Firearms Academy 

At V42 we are dedicated to instructing citizens in the safe and effective use of firearms. 
Our Basic Courses are designed with the novice in mind. Our tactical courses are designed to develop advanced skills for firearms enthusiasts, law enforcement, and military. 


Private Instruction


V42 Private Instruction

V42 offers basic to advanced individual training for those that prefer one-on-one private instruction. Whether you are new with handguns or are looking to improve your speed, accuracy, and consistency with your firearm, we will tailor training to meet your needs. 

Prerequisites: None

Required Equipment: Can bring your own firearm or rent from the rangeYou can also bring your own ammo or purchase from the range. 



Tactical  Courses


Tactical PISTOL I

This four-hour course will enable the shooter to engage targets of various sizes and at various distances with extreme accuracy and consistent shot-groups. This course spends one and a half hours in the classroom, and  two and a half hours shooting on the range. Shooters will learn and apply the eight fundamentals of combat marksmanship, how to effectively engage multiple targets, proper loading, unloading, and tactical reloading sequences, and immediate action drills.

Prerequisites: This course is step one of three of the V42 handgun training series. There are no prerequisites for this course but familiarity with basic handgun safety and manipulation is recommended.


Required Equipment: Pistol, holster, 3 magazines, 2 magazine pouches, and 220 rounds.


tactical PISTOL II

This three-hour course builds on the tactical shooting fundamentals of Tactical Pistol I, but also teaches how to engage multiple targets starting from the holster. Shooters will learn the skills required to effectively engage multiple targets from the draw, and will continue to drill pistol manipulation tasks during live-fire drills, working to “combat speed”.  Lessons include the tactical pistol draw, focal shifting and body movement for rapid target engagement, and applying shooter’s solution to target engagements.

Prerequisites: Have completed Tactical Pistol I, have pistol shooting experience and/ or have military/ law enforcement firearms training.

Required Equipment: Pistol, holster, 3 magazines, 2 magazine pouches, and 250 rounds.



This seven-hour course builds on Tactical I and Tactical II Pistol Courses. This course teaches pistol engagements from the holster while moving and shooting at multiple targets. Students will also learn to shoot from various positions to include kneeling, prone, barriers, and offhand, turns, shooting from awkward positions, and distance shooting (max 25m). Primary focus is to take the shooter to the next level using tactical applications. This course is 100 percent shooting on an outdoor range.

Prerequisites: Have completed Tactical Pistol II, have pistol shooting experience and/ or have military/ law enforcement firearms training. This is a demanding higher-level course.


Required Equipment: Pistol, holster, 3 magazines, 2 magazine pouches and 350 rounds.


basic tactical MEDical

The V42 Basic Tactical Medicine course is an entry-level class that includes an overview of tactical emergency combat care, bleeding control, management of chest injuries, airway management, and CPR/ AED training. During this 6-hour course, students will receive instruction and demonstration on each course topic. Course instruction and evaluation will include trauma scenarios where students will practice and test their skills on role-players and manikins. 


At the end of this 5-hour course, students will be able to conduct the following self-aid and buddy-aid techniques:

 - Proper hemorrhage control (pressure dressings/ wound packing/ tourniquets)

 - Proper airway control

 - Proper chest and abdominal wound care

 - Techniques to prevent shock

Prerequisites: *No previous training or experience required.

Packing List:

 - Old clothes are recommended because of exposure to simulated blood

 - Snacks and a drink are recommended

Students who successfully complete this course will receive an American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification, and an American College of Surgeons Stop the Bleed Certificate


tactical carbine I

Prerequisites: This is a beginner class. There are no prerequisites.

Required Equipment: Semi-automatic carbine rifle with sling, shooter can use iron sights (i.e. Magpul Back-Up Sights or standard AR-15 iron sights) or optics. This course will not shoot out past 25 yards so higher magnification scopes are discouraged. Optimum sights are reflex/ red dot style sights), 3 magazines with Magazine Pouches and sturdy belt, shooting gloves (barrels/ hand-guards will heat up), ballistic shooting glasses, earmuffs, 3 Magazines minimum with magazine pouches, ballistic shooting glasses and 300 rounds.

This course is designed to give the new carbine owner a foundation for both safe and accurate carbine shooting through the application of the fundamentals of combat marksmanship.

Course Outline

  • Fundamentals of Combat Marksmanship 

  • Choosing a rifle and support equipment

  • Zeroing a rifle

  • Ready positions

  • Loading, unloading, tactical, and emergency reloading 

  • Immediate Action (clearing malfunctions)

  • Shooting drills throughout the course


Tactical carbine II

This course focuses on enhanced carbine skills and transitioning to secondary weapon. Shooters will develop reflexive gun-handling skills with the rifle and pistol that will enable them to quickly and efficiently engage threats while performing complex tasks.


