CCW Information & Classes

CCW Training

Certified by the Kern County Sheriff to offer training/certification for Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) licenses.

Classes are held every on the 4th Saturday of every month. 

       Class size is limited to 8 students so, sign up early.
This is not an NRA course.


Renewal License – $50/person (4 hour class)

Initial License – $100/person (8 hour class)

Private, Family classes and Special dates are available.
– Price on request.

All Classes Are Pre-Register Only!

Black River Gift Coins

These coins are the same as cash here at Black River.  They can be used to buy classes or items or used as gift certificates.  They are $50 each.  Just contact me to buy.

It is my belief that any instructor should be able to accomplish any task he sets forth for the students. So, I should be able to shoot the qualification just like any student. With that in mind, I went and shot the course of fire you will find in the CCW class.  To the left is my result.

The firing qualification is very easy.  It is:

      • 4 shots from 3 yards
      • 6 shots from 5 yards
      • 6 shots from 7 yards
      • 4 shots from 10 yards

The shots are not timed and from the ready position.

To qualify, all shots must be within the silhouette. They do not have to be as close as I pictured above. That’s just how I shot.

Your CCW class could be free! 

Here’s how:

At the class, shoot the course of fire as described here. If you can keep all your shots in the orange, no shot can even cut the line, then your class will be free.

Gov Brown Signs AB 2103

On 26 Sept 2018 Gov Brown signed AB 2103 into law.  This changed the existing Penal Code section 26165.  The changes are small, but significant.  You can read the actual text here: AB 2103

Sheriff Youngblood has issued the new course of fire.  It requires less shots than what we’ve done before.  Here it is:

4 Rounds @ 5 yards
2 Rounds gun hand only @ 5 yards
2 Rounds support hand only @ 5 yards
4 Rounds @ 7 yards

This will all be done with an FBI-Q target (see below).  Rounds  outside the “bottle” are a miss.  Passing score is 75%.  This means three misses or less is a passing score.  Also, this will be required for each gun you want listed on your license.  So, if you want 10 guns, you’ll have to pass this 10 times, once with each gun.

The qualification is good for two years or until your current license expires, whichever comes first.

This will be the new course of fire for CCW courses here at Black River starting with the January class.  As of now, I will not charge extra for more than one gun.  Time will dictate how many guns we will be able to accomplish in one class.  This is new to all of us, please bear with us as we figure this out.  If you want to add a gun to your license, please contact me and I will run you through the qualification.  There will be a charge for this.  It won’t be much, but I haven’t set that price yet.