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): Thank you for your interest in attending the Hopewell Sheriff’s Office Concealed Carry Class. Given the current restrictions of COVID-19 and the recent spike in cases we are taking all appropriate measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. Classes are suspended until further notice. We will update the website once classes resume. If you would like to sign up for a future class please email and your name will be added to a roster, as soon as new dates are released you will be notified by text or email. Once again thank you for your interest and support.

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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