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VA Basic Concealed Carry Permit (Range Assessment)

Basic - Get your VA permit

Duration: 1 hour range



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This Basic Handgun shooting course will introduce you to firearms and provide the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. The course includes classroom instruction, practical application, evaluation, and a live range qualification shoot. During this class, you will learn Safe Gun Handling Techniques, Handgun Knowledge, Fundamentals of Shooting, Shooting Positions, and more.

This is the shooting qualification. The online class is required before booking your range session.

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Topics Covered

Pistol Knowledge
Safe Gun Handling
Ammunition Knowledge
Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
Shooting Positions
Shooting Qualifications
Scoring Targets
Selecting and Maintaining Your Pistol
Continued Opportunities for Skill Development

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Expectations and Outcomes


  • Legal and Safety Knowledge
  • Firearms training
  • Live Fire Practice
  • Understanding of self-defense principles

  • Completion of training requirements
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations
  • Improved firearms proficiency
  • Enhanced awareness and preparedness

Participants will receive:
  • Basic Firearms Course student packet
  • Completion Certificate that meets Virginia‚Äôs Concealed Handgun application requirements (upon successfully passing range qualification and written examination)

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Basic, NAAGA (National African American Gun Association) Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Bring your completed written examination, you cannot perform your shooting qualification without it.

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Things to Bring:

  • Ear Protection (Electronic suggested)
  • Eye Protection - Prescription glasses are fine for eye protection as long as they are not glass lenses.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather in the event we are outdoors.
  • Bring a brimmed hat.
  • Avoid low-cut shirts and open-toe shoes.
  • Boots or sneakers are recommended.
  • Bring hydration, bug spray, and sunscreen (if applicable).
  • Bring your lunch (there will be a cafe in the building if you want to order food)
  • Note taking material.
  • An open mind and positive attitude!