Advanced Defensive Pistol Class

Advanced handgun trainingThe Firearms Academy of Redding offers more advanced handgun training beyond the CCW class. The main instructor, Joel Northrup, has the training and experience to bring your self defense skills with a handgun to a higher level. Through Joel’s law enforcement experience and training he brings real world experience to his firearms training. In these advanced handgun training classes students will learn and practice concepts, such as, drawing your handgun from concealment, reloading, clearing malfunctions, shooting while moving, shooting from cover and concealment, shooting from unconventional positions, close quarters shooting techniques and much more.

Advanced Defensive Handgun classes are scheduled on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in attending one of these classes, please CONTACT US for more information.


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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