This course is a comprehensive classroom course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self-defense. If you are new to handguns, this is a great introduction to everything you need to know to start your self-protection journey. Our instructors have over 28 years of experience in the firearms industry.
This course has been structured to ensure a comfortable classroom and range environment.
Classroom and range are located in the same building. This course is fast paced and is the first of three courses we offer to help you understand the basics of firearms ownership, safety, and nomenclature, and how it applies to home- or self-defense. The facilities are handicapped-accessible.
Classroom topics include personal and home defense fundamentals, understanding semi-automatics, revolvers and modern striker-fired handguns, as well as defensive shooting fundamentals, grip, target alignment and trigger Control.
You will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of "Concealed Carry and Home Defense" using the email that will be sent to you after you register. It covers all of the course contents and lots of information to continue your education. However, I will have a limited supply of books to purchase the day of class at a discounted rate ($25)..
Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan
Self-Defense Firearms Basics
The Legal Use of Force (abbreviated)
Violent Encounters and the Aftermath (abbreviated)
Basic and Advanced Skills
Other topics covered: Personal Safety, Handgun Safety, Handgun Fundamentals, Handgun Operation.
This class includes range time.
Eligible for CCW Permit
Successful completion of this class will allow you to apply for a Concealed Carry Permit (CCW). See VA state laws.
Wear boots or sneakers. No low cut shirts or open toed shoes please
After this class, students will feel confident to act as their family’s first line of defense in the event of a home invasion or other critical incident.
How much does the course cost?
The course is $99.99. We recommend that you sign up early.
What will I need to bring with me?
You will need to fire 25 rounds of ammunition. You may use your own handgun, or you may rent one at the range at no additional cost. Ammunition is available for purchase. Hearing and eye protection are furnished.
How old must I be to take the class?
While the concealed carry permit is available only to those 21 or older, the course is open to all 16 and older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What will I receive after completing the course?
After successful completion of the course, a certificate is awarded which shows the Court you have received appropriate training.
What does the class consist of?
Approximately two hours of this three hour course is classroom instruction, with the remaining time spent at the range.