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Redding CCW: Firearms Academy of Redding, CA: Concealed Carry and CCW Permits

Welcome to the Firearms Academy of Redding, serving all of Shasta County.

The Firearms Academy of Redding CA has been providing quality firearms, self defense and concealed carry CCW instruction to Redding and Shasta County for over 30 years. If you are looking for Redding CA CCW Classes, Shasta County CCW Classes, or Redding CA Advanced Handgun training, the Firearms Academy of Redding CA is the place for you.

If you want the most experienced firearms instructors with real world experience taught in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, then you have found it! Experience the best! The owner and instructor, Joel Northrup, thanks you for your interest in the Academy and welcomes you to the web site.

Renewal Qualification Update

Want to learn the latest on the CCW license renewal qualifications? Check out this page to learn more about the NEW renewal process, qualifications and dates.

If you are a CCW license holder in Northern California then there are some significant changes taking place with respect to the requirements to renew your license.  These changes are taking effect January 1st, 2019. In most of the counties north o...

I want to talk about concealed carry handguns.  A topic of hot debate among CCW license holders.  Everyone certainly has their opinions, and I’ll give you mine!  However, my perspective comes from 30 years of daily concealed carry of a handgun   I...


December 4th Tuesday 6:00 to 10:00 PM (Classroom)

December 15th Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Shooting Range)

January 8th Tuesday 6:00 to 10:00 PM (Classroom)

January 19th Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Shooting Range)

February 5th Tuesday 6:00 to 10:00 PM (Classroom)

February 16th Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Shooting Range)


*** Each classroom date is a separate starting class date for BOTH the renewal CCW class and the initial CCW class. Initial class students will have an additional shooting range date indicated below the classroom date.

If the listed shooting range date does not work with your schedule, please contact the academy as other shooting range dates may be available.  We are flexible and will try to accommodate your schedule!

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