This Class is for the BSIS Issued exposed Firearm permit for armed security guards.
The initial instructor fee is for a single caliber only. If you wish to test for more than one caliber add $25 for each additional caliber.
Example: To test for .38/.357, 9mm and .40,.45, it would cost $125 + $25 + $25 = $175 + range fees.
State fees are solely the student’s responsibility. State fees are established by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS), and may change at any time. State fees are explained in class.
Moral and Legal Aspect of carrying a firearm:
Objective: To familiarize and instruct the individual on the applicable California laws relating to the possession sand carrying of firearms while working as an armed security guard.
Laws and standards regarding use of deadly force:
Objective: To familiarize and instruct the individual on the meaning of deadly force, the standards for using deadly force, the applicable laws relating to the use of deadly force and the consequences of using deadly force improperly or violating the standards and requirements for use of a weapon.
1. Penal Code Sections
2. Government Code Sections
3. Bureau statutes and regulations
4. Instructor examples
Avoidance of deadly force - the de-escalation of force:
Objective: To familiarize and instruct individual on the role of the armed security guard, the rold that deadly force may play and when and how to de-escalate the use of deadly force.
Effect of firearms use:
Objective: To familiarize and instruct individual on how and why bullets travel and what implication this has on the use of deadly force.
Firearms Nomenclature, Maintenance (classroom):
A. The revolver and semi-automatic, ammunition, parts and nomenclature.
Objective: To familiarize and instruct individual on the principles and operation of weapons, the differences between weapons and how to care for a weapon.
1. Picture of revolver and semi-automatic with parts identified.
2. Revolver and semi-automatic parts and description.
3. picture of ammumnition with parts identified.
4. Ammunition parts and description.
Firearms safety, general:
Objective: To familiarize and instruct individual on how to safely fire, wear and store the weapon while on the firing range, or on duty or off duty.
1. General Safety rules.
2. Specific safety rules.
3. Safety at home and off duty.
4. Transporting the weapon to the range.
5. Carrying the weapon on duty.
6. Suggested eye and ear protective equipment.
Weapon Handling and Shooting fundamentals:
Objective: To familiarize and instruct individual on the fundamentals of marksmanship and the handling of marksmanship and the handling of weapons.
A. Weapon fundamentals, general differences between handguns
B. Loading / Unloading
1. Proper loading procedures
2. Proper loading procedures (right handed)
3. Proper unloading procedures (right handed)
4. Proper loading procedures (left handed)
5. Proper unloading procedures (left handed)
6. Loading devices
C. Proper positions
1. Point shoulder position
2. Standing, barricade or supported positon
3. Kneeling position
4. Sitting position
5. Prone position
6. Cover and Concealment
7. Bouncing bullets
D. The Grip
1. Two-handed grip
E. The Draw
1. General Information
2. The holster and the draw
F. Shooting fundamentals
1. Sight Alignment
2. Trigger Squeeze (control)
a. single action
b. double action
c. Count your shots
e. Dry firing
Instructor fee for initial qualifications: $125.00
Instructor fee for requalifications: $60.00
Additional calibers: $25.00
Range Fees (approx): $10.00
9:00am - 4:00pm
****The approximate time frame to process an initial firearm permit application is generally between two and four months (approximately 60-120 days). You must be fingerprinted (Live Scan) which is a requirement, as well as all other licensing or registration applications. Fingerprinting for a Firearms permit is $114. We have Live Scan here at our location if you're interested. ****