Course Outline:

  • Review fundamentals of shooting a carbine

  • Enhanced combat gun-handling skills

  • Presentation from low ready

  • Enhanced tactical speed shooting drills

  • Ammunition management and reloading techniques

  • Transition to secondary weapon system

  • Malfunction clearance drills

  • Multiple threat engagements

  • Effective use of cover

Prerequisites: Shooters should have safe and solid basic to intermediate gun-handling skills established prior to attending this firearms training course.

Required Equipment:

Required Equipment: Carbine, sling, carbine, holster, 2 X magazine pouches, 3 X carbine magazines, 2 X pistol magazines, 400 rounds 5.56/.223 and 75 rounds



Women's basic pistol Course Part I 

This is a four-hour class that is tailored for the to the novice shooter and is a mix of classroom and live-fire range work.  This class is recommended for those shooters who want to become comfortable with a firearm in a stress-free and comfortable environment.  The course begins with a review of firearm safety, range rules, shooting terminology, and moves quickly into shooting skills development.  Classroom demonstrations, lectures, and drills will be utilized to ensure the students understanding of the shooting fundamentals.  On the range the instructor will combine the classroom drills with live fire exercises developed to improve the students shooting. 


Women's basic pistol Course Part II 

Part II of this course builds on the firearms training shooters learned in Part I with a review of the fundamentals of marksmanship. Additionally, our instructors will reinforce gun safety rules, proper operation of semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, selecting and storing a pistol, and pistol inspection and maintenance. Like Part I, this four-hour class is taught in both the classroom and on the range.


Pistol Low Light no Light course

This course covers the essentials of light equipment selection to include weapon-mounted and hand-held sources, and techniques for effective search, navigation, target identification, and engagement of threats. Instruction will focus primarily on hand-held light sources.

Course Outline:

  • Fundamentals of Combat Marksmanship Review

  • Low Light Equipment Review

  • Introduction and practice in various techniques of flashlight and weapon manipulation in low light settings

  • Reloads in low-light settings

  • Shooting and moving in low-light settings

  • Drills and no-light shooting throughout

Prerequisites: This is an intermediate level class. Shooters need to know safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, foundational marksmanship skills, and drawing from the holster (V42 Tactical Pistol II course graduates will have met all requirements).

Required Equipment: Pistol, belt mounted holster (can be tactical  duty or concealed carry), 2 magazines, 2 magazine pouches, handheld flashlight (pistol mounted lights are suitable, but this is primarily a hand-held pistol class), Earmuffs and 200 rounds.


Bullets and Bandages

This intermediate course teaches team members to treat themselves and others in critical injury situations in high risk environments. Students will learn lifesaving skills using equipment available in Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) and medical bags.

Course Outline: 

  • Cover vs. concealment

  • Suppressive fire/ fire superiority

  • Moving and communicating tactically with a teammate

  • Basic anatomy and physiology of life-sustaining injuries

  • Review of M.A.R.C.H. algorithm (Massive Hemorrhaging, Airway, Respiration, Circulation, Hypovolemia and Hypothermia) 

  • Primary and secondary assessments 

  • What is in an individual first aid kit and a medical bag and how to set up and use it


 Training will also include suppressive fire techniques and moving with a teammate under fire. This course does include live fire training. 

Prerequisites: Students need to have pistol familiarity and basic pistol marksmanship skills to include working from a holster. There are no medical training pre-requisites for this course.

Required Equipment: Ballistic shooting glasses, earmuffs, Pistol, holster, 3 magazines, 2 magazine pouches, and 150 rounds. Students are encouraged to bring battle-belts/ duty belts and equipment they would use at for their work if applicable.



This course will enable you, as a basic level shooter, to fully understand your weapon system and its capabilities, properly set up your gun/optic, understand and account for environmental factors, and teach you advanced marksmanship techniques enabling you to effectively engage targets out to 300m with zero magnification optics/iron sights and out to 500m with magnification equipped optics.

Course Outline

  • -Operation and handling of AR-15 weapon

  • - Immediate and Remedial action to clear malfunctions

  • -Gun set up to include proper optic mounting

  • -Advanced Rifle Marksmanship Fundamentals

  • -Introduction to various reticle types and application (specific to each student’s optic)

  • -Proper sighting/zeroing and optic manipulation

  • -understanding hold over and hold under based on your weapon system at various ranges

  • -Introduction to ballistics and atmospheric/environmental affects

  • -Introduction to observing wind, understanding its effects and implementing holds

  • - Data collection of engagements out to 500m

  • -Various firing positions and implementation of barriers and shooting devices

Prerequisites: This is a beginner class. There are no prerequisites.

Required Equipment: AR-15 (recommend optic but not required), 150 rounds of 5.56 (Student may bring more-this is the minimum), batteries for optic, 30 round box magazine at a minimum (recommend 3), safety glasses, hearing protection, owner’s manual for Scope or OPTIC (if shooter has it), one small notebook with writing utensil, proper clothing for weather and food and water


Student Optional Items: shooting mat/exercise mat, bipod, shooting poles, weapons , maintenance/cleaning supplies, shooting gloves, something to retain magazines , tools to adjust optics or sights and sand sock