This application guide walks you through each step of the Virginia CCW application process - for both Non-Resident and Resident CCWs.
About the instructor
A True Gun-Guy
Ryan Cleckner served as a special operations sniper team leader with the U.S. Army's elite 1st Ranger Bn. (1/75) on multiple combat deployments. Ryan is a graduate of the premier Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC), among other military training courses, and has taught snipers and police sharpshooters from around the world. He is the best-selling author of the Long Range Shooting Handbook, he writes firearm related articles for RECOIL Magazine, GunDigest, and TheTruthAboutGuns.com, he hosts the Going Ballistic podcast and the Trigger Words Podcast, he has a number of instructional YouTube videos on long range shooting, and he can do this:
A Firearms Industry Expert
Ryan is a firearms attorney and a firearm industry executive. He managed federal government relations for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, he was a Vice President of Remington Outdoor Company (Remington Arms and Ammunition, AAC, DPMS, Bushmaster, Dakota, Marlin, and more) overseeing all firearm compliance matters, and he was a voting board member of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturer's Institute (SAAMI). In addition to running RocketFFL and RocketCCW, he is also an attorney with the country's premier firearm compliance program, FFLGuard.
A Passion for Teaching
Ryan loves to teach. He taught for years as a sniper instructor and as adjunct faculty teaching outdoors-realted courses at a local college. In addition to his firearms compliance courses and FFL guides available through RocketFFL and his online firearm safety training for CCWs at RocketCCW, he continues to teach firearm-courses, write books and articles, host the Going Ballistic Podcast, and create videos. He also teaches Constitutional Law at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL.