Handgun training and shooting lessons in Richmond Virginia

Associated Gun Trainers, Established 2002

will teach you to shoot safely and correctly in a safe, supportive and fun environment


Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP)class


Only $75



A trip to the shooting range is NOT required to get your carry permit


Classes are held on weekdays and weekends.


Classes are conducted in RICHMOND, VA.


Email address is Gun_Training@Yahoo.com


You do not have to own or rent a handgun to participate in the class.  



Class.  The goal of the Introduction to Firearms Safety and Marksman class is to provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to own and use a handgun safely. This is the perfect class for beginners who need a solid foundation in firearm safety and the fundamentals of shooting.  Experienced shooters who need a refresher class or a certificate of completion, diploma, for a Permit are welcomed.



This class meets the requirements of Virginia Code §18.2-308.02.B (“The Law”) to obtain a Virginia resident or nonresident Permit to Carry a Concealed Handgun (CHP aka "CCW").


Level of Instruction.  The Introduction to Firearms Safety and Marksman class is designed for people with no previous firearms experience.


Women only classes are conducted on the third Wednesday of each month and by appointment.


Diploma.  You will receive a Diploma suitable for framing on the day of the class – no waiting.


Location.  Classroom activities are conducted at the Best Western Hotel, 7007 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23294.  The optional shooting portion of the class is conducted at a local commercial indoor range.


Time. The basic class is conducted Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am and on most Saturdays and Sundays at 10am. Please send an email for details.


Duration. The class lasts about 5-hours.


How to enroll in a class. Send an email to request the current schedule of sessions with openings.


QUICK LESSON - There are two kinds of pistols; revolvers and semi-automatics.  Within each kind are 3 different action types:  Single Action (SA or sometimes, SAO), Double Action (DA) and Double Action Only (DAO) for a total of 6 varieties.  The only true way to learn and understand how each works and is operated is to handle them in real time – in class. Be sure to enroll in a class where all six varieties of handguns are available for you to handle.


One advantage of taking the above class is that you will have an opportunity to work with one or more handguns to see which type (revolver or semi-automatic) and caliber matches your needs. Handguns available in the classroom include semi-automatic pistols (Single Action, Double Action and Double Action Only) and revolvers (Single Action, Double Action and Double Action Only) suitable for personal protection and target shooting in a variety of sizes, power and calibers:  .22,  9mm, .38 Special, .357 Magnum .45 ACP. The handguns used for class were manufactured by: Beretta, Glock, Kimber, Ruger, Sig Sauer, and Smith & Wesson.


OPTIONAL RANGE SESSION: Some beginners elect to follow up the class by participating in a supervised range session to practice the shooting fundamentals learned in class.   This consists of actual shooting where you are coached by your instructor.  There is no additional cost for this instruction, but the student will be required to pay fees for range time and any ammunition costs

 Live fire, real shooting, exercises are conducted at a local indoor shooting range in Richmond, VA


 Individual consultations and one-on-one training are by appointment.


Please ask about the INTERMEDIATE PISTOL classes.



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Last updated  May 4, 2017 at  2:45pm