Need to neutralize a mob of terrorists using a revolutionary, breakthrough Gunfighting System developed by a former CIA operative and his team of aggressively hirsute instructors? If so, I'm not the guy for you. But if you're looking for a casual, friendly, apolitical environment in which to learn safe and practical use of guns for recreation, sport, or self-defense, I can help. 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, understand the potential anxiety experienced by new shooters and 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 700 hours of formal training with some of the best firearms instructors in the country, including:
Certifications and accomplishments:
- Graduate of the Rangemaster Advanced Firearms Instructor Certification course
- NRA Basic Pistol instructor
- LGC Firearms 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