FAQ


Who do you train?

We train all Law-Abiding U.S. citizens, military, and law enforcement. We will not train those who fall under the prohibited persons under California penal code.

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Do I need a special kind of gun for the NRA or Defensive Courses?

For the NRA Basic Pistol Class you do not need any specific pistol. .22s are encouraged for the course as a way to learn fundamentals. Both the NRA Personal Protection In the Home and Personal Protection Outside the Home we recommend that you use a self-defense pistol chambered in .32 caliber or higher. For our Defensive Pistol courses we do require a pistol of .32 caliber or higher. Yes, some of our instructors have used smaller for CCW do to clothing requirements for the day but we feel the minimum requirement for a defensive pistol is .32 caliber.

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Are your instructors certified?

Our instructors are certified for all courses that require certification by a governing body. Those teaching the ASHI medical course are certified ASHI Instructors and those teaching NRA Courses are all NRA Certified Instructors for that particular discipline. We use instructors from all backgrounds in all disciplines. We have professional instructors on the medical side that have vast experience in both in and out of hospital areas of expertise. On our defensive side our instructors have extensive experience as civilian shooters and trainers and some that come from the law enforcement side. All instructors regardless of experience or background teach to the NorCal MedTac curriculum during their time here.

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How much do your courses cost?

Our course prices are listed following the course descriptions.

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What types of payment are accepted?

We accept payment via credit card.  We use Paypal.  During payment just click on “I don’t have a paypal account in order to pay with a card.

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What is your refund/cancelation policy?

We currently require payment in full at time of sign up. Contact us if you have a specific need or concern. If a course is cancelled on our behalf you will receive a full refund. If a student cancels within two weeks of the course we will only refund 50% of their payment. Unfortunately we need to pre pay the rent for range space and have to institute this policy. Please ensure you can attend and have ammo or equipment prior to two weeks (14 days) prior or let us know.

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Can we get a group discount?

We do not automatically publish a group discount. However, if you are part of a group please contact with your needs and what you are looking for. We will try to balance running a business with attempting to be a good community partner with our citizens.

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Do your courses count for the California Conceal Carry Weapon Permit (CCW) training requirement?

Our NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home covers the national standard of CCW. We do add in specific CA applicable information and will conduct the live fire portion of the state requirements. In the end please remember that it is always up your specific CLEO to decide what training they do require for their specific jurisdiction.

Please note: as of February 25, 2014, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff has updated their Amended Applicant Process Handout with regard to self-defense and personal safety being sufficient as “good cause” for the issuance of the license.

See our CCW FAQ page for further CCW information.

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What safety measures are in place during classes?

We provide every class regardless of curriculum with a medical plan. Having EMTs and Paramedics on staff increases safety for all. We have never had an incident where we have had to put our plan in place. If you have a specific concern requiring your own conditions or a class in general let us know. NRA courses are run completely in accordance to the NRAs standards. Our Defensive Pistol Courses run as a hot range just like you will if you need that pistol in a defensive situation. There is no 180 rule in life on a two-range and you will be treated like a professional in our defensive courses. Those you don’t act as a professional will be dismissed and not refunded.

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Do you teach people with disabilities?

Absolutely! If you feel you fall into this category please contact us with what type of course you are looking at. We will absolutely work with you to provide you with whatever medical or defensive training you are looking for.

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What are the IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit)? Where do I get one?

IFAKs do not include Band-Aids or other boo-boo type things. An IFAK contains only items required for immediate life-saving needs. Those are; a tourniquet, a hemostatic agent, a chest seal, and an airway device. Many people sell specific kits such as this calling them “blow-out kits” or “trauma kits”. We do sell our version on our Shop page. If you don’t see it contact us for one.

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Do you sell ammo?

No. We don’t want to deal with the liability.

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Do you sell or rent guns?

No. We are not set up as a FFL nor do we want to deal with the liability of renting guns. If it is a NRA class you are looking for please contact us as we may be able to work something out for you at a particular range that we are holding the course at.

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How do I sign up?

Once you’ve located an available course on the calendar, click on the “Product” associated with course and add it to your cart. When you ready to check out, you’ll receive instructions on how to submit the payment. You will receive an email acknowledging your reservation. Once we receive your payment, you will receive a “shipped” notice for your course.

We are currently accepting checks or money orders made out to NorCal MedTac.

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