Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I register for a course?

Just follow the instructions on our “Register” page.

When and how do I pay for a course?

Pre-Registration is required. Payment is due in full at the beginning of each course.

A non-refundable $50.00 deposit must accompany your registration for any group training. Information on where to send the payment, etc. will be provided as part of the registration process.

We accept Cash, Personal Checks, and USPS Money Orders only at this time.

Why do you have a non refundable deposit?

We pay for the use of the classroom or meeting room, and Range facilities regardless of class size.  We obtain all of the course material in advance and therefore are unable to refund the deposit to reserve your space in a course.

How long are the courses?

NRA courses start at 8:00 AM, and typically last until 6:00 PM.

We take a break for lunch, and short breaks throughout the course.

ALL PRIVATE FIREARMS INSTRUCTION IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AND TIMES MAY VARY DEPENDING ON COURSE CONTENT

What if I am a new shooter or gun owner?

No problem.

Our courses are designed for both new and experienced shooters and gun owners.

We have taught a variety of students over the years, from people who have never handled a gun before to experienced shooters who want to maintain or refresh their skills.

How old do I have to be to take a course?

Responsible adults age 18 or older may take the course with no restrictions.

How often do you offer a course?

Since instructor(s) are full time Law Enforcement, small group courses are offered two to four times a year.

Our focus is Personalized Firearms Instruction. Private Instruction is offered by appointment for maximum retention of information and techniques.

How many students are permitted in a course?

Our maximum small group size is 10 students.

Instructor to student ratio on the range is typically 1 student to 1 instructor or up to 3 students to 1 instructor.

We offer small group courses based on the availability of classrooms and range facilities. Rather than increase the number of students per course and reduce the instructor to student ratio, we insist on keeping course sizes small to ensure the best training and a more personalized experience.

What should I wear?

We suggest that you wear protective clothing since hot shell cases sometimes ricochet or fall into v-neck type shirts or blouses, halter tops, etc.

  • Please do not wear open toe shoes or sandals.
  • Wear shirts that button up to the neck, or other shirts or blouses that are not loose fitting around the neck area.
  • Dresses or skirts for women are not permitted.
What should I bring?

Information on what to bring to the course will be provided as part of the registration process.

What if my equipment does not work?

Our classes will not be delayed for any non-functioning equipment. Our job is to teach. We ask that you arrive with functional equipment.

Please test your equipment before the course.

Do I have to bring my own pistol and ammunition?

Yes. Upon arrival, please notify the instructor(s) that you brought your own pistol.

An instructor will perform a safety check and verify your pistol is unloaded, appears to be safe to use, and will ask you to return the pistol to the gun case and the designated “cased firearms area” or have you return it to your car during the lecture.

During range time, an instructor will test fire your gun to verify safe operation. If you are not familiar with your firearm, ask an instructor for details regarding it.

All ammunition must be Factory Ammunition.  If you wish to bring reloaded ammunition, please contact us for approval prior to your class.  Please leave all ammunition in your vehicle until range time. No ammunition is permitted in a classroom.

*Note: When transporting your gun to a course it must be unloaded and locked in your trunk or inside a locked container. A locking pistol case may be used instead of a locked container.

Do you rent guns?

No.  We have a few pair of shooting glasses, and hearing protection that you may rent from us for the course, but otherwise, it is your responsibility to come with all of the necessary equipment.

Please remember we are not a firearm rental business.  We are teaching the safe use and handling of firearms.

Are there any other requirements for taking a course?

You must be someone who is legally permitted to possess a firearm in California.

You may not take the courses if you are a person who has a conviction for any specified misdemeanor listed in the California Penal Code 29805 or for any felony, or is addicted to the use of any narcotic, drug, or has been held involuntarily as a danger to yourself or others pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 8103.

Various other prohibitions exist for mental conditions, domestic violence restraining/protective orders, conditions of probation, and parole, and offenses committed as a juvenile.

*Note:  You will be asked to sign a Legal Firearms Possession Declaration form before the course.

What if I fail?

“Failure is not an option”.  Our courses are private or in small group size to allow for maximum retention of information.

We offer our courses in a personalized manner so that you get the most out of your training experience.

The emphasis is on safety, learning, and enjoying yourself.

What is covered in your courses?

Refer to the Courses page for course descriptions

Will any of the courses qualify me to purchase a handgun?

No. A Firearm Safety Certificate (FSC) or other exception is required before you may purchase a firearm in California.

What languages are used in your courses?

English.

What if I didn’t find an answer to my question?

Please Email or Call.

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P.O. Box 401 Livermore, CA 94551
Voicemail: (925) 667-1107

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