A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep
and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

If you own a gun, you should learn how to properly handle it, shoot it, and store it.  GOLD COUNTRY FIREARMS specializes in promoting firearm safety for all individuals, from the novice gun owner desiring to learn how to operate their weapon properly to the advanced user desiring to hone their skills.  Our courses consist of both classroom instruction and live-fire training where you will learn proper safety and responsibility of gun ownership, the law, safe gun handling, proper grip, sighting and trigger control.

Using a handgun to defend your life or the life of another requires more than just familiarity with your firearm, it demands a concerted effort to practice the skills necessary to use it and its accessories proficiently under stress.  Our advanced CCW Certification course will give you the skills necessary to survive a defensive shooting.  Most people who carry a firearm for self defense have never learned how to quickly and effectively employ it in a crisis situation.  Our CCW Certification course consists of both classroom instruction and a live-fire range qualification.  In addition to a review of the proper safety and responsibility of gun ownership, safe gun handling, the law, proper grip, proper stance, sighting and trigger control, you will learn methods of concealed carry and deployment, surviving a crisis situation, crisis prevention, encounters with Law Enforcement, and the use of deadly force.
Why do I need to take a CCW training  course?                                     
California and Utah Law require specified training for CCW applicants before a new license or a renewed license may be issued.
"May" Issue - "Shall" Issue

State regulations differ widely relating to the issuance of concealed carry permits and generally fall into four categories described as No-Issue, May-IssueShall-Issue, and Unrestricted.


California is a May issue state, one that requires a permit to carry a concealed handgun, and where the granting of such permits is partially at the discretion of local authorities (frequently the sheriff's department or police). The law typically states that a granting authority may issue a permit if various criteria are met and gives wide latitude to the county authorities in issuing permits. In California, the usual issuance of the permits ranges from a No-Issue policy, such as San Francisco, to an almost Shall-Issue environment in rural areas.


Utah is a Shall issue state, one that requires a permit to carry a concealed handgun, but where the granting of such permit is subject only to meeting certain criteria laid out in the law; the granting authority has no discretion in the awarding of the permits. Such laws typically state that a granting authority shall issue a permit if the criteria are met, as opposed to laws in which the authority may issue a permit at their discretion.


P.O. Box 1906
Jackson, CA  95642

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