Range & Training - Training & Classes

With locations in Roanoke & Lynchburg, SafeSide offers a full menu of training courses and classes to enhance both your knowledge and skill.  From taking your "first shot" to improving your performance on a new handgun, our expert instructors take care to provide a high-level of training.  Below is a preview of the courses and shooting events we offer - click on your preferred location to see available dates and more details about that class.

  • Firearms Safey Concealed Carry
    Firearms Safety for Concealed Carry
    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.
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  • Handgun Fundamentals - Phase I
    SafeSide Phase 1 Training introduces shooters to the basic fundamentals of shooting via classroom and range environment. The classroom setting defines and assures an understanding of the basic fundamentals, where the range is utilized to help reinforce those fundamentals and how they apply to safe and accurate shooting. The goal of phase one is to allow the shooter to be more comfortable and confident while shooting safely.
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  • Handgun Fundamentals - Phase II
    SafeSide Phase 2 training reinforces the basic fundamentals from phase one and adds realistic tactical responses to real-life situations. The focus is to hone the shooters' skills and confidence through shooting drills while handling malfunctions. The instructors will be able to focus on issues the shooter may have in a small group setting. Phase two focuses on skill development necessary to assure the shooters will quickly place more shots on targets.
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  • Private 1-on-1 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.
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  • Defensive Pistol Match
    Held 4 nights monthly, the Defensive Pistol Match is an opportunity to use your handgun skills in a live-fire moving & shooting course. SafeSide Range Members save $5/match.
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  • Glock GSSF Pistol Match
    Held monthly 9am-1pm on a Sunday morning (make-up shoot Monday evening). You must be a member of GSSF (membership available at the door). Shoot in 2 of 3 matches per quarter and be entered to win a FREE Glock 19 pistol regardless of scores! SafeSide Range Members save $5/match. Divisions include Stock, Pocket, and Unlimited.
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