GETTING STARTED


BASIC PISTOL

BEST SELLER! 8-hour handgun course with classroom and range time. Learn how to clean and maintain your firearm, the basics of ammunition, and other valuable skills.

LADIES ONLY BASIC PISTOL

BEST SELLER! Ladies only 8-hour handgun course with classroom and range time. Learn how to clean and maintain your firearm, the basics of ammunition, and other valuable skills.

HANDGUN SELECTION

Get started with our 3-hour introductory pistol course with classroom and range time. Learn the fundamentals of shooting and range etiquette.

FIRST STEPS RIFLE

Get started with our 4-hour introductory rifle course with classroom and range time

INTRO TO MODERN RIFLE

4-hour introductory modern rifle AR-15 and AK-47 platform course with classroom and range time

 

USING YOUR CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT


CONCEALED CARRY IN PRACTICE

BEST SELLER! Exclusive to CSA! Learn how to safely and effectively draw from the holster. Exceeds concealed carry permit and CSA holster qualification requirements.

HOLSTER QUALIFICATION

Learn how to safely and effectively draw from the holster. Weekly practice opportunities on Thursdays once complete course.

PURSE/HOLSTER DRAW COURSE

Learn how to safely and effectively draw from a purse holster and/or a strong-side hip holster. Your ticket to shoot on CSA’s tactical range during authorized hours.


PROTECT YOUR HOME


HOME & FAMILY DEFENSE

8-hour course focused on basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety, how to respond to a violent confrontation, firearms laws, and defensive handgun choices.

DEFENSIVE SHOTGUN

4-hour course with classroom and range time. Learn the characteristics, nomenclature, safety issues and tactical considerations of the Semi-automatic and/or pump shotgun.

DEFENSIVE RIFLE

5-hour course with classroom and range time. Learn how to equip and use their semi-automatic rifle for defensive purposes.

 


ADVANCED HANDGUN COURSES


PERSONAL PROTECTION OUTSIDE THE HOME

8-hour course focused on the safe, effective, and responsible use of a concealed handgun for self-defense outside of the home and how to avoid dangerous confrontations.

PERSONAL DEFENSE I

This course is EXCLUSIVE to CSA and utilizes our one-of-a-kind Tactical Range and Shoot House.  This course is four hours of instruction on tactical concealed carry techniques, expanding on the Basic Course and adding additional Shoot House/Tactical Range Training.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CONCEALED CARRY

Any of our certificate courses qualify as the training that is required to obtain the concealed carry permit.  We recommend Beginner Handgun / Permit course for the beginner/novice shooter or the gun owner with no formal training.  This course is designed to cover the “universal” basic fundamentals and does not contain any references to Virginia Law or provide any holster training.  This course, OR equivalent experience in fundamental pistol handling skills, is the prerequisite for the more comprehensive Defensive Handgun course.  This CSA exclusive class, provides a review of the fundamentals, a full hour of Virginia Use of Force and Concealed Carry law, and holster training.  Once you have your certificate, from any of the courses, you take it (or a copy), the four (4) page permit application, and the $50.00 application fee, to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the jurisdiction in which you live.  They will process your request and conduct a background investigation.  The average wait time for the permit issuance, after application, is 30 to 40 days.

 
PERSONAL INSTRUCTION

By appointment only, our experienced instructors will work around your schedule by the hour and tailor instruction to your needs.  On the range or in the classroom, we offer personal instruction training for pistols, rifles, shotguns and full auto at your pace.

 
AGE REQUIREMENTS

Ages 8-9 non-shooting courses only, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Ages 10-13 parent or guardian must be present for shooting portion of the class.  Age 14-18 no parent or guardian necessary, student will be accompanied by a CSA Instructor and/or Range Safety Officer.

 

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    Cancellation Policy: All courses are non-refundable.  With minimum advanced notice of 48 hours, one course reschedule will be permitted for another future course date.  Students must be present for duration of course.  Please arrive promptly to keep the class on schedule.