NRA Pistol Course

The Office of the Sheriff frequently conducts in-person NRA “Basics of Pistol Shooting” class for community members to meet the training requirements needed to obtain a Virginia Concealed Weapons Handgun Permit. Highly-trained firearms instructors conduct the 8-hour NRA course that covers the following topics:

      •  Pistol Mechanisms & Operation
      • Ammunition Fundamentals
      • Building Pistol Shooting Skills
      • Pistol Maintenance, Selection and Use
      • Live Fire Instruction & Exercises


Classes are advertised in advance through our website and social media accounts. The cost for the course is $65; cash or check only and is due on the day of the class. You must submit an application to be considered for admittance into the class.

For more information, or to obtain an application, please contact