Golden Seal Enterprises
GSE Core Course
This course is designed to develop safe firearm handling skills. The student will learn the basic fundamentals of shooting and how to safely draw their weapon out of the holster. The student will also develop a solid foundation of shooting skills. The student will quickly gain experience, confidence and increase their skill level with their handgun.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Handgun Safety certificate to submit to the County Circuit Court in your jurisdiction to obtain your concealed handgun permit. Students will also receive a GSE Basic Handgun Course certificate.
Course Type: GSE Core
Course Cost: $150*
Course Duration: 8 hours
*There is a 4% surcharge applied to credit card payments.
Certificates provided upon completion of this class meet the training documentation requirements of Virginia Code 18.2-308 for concealed carry permit applications.
The course will be conducted at 230 Aviation Drive in Winchester, VA 2206.
Class begins at 8am on the day scheduled*. The door will be closed at 8:15am. It is recommended that students arrive 15 minutes early.
There is a one-hour lunch break. You may bring a lunch and use GSE’s refrigerator, microwave, and break room or you may go out for lunch. Intermittent breaks are given as scheduled by the instructor.
*Refer to your registration form for specific dates.
Students should leave firearms and ammo locked in their vehicles when checking in. Our parking lot is monitored for security purposes. The Instructor will advise students to retrieve their firearms and ammo at the appropriate time. No live ammunition is authorized inside the main building.
GSE offers the following handgun rental options for students:
The rental fee is $30 per class.
Rental includes: Weapon holster, magazines/speed loaders, and pouches.
All rental requests should be made in advance.
Students are still required to bring the appropriate ammo when renting a firearm from GSE. If you have any questions about which type of ammo you need for your desired rental please contact us, we understand that not everyone is familiar with the various options available. Steel-cased ammo is not authorized for use with rental guns.
Course attire should be presentable and appropriate to the type of course you are taking. Logos/Designs should be non-offensive and neutral in nature.
Our range is semi-enclosed but not temperature controlled. While we do have space heaters for the winter, students are advised to dress seasonally appropriate.
Course payment is due the day of your course. You may pay with cash, check, or any major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover).
Please be advised that there is a 4% surcharge applied to credit card payments.
No weapons are authorized to be carried during this course. If you are a sworn law enforcement officer bound by general order to carry off-duty, please identify yourself to the lead instructor upon entering the building.
If inclement weather is expected on the day of training, GSE will decide to cancel/delay class start time no later than 6am the morning of the training. For students outside the area, please pay attention to the forecast in Frederick County as it often differs from areas east of the Shenandoah Valley.
This will be an educational experience and a great time for everyone involved. If you have any further questions, please contact us. Thank you and we look forward to training with you.
Karl DearDirector of TrainingGolden Seal Enterprises, Inc.VA DCJS Training School #88-1476