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Civilian Class - Carry Concealed Permit ( CCW ) 

Carry Concealed Permit (CCW)

CCW "Concealed Carry Concepts"

Concealed Carry Concepts meets all the required hours for the Ventura County CCW initial course certification as well as the 4-hour CCW renewal certification.

You will learn:

How to draw from a concealed holster and shoot the qualification course. At the end of the class, you will take the written test required for the Ventura County Sheriff CCW.

Things to bring:

  • All handguns that you want to have on your permit (Limit 5)

  • 100 rounds per gun.

  • Range safety gear.

  • A holster for each gun that is specifically made for that gun.


  • Initial CCW Certification $400 plus $25 per each extra gun

  • Renewal CCW Certification $250 plus $25 per each extra gun

  • One gun is included in each course already.

TACFIRE Classroom

1315 East Main Street, Santa Paula CA 93060
TACFIRE Range is private and located in Santa Paula also.


The TACFIRE Staff have been doing CCW certification for the Ventura County Sheriff for 30 years. They are highly qualified and are made up of Retired Police and Military officers. Please contact us with questions and please seek our advice prior to making any purchases for this class.


4 days/40 hours

This course P.O.S.T Course will focus on the methods necessary to be a safe and effective Handgun Instructor and certify you for B.S.I.S TIF and D.O.J Instructor.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Firearms Instructor Development

  • Evaluation of Range Equipment

  • Documenting Firearms Training

  • Range Training Aids

  • Concealed Carry Concepts/CCW

  • Designing Courses of Fire

  • Range Safety

  • Effective Coaching Techniques

  • Student Presentations

  • Proper care and cleaning of weapons

Students are expected to have a better than average ability to manipulate their weapons in a safe manner. The emphasis for this class will be the development of quality handgun instructors. Live fire exercises are for the purpose of developing effective coaching techniques, designing courses of fire and developing the ability to recognize and correct shooting deficiencies as orchestrated by the staff.

Throughout the week, there will be individual and group projects to be completed. By the last day, each student will have been required to make presentations and run several range drills.

Throughout the week, each student will be evaluated on the following:

  • Firearms Safety

  • Handgun Manipulation Skills

  • Written Communication Skills

  • Effective Coaching Techniques

  • Verbal Communication Skills

  • Positive Attitude

Each student is required to bring the following equipment to the course:


  • Duty pistol, 4 magazines and related gear.

  • Off Duty pistol, 2 magazines & holster (duty pistol in off duty holster ok) Revolver OK

  • Magazine carriers

  • Range safety equipment (ear protection, eye protection, hat etc.)

  • Flashlight & Pistol Weapon Light (optional)

  • Body armor (only if required by your agency)

  • Note taking material & Sharpie

  • 1000 rounds of pistol ammunition 10 dummy rounds

  • 100 rounds off duty pistol ammo

  • Optics and batteries if required

  • Whistle and timing device

  • Cleaning equipment

  • Foul weather gear

  • Training aids for their class presentation (Red/Blue guns etc…)



To successfully complete this course and be certified as a firearms instructor, each student must:


  • Demonstrate safe weapon handling under all conditions at all times.

  • Demonstrate above average weapon handling skills.

  • Demonstrate above average knowledge of their weapons systems.

  • Have the appropriate equipment.

  • Failure to have above may be cause for dismissal on first day.

  • Turn in all required assignments timely.

  • Pass the shooting proficiency course of fire with 90% accuracy and no safety violations (Three attempts allowed)

  • Receive average or better evaluations on presentation and communication skills.

  • Pass the final written exam with 80% or better


Advanced Payment required.

FEE $1,500.00

Credit cards or Venmo payment can be made by contacting:

Dave Manning 805-890-1778

Start time is 0900 in the Classroom:
1315 East Main Street,

Santa Paula, California 93060

We suggest the following hotels:

Courtyard Marriott Ventura

2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura CA, 93001



Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard/Camarillo

2000 Solar Drive, Oxnard, CA, 93036,


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