Concealed-Handgun Carry Course

Course Information

If you are interested in obtaining your Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit, or trying to educate yourself on becoming a knowledgeable and responsible gun owner this course is for you. The goal of this 8-hour course will be to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely. This course takes place in a classroom environment using lectures, visual presentations, group discussions, video presentations, and question/answer sessions. Everything needed for the course is included. There will also be a 1-hour break for lunch. Students will receive a certificate upon completion. Participation is free to the public.

This course satisfies the requirements necessary to continue the process of applying for your Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit.

Next Course Date(s)

March 23, 2024

If you would like to sign up for a future class please email Kevin Gareau and your name will be added to a roster, as soon as new dates are released you will be notified by text or email. Once again thank you for your interest and support. 

Topics Discussed

  • Gun Owner Responsibilities
  • Firearm Safety Rules
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Handgun Operation
  • Handgun and Holster Selection
  • Handgun Concealment
  • Law Enforcement Encounters
  • Legal Use of Force
  • Legal aftermath
  • Federal laws
  • Virginia Concealed Carry Laws
  • Firearms Maintenance
  • Proper Storage in and Outside the Home
  • Concealed Carry Permit Process