Thank you for visiting Virginia Gun Safety, your source in Northern Virginia and beyond for NRA Certified Firearms Training. Check the Course Info section at the top of any page for details on our courses. The Schedule section lists currently scheduled courses; the right sidebar lists our immediate upcoming courses. If you have any questions, please feel free to use the Contact page to send us a message.
The mission of Virginia Gun Safety, LLC (VGS) is to provide for and foster in our students confidence, knowledge, skill, and proper attitude to be safe, responsible, gun owners.
Students seeking firearm training expect to become confident in handling firearms. They appreciate the value of quality training, and here at VGS we strive to give them that quality. Our main focus is on the quality of our training, and ensuring that our students leave our classes prepared to succeed. Their success is measured in their level of confidence, increased level of knowledge and skill, and the measure of their proper attitude and a focus on safety.
We provide unparalleled quality firearm training for the basic, intermediate, and advanced skill levels, with the focus on gun safety and proper attitude.
We support group classes and individual continuing education as well as advanced & specialized training for those who wish to build upon their skill sets. We can support the corporate client as well, who wish to train their staff at either a basic marksmanship level or by offering a full line of Instructor courses for skilled shooters wishing to instruct others.
Our Core Training Team is top notch. Together with our adjunct instructor pool, you get the best quality instruction at an affordable price.
Take a class with us.
We guarantee your satisfaction.
Visit us on Facebook too for a more informal setting!
You can view our interactive training team map here.
Who we are…
We are a group of NRA Certified Instructors and Training Counselors in the Northern Virginia area who have gotten together to provide firearms instruction to the general public. While we all have varying backgrounds and professions, we all have one thing in common – Scouting.
We are all very involved in Boy Scouts, either at the Unit or District level. Most of us became instructors because we wanted to set up a Shooting Sports Venturing Crew in the Colonial District of the National Capital Area Council (NCAC). In order to take Scout youth on shooting events, we needed to be rated as Instructors in the discipline. For example, to run a Rifle Merit Badge program, we had to be Rifle Instructors.
We worked long and hard to get our Instructor ratings, and even longer to get our Training Counselor ratings. Now that we have them, we provide shooting sports program support to Scout Units in the NCAC. We also provide support and guidance to the NCAC’s Shooting Sports Committee, and have set up a series of Instructor courses for other adults in the Scouting community that would like to provide shooting sports programs within their Units.
Now that we have accomplished that, we wanted to provide our services to the general public, because we feel that there are not enough qualified Instructors, or classes, in the region. We invite you to take a course with us. If we do not have a course available that suits your needs, please contact us to see if we can arrange a special class for you; especially for families or groups. If we can’t meet your needs, please feel free to contact one of the instructors listed on the side bar. We have worked with all of them in the past and can recommend any of them as competent instructors.
We welcome your comments and feedback as well, so please use the contact page any time you need to contact us. We look forward to working with you!