Riverside County CCW Permit

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Approved by the Riverside County Sheriff Department.  This course meets the the standard for the initial permit (8-hours) and renewal permit (4-hours) training requirement.   This course allows students to explore drawing from a holster, critical thinking under stress, focus on the legal aspects of armed self-defense. Students will learn the laws and the principles of armed self-defense and how they apply under stress.

8-hour Initial Permit Course/$200    4-hour Renewal Permit Course/$125

Location: 504 E. Alvarado St #207 Fallbrook, CA 92028

General Information:

  • May issue state

  • Good cause statement (more info)

  • CA residents only (military exemptions)

  • Valid in 24 states (see map)

  • 21+ years of age

  • Valid for 2 years (standard permit)

  • $195 application fee

  • Includes AZ CCW Non-Resident application ($10 additional fingerprint fee)

8-hour Initial Permit Course Dates:

Saturday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • July 6th & July 20th

  • August 3rd & 11th

  • September 28th

  • October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

  • November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

  • December 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th


8:00 am - 12:00 pm RANGE (objective based)

Range: Rainbow Range & Gun Club

3139 Rainbow Valley Blvd. Rainbow, CA, 92028

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm CLASSROOM (objective based)

Classroom: Defensive Tactics and Firearms

504 E Alvarado St, Suite 207, Fallbrook, CA 92028


  • BRING A LUNCH! We will be eating in the classroom

  • Suitable STRONG SIDE holster that protects the trigger

    • Strong side = Appendix to 3 o’clock

    • Inside the waste band or outside the waste band

    • NO: off body holsters, sticky holsters, or ankle holsters

    • Need a holster on short notice? We recommend the Stealth Operator (here)

  • 200 rounds for primary firearm and 50 rounds for each additional firearm

  • Semi-Automatic Pistol or Revolver for the classroom (no live ammunition permitted in classroom)

  • At least two functional magazines (semi-autos) or speed-loaders (revolvers) with a magazine pouch.

  • Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred)

  • Comfortable clothing similar to what students will where while carrying.

  • Shoes/Boots – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No sandals or flip-flops.

4-hour Renewal Permit Course / Permit Modification Add Firearm

By appointment only 760-451-6694