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Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit and Basic Carry

Basic - Not your ordinary Concealed Carry class! This course exceeds VA's requirement for concealed carry and prepares you for the reality of carrying a pistol.

Duration: 3 Hours Classroom, 1 Hour Fight Room



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now July 16 Tuesday
Norfolk, VA
2 - 30 Students 6pm-10pm Matthew McGuinness Space Available
Register Now July 23 Tuesday
Norfolk, VA
2 - 30 Students 6pm-10pm Matthew McGuinness Space Available
Register Now July 30 Tuesday
Norfolk, VA
2 - 30 Students 6pm-10pm Matthew McGuinness Space Available target icon


This class fulfills all requirements for you to apply for your Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) which works with all reciprocating states.

The WHY: The first step to becoming a self-defender is being able to carry the right tools! Not every concealed handgun permit class is created equal. Our instructors bring a wealth of first-hand experience to this class to help you understand clearly, what you can and cant do as a concealed carrier. We are firm believers that there are no “stupid questions” and encourage all students to pose questions and discuss examples to better understand their responsibilities as a concealed carrier. This class is the first step to becoming more self-reliant for defense.

Prerequisites- None. Inclusive learning space to all genders, orientations, religions, ethnicity, and skill levels.

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Topics Covered

- Requirements for use of Deadly Force (State of VA)
- Firearm Safety Rules
- Basic Pistol Handling
- Working through social Gray Areas
- Carry Equipment (Belt, Holster)
- Legal Requirements
- Interaction with Law Enforcement
- How to Apply for your CHP after the class


Questions Answered
How do I apply for my Permit?
- When can/Can’t I shoot?
- What is Brandishing?
- How can I be safe with my pistol?
- How do I interact with Law Enforcement with my gun?
- Where can/can’t I carry my firearm?

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Expectations and Outcomes

This class utilizes our firearm simulators to allow students to practice shooting and hitting targets safely from the holster.  We provide all the equipment needed for our practical evolutions so you will not need to bring anything additionally.  The majority of the class will focus on the laws and legalities of carry and self-defense with a firearm.  This is an open forum class where questions are welcome!


We will also give you exclusive access to deals on our other firearms and self-defense classes to help you become a well rounded self-defender.  


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Basic, Concealed Carry Training

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Documentation Requirements

ID will be required to check in to the class.  

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.

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No additional requirements to bring.  We recommend wearing what you might wear to conceal your pistol.  No live ammo needed for this class.

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