Shooting Classes

Practical Defense Systems offers the following shooting and concealed carry permit courses. Scroll down to locate shooting 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 firearm training course.

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

  • 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!

Home Defense Course Information

Course Length: 3.5 hrs.
Cost: $29.95

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Defensive Handgun (On-line Course)

Learn pistol shooting for home and personal defense with this fun and informative online 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 gun shooting course is held online.  It does not include hands-on firearms training.

Course Information

Course Length: 3 hrs.
Cost: $29.95

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Defensive Shotgun (On-line Course)

Learn the basics of shotgun shooting for home and personal defense with this fun and informative online 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 online.  It does not include hands-on firearms training.

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

Course Length: 3 hrs. Cost: $29.95

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Defense Rifle (On-line Course)

Learn the basics of carbine/rifle shooting for home and personal defense with this fun and informative online course.  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 online.  It does not include hands-on firearms training.

Course Length: 3 hrs.

Cost: $29.95

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California Concealed Carry Permit (Initial application)

You must apply with the Sheriff’s Department and be approved for your permit prior to taking this course.

This course is for people who are applying to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for a California concealed carry permit.

This is a hybrid course. Watch the video at the top of this page to see how our courses work.

Note:

  • We are approved instructors for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department conceal carry permit courses.
  • You must apply with the Sheriff’s Department and be approved for your permit prior to taking this course.
  • You can find more information on the Sheriff’s websites at San Diego County Sheriff.

Course Information

Course length: 8 hours
Cost:  $225 (Range fees, targets, and ammunition are not included)

The course fee includes qualifying with one gun. Each additional gun costs $25 (paid at the range) for the instructor’s time.

Check range day schedule here

California Concealed Carry Permit (Renewal)

This is a RENEWAL course. You can only take this course if you have an existing permit.

This course is for people who are renewing their existing concealed carry permit issued by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. You must complete this course prior to submitting your renewal to the sheriff.

This is a hybrid course. Watch the video at the top of this page to see how our courses work.

Note:

  • We are approved instructors for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department conceal carry permit courses.
  • This is a RENEWAL course. You can only take this course if you have an existing permit.
  • You can find more information on the Sheriff’s websites at San Diego County Sheriff.

Course Information

Course Information

Course Length: 4 hrs
Cost:  $125 (Range fees, targets, and ammunition are not included)

The course fee includes qualifying with one gun. Each additional gun costs $25 (paid at the range) for the instructor’s time.

Check range day schedule here