Classes

New Shooters

Private Instruction / Firearm Familiarity

Private Instruction / Firearm Familiarity

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Cost: $100

2 student maximum, 1.5-2 hours, firearm rentals and range fees are included

We want your first firearm experience to be a positive and friendly one in a fun, safe environment. This is a 1-2 hour training session that can be set to accommodate your schedule. A certified instructor will design the course around the needs of the student in order to understand the safe use of various types of firearms and select one that will best serve you. Private Instruction can also include any of the intermediate and advanced skills offered by our training facility.

Class covers:

  • Safety considerations.
  • Fitting a gun to you as a shooter rather than the shooter to the gun.
  • Mechanical functions of firearms.
  • Biomechanics of shooting including stances, trigger control and sight alignment.
  • Mental preparation / proper mindset.
  • Safe storage of firearms.
  • Ammunition.

What to bring:

• Eye/Ear protection is provided unless student would prefer their own
• Rental firearms provided, students can also bring their own
• Rental firearms require ammunition purchased at Nice Shot
• Targets additional, students can also bring their own
• Appropriate attire/clothing for shooting activities
• Writing/Note taking materials
• Snacks/Drinks

Call or text for appointment
Andrew: (530) 736-7634
Laurie: (530) 391-3465
Michael:
(530) 524-3288

Concealed Carry – CCW

Concealed Weapons Training (CCW)

Concealed Weapons Training (CCW)

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Cost: $125
Course Length:
12 Hours

This training course provides a thorough interactive presentation consisting of 12 hours of instruction in a safe and fun environment. Students will participate throughout lessons that exceed the requirements for most counties in Northern California set forth for applicants prior to applying for their concealed weapons license through their local Sheriff or Police Department. The completion of the class itself does NOT guarantee the individual will receive their license.

Class covers: 

  • Ethical considerations.
  • Special safety considerations.
  • Selecting a Firearm for personal protection.
  • Selecting ammunition for personal protection.
  • Storing a handgun safely outside the home (lock boxes, etc…).
  • Styles and types of holsters.
  • The four levels of awareness.
  • Responsibility of carrying lethal force.
  • Safe Storing and transportation of guns in general as required by California law.
  • Mental preparation / proper mindset.
  • Avoiding life-threatening confrontations.
  • Psychological / physiological changes during an attack.
  • Controlling and responding to a violent encounter.
  • Emotional, legal, and social aftermath.

There is a shooting portion to the class. Students should be prepared to fire 20 rounds per firearm. Guns are available to rent if you do not yet own a gun or want to try something new.

Classes are offered in a variety of time formats frequently in an effort to fit student’s schedules. We have 3 instructors to choose from to fit student’s tastes and styles.

What to bring

• Eye/Ear protection is provided unless student would prefer their own
• Rental firearms available, students can also bring their own
• 20 rounds per firearm of ammunition for qualification
• Targets provided
• Appropriate attire/clothing for shooting activities
• Writing/Note taking materials
• Snacks/Drinks

 Register  

Concealed Weapons Renewal Training (CCW)

Concealed Weapons Training – Renewal (CCW)

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Cost: $60

This training course provides a thorough interactive presentation consisting of 4 hours of instruction in a safe and fun environment. Students will participate throughout lessons that exceed the requirements most counties in northern California set forth for applicants to renew their concealed weapons license through their local Sheriff or Police Department. The completion of the class itself does NOT guarantee the individual will receive their license.

Class covers:

  • Ethical considerations.
  • Special safety considerations.
  • • Selecting a Firearm for personal protection.
  • • Selecting ammunition for personal protection.
  • • Storing a handgun safely outside the home (lock boxes, etc…) .
  • • Styles and types of holsters.
  • The four levels of awareness.
  • Responsibility of carrying lethal force.
  • Safe Storing and transportation of guns in general as required by new California law
  • Mental preparation / proper mindset
  • Avoiding life-threatening confrontations.
  • Psychological / physiological changes during an attack.
  • Controlling and responding to a violent encounter.
  • Emotional, legal and social aftermath

Shooting:

There is a shooting portion to the class. Students should be prepared to fire 20 rounds per firearm to qualify. Guns are available to rent if you want to try something new.

Classes:

Classes are offered in a variety of time formats frequently in an effort to fit student’s schedules. We have 3 instructors to choose from to fit student’s tastes and styles.

What to bring:

• Eye/Ear protection is provided unless student would prefer their own
• Rental firearms available, students can also bring their own
• 20 rounds of ammunition for 20 round qualification per firearm
• Targets provided
• Appropriate attire/clothing for shooting activities
• Writing/Note taking materials
• Snacks/Drinks

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Concealed Weapons Qualification (CCW)

Concealed Weapons (CCW) – Shooting Qualification 

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Cost: $30

This session provides a safe and fun environment to fire 20 rounds per firearm to qualify . Students will exceed the requirements most counties in Northern California set forth for applicants to qualify firearms for their concealed weapons license through their local Sheriff or Police Department. The completion of the session itself does NOT guarantee the individual will receive their license.

