1st Tactical Defense is dedicated to safe firearm training. Many courses are available, including CCW New and Renewal Courses to Shasta, Trinity, Tehema and Siskiyou County residents. For the new firearm handler, we encourage the NRA Basic Pistol Course or for someone seeking a more tactical firearm experience, we invite you to sign up for our Advanced Pistol Course.
1st Tactical Defense is a strong believer in our youth and their training and we invite them to attend any of our courses, especially encouraging youth in the NRA Basic Pistol or to sign up for Private Instruction. Hunter's Education is also offered, for youth and adult alike, at least twice a month.
1st Tactical Defense is a proud supporter of Shasta County 4H, offering the only Basic Rifle Shooting Sports in the county with ranges at the Redding Gun Club. We also promote programs like the California Deer Association, Pets Without Partners, the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife and the National Rifle Association.
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To teach safe gun handling techniques to any gun owner or hunter enthusiast empowering them to properly and safely handle their firearm, as well as educate law-abiding citizens with effective weapons tactics is a safe and controlled environment, ensuring that every person that wants and is capable can defend themselves, their homes, and their families.
1st Tactical Defense prides itself on its mission. Our goal is to ensure complete understanding of course content in every course taught. Each class has question/answer periods and our Instructors are always available during breaks or after class if there is anything a student needs. There is no such things as a stupid question. If you do not know or understand, ask! Instructors keep the CA Penal Code with them at all times and all of their Instructors can and will reference it as needed to answer questions. Courses are constantly developing here at 1st Tactical Defense where we strive to teach all aspects and degrees of gun ownership.