Descriptions of VGS courses that do not easily fall into other categories.
Maintenance Courses (Firearms)
These 3-4 hour classroom only courses are designed to take you from the Basic or First-Steps courses, where you learned the very basics of cleaning your firearm, to a more in-depth practical experience. (Prior attendance in a Basic or First-Steps course is not required.) Students are encouraged to bring their personal firearm (one firearm only, no ammunition) to these classes where they will be taught by our experienced staff how to fully clean and inspect their firearm. These classes will teach you how to field strip your firearm, and clean and inspect it for proper function and safety, in accordance with the firearm manufacturer’s recommendations and policies.
Students do not need to own a firearm to take these courses. Students will be provided firearms for class at no additional cost. This is a great opportunity to learn more about a particular firearm before you purchase one. Please indicate your firearm preference when you register. If we have one (or similar) in our inventory you will be able to work on it.
If you bring your personal firearm, please bring the owner’s manual if you have one. Make sure to specify which firearm and caliber on the registration form.
Currently these classes are scheduled by request only. If you are interested in a class, contact us via the Contact page.
This 3-4 hour class is devoted to explaining the firearms laws as it pertains to Virginia. We present an overview of Federal Firearms laws, as well as the Virginia Firearms laws. If you are planning to implement a firearm into your personal protection routines, this is an important course for you.
American Red Cross Training
These are the standard American Red Cross courses for First Aid, CPR, and CPR with AED. Wilderness First Aid is also available. Course descriptions can be found here. Currently scheduled by request only, we are working toward adding these courses to our schedule full time. Contact us to schedule an ARC class.
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