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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.

⚠️ COVID-19 Update:

WE ARE OPEN! We are now able to perform our Range Qualifications for Initial and Renewal CCW Licenses. Register for a class today!

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.

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Classroom (both initial and renewal CCW online on ZOOM)
October 6th (Tuesday)  6pm – 10pm
November 10th (Tuesday) 6pm – 10pm
December 8th (Tuesday) 6pm – 10pm

Initial Range Training (new CCW applicants)
October 17th (Saturday) 8am – 12pm
October 31st (Saturday) 8am – 12pm
November 14th (Saturday) 8am – 12pm
November 21st (Saturday) 8am – 12pm
December 5th (Saturday) 8am – 12pm

Renewal Range Qualification (contact us for a specific time)
October 17th (Saturday) 1pm – 4pm
November 14th (Saturday) 1pm – 4pm
December 5th (Saturday) 1pm – 4pm

*** 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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