July 2020: There are many new gun owners out there. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, even if you don't intend to take a formal course. I'm also happy to tailor my courses to your needs and offer discounted prices. In-person and remote training options available. 


My name is Vadim. I'm an experienced, credentialed (Master Firearms Instructor - Rangemaster) firearms trainer. 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:

Tom Givens

Massad Ayoob
Pat Goodale

Pat Rogers
John Murphy
Greg Ellifritz

Robert Vogel

Ernest Langdon

Michael Green

Gabe White

Craig Douglas

Steve Tarani

Karl Rehn

Paul Sharp

Annette Evans

Lee Weems

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