Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Information

  

QUESTION – How do I get my Virginia Carry Concealed Handgun Permit (CCHP) through the commonwealth of Virginia?

ANSWER – You start by registering, purchasing, and completing the Basic Firearms Safety Course (BFSC). This course satisfies the firearms safety requirements of the Virginia law Section Code §18.2-308.02. After completion of the BFSC course you will receive your training certificate of completion. This certificate is required in the application process or your Concealed Carry Handgun Permit (CCHP). 

QUESTION – How long are the firearms training courses provide by Paladin Firearms Training, LLC?

ANSWER – The duration of the firearms training courses may vary depending on the topic, but on average 7.5 hours which include a one hour lunch break and 10 minute breaks on the hour. 

QUESTION – If I attend a Basic Firearms Safety Course to get my Carry Concealed Handgun Permit (CCHP) in the commonwealth of Virginia, do I have to qualify by shooting a handgun at a shooting range in order for me to pass the course and get my certificate?

ANSWER – No, by Virginia law you are not required to shoot and qualify with your handgun, but it is highly recommend attending a live-Fire training course such as the Beginner Handgun Course.

QUESTION – What is the difference between live and non live fire firearms training?

ANSWER – Non-Live Fire courses are indoor classroom environments where students will handle fully functional firearms, but live ammunition is prohibited from training. Live-Fire courses are conducted at a shooting range where students will operate fully functional firearms and shoot live ammunition during training.

QUESTION – I have my Carry Concealed Handgun Permit (CCHP). Why should I take the Basic Firearms Safety Course?

ANSWER – The Basic Firearms Safety Course is also beneficial to those who already have their Virginia Concealed Carry Handgun Permit. The Benefit is this course can be used as a refresher and or continuing education course. The laws pertaining to carrying a concealed handgun in the commonwealth of Virginia do change.

QUESTION – I would like to attend the Basic Firearms Safety Course, but I know nothing about firearms. I am not sure that I am ready to carry a concealed handgun yet. Can I still enroll and attend the Basic Firearms Safety Course?

ANSWER – Yes you may this class will greatly benefit those who have no knowledge of firearms and want to learn more about firearms use. Plus this firearms training course is design to make you more confident and comfortable with the operation, manipulation, and use of your firearm.

QUESTION – I completed the Basic Firearms Safety Course and I am not sure that I am not ready to carry a concealed handgun in the commonwealth of Virginia. Does my training certificate of completion expire?

ANSWER – No the training certificate does not expire. You may at your leisure and when you are ready to use your certificate to apply for your carry concealed handgun permit in the commonwealth of Virginia

QUESTION – I completed the Basic Firearms Safety Course and I would like to apply what I learned in class at the shooting range. Does Paladin Firearms Training, LLC offer any courses that develop marksmanship skills

ANSWER – Yes we offer the Beginner Handgun Course. This live fire course was designed with the intent to teach the student the fundamentals of handgun marksmanship and the practical application on the shooting range. We also have other advanced firearms training courses as well.

QUESTION – I would like to improve my marksmanship skills with my rifle and or my shotgun. Does Paladin Firearms Training, LLC offer such training

ANSWER – Yes we offer Personal Firearms Coaching. This service is one-on-one marksmanship instruction that is designed to benefit either people who are new to firearms marksmanship who wants personal attention or people who understand the importance of maintaining good marksmanship skills and techniques, or people who need to troubleshoot a marksmanship issue they are experiencing. This service is not limited only to handguns, but extends to rifles and shotguns as well.