Shooting:

Students should be prepared to fire 20 rounds per firearm to qualify. Guns are available to rent if you want to try something new.

Classes:

Classes are offered in a variety of time formats frequently in an effort to fit student’s schedules. We have 3 instructors to choose from to fit student’s tastes and styles.

What to bring:

• Eye/Ear protection is provided unless student would prefer their own
• Rental firearms available, students can also bring their own
• 20 rounds of ammunition for 20 round qualification per firearm
• Targets provided
• Appropriate attire/clothing for shooting activities
• Writing/Note taking materials
• Snacks/Drinks

Sign Up!
Defensive Handgun / Alternative CCW Renewal

Defensive Handgun /
Alternative CCW Renewal

Course Cost: $125
Course Length: 8 hours (usually two evenings)

This class is designed to allow students to learn the skills, knowledge, and attitude they need in using their handgun for self defense. All use of force updates and legal requirements for CCW renewal course are also met. All instruction is based on tried and true techniques, presented in a safe and fun format in order to fulfill the needs of a diverse group of students. Limited to six students.

Required Items:

  • Functional handgun
  • Belt/Holster (Duty or CCW type)
  • At least 2 magazines or speed loaders
  • 250+ rounds of ammunition
  • Closed toe shoes (no sandals)
  • Clothing that doesn’t restrict movement
 
Course Topics:
  • Drawing from concealment
  • Point shooting
  • Combat accuracy
  • Weapon failures
  • Stop failures
  • Movement with a gun / shooting
  • Shooting with flashlights / lasers
  • Engaging multiple targets
  • Shooting from behind a barricade
  • Shooting in low light / darkness

What to bring:

• Eye/Ear protection is provided unless student would prefer their own
• Flashlights provided, students are encouraged to bring their own
• Rental firearms available, students are encouraged to bring their own
• Holster (Duty or CCW type)
• At least 2 magazines or speed loaders
• 250+ rounds of ammunition
• Targets provided
• Appropriate attire/clothing for shooting activities
• Writing/Note taking materials
• Snacks/Drinks

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Guard Training

BSIS Security Guard Training - Overview
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Baton / Impact Weapons

To obtain a Baton Certificate, you first have to have your BSIS Security Guard Card.

When you’re done with this course, you can carry a colapsible baton, staright baton, or side handle baton (PR-24) while working as a Security Guard in CA.

8 hours of instruction on the following subjects:

  1. Moral and legal aspects of baton usage.
  2. Use of force.
  3. Baton familiarization and uses.
  4. First aid for baton injuries.
  5. Fundamentals of baton holding
  6. Stances and grips.
  7. Target areas.
  8. Defensive techniques.
  9. Control techniques.
  10. Arrest and control techniques

A baton card is good for the life of the owner!

Chemical Agents

To carry pepper spray or other chemical agents as a Security Guard in California, you need to attend and pass an approved course.

We provide a 4 hour class in carrying chemical agents as a security professional that covers the following topics:

  1. Moral and legal aspects of chemical agent use.
  2. History of chemical agents.
  3. Proper deployment of chemical agents.
  4. Selection of which chemical agents to carry and why.
  5. Decontamination and clean up.

A chemical agent / pepper spray card is good for the lifetime of the owner!

Exposed Firearm Training

This 16 hour course is required to obtain your exposed firearm permit.

You’ll get 8 hours of classroom training that will include, moral and legal aspects of firearms use, firearms nomenclature, weapons handling and shooting fundamentals, and emergency procedures.

We also offer firearms biannual qualifications and renewal classes to maintain your license within California law.

You must have your exposed firearms card in the caliber of the weapon that you are carrying for it to be valid. There is a small fee to add calibers to your license. You may have up to 5 listed at any one time.

BSIS Security Guard Training

BSIS Security Guard Training

In order to obtain a Security Guard license in the State of California, a few requirements must first be satisfied.

The applicant must be 18 years of age. They must show US citizenship or legal right to work in the United States. They must not have been previously convicted of any disqualifying criminal offenses (see page 2). A security guard must complete 40 hours of required training to receive their Guard Card. They must also complete an 8-hour refresher course every 12 months after completing the 40-hour course. It is typical for an employer to offer the 8 hours of training every year to sustain the guard card.
As part of that training, a security guard must complete an 8-hour Power to Arrest training course prior to being placed on post (employed). In addition, 16 hours of training is required within 30 days of the initial license being issued and an additional 16 hours within the first six months.

