All firearms on your permit must be registered to YOU or your spouse. You MUST shoot all firearms you want to carry!

Qualification Classes

Robert OBergfell

​Certified L/E instructor (retired) on all platforms, including Less than lethal selections.

NRA Certified Handgun Instructor. Navy Special Ops Range officer.

Active shooter and Emergency preparation presentations & Instruction for public and private sectors. 

​Emergency operations, readiness instruction, and preparations qualified.

“Premier firearm training from “real world” applications. To prepare for the responsibility of firearms applications and the methodology.”

To help you avoid conflict and have had the instruction necessary to make clear decisions in your stewardship of the 2nd Amendment of these great United States.”

California CCW INFO

How to obtain a California CCW License:

  1. First, fill out a CCW application and submit it to the Issuing Agency (Police Chief or County Sheriff) of the jurisdiction in which you reside. If you live within the city limits, you can apply through the City Police Department or the County Sheriff’s Department. You can obtain the application by downloading the application from their specific website or in person by going to the Police Station or Sheriff’s Substation. Each Issuing Agency has specific instructions which must be followed before returning the application for submission and review. Stay connected for 2022 updates.
  2. Once you’ve submitted your CCW Application, the decision of the agency of record will determine whether or not you get approved. (In 2022, The Supreme Court struck down the requirement for a “Just cause” reason, which is fully supported by all Kern County agencies!
  3. Once approved, you will be notified by mail or phone. You will then have 90 days to take and successfully pass the ” 8-Hour Initial CCW Course.”

Do not take the 8-Hour Initial CCW Course before submitting your CCW Application unless specifically directed to by your Issuing Agency. Submit, then wait a couple of weeks to sign up.

California CCWs are valid for 2 years; a “Refresher Course” must be taken to renew your CCW.

The Refresher Course is a minimum 4-Hour class and may be taken up to 60 days before your CCW License expires. Failure to renew before the expiration date of your CCW License will result in losing your ability to carry concealed legally. You will have to start the process from the beginning and reapply. In essence, you will lose your CCW License and must start the process again, including resubmitting your CCW Application, retaking the 8-Hour Initial Course, etc. You can find out more information here:

​I am also a certified instructor for Inyo County. Please request information for classes.

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