“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!
We are pleased to announce new CCW Training Class selections. We now offer a 4 hour RENEWAL only CCW class that is held entirely on the range combining the knowledge and practical sessions into one venue. For those who desire the more traditional approach, our 8 hour Initial class for first time permit holders will also cover all of the renewal requirements, just more in depth. You now have a choice on time vs additional training. See our calendar for class dates and locations. Both classes cover Mariposa, Madera and Merced Counties and Cities, as well as some others. Both of these classes meet and exceed all the requirements of California’s new CCW laws, one of which is more firearms shooting techniques and exercises. Our CCW classes have always been ranked highest by our clients, and we are taking this opportunity to make them even better. Please call us if you have any questions.
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.
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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 8th 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.org 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”
Combat Medical Tactics Training Class
A three day course which combines Defensive Medicine and Advanced Defensive Pistol topics along with lecture of survival principals and preparation. Students will enhance their pistol skills while also combining medical skills and their disaster preparedness
• Basic understanding of violent trauma on the body.
• Major killers of violent trauma.
• Skills necessary to mitigate violent wounds.
• What tools/equipment you actually need in your personal kit.
• Basic gun handling while in a pair or small unit.
• Prioritizing hostile and trauma threats.
• What to expect from different types of disasters.
• What is your realistic plan for survival given different disaster scenarios.
• Desire to learn.
• Defensive handgun with appropriate holster.
• 500 rounds of ammunition. (We will attempt to keep the round count down)
• 4-6 magazines for your handgun. (minimum of 3 magazines)
• Hat to deflect brass.
• Personal water supply