My name is Vadim. I'm an experienced, credentialed handgun instructor but can also teach fundamentals of rifle and shotgun use. I specialize in students new to firearms and understand the potential anxiety experienced by new shooters. I work hard to make my classes not just informative but relaxed, stress-free, and fun. I'm certified, insured, and maintain the highest standards of safety and professionalism.
I regularly compete in International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) matches.
Most importantly, I'm an enthusiastic, perpetual student and have over 1000 hours of formal training with some of the best firearms instructors in the country, including:
Certifications and accomplishments:
- Graduate of Rangemaster (Tom Givens) Basic, Advanced, and Master Firearms Instructor Certification courses
- NRA Basic Pistol instructor
- NRA Range Safety Officer
- IDPA Safety Officer
- F.A.S.T. Pin (under seven seconds)
- Gabe White Dark Pin
- International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)
- United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA)
- Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors (ADSI)
- Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL)
- Armed Citizen Legal Defense Network