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    I won't be 21 till next November, but my dad asked me about getting a CHP which if you all know my background I was ecstatic!!! Anyways I wanted to find a good CHP class in northern virginia that both my dad and I can take together. Thanks!

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    We are located in Richmond if you want to make the drive down and we'd be happy to help you.
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    pourshot offers classes

    gilberts small arms offers classes in Lorton

    pretty much any range will offer basic pistol classes that will satisfy the CHP requirement

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    Furr Supply Co. 703-620-0441, also does training for UTAH permit.

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    Gilberts was booked and I didn't want to fool around with being a standby so I took the class offered at Guns and Ammo Warehouse. Signed my whole family up so we all are now good to get permits.

    I used the certifcate to get my ME permit since I can't get a VA permit for another year and a half. It's complicated, but once I get my NH permit in the mail I'll be able to carry while in PA since I spend a lot of time there.

    I'll just continue to OC in VA until I can get my permit.

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    http://www.safepistol.com/

    Classes taught by Chip Lohman. Has legal classes taught by Richard Gardiner.

    After the classroom portion Chip takes you to the NRA range in Fairfax for hands on familiarization, and issues certificates for proof of training for CHP.

    Wound up Lisa so much she decided she wanted to become an NRA certified instructor.

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    The Arliington/Fairfax chapter of the Izaac Walton League offers the full blown 2-day NRA course. I think it's $20 for members and $40 for non-members. I have been a member since '94. One of the best kept secrets in the area. We have 140 acres at the southwest corner of Fairfax County a short ways from Centreville. Rifle, handgun, shotgun, archery, a stocked fishing pond, and camping facilities.

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    I was at Gilbert's this morning. They run classes on Mon & Wed from 6-10. Heard one of the employees talking to someone on the phone about the classes, they are booked up until mid-Jan.

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    Bill Clark offers NOVA classes: http://www.discovershooting.net and learn2shoot@discovershooting.net

    He's in the Fairfax area, I think.
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    Sam Hatfield at www.hatfieldsgunsmithing.com or 703.369.GUNS does training for $50 (He's in Old Town Manassas, VA).
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    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
    I won't be 21 till next November, but my dad asked me about getting a CHP which if you all know my background I was ecstatic!!! Anyways I wanted to find a good CHP class in northern virginia that both my dad and I can take together. Thanks!
    i just took Mike Wilson's class this week and it was pretty good. $75
    http://users.rcn.com/sybaris/

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    www.ddsta.com
    www.millerserve.com ask for howard miller if they offer any course. He has 30 years of experience.

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    eyesopened wrote:
    pourshot offers classes

    gilberts small arms offers classes in Lorton

    pretty much any range will offer basic pistol classes that will satisfy the CHP requirement
    pourshot is at http://www.4permits.com or 4permits@gmail.com
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    The NRA range offers in-house classes, as well. A coworker of mine recently took his class there and had nothing but good things to say. It's a little pricey, though...

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    tsannicolas wrote:
    i just took Mike Wilson's class this week and it was pretty good. $75
    http://users.rcn.com/sybaris/
    I saw that online and felt very uncomfortable when he sent an e-mail back to me. For some reason it didn't feel legit to me. Seem like an automatic message was sent to whoever e-mails him, so I didn't know if it was real or not.

    I did like how he does the class very often and for a good price. Do you have any more information to offer from your experience?

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    Vertflex wrote:
    tsannicolas wrote:
    i just took Mike Wilson's class this week and it was pretty good. $75
    http://users.rcn.com/sybaris/
    I saw that online and felt very uncomfortable when he sent an e-mail back to me. For some reason it didn't feel legit to me. Seem like an automatic message was sent to whoever e-mails him, so I didn't know if it was real or not.

    I did like how he does the class very often and for a good price. Do you have any more information to offer from your experience?
    Yeah, i felt the same way at first. but it's definitely a legitimate class. It's a small class format that is very hands on, and he offers range time if you get a day class. Just a word of caution, if you decide to do the class, make sure that you receive ALL of the emails, especially the 3rd one as it contains the address of the actual class. Hope this helps.

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    Me and my friends took a class taught by Mr. Mike Wilson (gun_training@yahoo.com) in Alexandria. It was an excellent class. As I understand Mr. Wilson has 12 years teaching experience and it shows because he is an excellent teacher.

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    Check out the course offered at Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly before you decide.

    http://www.blueridgearsenal.com/inde...&Itemid=58



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    Greg Stone offers classes in Sterling, VA http://www.g3securitygroup.com and was just written up in Miss A's blog. http://tinyurl.com/askmissa about his Ladies only class.
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    SouthernBoy wrote:
    The Arliington/Fairfax chapter of the Izaac Walton League offers the full blown 2-day NRA course. I think it's $20 for members and $40 for non-members. I have been a member since '94. One of the best kept secrets in the area. We have 140 acres at the southwest corner of Fairfax County a short ways from Centreville. Rifle, handgun, shotgun, archery, a stocked fishing pond, and camping facilities.
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    Paul took me out one day to show me the facilities. It was AMAZING
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    NightmareSHANIQUA wrote:
    SouthernBoy wrote:
    The Arliington/Fairfax chapter of the Izaac Walton League offers the full blown 2-day NRA course. I think it's $20 for members and $40 for non-members. I have been a member since '94. One of the best kept secrets in the area. We have 140 acres at the southwest corner of Fairfax County a short ways from Centreville. Rifle, handgun, shotgun, archery, a stocked fishing pond, and camping facilities.
    +1

    Paul took me out one day to show me the facilities. It was AMAZING
    I've got my bedroom window open since it's so nice out. I can hear them shooting as I type this.

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    Jody, I agree with you,

    I took the class from Mr. Mike Wilson the pistol teacher in Alexandria a few years ago and several of my friends have taken the class since. I was very impressed with the number of handguns we worked with. Every one of us received our permits from our counties with no problems. I recommend this class to everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPJohnson View Post
    I took the class from Mr. Mike Wilson the pistol teacher in Alexandria a few years ago and several of my friends have taken the class since. I was very impressed with the number of handguns we worked with. Every one of us received our permits from our counties with no problems. I recommend this class to everyone.
    1st post is a reply by NAME, 6 months later, in a thread that was buried. I smell something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    1st post is a reply by NAME, 6 months later, in a thread that was buried. I smell something...
    Ya think?
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