Signed into law by President George W. Bush on July 22, 2004, the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), also known as HR 218, allows qualified individuals, both retired and active duty, to carry concealed firearms in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, regardless of local or state laws governing concealed carry, with certain exceptions. To be eligible, individuals must meet specific criteria outlined in the law, which generally require them to have served as a law enforcement officer for a certain period and to have separated from service in good standing. There have been two amendments to this law since its inception.


Eagle provides qualification sessions each month for law enforcement officers who meet the provisions of LEOSA and who reside in the Commonwealth of Virginia. LEOSA mandates that individuals must possess a photographic identification issued by the agency they served, attesting to their status as a qualified retired or active law enforcement officer. To participate in Eagle’s LEOSA qualification course, individuals must provide their agency issued card along with a current Virginia Driver’s License.

The qualification course of fire consists of 50 rounds, with a 70% minimum qualification score. There is no cost for the course, however, individuals must provide their own ammunition. Please click the button above to request an upcoming qualification session.

Charitable Contributions

Eagle’s Founder and CEO, Roger Nisley (left), HRTA’s current President, Chris Curran (right).

Eagle’s qualification session is provided at no cost to those who meet the provisions of LEOSA. In the spirit of the program, it is requested that you consider making a cash donation. An envelope will be provided at the range for convenience, no checks or other forms of payment are currently accepted. All LEOSA qualification fees are matched by the Eagle’s Founder and CEO, Roger Nisley, and donated to the Hostage Rescue Team Association (HRTA). Mr. Nisley initiated this charitable endeavor to support his brothers in the Law Enforcement community.  Since inception, all fees and matching funds have supported numerous law enforcement and military organizations with a focus on our nation’s fallen heroes and their families.

About HRTA

The HRTA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, whose purpose is to support those in financial need who have an affiliation with the FBI Hostage Rescue Team. Needs include assisting members with medical expenses, property losses attributed to natural disasters, and other humanitarian-based efforts. Created in 1983 and based at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, the HRT is the U.S. government’s non-Department of Defense full-time counterterrorist tactical team. HRT, whose motto is servare vitas (“to save lives”), provides enhanced manpower, training, and resources to confront the most complex threats. The team deploys operationally under the authority of the FBI Director and in support of our field offices and legal attachés and performs a number of national security and law enforcement tactical functions in almost any environment or conditions.

Since its inception, the team has deployed to more than 850 incidents involving terrorism, violent crimes, foreign counterintelligence, and other investigations. HRT has performed missions involving hostage rescue, barricaded subjects, undercover operations, high-risk arrests, and surveillance operations. It has undertaken traditional law enforcement roles in response to large natural disasters and dignitary protection missions, and has deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries to protect FBI personnel and to conduct sensitive site exploitations and intelligence gathering activities. You can learn more about the HRTA and planned giving opportunities here.