Four Safe Gun Handling Safety Rules:

1.  Assume every gun is loaded until you verify that it is unloaded

2.  Never allow the muzzle to cover anything you are not willing to destroy

3.  Keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard until your sights are aligned and you have made the decision to shoot

4.  Know your target, what lies beyond, what lies in front, and what is around your target


Sacramento County CCW Recertification Class

Six hour class is designed to give permit holders the practice and coaching they need to effectively and efficiently draw from a holster. The course requirements as outlined by the Sacramento County Sheriff are covered in the class as well as the  qualification with each firearm that will be on the permit.  See class description for details.

Equipment:  Firearm(s) for qualification; holster* for each firearm; minimum of two magazines; speed loader for revolver (required); 50 rounds of ammunition for qualification (about 200-250 rounds for class practice); sturdy belt; sturdy closed toed shoes; high neck shirt. Personal equipment (food, water, chair, hat, sunscreen, etc.)

Qualification Course of Fire (effective January 1, 2019, according to CA Assembly Bill 2103, the course of fire will be established by each Sheriff in the State.)   The following will be the expected Course of Fire for CCW Certifications for Sacramento County beginning with any submission to the CCW office starting January 1, 2019.  IF you have your documentation of class and certification ready to submit using current standard, be sure to submit prior to December 20 (stating this on the safe side of the calendar).  


Please note that there will be a minimum of 100 rounds/gun expended.  50 will be a training/teaching use of ammo; 50 will be the actual qualification.  


Each individual shall discharge 50 rounds a minimum of 2 times according to the following schedule (two handed shooting except for stage 4; may not use bench rest. 

Stage 1:  15 yards; 6 rounds in 30 seconds; standing position

Stage 2:  7 yards; 14 rounds in 45 seconds (includes 2 reloads) (load 6, 6 and 2) 6 from standing position; 8 from kneeling position

Stage 3:  7 yards; 6 rounds in 10 seconds; any position

Stage 4: 7 yards; 12 rounds in 25 seconds (includes reload); 6 dominant hand only; reload and switch hands; 6 support hand only

Stage 5; 5 yards; 6 rounds total; 3 rounds in 4 seconds; repeat 2 times

Stage 6: 3 yards; 6 rounds; 2 rounds in 3 seconds; repeat 3 times


The first course of 50 rounds discharged shall be considered practice. The second course of 50 rounds discharged shall be used for scoring.

Typical B27 Target will be used; A 5 point score shall be granted for each round discharged inside of the seven (7) ring (center mass).

Each individual shall qualify with an 80% score (200 out of 250 points) on the scoring segment.

An instructor can take ADA concerns into consideration when qualifying individuals.


Holsters should be designed with the intent of securing the firearm as well as to cover the trigger guard.  Holsters with a release button can present an extra challenge to the shooter, creating an unsafe situation.  Therefore, a holster with this release button will not be allowed on the range. Please plan in advance.

Class Cancellation Policy

If a student/client must cancel, refunds may be arranged on a case by case basis due to a verifiable emergency.  Full refunds may be given for a verifiable emergency if notice is received and acknowledged 24 hours prior to the start of class.  


If a student/client must cancel for any other reason, notice must be received and acknowledged by A & M Firearms Training no less than 48 hours prior to the start of the class in order to receive a 50% refund.  


In most cases, class fees will be carried over to the next class offered by A & M Firearms Training.  

USCCA Instructor Course

The United States Concealed Carry Instructor Certification class is offered several times throughout the year in varying locations of the Sacramento region.  Classes are posted on the USCCA web-site and under 'classes' herein, as they are established.  There is an on-line training component required prior to attending the physical portion of the class.  Use the USCCA tab within this web-site for details.

Locations for Classes (Ranges)

A & M Firearms Training will hold most classes at Sacramento Valley Shooting Center.  

Range Fees

Range fees are the responsibility of the student/client.  

Sacramento Valley Shooting Center fees range are $7 (voting members) to $17 (non-members) - Subject to change by range.

Sacramento Valley Shooting Center

15501 Meiss Road

Sloughhouse, CA  95683

DO NOT USE GPS - Meiss Road is not passable from Sloughhouse.  You MUST enter via Ione Road.



In an effort to save fees, all payments will be made directly to Debbie MacDonald according to arrangements for each class.