 

BSIS Exposed Firearm License

BSIS Armed Guard

Exposed Firearm License

Initial Cost:  $180
Renewals: $60

Firearms Requirements for Security Guards, Alarm Agents, Private Investigators and Private Patrol Operators
A security guard’s registration card does not allow the security guard to carry a weapon; the security guard must also have a valid exposed firearm permit and/or a baton certificate. It is ILLEGAL to carry a firearm without a firearm permit and a valid security guard registration. It is ILLEGAL to carry a baton without a baton permit and a valid security guard registration. (Pg12 2011 BSIS Powers of Arrest Manual)
Note: It is illegal for a licensee or registrant to carry a CONCEALED weapon on duty without a permit issued by local authorities. Your BSIS firearms card must also have the caliber of your concealed weapon listed on it or it is not valid.

Filing an Application
To apply for a firearm permit, you must:

  • Take a 14-hour course (8 hours classroom, 6 hours range) in the carrying and use of firearms given by a Bureau- certified firearms training instructor at a Bureau certified training facility
  • Pass the written and range exams given at the end of the course
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Be a United States citizen or have permanent legal alien status; and
  • Submit a firearm permit application, submit a Live Scan form (which is appropriate to your license or registration) signed by the Live Scan site Operator.. Send your application package to the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, P.O. Box 989002, West Sacramento, CA 95798-9002

Classroom Training:

During your eight hours of classroom training, you will learn moral and legal aspects of firearms use, firearms nomenclature, weapons handling and shooting fundamental emergency procedures.

Range Training:

The six hours of range training will give you practice in safely handling and firing your weapon. You must re-qualify on the range twice a year before renewing your permit.

Training Schools:

Schools and training instructors must be certified by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. For a list of licensed training schools, call (800) 952-5210.

Renewals:

Firearm permits expire two years from the date of issuance. An applicant must re-qualify four times during the life of the permit: twice during the first year after the date of issuance, and twice during the second year with each caliber listed on the license. Re-qualifications must be at least four months apart. The application for renewal should be submitted to the Bureau within 60 days before the expiration date. The current fee for renewing a firearm permit is $98. You may not renew your permit once you have allowed it to expire. You must instead apply for a new permit.

Weapons Incidents:

A security guard who discharges a weapon while on duty (except on the range) must: (1) report the incident to his or her employer within 24 hours and (2) file a written report with the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs, within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in a fine.

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BSIS Impact Weapon Training - Baton

BSIS Impact Weapon Training – Baton

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Cost: $180 (includes cost of license from BSIS)

The applicant must be 18 years of age and be in possession of a Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) guard card or recently completed the basic security guard training. A BSIS Baton license is not valid if the security guard is not in possession of a valid security guard license.

The State of California mandates 8 hours of instruction on the following topics to obtain the license:

  • Moral and legal aspects of baton usage.
  • Use of force.
  • Baton familiarization and uses.
  • First aid for baton injuries.
  • Fundamentals of baton holding
  • Stances and grips.
  • Target areas.
  • Defensive techniques.
  • Control techniques.
  • Arrest and control techniques

A baton card is good for the life of the owner!

The possession of ONLY a security guard’s registration card (guard card) does not allow the security guard to carry a weapon; the security guard must also have a valid exposed firearm permit and/or a baton certificate. It is ILLEGAL to carry a firearm without a firearm permit and a valid security guard registration. It is ILLEGAL to carry a baton without a baton permit and a valid security guard registration. (Pg12 2011 BSIS Powers of Arrest Manual)

Register
BSIS Chemical Agent Training - Pepper Spray

BSIS Chemical Agent Training – Pepper Spray

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Cost: $100

The applicant must be 18 years of age and be in possession of a Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) guard card or recently completed the basic security guard training. A chemical agents license is not valid if the security guard is not in possession of a valid security guard license.

The State of California mandates 4 hours of instruction on the following topics to obtain the license:

  1. Moral and legal aspects of chemical agent use.
  2. Use of force and how chemical agents factor in.
  3. Chemical Agent familiarization and uses.
  4. First aid and decontamination for chemical agent exposure.

The possession of ONLY a security guard’s registration card (guard card) does not allow the security guard to carry a weapon; the security guard must also have a valid exposed firearm permit and/or a baton certificate. It is ILLEGAL to carry a firearm without a firearm permit and a valid security guard registration. It is ILLEGAL to carry a baton without a baton permit and a valid security guard registration. (Pg12 2011 BSIS Powers of Arrest Manual)

What to bring:

• Writing/Note taking materials
• Students must show documentation to prove US citizenship or legal right to work in the United States
• Snacks/Drinks

Register

Retired Law Enforcement

Retired Law Enforcement HR218 Qualifications

Retired Law Enforcement
HR218 Qualifications

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Nice shot is authorized by a variety of Law Enforcement agencies to perform requalification for retired personnel. We currently perform them for the Los Angeles Police Dept, California Dept of Corrections and several others.

Scheduling:

We offer several different regularly scheduled qualification times throughout the month. If you require other arrangements, please feel free to contact a member of our range staff or one of our instructors who will be happy to set up another time with you.

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Registration

Register now, class sizes are limited.

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Private Classes

We offer private classes for small groups

Gift Certificates

Gift certificate available for any occasion

Flexible Scheduling

Class times vary for different schedules

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