October 18th and 19th, 2021
California CCW Renewal Course
October 18th, 6:30PM – 9:30PM by Zoom video conferencing
(A web link will be sent to you a few days before class for the live Zoom meeting. Video links for one hour of additional instruction will be sent to you before class.)
October 19th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Evan’s Gun World, 1637 N Brian St, Orange, CA 92867
(Please park in the cul-de-sac and not in the range lot)
This is an “Virtual In-Person” CCW Renewal class for those needing to fulfill the training requirement for a renewal to their unexpired California Concealed Firearm Permit. This course is currently approved by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Departments, and several police departments within Los Angeles County (please check with us as to which ones before registering).
The mandatory 4-hour minimum curriculum for this version of the CCW course is completed via a live Zoom video conferencing which fulfills the classroom instruction component. The second half is done on a separate evening where we’ll meet at the shooting range for the live fire range qualification. The basic details are found by clicking on the “Class Details” tab to the side of this box. Please read ALL of the tabs regarding what to expect from class, what to bring, and the terms for cancellation or rescheduling. After registration, be on the lookout for an email a few days before class with the final details and anything that might change before your scheduled date.
If you’re interested in a private or semi-private group class for your renewal, please contact us. Generally, the cost for one person (within Orange County) is $300, but the rates go down with each additional person added. The classroom portion can be taught at your home or office, by video conferencing, or at our classroom in Huntington Beach. There’s an extra surcharge for travel time and fuel if you’d like us to travel to you in Los Angeles, Ventura, or San Diego Counties. Scheduling is generally flexible on weekdays.
This course material has been approved by the sheriff’s departments listed as acceptable in meeting the training requirements for Initial and Renewal CCW applicants. Otherwise, there is no affiliation with their respective agencies. We’re not employed by them, nor do they endorse any specific training provider.
Because of the highly discounted price, materials preparation, and demand, we cannot accept walk-ins for this course at the door. The course price includes everything you’ll need in class (targets, range fee, handouts, etc.) for qualifying up to 3 guns. You must provide your own ammunition.
Classroom and Range
For a CCW renewal in California, you must requalify all of the guns that you would like listed on your license. For Orange, Ventura, and San Diego County applicants who want to qualify more than 3 guns, you can add up to 2 additional guns for $25. In other words, $25 will cover a 4th and 5th gun, $50 will cover up to 6 or 7 guns, etc. Adding more guns to your license can currently be done at any time in Orange and San Diego Counties. Los Angeles and Ventura will only allow it to be done at the time of your license renewal.
Please bring the firearm(s) you will list on your permit to class and either leave them locked in your vehicles during our classroom portion (if you’re attending an “in-person” classroom) or have them unloaded and in a locked container if you’re bringing them inside. We DO NOT allow LIVE AMMUNITION in class because we’re in a classroom training environment. For obvious reasons, safety is of extreme importance as we’re handling our guns and some students may have little experience, so please do not bring any ammunition with your guns or in your bags. We will verify this several times throughout the day. Leave the ammo in your vehicles. For renewal students, you won’t need your guns until the range later that day anyways.
For the Orange County issued license, you’ll need at least 80 rounds for your first handgun for qualification. We say that you need 80 rounds for your FIRST handgun, because if you’re qualifying for the Orange County issued permit, the sheriff has now lowered the required number of rounds in the qualification for your 2nd gun, 3rd gun, etc. If you’re doing more than one gun for Orange County or L.A. County, you’ll only need 20 rounds per gun for each gun after your first. The same goes for adding a gun to your existing permit, in which case you’ll only need 20 rounds. Ventura County applicants have a different qualification course and will need at least 30 rounds per gun. San Diego County applicants will need at least 100 rounds for your first gun and if you have subsequent guns, you’ll need at least 30 rounds per gun.
The range doesn’t allow Russian, Polish, or Czech ammo or aluminum casings. It sounds strange, but they’ve had problems with brands such as PPU, Silver Bear, Brown Bear, Tula, etc. rupturing and causing safety hazards. You will however need to bring eye and ear protection or plan on buying it at the range or classroom. The range no longer has them available to borrow nor rent unfortunately. You will not need any holsters. It’s simply too dangerous to draw at full speed from the holster in live fire with so many people new to using the technique. Instead, we’ll be using plastic training guns and holsters in class to practice. The training guns are also available for sale if you would like to purchase them. Please bring a pen or pencil to take notes.
Terms & Conditions
When do I take the class?
Different counties have different requirements as to when this course can be taken in the application process and how long it is deemed valid. Currently, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department no longer requires you to have your renewal pre-approved to take your training class. In fact, you may take the class up to 6 months before final issuance of your permit and you may apply for your renewal online up to 119 days before the expiration. Ventura County allows you to apply for the renewal up to 90 days prior to the expiration and they also consider the class valid if it has been taken in the previous 6 months. San Diego allows you to apply for the renewal and take the training class up to 90 days before the expiration of the permit.
We DO NOT offer a refund if you take the class and are later rejected for any reason in the application process. We cannot guarantee that any applicant will be granted a license. If you have a clean criminal background, Ventura and Orange Counties have a very high success rate of 98% or more for approvals, but nevertheless, they cannot compel you to take the class before a conditional approval. Los Angeles County currently requests that the applicant wait until after they receive their approval notification before taking the training course.
We understand that sometimes things come up and your schedule changes. We’re fairly flexible to allow you to make up portions of the day you missed or to reschedule all together, but please advise us within 24 hours of the class to be fair to those trying to get in on a waiting list.
If you’re taking an Online “Blended-Learning” class, it is your responsibility to have all of the online modules and quizzes showing as completed before attending your range date. If this has not been done yet, it will be counted the same as a “reschedule”. A $50 rescheduling fee will be assessed if any class or range date changes are made within a week of the class date and we’re unable to fill your spot. This is because we have to commit our dates to the range and we need the classes filled in order to make it economically feasible. We do allow full cancellation and refund (minus any processing fees that the credit card company will not return to us) within 24 hours of purchasing. Beyond this time however, your purchase will be counted as credit toward a future class except in rare emergency situations. Please understand that we depend on dependable attendance in order to offer the low rates we do. We cannot issue refunds for classes purchased beyond 5 months due to credit card processing fees and changing operating costs.