Concealed-Handgun Carry Course

Course Information:

If you are interested in obtaining your Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit, or trying to educate yourself on becoming a knowledgeable and responsible gun owner this course is for you. The goal of this 8 hour course will be to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely. This course takes place in a classroom environment using lecture, visual presentations, group discussion, video presentations, and question/answer session. Everything needed for the course is included. There will also be a 1 hour break for lunch. Students will receive a certificate upon completion. Free to the public.

NEXT COURSE DATE(S): The HSO Concealed Carry Classes scheduled for April 25 and May 23, 2020 will be cancelled due to COVID-19. Sorry for any inconvenience. New class dates will be posted at a later date.  LINK TO CLASSES

Topics discussed:

• Gun Owner Responsibilities
• Firearm Safety Rules
• Fundamentals of Marksmanship
• Handgun Operation
• Handgun & Holster Selection
• Handgun Concealment
• Law Enforcement Encounters
• Legal Use of Force
• Legal aftermath
• Federal laws
• Virginia Concealed Carry Laws
• Firearms Maintenance
• Proper Storage in and Outside the Home
• Concealed Carry Permit Process

This course satisfies the requirements necessary to continue the process of applying for your Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit.

Deputy Kevin Gareau Hopewell Sheriff’s Office
DCJS Certified Firearms Instructor

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