Training Classes

Stage Stop Gun Shop & Indoor Range offers a variety of training courses. Whether you are newer to shooting, want to improve the skills you already have, or need certification for your CCW, we have a class for you! Please check our events calendar for upcoming class dates. You can call or come into the shop to pay to reserve your spot.

BEGINNER SHOOTER CLASS

This is a beginner shooter class that is 4 hours long. In this class you will learn basic firearm safety as well as basic shooting skills. We will supply the firearm and the ammunition. In order to be registered for the class, you will need to call or come into either location to pay for your spot! Please review the class confirmation form “Class Confirmation”

You will need: eye and ear protection. No low-cut shirts or open toe shoes will be allowed in the range. If you have not done so within the last year, please sign the range waiver prior to your class.

 
BEGINNER SHOOTER II CLASS

This 3 hour beginner shooter class takes the beginner and continues to work on the basic skills by emphasizing safety and the shooting mechanics. Each shooter will initially focus on their effort to maximize accuracy and then shift the focus towards shooting “center mass” In order to be registered for the class, you will need to call or come into either location to pay for your spot! Please review the class confirmation form “Class Confirmation”

You will need: Your own firearm, 150 rounds of ammunition, 2 magazines for your firearm, snap caps for your firearm, eye and ear protection. No low-cut shirts or open toe shoes will be allowed in the range. If you have not done so within the last year, please sign the range waiver prior to your class.

 
CCW ADVANCED CLASS

This is a 4 hour advanced CCW class where current CCW holders will learn advanced pistol techniques and tactics which will help them prepare to effectively handle potential deadly threats and encounters. In order to be registered for the class, you will need to call or come into either location to pay for your spot! Please review the class confirmation form “Class Confirmation” You will need: eye and ear protection, 200 rounds of ammunition per firearm, a holster and extra magazines. No low-cut shirts or open toe shoes will be allowed in the range. If you have not done so within the last year, please sign the range waiver prior to your class.

 
CCW NEW APPLICANT CLASS

This class is 8 hours long. This class will teach the laws in CA regarding CCW and self-defense and you will qualify with the firearm(s) that you wish to have on your permit. You must have already turned in your application to your county and received approval in order to take this class. We are currently certified to instruct residents of the counties of Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus & the City of Turlock. Check back for updates regarding additional counties that may become available. In order to be registered for the class, you will need to call or come into either location to pay for your spot!

For this class you will need: ID, firearm(s) (max 3), 200 rounds of ammunition or at least 60 rounds per firearm, eye and ear protection, the holster you plan to use and at least two magazines per firearm. No low-cut shirts or open toe shoes will be allowed in the range. If you have not done so within the last year, please sign the range waiver prior to your class. Please review the class confirmation form “Class Confirmation” and download and fill out the form “CCW Serial” and email the completed serial number form to dcook@ssgs.us at least one business day prior to your class.

 
CCW RENEWAL CLASS

This class is 4 hours and is for individuals that have an expiring CCW. We are currently certified to instruct residents of the counties of Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus & the City of Turlock. Check back for updates regarding additional counties that may become available. In order to be registered for the class, you will need to call or come into either location to pay for your spot!

For this class you will need: ID, firearm(s) (max 3), 200 rounds of ammunition or at least 60 rounds per firearm, eye and ear protection, the holster you plan to use and at least two magazines per firearm. No low-cut shirts or open toe shoes will be allowed in the range. If you have not done so within the last year, please sign the range waiver prior to your class. Please review the class confirmation form “Class Confirmation” and download and fill out the form “CCW Serial” and email the completed serial number form to dcook@ssgs.us at least one business day prior to your class.

 
HUNTERS SAFETY

This class alone is not a qualification for a hunter education certificate. Access is permitted to this 4-hour follow-up class only after a student has completed the written home study or online component of the class (please scroll down for online component). Class is limited to ages 12 and up Students are expected to know at least 90% of the material when coming to class. Please study. Pay extra attention to Wildlife Mgmt/Conservation chapter Bring proof of online course completion. Print, fill out, and bring Student Consent Form to class.

Online Hunter Education Course Click - Online Course and follow-up class

 
INTERMEDIATE SHOOTER CLASS

This 3 hour class focuses on teaching proper steps in drawing from the holster, firing, and returning the firearm to the holster. Once the shooter successfully passes the course, he/she will be allowed to draw from the holster at the range at Stage Stop. Prerequisite to take this course is: student must have completed Beginner I and Beginner II course at Stage Stop Gun Shop, (or) be a current/retired law enforcement officer, (or) be a holder of a current CA CCW permit. In order to be registered for the class, you will need to call or come into either location to pay for your spot! Please review the class confirmation form “Class Confirmation”

You will need: eye and ear protection, a firearm, a formed exterior hip holster, a magazine pouch, 3 magazines, 200 rounds of ammunition, and snap caps of the same caliber of the firearm being used. No low-cut shirts or open toe shoes will be allowed in the range. If you have not done so within the last year, please sign the range waiver prior to your class.

 
UTAH CCW CLASS

At the end of this four hour course, you will have everything you need to get your non-resident Utah CCW. In order to be registered for the class, you will need to call or come into either location to pay for your spot!