CCW 2

TRAINING INFORMATION

Classes will be held when the minimum number of students have registered.   If we do not receive enough students for that particular date, we will reschedule that class.  As the date of your class approaches, please call ahead to confirm your class.  We will also keep class information updated on Facebook.  Thank you.

BRA Events

* Payment in full is required at the time of registration.

Blue Ridge Arsenal at Winding Brook has NRA certified instructors.  We also have NRA Training Counselors who present NRA certified instructor courses and can certify NRA instructors.  

The courses listed on this page were designed and are taught by NRA certified instructors, but they are NOT NRA certified courses.  These courses were  designed for our customers to meet specific skill requirements that can be trained in a shorter time period than normally  required for NRA certified courses.

If you require a NRA certified course contact our training staff at training@brawindingbrook.com to request a specific course or check our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/brawindingbrook/, or the NRA website at http://www.nrainstructors.org to find existing scheduled courses.  NRA certified courses will be clearly labeled as NRA courses.

INTRODUCTION TO HANDGUN

  • 8 Student maximum
  • $125 for novice or new shooters
  • No firearms experience, firearms, or equipment is required

Students must be 21 unless accompanied by an adult for the entire course. This is not a course for CCW. The 4-hour Introduction to Shooting Course is limited to 10 students and is geared toward the novice or new shooter that has little or no firearms experience at all. The class is recommended for people who are interested in beginning shooting or thinking about purchasing a firearm but are not sure of what type of firearm they want. The class begins with the nomenclature of different types of pistols and ammunition. Safe firearm handling is introduced and stressed from the beginning of the class. After handgun familiarization the class reinforces fundamental firearm safety and the fundamentals of good marksmanship. On the range each member of the class is given the opportunity to fire rounds from a revolver and a semi-auto of different calibers to get a feel for the different types of handguns and calibers. Covered under the $125 registration fee are all materials, firearms, and ammunition used in this class. 

  • No refunds.
  • If rescheduling, students have 72 hours to reschedule without incurring additional costs.
  • Classes may be changed up to 3 times or 90 days.

LADIES ONLY INTRODUCTION TO HANDGUNS

  • 8 Student maximum
  • $125 for novice or new shooters
  • No firearms experience, firearms, or equipment is required

This is the same Intro to Handgun course but reserved for ladies only.  

Students must be 21 unless accompanied by an adult for the entire course. This is not a course for CCW. The 4-hour Introduction to Shooting Course is limited to 10 students and is geared toward the novice or new shooter that has little or no firearms experience at all. The class is recommended for people who are interested in beginning shooting or thinking about purchasing a firearm but are not sure of what type of firearm they want. The class begins with the nomenclature of different types of pistols and ammunition. Safe firearm handling is introduced and stressed from the beginning of the class. After handgun familiarization the class reinforces fundamental firearm safety and the fundamentals of good marksmanship. On the range each member of the class is given the opportunity to fire rounds from a revolver and a semi-auto of different calibers to get a feel for the different types of handguns and calibers. Covered under the $125 registration fee are all materials, firearms, and ammunition used in this class. 

  • No refunds.
  • If rescheduling, students have 72 hours to reschedule without incurring additional costs.
  • Classes may be changed up to 3 times or 90 days.

GROUP INTRODUCTION TO DEFENSIVE PISTOL

  • 8 Student maximum
  • $150 for shooters with some shooting experience or who have completed the Introduction to Handgun course
  • This course has equipment requirements and restrictions. See info below.

Students must be 21 unless accompanied by an adult for the entire course. This four hour Introduction to Defensive Pistol course is limited to 6 students and will introduce shooters to defensive and competitive styles of shooting. This class is recommended for students looking to continue their firearms education after having taken the Introduction to Handgun course. Course material will focus on how to efficiently draw and shoot from a holster with topics on defensive theory, ammunition choices, reloading, and stoppages with a heavy emphasis on safety throughout. The course will end with live fire practice and a qualification designed to prepare students for the qualification course required by Blue Ridge Arsenal’s CCW course. This course does not qualify students to receive a Concealed Carry Permit. Students must supply the following equipment:

  • Firearm with a minimum of three magazines
  • .25 and .32 caliber firearms are not permitted
  • Strong Side Holster (outside the waistband holsters only)
  • Magazine Pouch capable of holding two magazines
  • 400 rounds of quality ammunition (steel cased ammunition is prohibited)
  • Please bring garment
  • Pants or shorts with belt loops
  • A sturdy belt
  • Good attitude!

