Multi-State CCW Course



Currently approved for Shasta, Tehema, Trinity and Siskiyou Counties, 1st Tactical Defense owner, Seth Stoke, has been told time and again he puts on the most comprehensive and engaging CCW Course taught in Redding, CA.


This course is comprised of a NRA Basic Pistol Course and a 1st Tactical Defense Personal Protection Course. Together, the student will be in the classroom for 8 hours and on the range for another 5 hours. Calendared Multi- State CCW Courses are currently being taught on the weekends; one full day in the classroom, 8 am – 5 pm Saturday, and a morning on the range, Sunday 7 am – Noon .  Weekday CCW classes are available, but by Private Instruction.  1st Tactical Defense is happy to accommodate the schedule of any person or group setting time table. To schedule a  CCW Class to accommodate your schedule, check out our Private Instruction page.  1st Tactical Defense classroom sits on the north side of Bastiani Arms at 905 Wall St. Redding, CA and ranges are taught locally on public land with a special use permit. Ranges are private and areas are closed during instruction to ensure the safety of the students.  Classes taught outside Shasta County will give alternate locations when scheduled.

This course covers the following curriculum:

  • Basic Handgun and Ammunition Knowledge (ie Pistol Parts, Actions and Functions, Cartridge Selection)
  • Handgun Safety, Storage, and Pistol Selection
  • 5 Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting/ Marksmanship
  • Developing a Defensive Mindset
  • Identifying Imminent Danger
  • CCW Holder Responsibilities
  • Illegal Places to Carry
  • CA Penal Codes related to CCW Carrying
  • Live Fire Exercises Including Basic Marksmanship to Defensive Shooting Techniques
  • Reciprocity and Multi-Sate CCW Avenues and Resources

Each student will need the following materials:

  • A Handgun: You may use one of 1st Tactical Defense’s handguns if you do not have one. There is a minimal fee of $20.00 for this service. You will find the option to add this to your cart below.
  • Ammunition: 150 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you intend to use on the range. 1st Tactical Defense can supply these if needed for a fee. Please let the Instructor know before the range section of the course if you will be needing this supplied for you. Prices vary depending on the type of ammunition needed.
  • Hearing Protection.
  • Eye Protection: Prescription glasses are acceptable
  • 2 magazines or Reloading Devices: For the handgun you intend to use during the qualifying section of this course. If you use one of 1st Tactical Defense’s handguns, this will be provided for you.
  • Closed Toed Shoes.
  • A Hand Towel.
  • Baseball Cap/Sun Protection (optional)
  • Folding Chair (optional)

Coffee and water will be provided for both days of this course by 1st Tactical Defense.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with an instructor you can email us at or call 530.917.2500.

We proudly support the NRA and encourage all our students to join. The first portion of this course is a Certified NRA Basic Pistol Course, taught by a Certified NRA Instructor and will be registered under your membership upon completion.

Course Fees (pricing is based on county course is TAUGHT in):

  • Shasta County:  $125.00
  • Siskiyou County: $90.00
  • Firearm Fee: $20.00