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Frequently asked questions


Who is eligible for courses at Vortex Edge®?

It's pretty simple: To attend a shooting course at Vortex Edge®, you must not be prohibited by law from possessing firearms or receiving firearms training. Otherwise, we welcome shooters of all skill levels.

Do I need to have a background check completed to sign up?

No. Vortex Edge® does not conduct background checks on students. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they comply with all federal, state, and local laws. Vortex Edge® will cooperate fully with law enforcement investigations if it is determined a student illegally obtained firearms training.

Can I register more than one person for the same course on my account?

No. All students are required to register themselves for classes at this time.

Do I have to pay for the class upfront or can I make a deposit?

Yes, you need to pay up front. Class tuition must be paid in full to reserve your spot.

Do I have to have an account on www.vortexoptics.com to sign up?

Yes. For large groups, and if you need any help getting signed up, please contact us at vortexedge@vortexoptics.com.


What types of courses are available?

You name it, we probably cover it. From pistol, to rifle, to hunting and more, we have classes suited to all skill levels and disciplines. We're also constantly updating our class list to better serve our shooters, so check back frequently. For a full list, please visit www.vortexoptics.com/vortex-edge.

Who do I contact with questions about courses?

Email us at vortexedge@vortexoptics.com or give us a call at 1-800-4VORTEX ext. 2704 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

What is the cancellation policy?

We offer a full refund if you cancel 48 hours prior to your class.

The class I want to take is full, can I be added to a waitlist?

Yes! To be added to the waitlist please email us vortexedge@vortexoptics.com and include the class name you want to be waitlisted for.

If a course is outdoors, what is the policy for inclement weather?

We conduct classes rain or shine, so dress appropriately. However, we will postpone shooting for unsafe conditions (lightning, severe weather, etc.). If Vortex Edge® cancels or reschedules a class, we will offer students a refund.

Who are the instructors?

Professionals drawn from all walks of civilian, law enforcement, and military life. Passionate shooters and dedicated educators. Checkout our instructors page to meet our team.

What is the minimum age required to take a course?

The minimum age for shooters may vary depending on the course. Generally speaking, students must be 14 or older to attend firearms training, and all minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

How much do courses cost?

Please see course description for the course you are interested in taking.

Will meals be provided?

Yes! Meals will be provided at no additional cost.

Can I reserve time on the range for open shooting?

No. We love the shooting sports and all things firearms training, but at this time, the Vortex Edge® range is not available for open, public shooting.


Will Vortex® be providing the firearms and ammo?

Generally speaking, shooters are required to bring their own firearms and ammunition. However, for some classes, these items are provided. Please see course description for the course you are interested in attending.

Can I bring my own firearm and ammo?

Generally speaking, yes. However, we reserve the right to not allow a student to use particular equipment, firearms, or ammunition if we believe it will create an unsafe condition. See course descriptions for more information.

Can I purchase firearms or ammo from you?

No. Vortex Edge® does not sell ammunition or firearms.

Can I dropship ammo to you?

Yes! Please contact us at vortexedge@vortexoptics.com for more information.

Can I purchase products while there?

Yes! We have a dedicated showroom featuring our full line of optics, and apparel available for purchase on site.

Travel and Lodging

How do we get there?

Our address is 4 Vortex Dr. Barneveld, WI 53507
You can see a map here.

I am coming from out of town, where can I stay near the facility?

Please see our Travel and Lodging page here.

Which airport should I fly into?

Please see our Travel and Lodging page here.

Contact Us

Have questions about Vortex Edge® or specific courses? We're happy to help. Call us at 1-844-999-EDGE or email vortexedge@vortexoptics.com.

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