 

ABSOLUTELY NO LIVE AMMUNITION IS PERMITTED IN THE CLASSROOM!

Students purchasing ammunition at Blue Ridge Arsenal will be offered a 10% discount on ammunition for the quantity of ammunition required for the class only. Ammunition may be stored either in the student’s vehicle or in the training office. Any ammunition stored on site must be stored in a bag or container with the students name clearly marked on it. Students are responsible for ensuring that they bring the appropriate amount of ammunition to class. Please check with a Blue Ridge Arsenal Staff Member to ensure that we have the appropriate ammunition in stock before purchasing ammunition prior to the class. For any questions, please consult any Blue Ridge Arsenal Staff Member.

  • No refunds.
  • If rescheduling, students have 72 hours to reschedule without incurring additional costs.
  • Classes may be changed up to 3 times or 90 days.

CCW 1

This is Part 1 of a two part class. (Both classes are required for certification)

This covers validates basic holster skills and introduces the skills required for the test presented in CCW 2.  We recommend you practice these skills before attempting CCW 2.

(BRA Holster Skills is the Mandatory Prep Class for Students Taking CCW*)

Required Equipment:

  • Your own Firearm
  • Leather belt
  • Strong side holster
  • Magazine pouch or speed loader pouch
  • Speed loaders or 2 magazines to hold 18 rounds or 3 magazines to hold at least 6 rounds each*
  • Eye and ear protection (must rent if you do not own)
  • 100 rounds of ammunition

Cost $100. The 4-hour Concealed Firearm Course covers proper loading and shooting techniques. It covers firearm and ammunition selection for personal protection, how ammunition works, safe gun handling techniques and safe storage.  The firearm proficiency portion of the course if a 60-round, 300 point modified PPC Course designed to give the student practice and experience in drawing and firing at a stationary target under pressure. The course is fired at three distances: 3 yards, 7 yards and 15 yards.

After completing CCW 1 you must pass both the written and proficiency tests with a score of 70% in CCW 2. The training completion form provides all of the information required by the courts to receive your permit and the certificate is suitable for hanging.

  • No refunds.
  • If rescheduling, students have 72 hours to reschedule without incurring additional costs.
  • Classes may be changed up to 3 times or 90 days.
  • There will be a $25.00 fee for additional copies of certificate.

* NOTE: If student is unable to attend regularly scheduled Prep Class, there will be an additional charge of $60 to schedule time with Instructor.

CCW 2

(CCW 1 is the Mandatory Prep Class for Students Taking CCW 2)

Required Equipment:

  • Your own Firearm
  • Leather belt
  • Strong side holster
  • Magazine pouch or speed loader pouch
  • Speed loaders or 2 magazines to hold 18 rounds or 3 magazines to hold at least 6 rounds each*
  • Eye and ear protection (must rent if you do not own)
  • 120 rounds of ammunition

Cost $100. The 4-hour Concealed Firearm Course was developed around the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Course for Armed Security Officers and with input from the Fairfax County Police Department. The course covers the Virginia Concealed Weapons Law, federal, state and local restrictions, the Virginia law concerning the use of deadly force, and concludes with a written exam. The firearm proficiency portion of the course if a 60-round, 300 point modified PPC Course designed to give the student practice and experience in drawing and firing at a stationary target under pressure. The course is fired at three distances: 3 yards, 7 yards and 15 yards.

Passing for both the written and proficiency tests is 70%.  The training completion form provides all of the information required by the courts to receive your permit and the certificate is suitable for hanging.

