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Class space is limited — pre-registration is required. All prices are subject to change without notice. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Ammunition for all classes and clinics must be purchased from the Public Safety Training Center on day of class. All ammunition prices are subject to change without notice.

To sign up for a class or for more information, talk to staff members at the Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center (12700 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas, Oregon 97015) or call us at 503-794-8023.

Private Classes

Includes lane, eye and ear protection.
  • Handgun

For reservations call 503-794-8023.


Public Classes

DPSST Firearms Qualification Course for Retired Law Enforcement (HR218)
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to provide Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Firearms Qualification Course(s) to retired law-enforcement officers, pursuant to the Law Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act of 2004 (HR218).

Retired Law Enforcement Officers who meet the necessary qualifications and wish to complete the HR218 Qualification Course can contact the Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) at 503-794-8023 to make an appointment with a Range Training Officer.  The qualification course is offered the first Tuesday of each month. Please click here to review these qualifications. The PSTC does not allow any outside ammunition, and will provide ammunition for the qualification.

Fee schedule:
  • Clackamas County Sheriff’s Retirees - $45.00 (includes ammo)
  • All other retired Law Enforcement officers- $60.00 (includes ammo)
Fees include:
  • DPSST Target
  • 50-rounds of ammunition
  • Range Training Officer (RTO) conducting the qualification
  • Qualification Card – valid for one (1) year from the qualification date
Individuals qualify using the DPSST Practical Qualification Course (PQC).  The course is a 10-yard and closer, 25-round timed qualification course. The course requires draw from a holster (or how you would carry the firearm) and movement to and from cover.  No exceptions can be made to the DPSST course of fire.

The 25 rounds of ammunition not used in the qualification can be used for practice, or retained to re-attempt if needed.  In the event someone does not qualify on the first attempt, they may purchase an additional target for $1.00 (and ammunition if necessary) and attempt one additional qualification.  Persons are limited to 2 qualification attempts per day.  If a retiree does not qualify after two attempts, they will have to re-schedule for another day, and pay the qualification fee again.




Class Descriptions

PST 100-OREGON
Personal Concealed Carry: State of Oregon

$40
This 4-hour course covers firearms safety and defensive use of the handgun, and meets Oregon CHL requirements. It will give you a better understanding of the handgun, its safe handling and the law as it applies to its carriage and use in defending yourself.

Topics covered:
• Firearms safety
• Applicable Oregon concealed carry laws
• Use of deadly physical force
• Self-defense principles
• Handgun function and nomenclature
• Ammunition components
• Selection criteria for a defensive handgun
• Concealed carry methods
• Pre- and post-confrontation options
• Communicating effectively with police
• The judicial process

Materials needed: Pen or pencil, photo ID

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PST 100-UTAH
Personal Concealed Carry: State of Utah

• $60 (Utah only CHL)
• $75 (Utah and Oregon CHLs)

This 4-hour course covers firearms safety and defensive use of the handgun, and meets Utah CHL requirements. It will give you a better understanding of the handgun, its safe handling and the law as it applies to its carriage and use in defending yourself.

Topics covered:
• Firearms safety
• Applicable Utah concealed carry laws
• Use of deadly physical force
• Self-defense principles
• Handgun function and nomenclature
• Ammunition components
• Selection criteria for a defensive handgun
• Concealed carry methods
• Pre- and post-confrontation options
• Communicating effectively with police
• The judicial process

Materials needed: Pen or pencil, photo ID

 Download flyer. (PDF)


PST 101
Basic Handgun Skill Development

$159
This one-day class is the starting point for the Public Safety Training Center’s handgun-skills curriculum. It requires no prior handgun knowledge or experience. Understanding the principles of basic firearms safety is emphasized throughout PST 101 — in a classroom lecture and on the range. The fundamentals of marksmanship are a focus of the class, in both dry- and live-fire exercises.

Classes are scheduled each month on selected Saturdays or Sundays, beginning at 9 a.m. Though completion of this class satisfies the statute requirements for application for an Oregon concealed handgun license, it is strongly recommended that the student seek additional training in Oregon’s Use of Force laws, presented in the PST 100 class.

