CCW Handgun Training

Our Fundamental & Intermediate
Tactical Handgun Courses currently meet the CCW certification qualifications for SacramentoEl Dorado, &

San Joaquin Counties along with the City of Stockton, and City of Ripon.

CCW Training Dates (16 hour-2 Day Class)


To sign up for any of these classes please go directly to our “Course Registration” page.  Select our “Fund/Inter Handgun Combo Pkg” for the date(s) that meet your schedule.

COST: $310.00

Need to renew your CCW Permit? 

CCW Renewal Training Dates


Our 4 hour renewal classes are held on the first part of the second day of the above training in conjunction with our Intermediate Handgun Classes 0830-1230.

COST: $95.00

California Concealed Carry Training

Why train with Gray Ops Firearms Specialty Training for CCW Training?

Gray Ops Firearms Specialty Training is defining new teaching standards, which reflect a high caliber of expertise, organization, and professionalism.   Our mission is to prepare you to organize yourself for carrying a concealed firearm, and not just the minimum mandated training requirements.  It is extremely important to receive quality training, preparation and skills, and to develop and maintain these skills and situational awareness as a CCW Permit Holder. This includes CCW renewals as well.

The authority to carry a concealed weapon (CCW) is set forth in California Penal Code Sections 26150 through 26225.  These sections state in part:

  1. PC  26150 The Sheriff of a County or PC 26155 The Chief or other head of a municipal police department of any city may issue a license upon:
  2. Proof that the applicant is of good moral character,
  3. Good cause exists for the issuance,
  4. The applicant is a resident of the County/City
  5. The applicant has completed a course of training as described in 26165
    (b) may issue that person a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person.

 We at Gray Ops work extremely hard to bring you the most up to date and real life firearms training available in the present day to improve your skills. “We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.”

Gray Ops was founded out of a strong desire to provide tremendously practical firearms training as it relates to our current real world situations and environments.  Our courses are not administrative in nature; they are specifically designed to place individuals and teams under the type of duress that closely simulates the stress of real-world confrontations.

Gray Ops training team is required to maintain a “show you” capability; not anything required of the students will fall outside of the following sequence: Tell You – Show You – Allow You – Evaluate Performance – Repeat –

Gray Ops Firearms Specialty Training provides the essential training to meet requirements for the California Concealed Carry Certification and Renewal process. It is our ambition not only to meet the State and County requirements, but to go beyond them by providing our students a higher level of instruction and follow-up.  We bring the classroom to the range.   Our aspiration is to develop our students by presenting the skills, attitude and knowledge that are needed to safely use, carry in a concealed manner, and store a personal firearm for self defense. 

Course Length
The CCW course will be carried out over two days (16 hours).  The first day will include fundamental handgun instruction and more advanced personal protection lecture and exercises. The second day will be intermediate handgun and will almost entirely be shooting on the range to sharpen your skills to successfully complete the course. 

CCW Renewals
Required every 2 years.  To renew your CCW you will need to attend a 4-hour legal firearms update refresher course. Qualify on each gun you want listed on your CCW Permit.  Our 4-hour renewal course is done in conjunction with our Intermediate Handgun Course.  You’ll attend the first 4 hours of the morning session and then qualify.  The cost for the renewal course is $95.  Space is limited so please plan ahead.  

California Firearms Laws Summary Booklet 2016 (pdf) 


 Effective January 1, 2019, the following changes will be incorporated when providing training for the CCW permitting process:

 All Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department CCW training classes must minimally include the following course of fire components to demonstrate proficient use of a firearm.

 Course of Fire: Everyone shall discharge 50 rounds a minimum of 2 times according to the following schedule: (All stages are unsupported.)

 Stage 1             15 yards           6 rounds in 30 seconds *6 standing position

 Stage 2             7 yards             14 rounds in 45 seconds (includes 2 reloads) (load 6, 6 and 2) *6 standing position *8 kneeling position

 Stage 3             7 yards             6 rounds in 10 seconds (any position)

 Stage 4             7 yards             12 rounds in 25 seconds (includes reload) (load 6 and 6) *6 strong hand unsupported (reload and switch hands) 

                                                             *6 weak hand unsupported

 Stage 5             5 yards             6 rounds *3 rounds in 4 seconds (2 stages)

 Stage 6             3 yards             6 rounds *2 rounds in 3 seconds (3 stages)

  Scoring: The first course of 50 rounds discharged shall be considered practice. The second course of 50 rounds discharged shall be used for scoring.

 Silhouette targets shall be used. A 5-point score shall be granted for each round discharged inside of the seven (7) ring (center mass).

  • Everyone shall qualify with an 80% score (200 out of 250 points) on the scoring segment.

Targets will be scored immediately following completion of the course.  Should a student fail, they will be permitted a second chance.  (Failure upon retesting constitutes course failure, and student will be required to enroll in and complete another sixteen-hour CCW firearms course in order to qualify for further testing.)
You are permitted to have up to three (3) firearms listed on your permit.  You must pass this examination with each firearms to be listed on your permit. 

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