Event Phone: 951-970-1018

$300.00 per student

(plus $35 range fee if you are not a member of Rainbow Shooting Range)


(Non-refundable if canceled 2 weeks prior to the event but can be used for other classes. Must be used within 1 year of payment.)

(Payment and attendance of this course does not guarantee you will pass. You must pass the written exam, safe gun handling evaluation, and live fire qualification per California Department of Justice and Riverside/San Diego County Sheriff requirements.)

  • Range fee for non-members of Rainbow Shooting Range – $35 (Cash or check made to “Rainbow Alliance Inc” will be collected at the range) DO NOT CALL RAINBOW RANGE FOR COURSE INFORMATION. CALL US (951)970-1018.

PREREQUISITES: FOR INTERMEDIATE SKILLED PISTOL SHOOTERS ONLY – You must be able to safely execute the following:

  • lock your slide to the rear without assistance,
  • demonstrate knowledge and ability to execute safe pistol handling techniques,
  • demonstrate knowledge and ability to execute safe range safety skill
  • Load, fire, and unload your firearm safely without assistance
  • This course EVALUATES your skills, it does teach you these basic pistol skills. If you cannot demonstrate the above you will be dismissed and asked to return after you’ve received additional training. Contact us for private lessons.

ELIGIBILITY: Must be at least 21 years old to apply for the CA CCW permit. Those attending for training purposes must by 18 years of age or older.

LENGTH OF COURSE: 16 hrs – This course will be a 2-day course, 8 hours each day. You MUST attend each day in its entirety. If you miss any portion of the course you will have to reschedule to attend another course. No exceptions! The first day will be all classroom session so do not bring your firearm or gear. You will just need pen, paper and snacks/drinks. The second day will start in class. Keep your gun and gear in your vehicle for this portion. After lunch break we will meet at the range where you can put your holsters on. Bring all your gear and guns to the instructor range.

There will a mandatory exam at the end of the classroom session.


  • All pistols you will be including in your CCW permit
    • Modification -No limitations as long as it is safe and legal. Absolutely no modifications of factory safety features are allowed.
  • At least 2 magazines for each pistol 
    • 100 rounds for one gun. Riverside – 18 rounds for each additional semi-auto, 3 full cylinders for revolvers. San Diego – 15 rounds for each additional semi-auto and/or revolvers.
    • ALL SHOOTERS – BRING EXTRA AMMO TO COVER ANY AMMO MALFUNCTIONS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE. You will be participating in dry-practice and live-fire training.
  • OUTSIDE THE WAISTBAND rigid holster with retention capability ONLY for your main training gun. NO flimsy nylon/leather! General purpose, one-size fits all holsters are okay as long as they do not collapse. No leg, shoulder, inside waistband, ankle or off-body holsters. If you have more than one gun, general purpose holster or IWB holster is acceptable for your other guns.
  • If you have a strong-side inside-the-waistband holster, placing it between your pants and belt is acceptable.
  • Eye protection – Eyewear that provides side protection. If you wear prescription glasses you MUST wear safety glasses over your prescription glasses!!! (You can buy a pair for $5)
  •       Regular or oversized to use with prescription glasses.
  • Ear protection – ELECTRONIC HEARING PROTECTION MANDATORY! This is for the safety of all participants. (You can rent for $10)
  • Shoes/boots. No open toed shoes
  • High neck shirt. No tank tops
  • Sturdy belt
  • Hat with bill to protect you from hot brass. YOU WILL GET HIT WITH HOT BRASS!
  • Black ink pen

Failure to bring required equipment/gear will result in dismissal from course.


  • Magazine holster/pouch
  • Speed loaders for revolvers
  • Water
  • Folding Chair (We will train in relays so you may want something to sit in while you wait your turn.)


This course fulfills the firearms safety and qualification requirement needed to obtain a concealed carry permit for Riverside and San Diego County’s as well as the cities of Murrieta, Hemet, Menifee, Banning and Beaumont which have their own CCW permit process. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and proficiency with each firearm they will be listing on their permit with emphasis placed on safety. Applicants must be able to safely draw their firearm from an outside-the-waistband holster and engage targets accurately from  7,10, and 15 yards for Riverside County, and 3, 5, and 7 yards for San Diego, Murrieta, Hemet, Menifee, Banning, and Beaumont (scoring 70% or better to pass), then safely re-holster their pistol. Applicants will also be responsible for reacting to and safely correcting malfunctions without assistance from range staff.

REGISTRATION: ONE PERSON PER REGISTRATION! Have the following information available when you register. You will be required to provide this to check out. Only one student per registration. Each student must submit their own registration.

  • NAME as you want it to appear on your paperwork
  • Address
  • E-mail address. (Make sure you can receive e-mails from [email protected] to receive course information)
  • Driver’s license number (Riverside County only)
  • Riverside or San Diego County? Murrieta, Hemet, Menifee, Banning, or Beaumont cities?
  • Make/Model/Caliber/Serial Number of pistols you will be adding to your permit (IMPORTANT! MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER MUST MATCH EXACTLY WHAT IS PRINTED ON THE GUN)
  • Are you an intermediate shooter capable of operating you pistol safely to include locking the slide to the rear?
  • Do you have safety glasses that offer side protection?
  • Do you have electronic hearing protection.


Day One – 8AM to 5PM,  Instruction email with location, will be sent out 1 week before event date. (We will send you a map) 

Day Two Morning-Same location. 8AM start. You will be combined with the Renewal students.

Day Two after lunch – Rainbow Shooting Range 3139 Rainbow Valley Blvd., Fallbrook, CA 92028



You will be receiving an e-mail a few days prior to the course date. Ensure you check your spam folder and/or allow [email protected] to be accepted as NOT spam.

NO PICTURES OF VIDEOS! For the privacy of all our students, do not take pictures of videos of the event.

Guns, Ammunition and Holsters.  We are a fully licensed firearms and ammunition dealer. If you would like to buy guns or ammunition, contact us BEFORE the course so you can add to your permit. We cannot sell/deliver ammo at the range. All firearms and ammunition transactions must be conducted on our premises.

We sell Bravo Concealment IWB and OWB gun and mag holsters. We carry for some of the more popular California carry guns like Glock 17. 19. 26 and similar, Shield 9/40, and Sig P365/XL. Unfortunately they do not make them for XD’s yet. Other models available for CZ P10, HK VP9, 1911’s. Hellcat, M&P 9/40, Taurus G2C, Glock 43/48, Sig P320 and also LH models. Price for all holsters is $27.99. Single mag holsters are $19,99, double mag holsters are $23.99. These are categorizes as “pancake” holsters because the are flat and keep the gun close to your body for concealability.

Riverside County CCW Application

Click here to go to the Riverside County CCW online application

Click here to go to the San Diego County CCW online application


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