Currently Scheduled Courses

Combined with the exceptional facilities offered at Kettlefoot Rod & Gun Club, training is conducted in a safe, comfortable, fun and effective atmosphere where the student to instructor ratio is kept low for a truly personal focus.  Our courses follow proven NRA programs and have been continuously revised to provide as complete a coverage of the subject as is possible.  Come experience firearm training at its finest!  Feel free to contact us for additional information.

Note:  All new members are required to attend a Safety Orientation where they will be briefed on Club Rules, equipment operation, etc.

Kettlefoot regularly holds courses in the following areas:

  • Basic Instructor
  • Basic Pistol
  • Chief Range Safety Officer
  • First Steps Pistol
  • High-Power/Service Rifle
  • Home Firearms Safety
  • Range Safety Officer
  • Refuse To Be A Victim
  • Small Bore Rifle
  • Virginia State Concealed Handgun Permit

Course Instructors

Gary Widner:  (423) 306-5078,,; The only club member authorized to teach ANY of the pistol courses, including Virginia Concealed Carry Permit; an 11 year Club Member; an Army Veteran; NRA Certified; and an NRA Life Member.

Bill Skeen:  (276) 628-2077; a 22 year Club Member; an expert shotgunner who’s areas of expertise include Shotgun Safety, Form, Trap and Skeet and NRA Certified.

Wayne Wills:; an 15 year Club Member; expert shotgunner who’s areas of expertise include Shotgun Safety, Form, and Trap. Also, is an NRA Certified Level 1 Shotgun Coach.