Frequently Asked Questions
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We also ask that you cover your range fee, which will vary based on the range we're using (so contact us for info).
Class fees are due by the beginning of the first session regardless of where we start.
Black Oak Training, Inc. is approved by the Butte County Sheriff Department and the State of California to qualify county residents who have acquired permission to get a California Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit.
California currently does not recognize permits from any other states, although a few states recognize the California CCW. (You may wish to review the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action's page on gun laws by state. Click the VIEW PROFILE link for the state of interest for current gun-related law and CCW reciprocity.)
You obtain this form from the Butte County Sheriff's Office website. However, it still must be printed, signed, and presented in person at the BCSO Records Office, 33 County Center Dr., Oroville..
The CCW application form for Butte County is now an interactive PDF form that you can fill out online. You then print it out, sign it, and bring it to the Records Office. (This is the point at which you also complete the LiveScan process and pay your initial fees.) See the BCSO's Online Sheriff's Forms webpage for more information.
Printing off the CCW Quick Reference Checklist would be a really great idea as well.
BTW we suggest you take the time to save a copy of your application for your own records.
NOTE: Approval is good for six months only. You must take your CCW class before your approval expires.
If you like you may contact us to ask questions about the application process.
Prior to registering for our CCW course you must be competent in the safe handling, loading, unloading, and firing of your handgun(s). If you are lacking in any of these skills, contact us for private training so that we may bring you up to the necessary skill level. One of the objectives of our CCW course is help you be comfortable carrying a loaded, concealed handgun in public. We also want to improve your confidence in your ability to defend your life or the life of another.
Butte County allows up to four handguns on your permit. This means that in addition to your primary carry handgun you may qualify up to three additional handguns during the class.
To add a handgun after your class you must make another trip to the BCSO Records office with a revised Proof of Exam form. To get that, make an appointment for one hour of BOT instructor time ($35) at the range.
A bunch of stuff.
For the classroom session (NO AMMUNITION OR FIREARMS IN THE CLASSROOM):
(By the way, have we mention the "no firearms or ammo in the classroom" thing enough by now?)
For the range session:
Currently we keep our classes to a maximum of four participants. Such groups can be two to four friends, family members, coworkers, all male, all female, or a combination of any of these. You set up your own group.
Classroom sessions: street clothes.
Range sessions: wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing. One of the ranges we use is outdoors. Another is an indoor range, but inside temperatures reflect (and sometimes appear to amplify) those outside.
Don't forget your concealement garment: something long enough to conceal a holstered handgun.
Regardless of gender, beware low necklines! That “flying brass” is very, very hot and has been known to land between a shirt/collar and your skin.
For the same reason, wear closed-toe shoes.
This is lengthy so we've put it here.
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