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.

To save your seat in the class please register online below! Our classes often fill up quickly, so pre-payment is recommended to secure your seat in class, and a lane on the shooting range. The cost of our class is $150 for the Advanced Defensive Pistol training class.

Payment & Refund Policy: Full tuition payment is required at time of reservation, or by prior arrangement. Tuition is Non-Refundable, as it reserves a seat for you in class, and a lane at the shooting range. Reservation dates may be changed if done a minimum of 72 hours before scheduled class start time. For further information or questions, email: or or you can call 530-945-8925.


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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