Stockton CA & Surrounding Areas +32 State Initial CCW Course, 10/19-20/19, 9am-5pm, Sportsman's Warehouse Stockton / Linden Gun Range


NOTICE: We suggest you have CCW application approval from San Joaquin County Sheriff prior to taking this class. Steps are: 1) Fill out application 2) Call  209-468-4342 to make appointment to drop off application and schedule an interview 3) Complete Live Scan as directed by Sheriff’s office 4) Complete 16 HR approved course with NFI. The current "wait time" for CCW approval is 90-120 days. NFI Training Certificates are good for 6 months so plan your training appropriately. Download application here....

One price covers qualification on all of your permitted firearms! No per-gun charges! Our fees cover instructors, targets, range fees, and training materials!

Join the Northern Firearms Professional Staff, along with Sportsman's Warehouse and the Linden Gun Range for the 16 Hour course that is sure to empower and challenge you! This class meets required training for a CCW application in the following counties and cities: Calaveras, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Stockton (city), and Tulare County.

Although this training does meet the mandated training requirements in the counties and cities listed, it does not guarantee the issuance of a CCW.  This can only be done by the local issuing agency.  Regardless of this fact, the NFI CCW Class will teach you how to purchase, store, transport, and use a personal protection firearm! Many of our students live in areas that do not issue CCW permits, yet they are still serious about personal protection; get the training you need to safely and responsibly protect you and your family.

This class is taught by Chuck Fields, Instructor for NFI.

Chuck's credentials include NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor, NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer, NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside the Home, CA DOJ Certified Firearms Instructor, Military Veteran/Helicopter Pilot, and former Law Enforcement Officer.

It will cover two days and 16 hours.  The first day of this class will be taught at the Sportsman's Warehouse in Stockton, and second day at the Linden Gun Range.

DAY ONE: Sportsman's Warehouse at 10536 Trinity Parkway, Stockton, CA 95219. 9-5PM.

DAY TWO: The class will meet at the Linden Gun Range, 828 S. Hewitt Rd, Linden, CA 95236. 8:30-5 PM.  There is no need for any training before we begin our day at the Linden Gun Range. Shooters of all experience levels will begin with the basics of marksmanship, manipulation, and retention, to effectively use a personal protection firearm.

On each day we will break for lunch at 12:00 PM. At this time there are no lunch facilities at Linden Gun Range, so please bring a lunch.


DAY ONE: No need to bring anything to class except a notebook and pen. No firearms or ammo in classroom.

DAY TWO: All Firearms to be listed on your CA CCW. (if your county does not mandate you shoot each firearm then adjust accordingly)

100 cartridges per firearm

Eye and Ear Protection

Small Towel

Close-toed shoes, no sandals or flip-flops

Full shirt-no tank tops of v necks.

Baseball cap.

Folding Chair

Please complete the linked waiver below before you attend class.  This will facilitate an on-time start on the range date.


Also, please download, print, complete and bring to class the documents below.....

Sportsmans CCW Waiver

Waiver and Firearm Documentation 2019

CANCELLATION POLICY: NFI is California’s most trusted name in firearms instruction. We employ a strict student to instructor ratio and class registration and payment are how we schedule our staff. Full refunds will be given 14 days prior to the class start date. Within 14 days, a credit will be given for a class within one year. Forfeiture of training fees will occur if a student is absent from class without contact. A student is absent if he is 15 or more minutes late to class. The best way to ensure contact is use of the contact page on the web site.

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Chuck Fields - NFI Instructor



We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.