Best Handgun Training
NRA Certified Courses, CCW Training & more...
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During heat waves, we adjust our range times for earlier times, which may or may not affect
the start time of the class by up to 30 minutes earlier. If this is the case, we will email you prior to the
training class. All classes begin at the classroom facility on Nicolaus Road in Lincoln, and range work is
completed during the class, at a nearby range.
Whether you are new to shooting, or an advanced shooter, it is
imperative that you get the very best training available. At BEST Handgun Training, we will provide you
with that training and experience which you deserve.
You owe it to yourself to get the best training, and this is exactly what
we provide. When training with BEST Handgun Training, you will learn a tremendous wealth of knowledge,
rather than taking a "bare minimum" training class from an instructor that may not be prepared to teach the
appropriate lessons, or from a newer firearms instructor without the knowledge in which we
You should not settle for less than BEST Handgun Training when it comes down to
handgun training. It is a proven fact that most CCW instructors do not instruct full time, and in fact, most
have "other " full time jobs, and instruct CCW every now and then. This is not the case with Best Handgun
Training. We instruct multiple classes per week. Whether you need a last minute training class, or
scheduling your class a month in advance, or even a last minute reschedule, we are your one stop shop! Our 24/7
online scheduling calendar will make your scheduling easy...as simple as that.
It is YOUR duty and responsibility to be safe with firearms, as well as
knowledgeable with the laws.....
And our CCW training will provide you with the knowledge (and more importantly,
in depth discussion of laws and scenarios pertaining to CCW) in which you need to apply on a daily routine,
and consistent basis, to responsibly carry a concealed weapon, as well as maintaining marksmanship
For the CCW training, you will be required to qualify
(demonstrate your ability to use the firearms safely and accurately), at 10 yards or less. We
will not be teaching you military or sniper tactics, but we will teach you everyday "above common sense"
approach tactics, as well as situational awareness skills.
If you have "handgun" safety and "recent" handgun shooting experience, the
qualifications are rather simple if you know your guns. If you are looking for para-military training, you
should consider taking that type of training through the military. Our training courses prepare you for the real
every-day world, and are scenario driven.
BEST Handgun Training's indoor classroom instruction is in a
private, professional facility, with plenty of free parking. We do utilize an outdoor private shooting
range nearby for live fire drills, qualifications and other exercises. SAFETY IS OUR #1
If you are new to shooting handguns, we have the BEST training for you. If you
are new to shooting handguns and wish to obtain a concealed weapons permit training, please do your research on
your county sheriff's website, and BEST Handgun Training recommends a minimum of 2 days of training for new
shooters (with your own range time in between both courses) for the entire course, even if your county sheriff
mandates less training. In CA, they (your particular issuing authority, also known as your county sheriff) will
require either an 8 hour or a 16 hour initial CA CCW training course. State law mandates a minimum 8 hour CCW
training course. Each issuing authority determines or approves the minimum course curriculim/and/or number of
hours to meet training requirements (including range time).
However, if you are fairly experienced with shooting handguns (AND have been to
a "public" range recently), if your county sheriff requires 8 hours, we will complete the training in one day,
provided that you demonstrate the ability to use a firearm safely. This 8 hour course is typically about a
9 to 10 hour day, as there is so much to learn, no matter your experience. This is the "CCW training 8 hour
class". We recommend (although not required) that if your sheriff requires an 8 hour training, to attend the 16
hour training, as there is no additional cost for the additional day of classroom and range
If your sheriff requires a 16 hour training, you will be required to
complete this training in two days, for a total of 16 hours. We no longer provide an all day 16 hour class, but
we do have flexible schedules, as you will see when you click on "schedule
your class". As warmer weather is here, we are currently revamping our scheduling calendar. Keep checking
the scheduling link to view available dates, times and classes. Just a reminder, we post our calendar on or
about the 15th of each month, for the following month.
Browse through our website, and this should answer most of your questions
for beginners, CCW initials and CCW renewals.
We are currently offering initial and renewal CCW training for the following CA
counties: El Dorado County CCW, Nevada County CCW, Placer County CCW, Sacramento County CCW, San Joaquin
County CCW, Sierra County CCW, Sutter County CCW, Yuba County CCW. We are certified for the Utah concealed
weapon permit instruction/certification (36 states).
exit Hwy 65 towards Marysville (North). Exit (to the right) at Nelson Lane (no off-ramp, but there is a traffic
signal). This is one exit beyond the Ferrari Ranch off-ramp. Drive about a mile, and at the Nelson Lane stop
sign, turn right on to Nicolaus Road. At the 2nd stop sign, turn left on Lakeside Drive, and then a right into
the Chevron gas station parking lot.
To see what some of our students are saying about our training,
click on these links:
TO VIEW THE CLASS SCHEDULE OR TO SCHEDULE YOUR CLASS
up now for a Basic Pistol course or the 36 state Concealed Weapons Permit located in Lincoln, CA. Or sign up
for a CA CCW course for any of the following counties: El Dorado, Nevada,
Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, San Joaquin, Sutter and Yuba. To register for any
Here or give us a call at (916) 295-8489. If you leave a voice mail, please be patient, and
allow up to 2 or 3 days for an instructor to return your call. Our team of Instructors are full-time, and
can keep rather busy, from very early, to very late. Click
here for more information on the course. CCW courses are not eligible with certain disqualifiers,
and you must verify that you do not have any disqualifying criteria. Course fees are
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After successful completion of our Basic Handgun course, you are
eligible to attend our Concealed Weapons Permit training for an additional $75.00 + range fee (provided that
you have no CCW disqualifying factors). However, DO NOT purchase this Basic Handgun course (or any
discounted offer) specifically for a CCW course. The CCW course is an entirely different training
NEW - Our FAQ's will answer most of your questions. Click
here for FAQ's.
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Handgun Training Instructors are certified by either (one or all of the
following): National Rifle Association, CA Department of Justice, POST (Peace Officers Standards and
Firearms safety is of the utmost importance. It is
our goal to educate and teach you the
knowledge, skills, and
attitude necessary for owning, using and storing a firearm
encourage the continued development of these skills, while pursuing the sport of target shooting,
competitive events and other courses.
Gun Safety is a very serious matter, which cannot be taken
lightly. Becoming a handgun owner or a Concealed Weapons Permit Holder assumes a tremendous
amount of responsibility and liability.
because you own or may have access to a firearm (unless you have had some extensive training) doesn't mean
that you have the "proper" training, knowledge and ability to use it safely, store it properly, and be
prepared for any situation. The proper and
responsible training with a firearm is extremely important.
Our Certified Instructors pride themselves with instructing some of the best firearms training courses available to the public.
Whether you are new to shooting, or an experienced shooter, you will find that the
variety of firearms courses which we offer can be a great wealth of experience.
Best Handgun Training conducts regularly scheduled training classes throughout
the month. Our calendar is posted online, on or about the 15th of each
month, for the following month.
Best Handgun Training offers many courses which are certified by the National Rifle Association. Be sure to sign up for your NRA
class today. Click here to schedule an
NRA does not currently certify CCW (Carry Concealed Weapons) courses.
Best Handgun Training also provides a Concealed
Firearms Permit training certification for 36 "shall issue" states. This is an
excellent opportunity to satisfy the requirements for these states, while only needing to apply
within one or more states to obtain reciprocity throughout many other states (excluding CA, as CA does
NOT have reciprocity agreements with any other state).
Although Best Handgun Training provides CCW Training and
Instructions/Certifications/Qualifications in 36 states, this does not apply to all CA counties. CA CCW training
requirements may vary from county to county. Please email or call for further
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National Rifle Association.