ABOUT FPF TRAINING
And what’s the big deal about “skills in context”?
Practical Skills, Taught in Context
Our mission is to provide firearms training focused on the skills that provide the best chance for success in a self-defense situation. No Hollywood-style gun play or “trademark pending” techniques that look cool but fail under the pressure of violence wielded by a determined opponent. Instead, we help people like you develop the skills, find the equipment, and cultivate the kind of attitude that can help ordinary people prevail in extraordinary circumstances.
Experienced. Professional. Patient. Approachable.
Spacious. Private. Clean. Comfortable.
FPF Training maintains a fully-equipped, private training facility near Culpeper, Virginia. It’s just far enough off the beaten path to avoid any distractions, but still close to all the convenient amenities of suburbia. For most classes, we’ll arrange to meet first at a nearby service station and then caravan to the firing range.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Inquiring minds are always welcome!
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’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 about 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 email with your questions.
Do women take these 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 send us an email, give us a call, or contact us on social media, and we’ll be happy to answer any question you have about our training options. We look forward to hearing from you.