The Airfield Shooting Club (ASC) is hosting on October 22, 2011, an NRA First Steps (Pistol) Class with additional sections on the Law of Concealed Carry and Self Defense and Methods of Concealed Carry.
The First Steps (Pistol) Class is intended to provide hands-on orientation to one specific pistol model and includes both classroom and live-fire training. Our instructors teach both revolver and semi-auto sections in this class. In addition to the NRA First Steps (Pistol) Class, over an hour long session is scheduled with Timothy W. Drewry, a Virginia practicing attorney, who will discuss some of the legal aspects of carrying concealed firearms and self defense in Virginia. There will be a question and answer period, and the attorney will remain with the class until the very end so that he may answer questions which may arise. An additional segment of the course will include a brief discussion of some of the firearms appropriate for concealed carry and the holsters or other devices which might be suited for carrying a firearm concealed. The legal instruction and the concealed carry portions of the course are non-NRA approved, but added by the ASC to better inform pistol shooters who may wish to carry concealed.
Those who successfully complete the NRA First Steps portion of the course will receive a certificate which will serve as proof of training for the purpose of obtaining a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit.
The course is scheduled to commence at 9:00 a.m. in the Farm Fresh A & B classroom at the Airfield 4-H Conference Center (near Wakefield). We expect the formal portion of the course will be completed by about 4:00 p.m., however several of the NRA Certified Instructors usually remain at the range to help those who want to get some additional practice with their handguns. It is not necessary that you own a firearm in order to attend these courses. The instructors will bring some of their personal firearms, which you may borrow. If you have your own firearm, you may bring it to the range for live fire practice, but please do not bring a loaded firearm to the classroom portion in the morning. We will do our first work with loaded firearms in the early afternoon. Cost of the class is $65.00 (nonrefundable unless directed by ASC Board). Payment should be made to the “Airfield Shooting Club” and sent to ASC Vice President, Timothy W. Drewry at P.O. Box 247, Courtland, Virginia 23837. The course fee includes all NRA class materials, some .22 caliber ammunition and the attorney's fees, but does not include the cost of any centerfire ammunition. You may bring your own centerfire ammunition to use in your own firearm or an instructor’s firearm. Note: This course has limited space; the course is filled as payments are received.
If you have any questions, please contact Tim Drewry at 757-653-9999 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you already have a concealed carry permit, this is a great refresher course, especially if the first course you took to acquire your permit did not have a lecture on the laws in Virginia. If you have family, friends and neighbors who wish to acquire a concealed carry permit, then this course will fully prepare them!!! We hope you will register for this class and join us on October 22!!!