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About The Shooting Sport

The name of my site is The Shooting Sport.  Ever since I bought my own firearm and took safety classes I have had an intense interest in the shooting sport.

My name is Wanda. I am an National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, Norfolk Country Rifle Range (NCRR) Range Safety Officer, NCRR certified in Big Bore, and am a Distinguished Expert in Pistol … three times.  I have logged many hours with our club’s Ladies Night events and NRA Women on Target events, where novice and experienced ladies have come to shoot and socialize.

I was the co-director for our club’s 2016 Brownells/NRA Day, a family event for shooters 12 years old and up.  As an assistant to our Range Checkout Officer, I also  qualify applicants’ shooting and safety practices for our club range membership.  I am also an NRA Recruiter.

Sharing information about safe gun handling, and helping others find satisfaction and empowerment in the Shooting Sport, is my personal inspiration in teaching the fundamentals of shooting. I teach both men and women of almost all ages.

Wanda Hartung - Certififed NRA Instructor at The Shooting Sport
Student on the range

Sometimes women fear firearms. Many have a curiosity about shooting. Some have tried it, or would like to have proper instruction so they will be safe to try it. Many women feel the need to be able to protect themselves and their families.

I want to help other women dispel that fear, satisfy that curiosity, fill that desire to be able to protect, defend and keep their families safe. Many mothers take firearms courses so they can understand and feel confident around the family’s firearms, and prevent these firearms from being accessed by family members not old enough, or well enough, to handle them.

We live in an uncertain world. Our Constitutional Rights are continuously attacked every day. My choice to purchase my own personal firearm was made when I saw my Constitutional Rights being threatened. That was the beginning of an extremely enjoyable hobby, which is now a passion. I strive to improve my skills every time I shoot. I enjoy helping others improve on their skills as well.

The NRA courses offered are the best possible way to present the information that will start you in your responsibilities of gun ownership.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting – Blended and NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting – Instructor Led Only courses are our focus.

Periodically classes with additional instructors will join us. Only NRA Certified Instructors will teach in our group. Our objectives are to keep you and your family safe, as well as increase awareness about the shooting sport. We teach small group classes, one-on-one classes, ladies only classes, and small private classes.

I was recently certified by Wanda Hartung. She was incredible. The instruction was delivered at my pace and she constantly confirmed that I understood before proceeding to the next section. The course flew by thanks to her engagement and personality. Thanks Wanda!

— Jamie McCray

Jamie McCray

We do not teach self-defense shooting classes. We cannot offer legal advice for gun owners. We strongly recommend students attend a class specifically for concealed carry that addresses the issues surrounding the use of deadly force, if this is your objective. Additional range and firearms handling training is highly recommended to ensure an individual has the understanding, knowledge, and attitude necessary to carry and use a firearm.

Contact Info

Office Location:
207 Sterling Ct.
Suffolk, VA 23434


Office Hours:
Week Days 9-5
— except for range time

Class Location:
Same as above

Range Location:
Norfolk Country Rifle Range
4321 South Military Hwy.
Chesapeake, VA 23321