Get Started! The following steps are necessary to get started on applying for your CCW

Step 1: Call David Wasson!

Introduce yourself!

I'm a firm believer in the 2nd amendment, & want to help individuals exercise their rights through proper firearms training. When somebody wants to cause you harm, don't be the victim!

I like to get to know all my students, give me a call and lets discuss the exciting process of obtaining your CCW.
Step 2: Class Registration

Required Documents

Please read all of the required documents, sign the release of liability waiver, and submit your firearm qualification form.
Step 3: Start Sheriff's Application

Submit your application ASAP!

In California, the Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state and local guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for issuing Concealed Carry Weapon licenses. Due to the detailed nature involved with conducting these background checks, appointment times and processing times can take multiple weeks.

“Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power.” - Yoshimi Ishikawa

“Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.” – Susan B. Anthony

“I would like to see every woman know how to handle firearms as naturally as they know how to handle babies.” – Annie Oakley

“A man with a gun is a citizen. A man without a gun is a subject.” - Allen West

“Arms are the only true badge of liberty. The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave.” - Andrew Fletcher

Concealed Carry Find out why you should conceal carry!

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” It doesn’t get much clearer than that!

Monterey and San Benito County requirements for Concealed Carry are the following:

The applicant is of good moral character.
Good cause exists to issue the Concealed Cary Weapon license, Personal Protection being a good enough cause.
The applicant meets residence requirements.
An 8-hour CCW training course with a qualification certificate.


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Beginner Courses Basic training for Pistols, Carbines and Shotguns.

If you just purchased your first firearm, thinking about purchasing one or have already purchased one and have it stashed away in your safe, you should get educated on how to function your firearm and how to do so safely.

Beginner Pistol, Carbine & Shotgun courses go over the importance of SAFETY, body positioning, proper grip, sight alignment, breathing control, trigger squeeze, and follow-through.

Classes are fun and engaging making time for open discussion, questions, and live demonstrations.

After classroom session, we’ll practice what we’ve learned at the range with some target practice. Our instructors will work with you to effectively place shots on target while maintaining safety and control over your firearms.


Tactical Courses Tactical training for Pistols, Carbines and Shotguns.

Learn how to run your guns! Our tactical pistol, carbine and, shotgun training courses go over Standard &. Non standard firing positions, malfunction clearances, carbine to pistol transitions, movement drills & much more.

If you’re an intermediate or advanced shooter and wish to improve your firearm skills, our tactical pistol, carbine and shotgun training courses are exactly what you are looking for. These classes focus on running your pistol, carbine, and shotgun in a multitude of drills including movement and team tactics.

The classes focus on advancing your skills to your max ability through repetition to help devlop muscle memory. As the courses progress you'll be pushed beyond your current limits while achieving consistent center mass hits under stress from both primary and support handle. You must come prepared to learn, both mentally and physically.


Location We're located at

3056 Del Monte Blvd. #101, Marina, CA 93933
in the Cypress Point Shopping Center.

Hours of Operation: Open only by appointment and scheduled classes.

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About 831 Shooter David Wasson's mission to arming law abiding citizens

David Wasson

David Wasson is an NRA Certified Instructor for the past 8+ years. He’s a firm believer in the 2nd amendment (enough to have it tattooed on his right arm) and has a mission to help individuals exercise their rights through proper firearm training. David works closely with the Monterey County and San Benito County Sheriffs departments to meet and exceed their current requirements.

Along with firearm training and CCW classes, David runs a small shop in Marina, CA Black Rifle Tactical Supplies, where he sells firearm parts and accessories. Black Rifle Tactical Supplies is open by appointment only.