Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have a gun or gear?

No problem. FPF Training offers rental for all required equipment for $25.00 a day. Students must provide their own 9mm ammunition. If you are taking Home Defense Shotgun we can arrange for you to have a loaner gun and we can even provide ammunition for a reasonable price. If you’re getting ready to purchase your first gun, sometimes it’s actually better to take the class first.

Where are you located?

FPF Training is based in northern Virginia. Most of our local live-fire classes are held at a private range in Culpeper that’s secluded enough for privacy but still close to suburban conveniences. When classes are held at our Culpeper range, we typically meet first at a nearby gas station and then caravan to the range together.

While we’re headquartered in Virginia, FPF Training also travels throughout the country to teach at other ranges. We’ve offered courses in Texas, Arizona, Indiana, and several other locales. Browse our calendar to find a course near you, or contact us if you’d like to discuss bringing FPF to your hometown!

I need a handgun carry permit!

You’re in the right place! All FPF Training courses meet the Virginia training requirement to apply for a handgun carry permit.

What class is right for my skill level?

FPF Training courses are designed to provide a pathway from beginner to expert. Foundation Skills is the entry point for most students, but we do offer Pistol 101 for complete novices. See website for details, or contact us with your questions.

do women take your training classes?

Absolutely! Over the past few years, the percentage of women in handgun training classes has grown tremendously. At FPF Training, we’ve had several recent classes where the majority of students were women. Our instructors work hard to make sure everyone feels welcome and comfortable, regardless of demographic.

what does “fpf” stand for?

“FPF” is shorthand for three steps we hope our students will prioritize every time they discharge any firearm: Front sight, Press, Follow through.

I have a different question…

We’d love to hear it. Just contact us here or through social media, and we’ll be happy to answer any question you have about our training options. We look forward to hearing from you!