Firearms Training

Concealed Carry (CCW), Private Instruction, Security Professionals & More

Our commitment to you

Since Norvan Powers opened Powers Security Training School over 50 years ago, this family business has been dedicated to providing safety oriented training to Kern County. Norvan’s son Craig, and his wife Becky, took over the business when Norvan retired. They have been operating Powers Firearms Training with the same integrity as it started while staying current with this evolving specialty.

Our experienced staff offers specialized courses, training and certifications in Concealed Carry (CCW), Ladies/Co-Ed Beginning/Intermediate Handgun, Defensive Firearms, Security Officer Firearms, and customized individual or group instruction. 

How do I get a CCW in Kern County?

Concealed Carry Weapon

CCW Permits

Initial, Renewal and Modification qualifications for Concealed Weapon / Concealed Carry (CCW) permits in Kern, Inyo, Mono, and Tulare counties.  Multi-State Permit options are available at no additional charge to allow you to carry in other states.

Online training courses can be completed at your own pace from the comfort of your home or office, supplemented with In-Person Training and Range Qualification
Private training

Skill Building

One on one or group instruction in the proficient and safe handling of your firearm.  Learn valuable skills with instruction from our professional, courteous and knowledgeable staff.  We offer Beginning and Intermediate level handgun courses on a recurring basis, as well as Individual and Group instruction customized specifically for your needs.
Security Professionals

Exposed Weapons

Armed security guard permit training and qualification as well as active and retired peace officer firearms qualifications.

Over 17,000 students and counting!

"I have learned soo much thought this program. I am glad they offer an online option, it makes it really easy to study on your own time!"
 "Amazing instructor! Honestly Craig did more than he had to for the CCW course. He went above and beyond, teaches with passion and cares that you learn and become good at it. Funny but serious; you will never forget the class you take here. If you are still looking where to go to get firearms instructions, look no more. I didn't know them before I went and I'm so glad I did. Very friendly and passionate about what they do."
"Took the initial CCW class online. I was a little weary of that decision due to the length of video time required, but Craig’s presentation kept me super engaged and I learned a lot that stuck with me. The in-person was equally pleasant and helpful. Craig and Becky are a power team with a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge with a lot of testimony to turn to in order to make personal any questions you might have. They truly made me better, more confident, and more knowledgeable than before I took the training. No matter the level of experience you have with firearms I would recommend Powers to anyone!"
"Absolutely Amazing! That is the short version…The Powers Team made this training great! Craig, Becky and crew were professional, knowledgeable, patient and most of all made the range session feel safe. They took time to answer all questions, gave each person great advice and conducted the training in an orderly and professional way! This team came highly recommended and now I know why! I will be following up with more one on one training as soon as I can! If you need firearms training you can’t go wrong with the Powers team!"

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