Instruction

Paratus Training is proud to provide the most comprehensive firearms instruction courses in Santa Barbara County.  Here is a breakdown of fees associated with instruction sessions:

  • $75 an hour for private instruction with a 2-hour minimum, which includes use of firearms, eye and ear protection, and range fee.

  • Ammunition is not included. Ammunition can be purchased from Paratus training.

New Clients

  • We offer new clients a special introductory rate of $150 for 3 hours of private instruction. Cost includes use of firearms and range fee, but does not include ammunition which can be purchased from Paratus Training.

  • The special introductory rate for 2-person sessions is $220 for 3 hours of instruction. Cost includes use of firearms and range fee, but does not include ammunition which can be purchased from Paratus Training.

Private Groups

The private group rates for 4 participants and under start at $125 per person for 4 hours of instruction.  For pistol and rifle training, the student to teacher ratio will never exceed 1:4.   For Shotgun / Trap shooting, please see "Shotgun / Trap Shooting" section below.  Cost includes use of firearms and range fee, but does not include ammunition which can be purchased from Paratus training.  The rates for private groups are as follows:

  • 2 participants: $200 per person for 4 hours of instruction.

  • 3 participants: $150 per person for 4 hours of instruction.

  • 4 participants: $125 per person for 4 hours of instruction.

The private group rates for more than 4 participants (i.e. bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate team building etc.) are priced upon request based on the number of participants and the length of the event.  For pistol and rifle training, the student to teacher ration will never exceed 1:4.  Paratus training routinely hosts many large private group events.  Please see our Facebook page and Yelp.com for pictures and reviews of many of these recent events.

Shotgun / Trap Shooting

This service is for clients who would like a private group, trap shooting experience at the Winchester Canyon Gun Club.  We are happy to accommodate all groups including birthday, bachelor, and bachelorette parties, as well as team building and family reunions events.

Rates cover private use of the WCGC shotgun range, club facilities, shotgun use, eye and ear protection, RSO (Range Safety Officer), and NRA-certified guidance and instruction.

The following rates are for 2 hours of range time.  Any additional time will be charged pro-rate.  Groups over 20 can be accommodated by rotating through the trap fields.  Please inquire about the cost for those larger groups.   Rates do not include ammunition or target fees. Each round of trap costs an additional $20.  This includes 25 clay targets and 25 rounds of 12-gauge or 20-gauge ammunition.  An additional $5 will be charged per round for those wishing to upgrade their rounds to .410 bore.

Groups

  • 2-5 people: $350

  • 6-10 people: $450

  • 11-15 people: $650 (an additional RSO is needed for groups over 10 people and requires an additional fee of $250)

  • 16-20 people: $750