Firearm education and safety are our top priorities. That’s why our training begins in the classroom where you learn the techniques of correct firearm handling and use. Education continues on the range with the fundamentals of shooting.

To view a full schedule of all our classes, as well as other events, please visit our Event Calendar for Ohio or Indiana.

Firearms Safety Training Course (F.A.S.T)

F.A.S.T is a beginners’ course offering handson, userfriendly training with revolvers and semiautomatic pistols. The cost is $75/ per person.

In the classroom

  • Learn safety rules and procedures.
  • Practice correct loading and unloading.
  • Acquire fundamental shooting techniques.
  • Identify handgun components and functions.

On the pistol range

Learn correct shooting techniques through livefire exercises using the following handguns supplied by Vandalia Range & Armory:

  • .22 caliber
  • .38/.357 caliber magnum revolver
  • 9mm semiautomatic pistol
  • .45 caliber automatic colt pistol

Ohio Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) Course

Our toprated CCW class offers Ohio’s best practical hands on training for CCW certification. The cost is $100 per person. If needed  firearm rental is $10.

In the classroom

  • Acquire shooting fundamentals.
  • Learn safety rules and procedures.
  • Learn your legal rights under CCW.
  • Learn correct cleaning and safe storage.
  • Learn ammunition basics and malfunctions.
  • Identify handgun components and functions.
  • Discover concealment options and techniques.

On the pistol range

  • Learn range safety.
  • Learn correct shooting techniques with a personal firearm or a rental firearm.
  • Practice correct shooting techniques at distances of 9 feet, 15 feet, and 21 feet.

Shooting Technique Advancement Course (S.T.A.C)

VRA’s S.T.A.C class will improve anyone’s shooting proficiency. Learn proper stance, hand placement, sight alignment, and trigger control. Students begin on our laser simulator, and then move to the range for live firing. All targets will be furnished. Instructors of this course will be Steve Longo and Alex Hague.

This class is three hours in length. Classes will be held on one Saturday per month from 9 a.m.12 p.m. The cost is $75 per student.


This is a new course offered by VRA to provide you with the most up to date knowledge on the Ohio Concealed Carry laws. This course is not required in order to get your CCW license, but will be a valuable resource if you have a carry permit, or intend to get a carry permit.

If you would like a more in depth education on the history of the laws, changes to the laws, what the law allows you to do (and not do), castle doctrine laws, and the fear and consequences of the law then this class is for you.

Whether you are new to concealed carry, or simply need a law refreshment this class will get you up to date on the current Ohio CCW laws. This course is strictly educational, and there will not be a shooting portion. The cost of this class is $60 per student. This course will be held one Thursday a month from 6pm-9pm and one Sunday a month from 12pm-3pm. Please call 937-387-0485 to register!

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100 Corporate Center Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377
P: 937.387.0485
F: 937.387.0564

Hours Of Operation
Monday—Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday—Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

5255 S St Road 3
New Castle IN 47362
P: 765-518-4100
F: 765-518-4101


Hours Of Operation
Monday—Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Firearm Purchasing Disclaimer:


*Firearms cannot be shipped to a P.O. Box*

  1. The customer is responsible for knowing his/her state laws regarding firearm transfers.
  2. Contact your local FFL dealer with any questions regarding the sale or transfer of firearms.
  3. Contact your local FFL before ordering a firearm to verify their transfer fee and to ensure they will receive your transfer.
  4. The customer assumes all responsibility and cost for returned firearms due to FFL refusal or failure to receive.

If you order a handgun, stockless shotgun, or stripped lower receiver, YOU MUST be:

  1. A legal resident of the state in which you are ordering.
  2. You must be 21 years of age or older to complete the transfer through your FFL.


VRA is closed the following holidays:

  • New Years Eve
  • New Years Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day (Sunday—Monday)
  • Fourth of July (3rd4th)
  • Labor Day (Sunday—Monday)
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day