Range & Training - Training & Classes

Our Roanoke facility is the home of most of our firearms training classes. We offer a weekly Tuesday Evening 2hr Basic Firearm Safety class at 6pm, which meets the training requirements to apply for your Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP). Additional dates and classes are posted on our Events page and our FACEBOOK pages. 

2 Hour Basic Firearm Safety Course - EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT

Join us for a 2 hour class that meets the Commonwealth of Virginia's learning pre-requisite for residents and non-residents to apply for their Concealed Handgun Permit(CHP). This informative course covers basic handgun safety as well as current restrictions for concealed/open carry. Carry options, handgun selection, an introduction to situational awareness, and the permit application are also covered. This course is taught by NRA Certified Instructors and typically runs approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.  The course is $35 per person - no pre-registration required, but you can now register online! Please try to arrive 15-20 minutes early!

See our Full Calendar of classes and Sign up online!

One on One Private Firearms Instruction
Our Private Instruction options offer the shooting enthusiast the opportunity to receive individualized training in the art of the handgun. This will allow the individual(s) the ability to become more proficient in the use and application of their firearm. This is not a “Tactical” shooting class, but rather a chance to become better with the use of firearms by focusing on the principles of marksmanship and good gun-handling skills.  Prices quoted are for a single participant – one additional participant may be added for $25.

Participants can choose from available time blocks by visiting or calling the Range Desk.  These courses require pre-payment and pre-registration. Gift Certificates are available.
1-ON-1: Private hour $100
Includes Range fees, targets, rentals (if needed), eye/ear protection

This has the participant with an instructor for a 1hr session. Lane fees and targets are included and the participant is afforded the opportunity to utilize one of our rental firearms.  Ammo must be purchased separately.

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the knowledge of the training staff at SafeSide and to help you as an individual or couple achieve your next level in firearms proficiency. Please note that all SafeSide Range and Training policies apply to members, returning shooters and those newly engaged in the shooting sports.