Lock n Load Classes

Excellence In Conceal Carry and Firearms Training

You can now take your Initial CCW course or your 4 Hour Renewal CCW course online via Zoom on one Saturday and then take your in person range qualification on the following Saturday, EXCLUDING EL DORADO COUNTY.  All online classes are interactive and allow you to participate and ask questions.  If you have never done “Zoom,” not to worry, it’s easy and we will walk you through it.

*Note:  All El Dorado County CCW Courses are in person, not online.

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Note:  Sacramento and San Joaquin County residents getting their Initial CCW Permit should have their sheriff’s interview prior to taking their class.  Call us and we can help you with the process.

  • Our Official California Initial And Renewal  CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon) Classes Are Approved For The Following Counties:   El Dorado County, Placer County, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County,  Yolo County CCW .
  • 32-36 Multi-State Utah CCW Permit.  (Includes Nevada)
  • Protecting Your Home And Family
  • Basic Pistol with Defensive Shooting
  • Intermediate Defensive Shooting
  • Advanced Defensive Shooting


These are Official CCW Courses that have been approved by each County Sheriff’s Department and satisfy all training requirements  necessary  to obtain your California CCW.  

Residents of El Dorado, Placer, and Yolo Counties are required to take a minimum of an 8 hour training course to qualify for their Initial CCW permit.  Residents of Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties are required to take a minimum of a 16 hour training course to qualify for their Initial CCW permit.  A 4 Hour Renewal Class is required every 2 years by all counties to renew your CCW permit. 

Note:  Even though you receive your permit from your county sheriff it is a statewide permit.  You can carry throughout California, (except in restricted areas).                

There has never been an easier time to get your CCW Permit in these counties.    The permit application process can be started by going online to your sheriff’s website, filling out and submitting the application and scheduling an appointment. During the initial interview they will ask you for a good cause statement, in most cases “Personal Protection” is an acceptable answer although Yolo county will require more reason.


  • 8 Hour California Initial CCW Class:      $195.00 (Includes $20.00 range fee & qualifying with up to 3 guns).
  • 16 Hour California Initial CCW Class:    $275.00  (Includes $20.00 range fee & qualifying with up to 3 guns).      
  • 4 Hour Renewal CCW Class:    $145.00  ( Includes $20.00 range fee & qualifying with up to 3 guns)
  • (Qualifying with additional handguns is $15.00 each, only allowed in El Dorado County).


You are NOT required to have your California CCW to take this class and obtain your Utah permit.

This is the Utah non-resident concealed weapons permit.  This permit allows for the legal carrying of a loaded, concealed handgun in 32 states, (INCLUDES NEVADA BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE CALIFORNIA). This permit is an easy keeper, the class is generally about 4 hours long and is taught at our training facility in El Dorado Hills, CA. There is no range shooting required, the entire 4 hours is classroom only. The permit is good for 5 years and has a $25.00 renewal fee.  We generally hold this class once a month on a Saturday evening.

The non-resident Utah CCW Permit is honored in the following 32 states:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

PROTECTING YOUR HOME AND FAMILY:    $99.00 for the first family member, $49.00 for each additional family member living at same household.

This is a 3+ hour class on home protection. It covers the topics of home intrusions and violent crime, how to prevent them, and how to survive and live through them. This class is designed for women, men, and young adults age 14 and older.                                                                                                              We cover these topics and many more so that you can be informed and prepared to protect yourself and your family.

  • Safeguard your home from being Targeted for crime.
  • Learn secure ways to restrict criminal entry.
  • Know your Legal Rights to defend and protect yourself, your family, and your home.
  • Develop a Family Plan to defend against home invasion.

BASIC PISTOL with DEFENSIVE SHOOTING:   $225.00 (Includes $20.00 range fee)  Does not include ammunition.      This 3 hour class is a must for all beginners ages 14 and up or for anyone wanting a good review.   Learn the Right Way and the Safe Way from the very start. You can bring your own handgun or rent one of ours for $30.00.

You will learn:

  • Proper grip, trigger control, sight alignment, and follow through.
  • Proper shooting stance.
  • Shoot 150 rounds at the range.
  • Develop handgun self-defense and personal protection skills.
  • Master safe firearm handling.

INTERMEDIATE DEFENSIVE HANDGUN SHOOTING:   $225.00 (Includes $20.00 range fee)  Does not include ammunition.

This is a Fantastic Range Course that transforms the shooter from Target Shooting to Self-Defense shooting.  Make your first shot count.   You will learn to shoot fast and straight without using your sights while taking out  two assailants.  We will get you GOOD with your gun.  This is one of the best handgun classes you will ever take.  You will need your gun and 150 rounds of ammunition.  This class can take up to 3 hours. We have rental, semi-automatic handguns available for $30.00.

ADVANCED DEFENSIVE HANDGUN SHOOTING:   $250.00 ( Includes $20.00 range fee) Does not include ammunition (Intermediate Defensive Shooting Course is a Prerequisite to taking this course)

In this Range Course you will shoot multiple assailants, perform emergency reloads, shoot from behind barriers, simulate night time shooting, and much more.  You will need your gun and 150 rounds of ammunition. This class can take up to 3 hours. Rental guns are available.