The CCW Course of Fire may vary from county to county. At Best Handgun Training, we have adopted the most
stringent course of fire, which is the same as used with the BSIS (Bureau of Security and Investigative Services).
This course of fire meets the minimum requirements for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, as well as all
other Sheriff's Departments that we certify CCW applicants for.
The standard Course of Fire at Best Handgun Training for all CCW applicants (both initial and renewal)
shall include the following:
Each individual shall discharge 50 rounds a minimum of 2 times according to the following schedule: (All stages
Stage 1 - Shoot from 15 yards - 6 rounds
in 30 seconds
(6 rounds in standing position)
Stage 2 - Shoot from 7 yards - 14 rounds
in 45 seconds
(includes 2 reloads) - load 6, 6 and 2
6 shots from standing position
8 shots from kneeling position
Stage 3 - Shoot from 7 yards - 6
rounds in 10 seconds
Stage 4 - Shoot from 7 yards - 12 rounds
in 25 seconds (includes reload)
Stage 5 - Shoot from 5 yards - 6
rounds in 8 seconds
(3 rounds in 4 seconds, twice)
Stage 6 - Shoot from 3 yards - 6
rounds in 9
(2 rounds in 3 seconds, three times)
A Silhouette target shall be used. Head shots are not included, and all scoring shall be from within the 7 ring,
to the bullseye (center mass).
Each individual shall qualify with a minimum of 80% score (40 of 50 bullets within the scoring
Each qualification shall be either a Pass or Fail. There is no in between.
In the event that an applicant commits any violation of gun safety, or is unable to follow
commands, the applicant will receive a Fail or all guns, whether there were previous guns qualified or not.
There are no exceptions for gun safety.
For applicants with disabilities, the instructor has the discretion to permit ADA accomodations, on an
individual case by case basis.