classroom on Saturday.

NOTE: Please print out and complete the following attached Waiver for NFI and bring to class on the first day: Waiver and Firearm Documentation 2020

Course Overview

This 16-Hour Concealed Carry course will provide you with training well beyond the required CCW standards. Learning to safely draw and holster a handgun from concealment is a priority in this class. Students will also be introduced to and practice tactical & emergency reloading and will also learn how to quickly and safely clear malfunctions. Importantly, the class will take advantage of the outdoor range setting, giving students some unique training opportunities, including tactical movement, that are simply not possible at an indoor range. The class also addresses proper selection of equipment for concealed carry (i.e., holsters, magazines, belts, and on-body and off-body carry options). It is expected that students will already be familiar with the operation of their firearms and understand basic marksmanship.

DAY ONE (Saturday): Classroom at Elk Grove Sportsman’s Warehouse. Bring a pen and notepad along with your completed waiver forms. Do not bring guns or ammunition on Day One.

DAY TWO (SUNDAY): This is a full, 8-hour day on an outdoor range from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please take that into account by dressing appropriately for the weather, bringing sun block and plenty of liquids to stay hydrated. We will have a working lunch on the range, so pack your lunch, plenty of liquids, and a snack.

You will be drawing and firing your handgun from a holster. Your holster must be substantial enough that the opening does not collapse when gun is drawn, so that gun can be easily re-holstered (kydex or sturdy leather).You will need a strong-side outside/inside the waistband hip holster (OUTSIDE waistband is strongly recommended), at least one magazine carrier (A DOUBLE magazine carrier or two singles is strongly recommended) and a belt that is sturdy enough to handle the firearm and ammunition while drawing and holstering. Remember to bring a cover garment.

Select one primary handgun to use for most of the day, which you will be drawing and firing  from a holster. If you want up to three guns on your permit, there is no need to have a holster for guns two and three.

What to Bring on Day Two:

  • Folding Chair for range comfort (optional—we have covered tables and benches for some of our range time)
  • Pen and notepad
  • Each handgun you want to include on your CA CCW (up to three)
  • 200 cartridges for Primary Firearm, 100 cartridges for each additional firearm.
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Baseball or other brimmed hat
  • Belt and OWB or IWB Holster (holster must be substantial enough that the opening does not collapse when gun is drawn)
  • Two magazines for each gun
  • Double Magazine Carrier or two singles for your primary weapon (DOUBLE carrier STRONGLY RECOMMENDED)
  • Cover Garment
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • (no tank tops or v-neck tops please)

 Again, in addition to your lunch, please bring plenty of water and a snack to keep hydrated and your energy level sustained.

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Paul Robins
Senior Instructor
(916) 224-9925

Cancellation policy: NFI has become the industry leader in firearms training because we employ the finest instructors and ensure there are plenty of them. When a class is scheduled, these instructors are hired based on the number of students in the class. Certificates are prepared, ranges are reserved, and the best training money can buy is reserved for YOU! Please let us know as early as possible if you cannot attend a class. Firearms training fees are completely refundable with a time stamped e-mail or text using the contact app on this website 14 days prior to the start date of your class. Classes cancelled within 14 days of start will receive a class credit to be used within one year. Students who do not attend a scheduled class with no contact will forfeit training fees.




8217 Laguna Blvd, Elk Grove, California, 95758, United States