What We Do

Handgun Defense.com provides comprehensive pistol training for the Northern Virginia region. Located in Gainesville, Virginia we serve all interested parties who seek professional guidance from making an educated decision on the purchasing of a handgun to advanced shooting. We help you learn safe handling techniques and help you gain the right mindset and attitude necessary for the safe ownership and operation of a pistol or revolver.

As NRA Certified Instructors, we offer courses that follow the NRA curriculum and meet the state requirements for concealed carry if you decide to apply for a concealed carry permit. For those gun owners who want to take their training to the next level, we also offer private shooting lessons that are tailored to businesses, groups or individuals.

As Chief Firearms Instructors, we take a direct “hands on” approach to all of our training courses.

We hold (or have held) numerous professional certifications, memberships and continued education including the following:

  • - NRA Certified Firearms Pistol Instructor
  • - NRA Certified Range Safety Office (RSO)
  • - NRA Certified Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor
  • - NRA Certified Shotshell Reloading Instructor
  • - Member, National Concealed Firearms Instructor Association
  • - Graduate (NRA) “CCP (Concealed Carry Protection)” Training
  • - Graduate (NRA) “Personal Protection Outside the Home” Training
  • - Graduate (NRA) “Personal Protection in the Home” Training
  • - Graduate (NRA) “Basic Pistol” Training
  • - Graduate (NRA) “First Steps Pistol” Training
  • - Graduate (NRA) “Home Firearm Safety” Training
  • - Graduate, PSU Certified Reloader
  • - Graduate, PSU Certified Gunsmith
  • - Member, Virginia Citizens Defense League
  • - 30+ Yrs Experience in General Firearms Ownership
  • - 25+ Yrs Experience in Rifle, Shotgun, Handgun & Wildcat Reloading
  • - 15+ Years Experience in Long Range/Benchrest Shooting
  • - Long Standing NRA Member
  • - Life Member, Gun Owners of America
  • - International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Member
  • - Graduate (DFI, LLC) Legal Basics
  • - Graduate (DFI, LLC) Firearms Laws, Federal & Virginia
  • - Graduate (DFI, LLC.) Practical Considerations for Concealed
       Carry and Self-Defense


Instructor 2 Instructor RS Officer
Home Safety Metallic Reloading Shotshell Reloading
Personal Protection IS Personal Protection OS First Steps
Basic Pistol Certified Reloader Certified Gunsmith

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