AK Virtual Arms Training and Firearms Simulator

AK Virtual Arms Training and Firearms Simulator

Our professional grade virtual reality firearms simulator will add a unique experience to your Wears Valley visit! Safe & fun for all ages & skill levels.


Celebrate the Apollo 50th Anniversary | Kennedy Space Center

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary this Saturday!


kennedyspacecenter.com Celebrate and learn more about the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program! Learn about upcoming events, commemorative giveaways, and all of the Apollo artifacts at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex!


Sales Tax Holiday


tn.gov Sales Tax Holiday The state of Tennessee's annual sales tax holiday is held every year, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the last Friday in July and ending at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night. During this weekend, certain goods may be purchased tax free. The 2019 tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12...


Why I do not like the word "Empowered"

It has always bothered me to see angry people, throwing their fists into the air, all in the name of “empowerment.” Men and women will experience some level of enlightenment when they take training and attend events at my shop, but I am not going to claim to “empower” you with something you already have.

I hope you enjoy my blog post today!


akvat.com I have thought long and hard how to write this post, and just when I thought about getting started, I stumbled upon a well written article by Dene Adams, another woman involved in firearms. My writing here will be brief...


Husband of Virginia Beach shooting victim speaks out about wife's concerns, city's response

She felt threatened enough to consider bringing a gun to work, but feared loosing her job because it was against policy. Now she is dead.


pilotonline.com Jason Nixon, the husband of Virginia Beach shooting victim Kate Nixon, is pressing the city for more transparency about the mass shooting at the Municipal Center.


Shotguns For Smaller People

Shotguns for Smaller People

Captains Blog Entry Star Date 06.01.2019

I am a woman, 5’4”, to put things into perspective. I have decided to try the 3-gun sport for which I need a shotgun. This is the story of my search, and challengers a smaller person looking for a shotgun in an industry that seems to make most shotguns to fit Paul Bunyan (mild exaggeration, but it feels that way from my diminutive vantage point).

Here is what I want, need and what I found:


akvat.com I am a woman, 5’4”, to put things into perspective. I have decided to try the 3-gun sport for which I need a shotgun. This is the story of my search, and challenge as a smaller person looking for a shotgun in an industr...

Sevier County Volunteer Rescue Squad

With summer basically here, please take a moment to read this. It very well could save someone’s life.

Gatlinburg Sportsman's Club

For those considering competition and who want to know what Gatlinburg Handgun Challenge is like, the video has a great narrative explaining the basics for you.

Here is the video on the pistol match. A special thanks goes out to John Suttles for the video. https://youtu.be/f2I7u3l2q4s

[05/16/19]   TWAW members: there is no meeting at AK Virtual Arms Training tonight. We will revisit getting meetings started again later this summer. Please make a note on your calendar and apologies for any inconvenience!


What is a Firearms simulator?


$2.00 per person discount today Saturday May 11th 2019 only! Good for 1 hour firearms simulator action session.

AK Virtual Arms Training LLC and the awesome firearms Simulator. 2662 Wears Valley Rd. Sevierville, TN.


akvat.com Our virtual reality gun training simulator range is great fun for all ages and skill levels! NRA Instructor, TN carry permit class, and youth events!

Brendan Baily tackled, disarmed shooter with two other students at STEM school in Highlands Ranch

Giving the term “Refuse to be a Victim”, new meaning.


Brendan Baily gave a press conference on Wednesday April, 8 2019. One day after, he and two other students rushed a shooter and disarmed him at STEAM school ...


What is a Firearms simulator?

Share this life saving Mothers Day gift idea with all your friends!

Give your Mom a different kind of gift this Mother’s Day, give a AK Virtual Arms Training LLC gift certificate that can be used for a TN Carry Permit Class or Simulator Competition event or a custom hour long firearms training session of any kind or any simulator adventure she chooses! Has Mom been putting her needs behind everyone else? Give the gift that is hers, and hers alone.

Gift Certificates can be ordered on-line or by contacting us directly. Gift Certificates can only be used at AK Virtual Arms Training LLC 2662 Wears Valley Rd Sevierville TN, advanced reservations are required.




Bella Twin, the .22 Used to Take the 1953 World Record Grizzly, and More

Watch out for senior ladies with .22lr guns!


ammoland.com On 10 May, 1953, Bella Twin was hunting small game with her partner, Dave Auger, along an oil exploration cutline south of Slave Lake. She was 63 years old.

[04/30/19]   Question: I am taking the RV up to the Morristown area for a spring de-winterize voyage for a few days. Is there a good place(s) to shoot up that way?


