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"Confidence comes from discipline and training."

– Robert Kiyosaki

"It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained."

– Queen Elizabeth II

"You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset."

– Tom Hopkins

"You can work really hard, but if you're not training in the right way you're not going to improve and get to the level that you want to."

– Michael Chang

"It's all about training smart."

– Tyson Gay

"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows."

– Ralph Marston

"The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare."

– Bobby Knight

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

– C. S. Lewis

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."

– Benjamin Franklin

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."

– Henry David Thoreau

Some things to help you prepare for class

When Can You Train

You should not get training from an approved vendor until after you have been notified by San Jose PD that your CCW application has been approved. They will reject any training (even if done by an approved CCW vendor) if taken before you are approved. Once you have been approved make sure you get training from an approved CCW vendor. Gun Kraft is an approved San Jose PD CCW vendor.

Class Location and Times

Classes are taught at San Leandro Rifle & Pistol Range at 3001 Davis St. The range opens at 9am but please be outside the front gate by 8:50am. Parking is limited so I will let students in early to double-park in the far left corner of the parking lot to leave more room for regular patrons.

Saturday starts in the classroom from 9am-12pm, then a one hour break for lunch, followed by range instruction from 1-6pm. Please bring a bag lunch to Sunday classes. The range closes at 5pm so we will have a working lunch.

Allowed Pistols and Modifications

You may have up to two firearms on your permit. The firearm must be a handgun that is registered to the student in the state of California. “AR Pistol” platforms and similar handgun styles are prohibited. The handgun must be capable of being concealed upon a person or within a reasonably sized bag/purse. There are no caliber restrictions. Adjusting the trigger pull or adding laser sights is prohibited.

Range Qualification

Holsters draw is not part of the qualification. Applicants must qualify with each firearm they intend to list on their CCW permit. A standard NRA B-27 target is used. Passing score is 70% of hits inside the 7-ring at each distance. There is no time limit and you have two attempts to pass. Private coaching is available if you have difficulty meeting the requirements.

First Pistol
Second Pistol


What to Bring, Saturday (New applicants)

  • The pistol(s) you will list on your CCW (up to three) and four magazines per pistol. Why at least four? After class you should have two loaded with your defensive rounds and at least two for practice.
  • 72 rounds per qual attempt for 1st pistol, 20 rounds per qual attempt for 2nd pistol, plus 300 extra rounds total for additional training. (Ex: If you have two pistols of the same caliber that is 500 rounds total. If they are different calibers then 50 rounds for one and 450 rounds for the other.)
  • Eye/ear protection. We use earbud radio receivers on the range, so over the ear muffs are recommended. However you can use in-ear protection if you prefer and forego the receiver.
  • Gov't issued ID (eg. driver's license)
  • Snacks and drinks. We will break for lunch.

What to Bring, Sunday (New applicants and renewals)

  • A bag lunch.
  • Gov't issued ID (eg. driver's license)
  • Snacks and drinks. We will break for lunch.

Buy a Simple Holster (But Please Don't Practice With It)

We will teach you how to draw from the holster on the first day. If you have not been taught how to draw I discourage you from trying to learn on your own beforehand. There is a good chance you will pick up some bad habits in doing so. It takes relatively few repetitions to form a habit (muscle memory) but once you do it takes more repetitions to change it. Holster draws aren't complex but I'd rather teach you the right way to begin with than spend time fixing bad habits.

Buy a simple OWB holster like the Safariland 6378 or Bladetech Signature OWB Holster with adjustable paddle holster attachment accessory. Holsters that do not attach to your belt or are positioned behind the 9 o'clock or 3 o'clock position are not allowed for safety reasons.

San Joaquin CCW

The new applicant CCW two day course fee is $325.

The renewal CCW two day course fee is $325.

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