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Training in Virginia

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Regular Member
Jul 13, 2006
Winchester, Virginia, USA
The purpose of this sticky is to identify and to advertise shooting training classes in Virginia. In order to keep the thread clean, I envision a list of postings identifying or recommending companies or instructors, with general subject matter and location by city in the subject line, and class-related information, which can be in the form of a reference to a website, in the text. That way, one can scan the titles to learn what classes are being offered and in what areas, then open that post to learn the details.

I ask that companies or instructors who self-advertise do NOT post each new class, but only refer to the website where this information may be found. If you are recommending a class, please include the above information and include a brief AAR to identify why you make this recommendation.

What I would like this thread to grow into is a complete list of all shooting instruction in Virginia (if it slops a little over into a neighboring state, that is fine too; the object is to locate shooting instruction).


Regular Member
Mar 23, 2008
www.ProactiveShooters.com, Richmond, Va., , USA
Proactive Shooters, LLC Firearms Safety Training & Instruction - Henrico, Va.

Proactive Shooters, LLC
6010 W. Broad Street, Suite 205
Henrico, Va. 23230

Firearms training classes
Classes for Virginia, Utah and Florida permits
Live fire training classes
Private shooting lessons
Personal safety classes
SABRE Pepper Spray training classes
NRA Range Safety Officer classes


Regular Member
Jul 29, 2007
Greene County
Free basic handgun course..

Free basic handgun course..
Greene County Sheriff’s Office offers a free handgun safety course every other month as long as there is a continued interest.

The classes are offered to those 13 and older, and teaches safe handling, usage, shooting fundamentals, proper selection, laws and the concealed permit process.

Students receive a certified certificate of completion, which may be used to apply for the Virginia concealed handgun permit through the Circuit Court. Applicants for a concealed handgun permit must be at least 21 years old, undergo a background check and be approved by the Commonwealth’s Attorney and Circuit Judge.

For more information contact Steve Keene at (434) 566-8774.



The above Basic handgun course is excellent for those needing a beginner course or a fresher on laws, it also serves to satisfy the states requirement to obtain a CHP.

This is a non live fire class.

And you don't have to be a Greene county resident to attend.

I have no dog in this fight.​
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Legendary Warrior
May 21, 2006
This thread has been superseded by a new sub-forum heading - Training in Virginia.

Please note that individual class dates and descriptors may be included.

Those that contributed to this thread are invited to repost there.
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