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Firearms Training in Northern VA

Postby tacweapon » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 19:44:16

I have a friend that is looking for a firearms training course near her home. She lives in Sterling and would prefer it to be less then 1 hour away. I have been able to teach her a lot but she wants to take a formal class. The classes I know of are farther away and probably a little more in your face then she would like. So I am wondering if you guys know of where or anyone in the area that gives decent courses ?

Thanks for any help you can give. If it were up to me I would take her to a Pat Goodale course be she says no


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Re: Firearms Training in Northern VA

Postby allingeneral » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:17:02

Moved topic to Northern Virginia forum.

We have some good sponsors here - have you checked any of them to see where they are? I don't remember off-hand if any of them are near Sterling or not (other than Sterling Arsenal - that great bunch of folks who are sponsoring our AR-15 giveaway!)
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We would be happy to have her take our training classes. Sounds like she would enjoy our Defensive Handgun I course -
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Re: Firearms Training in Northern VA

Postby allingeneral » Fri, 09 Sep 2011 07:34:33

ProShooter wrote:We would be happy to have her take our training classes. Sounds like she would enjoy our Defensive Handgun I course -


Jim - when is the next time you'll be in Northern Va?
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Postby ProShooter » Fri, 09 Sep 2011 07:57:58

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ProShooter wrote:We would be happy to have her take our training classes. Sounds like she would enjoy our Defensive Handgun I course -


Jim - when is the next time you'll be in Northern Va?



I'll be in Chantilly to do our Basic Firearms Safety class at the Nation's Gun Show on October 8 & 9, 2011, and then again on November 19 & 20, 2011.

Other than that, I don't have anything on the calendar in NoVa for the rest of the year, unless someone requests a special class and we can fit it in.

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Re: Firearms Training in Northern VA

Postby N0VA » Fri, 09 Sep 2011 08:16:16

Personnaly I have not trained there - only visited once. Just figured I'd add this option to the thread, no offense to the previous posters. :whistle: They are located in Ashburn, so depending on what part of Sterling you live in, not too far up the road.
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Postby hatchetman » Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:36:29

Hmm, Silver Eagle has made campaign donations to candidates that do not support gun rights. I will not be spending any money with them.

John Murphy out of Culpeper is GTG. http://www.fpftraining.com/


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Postby N0VA » Sat, 10 Sep 2011 22:36:21

hatchetman wrote:Hmm, Silver Eagle has made campaign donations to candidates that do not support gun rights. I will not be spending any money with them.

John Murphy out of Culpeper is GTG. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.fpftraining.com/">http://www.fpftraining.com/</a><!-- m -->
Honestly did not know that. Like I said I only visited once and did not spend a dime there. Their range fees are too high for me anyway. So you have just clued me in on another reason not to go there. Thanks.
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Re: Firearms Training in Northern VA

Postby hatchetman » Sun, 11 Sep 2011 00:53:21

Yeah, the owners got an Obamacare waiver. You can find 'em on this chart:

http://lynnjenkins.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=212

They are MVM Inc:

http://www.mvminc.com/

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Re: Firearms Training in Northern VA

Postby jrswanson1 » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:13:25

Hatfield's Gunsmithing has classes. Pistol and carbine.


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Re: Firearms Training in Northern VA

Postby Riposite » Sat, 15 Oct 2011 17:33:16

I got handgun lessons from a. guy through Blue Ridge Arsenal. blue ridge is basically at where 50 meets 28 -the catch being he's currently laid up with a back injury and I can't speak about how any of the other instructors their are, but he is very very good (and an active member of local law enforcement) -maybe to start suggest to her to try their introduction to handgun class-for $125 it covers the basics and ends with an hour of range time where they put out about ten guns for people to try and get a feel for (it is how i learned I liked glock) -catch with that is its a classroom setting so it won't be individualized (though they do try to give everyone a little one on one)


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Riposite wrote:I got handgun lessons from a guy through Blue Ridge Arsenal. blue ridge is basically at where 50 meets 28 -the catch being he's currently laid up with a back injury and I can't speak about how any of the other instructors their are, but he is very very good (and an active member of local law enforcement) -maybe to start suggest to her to try their introduction to handgun class-for $125 it covers the basics and ends with an hour of range time where they put out about ten guns for people to try and get a feel for (it is how i learned I liked glock) -catch with that is its a classroom setting so it won't be individualized (though they do try to give everyone a little one on one)


He is active LE and works at BRA giving shooting lessons?
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Postby Riposite » Sun, 16 Oct 2011 12:57:53

err he may no longer be active-perhaps I misunderstood-he's not a staffer at blue ridge-he was being let to use it there as a courtesy


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Postby ProShooter » Sun, 16 Oct 2011 23:52:19

Riposite wrote:err he may no longer be active-perhaps I misunderstood-he's not a staffer at blue ridge-he was being let to use it there as a courtesy


That's more likely of a scenario.

I'm sure that an active LEO would not be allowed to provide firearms training to civilians, for liability reasons.
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Re: Firearms Training in Northern VA

Postby Raeven » Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:25:49

Check out http://www.InnovativeDefensiveSolutions.com. They have a lot of differnt classes in McLean/Fairfax area, and primarily use the range the NRA HQ. Not too far, and great instructors!


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Postby Riana » Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:18:21

I am currently running a Basic Handgun course at Nova Firearms a couple times a month. Next class is January 22nd.
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Postby jrswanson1 » Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:23:15

Riana wrote:I am currently running a Basic Handgun course at Nova Firearms a couple times a month. Next class is January 22nd.


Is this a live fire class or class work only? Thanks.


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Re: Firearms Training in Northern VA

Postby Riana » Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:23:52

jrswanson1 wrote:
Riana wrote:I am currently running a Basic Handgun course at Nova Firearms a couple times a month. Next class is January 22nd.


Is this a live fire class or class work only? Thanks.


The class is about 4 hours of classroom, followed by a trip over to Blue Ridge Arsenal for live fire.
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Re: Firearms Training in Northern VA

Postby easternplinker » Tue, 10 Jan 2012 20:32:14

We had a positive experience with the folks at http://www.helpmeshoot.com. I believe they run sessions in many locations. We had a private session that was administered at the NRA range. Very professional, very thorough, and helped with handgun fundamentals during the live fire portion.

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