  • No refunds.
  • If rescheduling, students have 72 hours to reschedule without incurring additional costs.
  • Classes may be changed up to 3 times or 90 days.
  • There will be a $25.00 fee for additional copies of certificate.

* NOTE: If student is unable to attend regularly scheduled Prep Class, there will be an additional charge of $60 to schedule time with Instructor.

IDPA

  • Must prepay in full $20 to shoot.
  • Timeslots:

6:00 – 7:00 pm
7:00 – 8:00 pm
8:00 – 9:00 pm
9:00 – 10:00 pm
Each person shoots for 1 hour, 8 people maximum per slot.

Equipment needed:

  • Your own pistol
  • Your own holster
  • Concealment garment required
  • 3 Magazines or 2 Speed loaders
  • Magazine pouch
  • Ear/Eye protection
  • 100 rounds of ammunition

Designed as a match where the shooter will engage multiple targets, multiple shots per targets at varying distances, from barricades, shooting while moving and reloading. IDPA shooters are not required to be IDPA members but are encouraged to do so.

For more information, rules and regulations go to http://www.idpa.com

Holster Class

Cost $50

This is a two hour class conducted on the range, all hands on, no classroom.  You will learn about your holster and the proper way to wear it to give you the best advantage for concealment and draw of your firearm.  We will show you other types of holsters and the advantages of each.  You will learn how to safely access and draw your firearm from concealment, how to present and fire rapidly and accurately, and how to fire rapid aimed shots as well as quick shots close in from retention positions.  Magazine changes are included in this class.

You will need a pistol, holster, two magazines or a speed loader if you use a revolver.  You will need a minimum of fifty rounds of ammunition, one hundred rounds are recommended.  If you use a belt mounted holster ensure you have a sturdy belt that is at least one inch wide and will hold its shape when the holster is mounted.
This course will qualify you to practice draw from the holster on Blue Ridge Arsenal Ranges.

Shoot and Move

Cost $75

This will cover the basics of shooting while on the move, provide the opportunity to learn and practice important shooting skills used in defensive pistol training  and conceal carry situations.

The course will teach you to move “off the X” while drawing and firing.  It will get you moving and  focusing on successfully engaging your target.  We offer separate courses in handgun or AR shoot and move techniques.

We will discuss the difference between cover and concealment and utilize both while shooting on the range.

All work will be done on the range.

You will need a pistol and strong side holster than can be accessed with one hand , or an AR rifle with sling, eye and ear protection and 100 rounds of ammunition.

Pre-requisite:  Draw from the holster certification, or Intro to Defensive Handgun

Low Light Class

Learn to own the night!

Cost $75
Shooting in low light is one of the most difficult shooting skills you need to master.  In this class we will discuss how your eyes react to low light, how low light effects your mind and body, different types of sighting systems designed to help overcome the dark, and handheld as well as firearm mounted light systems.

This involves one hour classroom and one hour range time.

You will need a pistol, eye and ear protection, handheld flashlight  and 50 rounds of ammunition  at a minimum.  You can bring any low light equipment you own you want to try under low light conditions.  AR’s and shotguns are allowed in this course.

We will provide firearms equipped with a firearm mounted white light, an illuminated red dot sight, a laser and Tritium sights and four rounds for each that you can fire and try out as part of the course.

Transition Drills

Cost $75

This is a two hour course for students who already have experience with the AR rifle and want to practice firing an AR using a sling for transition drills and conduct rapid magazine changes.  Due to the hazards of indoor range firing using this technique, you must take this course to practice this skill at this range or pass a test based on the course learning objectives.

Students who complete this course or pass the certification may conduct these drills inside a stall on the Tactical Range under supervision of a qualified instructor or RSO.

PREREQUISITES: Student must have completed training in AR’s through a known training organization.  Military and law enforcement training is accepted.  The BRA Intro to AR course meets the pre-requisite requirement. Students must  be holster certified with BRA before attempting this course.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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MONDAY – FRIDAY

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

SATURDAY

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SUNDAY

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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8:00 am – 10:00 am ( Limit 1 guest per member )

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