Shooting Classes

Practical Defense Systems offers the following shooting and concealed carry permit courses. Scroll down to locate courses and a description of each.

Home Defense (On-line Course)

Protect yourself and your loved ones against intruders and criminals. Take this dynamic, multi-media online course.

In this “Personal Protection at Home” online course you’ll learn:Home defense 2

  • Basic firearms safety rules
  • How to set up a safe room
  • The four levels of awareness
  • Steps to make your home more secure
  • How to communicate with the police
  • How to avoid legal pitfalls
  • Shooting drills you can use to improve your skills
  • And more!

This course is a prerequisite for the Practical Defense Systems “Home Defense” shooting courses.

Course Information

Videos:
Part 1 – How do “on-line” classes work
Part 2 – How do “on-line” classes work

Course Length: 3.5 hrs.
Cost: $29.95

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Home Defense Pistol

Urgent!!! There is a nationwide ammunition shortage. Please purchase your ammunition in advance of attending class.

Learn pistol shooting for home and personal defense with this fun and exciting course. You’ll learn the difference between target shooting and shooting to defend yourself, as well as: grip; stance; acquiring single and multiple targets; basic elements of instinctive shooting; basic elements of combat and tactical reloads; and the basics of shooting around and over barriers. This course is held on an OUTDOOR shooting range with limited facilities.

Prerequisite: Home Defense Online Course “Personal Protection at Home.”

This is a shooting course.  There is no class work.

Each student must bring the following:

  • Personal center fire pistol (rim fire pistols are not permitted at this course).
  • Strong side hip holster (other types of holsters are not permitted for safety reasons).
  • Magazine or speed loader pouches.
  • Gun belt strong enough to hold your holster and pouches.
  • At least three extra magazines or speed loaders.
  • At least 300 rounds of ammunition.
  • Eye and ear protection.
  • Plenty of water (there is no water available at the Pala Range).
  • Appropriate clothing for an outdoor range.
  • Closed toed shoes or boots.  No sandals or flip-flops will be permitted.
  • Closed necked shirt.  This will keep brass from flying into your shirt.

NOTE: Rental guns are NOT available for this course. You must have your own pistol and gear prior to taking this course.  All equipment listed above is required.  You must be proficient in the safe use of your firearm before you take this course.

Course Information

Course Prerequisite: Home Defense Online Course “Personal Protection at Home.”

Course Length: 3 hrs.
Cost: $125

Home Defense Shotgun

Urgent!!! There is a nationwide ammunition shortage. Please purchase your ammunition in advance of attending class.

Learn shotgun shooting for home and personal defense with this fun and exciting course. You’ll learn shooting to defend yourself, as well as: stance; shotgun manipulation, acquiring single and multiple targets; basic elements of fast and accurate defensive shooting; basic elements of combat and tactical reloads; and the basics of shooting around and over barriers. This course is held on an OUTDOOR shooting range with limited facilities.Home defense

Prerequisite: Home Defense Online Course “Personal Protection at Home.”

This is a shooting course.  There is no class work.

Each student must bring the following:

  • Personal shotgun.
  • A sling for your shotgun.
  • Shell holder or shell belt for ammunition.
  • At least 250 rounds of ammunition.
  • Eye and ear protection.
  • Plenty of water (there is no water available at the Pala Range).
  • Appropriate clothing for an outdoor range.
  • Closed toed shoes or boots.  No sandals or flip-flops will be permitted.

NOTE: Rental guns are NOT available for this course. You must have your own shotgun and gear prior to taking this course.  All equipment listed above is required.  You must be proficient in the safe use of your firearm before you take this course.

Course Information

Course Prerequisite:Home Defense Online Course “Personal Protection at Home.”

Course Length: 3 hrs. Cost: $125

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Home Defense Carbine/Rifle

Urgent!!! There is a nationwide ammunition shortage. Please purchase your ammunition in advance of attending class.

