Homeland Protection Service

Homeland Protection Service

50 employees
12 years in business

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Welcome new shooter. Thank you for considering joining Homeland Protection Service & the NRA Virginia blended / “in-person”, CCW firearms training and safety course.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This fast-paced, exciting and basic level class is a joint NRA and VA resident/non-resident, CCW blended / “in-person”, course. If you are an NRA new shooter, please complete the NRA online section first.   During this class, you will learn handgun types, gun safety rules, handgun operation / nomenclature, stance/grip/aiming/trigger/breath, ammo/magazine parts/loading, malfunctions, cleaning storage.  You will prove shooting proficiency by shooting paper targets. You will receive a proficiency certificate attached to your CCW application. Additionally, if you are taking this class as a non-resident of VA, you will receive a signed affidavit, 2 x 2 pictures, and be fingerprinted.   You must wear eye/ear protection, shoes, long pants, crewneck shirt while shooting on the range. 

GENERAL: The Student Packet is your mandatory homework assignment and is credited time towards this 4/5-hour “in-person” state requirement.  



TIME:  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (please arrive early)     

RANGE: To be announced - Warrenton VA area off Rt29.  

PHONE: (703) 088-1091  (instructor)   

CLASS: We will let you know where the classroom is at time of registration. 

WEATHER:  See local weather report online.   

PARKING:   In front of the range.  Lock your vehicle.

RESTROOM:  Inside gun store.           

ID:  Bring photo ID     

PAYMENT:  Collected BEFORE start of class

CAPACITY:  5 Students and 2 Instructors  

BRING: Student Packet and sign the Release and Disclosure attached

DRESS: See Student Packet Page #7 of the Student Packet    

FINGERPRINT:   On-Site same day (For non-resident only)   

PICTURE: On-Site same day  (For non-resident only)     

AFFIDAVIT: On-Site same day (For non-resident only)      

CERTIFICATE: Given on the range after you shoot.  Photos are optional     

GUNS/AMMO: Provided or bring your own. NO AMMO IN CLASSROOM     

HEARING: Bring foam earplugs or muffs - buy at the range also     

EYE: Prescription glasses OK, must-have eyewear (no sunglasses)     

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Centreville, VA 20120
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

VA CCW IN-PERSON shooting class.  $125.00.  You will learn pistol types, gun safety, shoot a pistol, nomenclature/stance/grip/aiming/trigger/breath, ammo/magazine parts/loading, cleaning/safe storage.  You will demonstrate firearms proficiency for a VA CCW permit. You will receive a certificate (703) 988-1091 [email protected]

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant, Federal Agent, SWAT instructor, Secret Service, Federal Air Marshal, Immigration, NRA Firearms Instructor, FBI-Card FD-258, 87 Fingerprint Technician, VIP Bodyguard, high-risk process server.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$125 individual, includes gun, ammo, target, range fees

$100 for recruiting students

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How did you get started teaching?

U.S Marine, Federal Law Enforcement, NRA certified instructor.  Teaching safe gun handling and shooting for over 30-years.   

What types of students have you worked with?

All.  Homeland Protection Service is an equal opportunity firearms instruction agency.  All are welcome even students with limited English ability.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

2nd Amendment right to bear arms.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Most gun safety classes do not take the student to the gun range to shoot a gun.  Homeland Protection Service takes students to the gun range to shoot guns.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Why do want to take a gun class.

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