NRA Basics of Pistol Course

NRA Basics of Pistol Course

Whether you are just wanting to learn more about firearm safety or you want to become an NRA Instructor, this 8 hour class will teach what you need to know and includes live fire qualification!

For detailed information or to sign up online, visit our website:


akvat.com The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. It is also used as a prerequisite to getting NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Certification. Through this course, the students will learn about pistol parts and o...

AK Virtual Arms Training - Smoke & Hope

We had a great time at Steel Challenge yesterday! I gave my new Ruger Mark IV Hunter a Run. I do need to say I have been having trouble with the rear V sight. Rudy double checked to make sure the problem was not specific to me. It shoots high left for both of us. I did some adjustments to minimize, but I still had to compensate for the competition. I am not sure how much of a negative impact this had on my shooting or not, I did not have too many misses, but the ones I did miss were high.

Anyway, my times were decent, no procedurals or penalties, even getting used to the new gun. I had some previous lead fouling issues in this gun with Thunderbolt (I can hear the Steel pings best with this), so I used mostly American Eagle 38 grain, and a couple of mags of Aguila Interceptor at the end.

Here is a video of one of my Smoke and Hope strings.


Andrea doing Smoke & Hope with the new Ruger Mark IV Hunter. She is the lead instructor at AK Virtual Arms Training LLC 2662 Wears Valley Road Sevierville Te...


10Listens: Can you carry a gun on the Appalachian Trail?


wbir.com The trail travels through 14 states, eight national forests and two national parks. Depending on where you are at on the trail, your TN concealed carry permit might not be valid.

IPSC Competition - AK Virtual Arms Training LLC

Coming Saturday May 25th 2019... IPSC Challenge Virtual Handgun Competition. Save a spot Saturday afternoon and look for the event posting later this week. All are welcomed, all skill levels, young and old. Local business sponsors will be providing prizes. Here is a peek at the IPSC simulation:


This is our biggest, best, full-blown virtual reality firearms simulator competition package! The activator targets, pop-ups, cardboard and a super realistic...


Firearms simulator?

Drum roll, please.... after a lot of hard work and long hours, I created and implemented an on-line appointment setting website for AK Virtual Arms Training LLC!

Now you can:
1) Book simulator appointments on-line, and see our availability.
2) Reserve seats in our TN Carry Permit classes on-line.
3) View our comprehensive events calendar that includes our events and classes, community related events and upcoming competitions that are suitable for all skill levels!
4) Our Blog - Get guns and ammo reviews, updates on local legislature, holster recommendations and more!


akvat.com We are technology business professionals and a woman owned business. Safety is first and we provide a unique, tasteful, perspective to firearms training that you will find comfortable, rewarding, fun, family friendly, team building, confidence building. We both have many years of Corporate trainer e...

Want your business to be the top-listed Gym/sports Facility in Sevierville?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.



2662 Wears Valley Rd
Sevierville, TN

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Other Sevierville gyms & sports facilities (show all)
Smoky Barrels Shooting Club Smoky Barrels Shooting Club
714 Adella Ave
Sevierville, 37862

A shooting Club for people in the Sevier County Area. All are welcome and families are encouraged to attend monthly events at various ranges in our county

Sevier Indoor Range Sevier Indoor Range
1874 Country Meadows Dr
Sevierville, 37862

A full service indoor shooting facility offering private instruction, handgun carry permit classes and handgun rental program. Firearms, ammunition and accessories are for sale at the counter.

Alpha Male Armory Alpha Male Armory
714 Adella Ave
Sevierville, 37862

We can either sell you anything you need or facilitate the transfer of a firearm. All transfers are by appointment only as I still have a "regular" job.

Buds Gun Shop & Range TN Buds Gun Shop & Range TN
2270 Two Rivers Blvd
Sevierville, 37876

America's Largest Indoor Range and Retail Store. Located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, we offer the largest selection of Guns & Ammo. FFL licensed.

Family Fun Indoor Range Family Fun Indoor Range
Exit 356A Off I-40 / One Mile On Right
Sevierville, 37763

The nation's only indoor shooting range designed especially for ladies and their friends and families!

Gatlinburg Sportsman's Club Gatlinburg Sportsman's Club
649 King Branch Rd
Sevierville, 37876

A private club offering rifle and pistol shooting ranges to members. Also offering skeet, trap, and sporting clays by reservation.

Appalachian Armorer Appalachian Armorer
Boyds Creek Hwy
Sevierville, 37876

Licensed Gun Dealer, firearms manufacture, Firearm Transfers, Gun Repair, Tactical Gear, ammunition manufacture, ammunition supplier, #Tn