Learn carbine/rifle shooting for home and personal defense with this fun and exciting course. Bring your AR-15, Mini-14, AK, SKS, lever gun or other defensive carbine and Home-defense carbinewe’ll show you how to defend yourself and your loved ones.  You’ll learn the difference between target shooting and shooting to defend yourself, as well as: stance; rifle manipulation, acquiring single and multiple targets; basic elements of fast and accurate instinctive shooting; basic combat and tactical reloads; and the basics of shooting around and over barriers. This course is held on an OUTDOOR shooting range with limited facilities.

Prerequisite: Home Defense Online Course “Personal Protection at Home.”

This is a shooting course.  There is no class work.

Each student must bring the following:

  • Personal carbine/rifle.
  • A sling for your rifle.
  • Cartridge or magazine holder.
  • At least 3 magazines (provided your rifle accepts detachable magazines)
  • At least 300 rounds of ammunition.
  • Eye and ear protection.
  • Plenty of water (there is no water available at the Pala Range).
  • Appropriate clothing for an outdoor range.
  • Closed toed shoes or boots.  No sandals or flip-flops will be permitted.
  • Closed necked shirt.  This will keep brass from flying into your shirt.

NOTE: Rental guns are NOT available for this course. You must have your own rifle and gear prior to taking this course.  All equipment listed above is required.  You must be proficient in the safe use of your firearm before you take this course.

Course Information

Course Prerequisite: Home Defense Online Course “Personal Protection at Home.”

Course Length: 3 hrs.

Cost: $125

TBA

Multi-State Concealed Carry Permit Course

CCW purseUtah, Arizona and Florida concealed carry permits are valid in over 30 states and are issued to out of state residents, including Californians.  These Multi-State permits are popular with RV travelers, truck drivers and anyone who drives across the country or travels often.

Completion of this course can be used to acquire your Utah, Arizona and Florida CCW permits.  Having multiple permits will allow you to carry your defensive firearm in more states, since the three permits have some overlap in the states where they are honored.  Check the links below to see where each state’s permits are accepted.

All applications and fingerprinting for the Utah permit are completed during class at no additional charge.  A certificate of completion is provided at the end of the course.  Your certificate of completion can be used to acquire your Arizona and Florida permits.  All courses are taught by licensed and certified concealed carry permit instructors in a safe, interactive and fun environment.

  • No shooting required.
  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Utah, Arizona and Florida permits are Not valid for concealed carry in California.
  • You must not have a past felony conviction or be otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms.
  • Online registration is required.
  • Class size is limited.

Click on these links to see where each permit is honored:

Utah permit
Arizona Permit
Florida Permit

Course Information

Course Length: 4 hrs

Cost: $125

California Concealed Carry Permit (Initial application)

Urgent!!! There is a nationwide ammunition shortage. Please purchase your ammunition in advance of attending class.

hip holsterThis course is for people who are applying to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for a California concealed carry permit. Applicants are required to qualify on the shooting range at the end of class. Your California CCW permit allows you to carry any of three specific firearms. The specific firearms will be listed on your CCW permit, including serial numbers. Please bring all of the firearms you intend to have on your concealed carry permit to class, along with 50 rounds of ammunition for each firearm. You will have to qualify with each of them. Classes are held at the fabulous P2K Shooting Range in El Cajon.

Note: You must apply with the San Diego Sheriff’s office and have completed your first interview with the Sheriff’s Licensing Division before taking this class.

Course Information

Course Length: 8 hrs
Cost: $125

California Concealed Carry Permit (Renewal)

This course is for people who are renewing their existing CCW permit with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Renewal applicants are required to qualify on the shooting range at the end of class. Your California CCW permit allows you to carry any of three specific firearms. The specific firearms are listed on your CCW permit including serial numbers. Please bring all of the firearms you intend to have on your concealed carry permit to class, along with 50 rounds of ammunition for each firearm. You will have to qualify with each of them. Classes are held at the fabulous P2K Shooting Range in El Cajon.

Course Information

Course Length: 4 hrs
Cost: $75