“Better than a Thousand Days of diligent study, is One Day with a Great Teacher”
– Japanese proverb
Tactics: “Any mode or procedure for gaining an advantage or success.”
Having knowledge or skill is one thing – Putting them to use is a whole other matter!
Mariposa County has now authorized up to ten (10) firearms on your Mariposa CCW Permit!
Starting January 2023 there will be new pricing for our CCW permit classes. With Madera and Mariposa now authorizing up to ten (10) weapons on their permit, and Merced and Stanislaus Counties allowing five (05) weapons – obviously range time has significantly increased along with our time and travel. Basic renewal fees will now be $90 and initial class fees move to $110. This price includes qualification range time for up to three (03) guns and may be paid at registration online thru PayPal. Any additional weapons over three (3) and up to ten (10), will be at $20 per gun, cash or check on the day of your range qualification for the additional weapons. More than 3 weapons may also require an additional range date depending on daylight and class time as well as additional ammunition. Please contact us before your class date to determine scheduling.
We are now an authorized CCW Training Provider for Stanislaus County!
Weekend and Weekday classes available, see our calendar. Private classes by arrangement, call us!
When looking for CCW Permit Training, either initial or renewal, make sure you do due diligence and research your training providers. At Hammer Stryke we are not interested in simply qualifying you as so many providers do, we want to train you! If all you want is the minimum at the cheapest cost, then we wish you well and would appreciate you going elsewhere. Sure, our classes are longer than the “minimum” requirements. Sure, we encourage you to try harder, and go faster. This is because we want you to survive, not die, or be maimed or injured. We expect our students to go home after their violent encounter! We take our classes beyond the minimum requirements of your issuing authority and bring it to the real world with follow on classes to grow and expand your new skill sets. If all you want is the minimum effort, time and cost, consider well current events. As Gabe Surez says so well: “In the last month we have seen a rifleman in an hotel room pulling off the greatest mass murder in recent history, a jihadist running a truck into a crowd, and now a mass murder inside a church. This is not fantasy, it is real. We live in a time of war, and those of us who teach have a duty to prepare our students for the threats of today. It is our calling to turn lambs into lions.” Really?! – you plan to bet your life and your loved ones lives on the minimum time and cost? Seriously?
Providing Advanced and Specialized Firearms Skill Sets, along with Personal Protection and Life Skills Training
Hammer Stryke Self-Reliance Training, Inc is a California Corporation licensed and insured for Advanced Firearms Training.
With our training facilities in Mariposa and Merced Counties we are able to accommodate all of central California firearms training needs! Our Instructors are all certified firearms instructors with background careers in the Military, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue and Emergency Medicine.
As a husband, wife, parent or just a human being, you are responsible for your safety. Not the Police, your neighbor or ANYONE else. It is yours to own! Please take a moment to review your security posture and readiness for whatever may come to pass. While we truly hope that we prosper and are healthy, the sad truth is that we live in uncertain times. Please make sure that you and yours are ready! AND Remember, in our rural setting, fire and ambulance are extended responses as well – train and plan accordingly.
We highly recommend the USCCA and that you consider joining them (and us) today, as you never know when you will need someone to have your back as well as your families! Please make sure that you and yours are ready! As a husband, wife, parent or just a human being, you are responsible for your safety. Not the Police, your neighbor or ANYONE else. It is yours to own! Please take a moment to review your security posture and readiness for whatever may come to pass. While we truly hope that we prosper and are healthy, the sad truth is that we live in uncertain times. Who will take care or you, or your family if you are involved in a self-defense incident? What if it is your child defending themselves at home, who’s got their back? You do! Along with the USCCA when you sign up for membership.
AND Remember, in our rural setting, fire and ambulance are extended responses as well – train and plan accordingly.
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New Expanded Emergency Medicine Skills classes!
In addition to our Combat Medical Tactics Training classes, we now offer American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certifications, and Wilderness/Remote First Aid Training classes. Check our calendar for scheduled classes; or contact us to present a class for your group or organization!
There is an old saying that “the customer is always right”. If your only goal is to take their money, then yes…I suppose that is true. But Hammer Stryke was founded as a training organization, where ostensibly, the customer doesn’t know, and it is our job to educate them. We are proud to be in our 10th year of doing so…..
How to sign up for your class: Go to the calendar and select your class and date. Open the class by double clicking on the title. You will see what to bring, where to be, times, and a short description of the class. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns after reviewing the class description. You may also want to review the “Class Comments and Reviews” under the “About Us” tab in the top menu bar.
You will also see a “PayPal” link to pay for the class. This is how you actually save your spot in the class. (The Secure Paypal link is how we track the number of seats we have in any class). If you are unable to pay on line thru PayPal or need to pay via some other method, then contact us to make arrangements. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use PayPal. After you have booked your class thru the PayPal link you will be redirected back to this page and we Thank You for your booking and payment. Your transaction has now been completed, and a receipt for your purchase has been emailed to you. You may log into your PayPal account as well to view the transaction details.
Refund policies: Once a class is booked and a deposit is made, you may cancel the reservation up to two weeks prior to the event for a full refund. Refunds will be made after the event is completed however. Cancelling within two weeks of the event will incur a booking fee as we had to turn away others who could have made the training class, $50 will be withheld for this booking fee. Running Late / No Show – If you are late for your training no more than an hour we can still accommodate you, if its more than an hour or you do not show up, you will not be refunded. As a company we will have incurred the expenses and will have sadly turned other attendees away who wanted the spot we reserved for you. Please call if you are running late! If you just cannot make your class, contact us prior to your class date, we can reschedule you to the next class and carry over your payment.
Directions to Mariposa Fish and Game Range
Mariposa Fish and Game Range – Go to www.mariposafishandgame.org for directions. Range address is 4443 Old Highway, Mariposa, CA 95338.
Directions to River Oaks/Safety First Shooting Association Range
River Oaks Range (Safety First Shooting Association) – Go to www.safetyfirstshooting.net for detailed directions with pictures of turns. Range address is 11584 N. Shaffer Road, Winton CA 95388.
Tactics: “Any mode or procedure for gaining advantage or success”
Vehicle Tactics and Combat
Law Enforcement statistics show that about 57% of violent armed encounters have a vehicle involved. With today’s crime at gas stations, convenience stores or protests on the streets and intersections – Do you know how to fight with your vehicle?
Vehicle Tactics training involves an understanding of illegal vehicle traffic control checkpoints, ambushes – both static and rolling, how to fight from inside your vehicle, from outside while around your vehicle and how to combat an opponent located inside their vehicle, both stationary and moving.
Bring: firearms, rifle or shotgun, 200 rounds of handgun ammo, 200 rounds of long gun ammo, lunch, water,
Safety equipment: bring ballistic or safety WRAP AROUND glasses (there will be flying glass), kevlar gloves or good combat or leather gloves, knee and or elbow protection (personal choice).
It is your choice as to whether you conceal carry, or if you go with overt battle rattle (plate carriers, etc) for this class, but remember, you are probably not going to have your tactical gear with you and will be with your family and your handgun when the worst happens.