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Best Handgun Training

Our Mission: To provide professional instruction and training while introducing Safe and Responsible Gun Ownership, use and activities.

The 2nd Ammendment guarantees the People The Right to Keep and Bear Arms



NRA Certified Courses, CCW Training & more...

CCW courses offered several days per week! 

The June 2022 SCOTUS ruling has declared that there shall be no "good cause" requirement to obtain a CCW permit to defend yourslef outside of the home. However, your sheriff's office wil conduct a very thorough background check to obtain a permit.

Get your Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) Permit in Placer County. For law abiding residents of Placer County, it has never been easier to get your Placer County CCW permit.  Attend a minimum 8 hour initial CCW training with Best Handgun Training, and apply for your permit. We have classes often, weekdays and weekends.

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********************************************************************************************* Sign up now for an original Placer County CCW course located in Lincoln.  Also offering the four hour CCW Renewal for Placer County by appointment. Or sign up for the four hour 36 state Concealed Weapons Permit located in  Lincoln.  To register for a course,  click here. Or call (916) 295-8489


To begin filing your online application for a Placer County CCW permit, click on this link for the Placer County Sheriff Department CCW website.


Click here for the Placer County CCW Renewal Application (online application).

Click here for the CA DOJ Application (initial application only, online submission).


Best Handgun Training Instructor John Taylor is certified to instruct for Placer County CCW courses, both the original 8 hour CCW course and the 4 hour CCW renewal course. 

Firearms safety is of the utmost importance. It is our goal to educate and prepare you for the essentials of carrying a concealed weapon safely. 

We encourage the continued development of these skills, while pursuing further training courses, and going to the range to participate in the sport of target shooting, competitive events and other courses.

In my course, we will cover the safe handling, shooting fundamentals, marksmanship, firearms nomenclature, laws of the state of CA and the use of lethal force as it pertains to self defense, concealed carry tactics, retention, holstering, drawing and firing from concealment, the social and legal aftermath and effects of an incident after the use of deadly force, and situational awareness.

Best Handgun Training Instructors are certified by the National Rifle Association.

Firearms safety is of the utmost importance. It is our goal to educate and teach you the  knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a firearm safely. 

We encourage the continued development of these skills, while pursuing the sport of target shooting, competitive events and other courses.

Gun Safety is a very serious matter, which cannot be taken lightly. Becoming a handgun owner or a Concealed Weapons Permit Holder assumes a tremendous amount of responsibility and liability.

Just because you own or may have access to a firearm (unless you have had "excellent" training) doesn't mean that you have the "proper" training, knowledge and ability to use it properly, store it safely, and be prepared for any situation. The proper training with a firearm is extremely important.

Our NRA Certified Instructors pride themselves with instructing some of the best firearms training courses available to the public.

Whether you are new to shooting, or an experienced shooter, you will find that the variety of firearms courses which we offer can be a wealth of experience.

Best Handgun Training conducts regularly scheduled training classes throughout the month. If you require special needs or prefer a one-on-one instruction with a private lesson, our instructors will be happy to accommodate your request.

We are pleased to announce that Best Handgun Training now offers instructional courses just for women. Over time, some women have requested such a course, to relieve the pressure of competing with men in the class. Although a majority of our courses are for both men and women, now there is an opportunity to enroll in a course designed just for your needs.

Best Handgun Training offers many courses which are certified by the National Rifle Association. Be sure to sign up for your NRA class today.

The NRA does not certify CCW (Carry Concealed Weapons) courses.

Best Handgun Training also provides Concealed Firearms Permit training certifications for 36 "shall issue" states. This is an excellent opportunity to satisfy the requirements for these states, while only needing to apply within one state to obtain reciprocity throughout many other states (excluding CA, as CA does NOT have reciprocity agreements with any other state).

Although Best Handgun Training provides CCW Training and Instructions/Certifications/Qualifications in 33 states, this does not apply to all CA counties. CA CCW training requirements may vary from county to county. Please email or call for further clarifications.

This website is hosted and maintained by Best Handgun Training and is not endorsed, affiliated with, or sponsored by the National Rifle Association.




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