Join us for Concealed Handgun Permit and handgun carry education.  Increase your confidence, knowledge, and skills by attending an upcoming class.  Exceed the training requirements to become one of Virginia's 433,000 Concealed Handgun Permit holders.

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Upcoming class dates:

Saturday, July 14th, 2018
Saturday, August 11th, 2018
Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Atlas Tactical
7951 Virginia Avenue
Newport, VA

Classroom: 8:00am-12:00pm, Range: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Reserve your spot and pay for the class:
Note:  Class begins promptly at 8:00am.  Late arrivals will be offered admission into a future class on a space available basis.  There are no refunds.

Carbine Workshop
June 9-10, 2018

 click here for details from the pilot class
click here to reserve a spot in the class  

Church Defense Workshop 1
June 25-26, 2018

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Church Defense Workshop 2
June 28-29, 2018

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CHP class description:   This course satisfies the training requirements for those wishing to apply for a Virginia permit to carry a concealed handgun and will expose the student to the mindset, tactics, skill, and gear necessary to safely and responsibly own, carry, and use a handgun.  The course will cover rights, responsibilities, restrictions, travel concerns, permit recognition, holster selection, use of force analysis, foundation of four safety rules, live fire marksmanship and martial handling exercises, emergency preparedness, and things to practice after training.  The experience is fun, informative, interactive, and a good educational value.

Place:   7951 Virginia Avenue, Newport, VA.  We are hosted for remote classes, too.  Feel free to inquire about a class at your location for your group. 


Time:   Newport classes are 8:00am-5:00pm.  There will be breaks as needed and a one-hour break for lunch.


Cost:   $75.  This includes participant materials and use of a handgun and ear and eye protection for the range exercises.  I can accept credit cards, cash, good checks, gold, silver, or guns for payment.


What you need to bring:   The most important and only required things to bring are a positive attitude and an open mind.  After that, you are asked to bring eye and ear protection (if you have it) and a brimmed hat.  This is great time to invest in electronic hearing protection because it will make communication much easier.  Ball caps, boonie hats, outdoor shoes, and higher neck-line shirts are encouraged for the range activities.  You are encouraged and welcome to bring your own handgun and ammunition.


PLEASE NOTE:    This class is open to the responsible public.  By registering for this class, student confirms that he/she is lawfully able to possess a firearm.  No one under the influence of alcohol/illegal drugs will be allowed; any related dismissal will be without refund.  Successful completion of the class satisfies Virginia's training requirement, but does not guarantee that you will be issued a concealed handgun permit by the clerk of your local circuit court.  While Virginia is a “shall-issue” state, there are many factors that are considered in determining your eligibility to be permitted.  It is your responsibility to ensure that all requirements (other than the training) are met prior to enrolling in this class.  Registering for this class is a commitment to train on both of our parts, so there will be no refunds.  While we will be observing the four safety rules and developing safe habits, participants must sign a waiver of liability and acknowledgment of risks prior to their participation in this class.  Instructor is not a lawyer and does not give legal advice; students are strongly encouraged to consult an attorney about all legal matters. 

For more information contact:


John Wilburn, NRA certified instructor #14593495    Call or text:  (540) 998-1276   E-mail:

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