Topics covered:
• Firearm safety rules
• Safe storage methods
• Handgun function and nomenclature
• Ammunition components and function
• Fundamentals of marksmanship
• Basic gun handling
• Introduction to: Shooting faster, distance shooting, shooting under time limits
• Personal practice regimen

Equipment needed:
• Pen or pencil
• 200 rounds of ammunition
• Photo ID

The following equipment is also required, but may be provided as part of class tuition at student’s advance request:
• Handgun equipped with slide-lock
• Wrap-around eye protection
• Muff-style hearing protection

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101A  
Accelerated Basic Pistol
$159
This full-day course is intended for graduates of PST 101 (or students who wish to bypass PST 101 after an instructor waiver) and who wish to continue their training and achieve entrance to PST 102. Picking up where PST 101 leaves off, this class introduces some basic defensive-handgun skills. This is “102 prep.”

Prerequisites: This class requires that you have taken and passed PST 101 or take a mandatory entrance exam — which entails a live-fire evaluation of your gun handling and basic marksmanship skill.

There is no additional fee or appointment necessary to take this test.

Current CHL or current background check required to sign up for this class.

Topics covered:
• Universal firearm safety rules
• Marksmanship fundamentals review
• Threat ready
• Low ready/search
• Speed reloading
• Magazine save (tactical) reloading
• Indoor/close-quarters ready
• Verbal tactics
• Drawing from holster

Equipment needed:
• Firearm with slide-lock
• Pen or pencil
• 350 rounds of ammunition, purchased from the PSTC on day of class
(.380/9mm/.38 Special minimum)
• Strong-side, belt-secured, molded or semi-rigid holster and belt
• At least 4 magazines/speed-loaders
• Magazine/speed-loader pouches strongly recommended
• Heavy duty belt

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PST 102
Defensive Handgun Skill Development

$299 
This intensive 2-day course (minimum 16 hours) is the starting point for realistic self-defense preparedness. If you keep or carry a handgun for defensive purposes, you need this training.

You will learn the professional attitudes and personal habits needed to keep you safe — as well as gain a unique understanding of some of the legal and personal responsibilities you assume as a gun owner. You will learn to safely and efficiently draw from concealment, re-holster, reload and clear malfunctions. You will increase accuracy and speed through coached and supervised systematic, repetitive drills. You will develop your ability to safely operate your handgun with control, precision and speed.

Successful completion of this course confers the provisional privilege of:
• Use of the PSTC’s Tactical Training (Green) Deck
• Eligibility for enrollment in PST 103

Prerequisites:
• PST 101A Qualification
• CHL or current background check

Topics covered:
• Firearms safety
• Defensive handgun fundamentals and principles
• Ready positions and the use of movement
• Speed and tactical reloading
• Clearing malfunctions
• Rapid fire and failure to stop
engagements
• Verbalization in defensive simulations
• The defensive draw stroke
• Introduction to index firing

Equipment needed:
• Defensive handgun with slide-lock (.380ACP caliber or larger)
• Strong-side, belt-secured, molded or semi-rigid holster and heavy duty belt
• Minimum of 5 magazines or reloading devices and carrier
• Minimum 600 rounds of ammunition
• Wrap-around eye protection
• Muff-style hearing protection
• Overgarment (jacket/sweater)

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PST 103
Advanced Defensive Handgun Skill

$299
This intensive 2-day course (minimum 16 hours) continues the development of defensive handgun skills begun in PST 102 — and introduces new techniques.

You will learn to: draw your handgun from concealment with increased speed and accuracy; shoot while moving and turning; engage moving targets; shoot from alternative positions; use cover to protect yourself; engage multiple targets; shoot one-handed; and effectively use index (unsighted) firing. The focus of this class is the mindset, skills, tactics and techniques that are essential in winning a lethal-force confrontation.

Successful completion of this course confers the provisional privilege of:
• Use of the PSTC’s Tactical Training (Green) Deck

Prerequisites:
• PST 102 Qualification
• CHL or current background check

Topics covered:
• Firearms safety
• Use of force decision-making
• Speed shooting
• Directional engagements
• Multiple targets
• Position shooting and the use of cover
• Firing on the move
• Moving targets
• One-handed firing
• Index firing
• Post-engagement tactics

Equipment needed:
• Defensive handgun with slide-lock (.380ACP caliber or larger)
• Strong-side, belt-secured, molded or semi-rigid holster and heavy duty belt
• Minimum of 5 magazines or reloading devices and carrier
• Minimum 700 rounds of ammunition
• Wrap-around eye protection
• Muff-style hearing protection
• Overgarment (jacket/sweater)
• Tactical flashlight

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