About Us

C2 Shooting Center is Southeastern Virginia’s premier outdoor recreational and small arms training facility.  Additionally we provide training facilities for the Navy and other military and law enforcement groups from our local area.

Owner/President and Senior Instructor

Since 2006, Kent A. Mote has owned and operated C2 Shooting Center.  After graduating from Kempsville High School and attending Atlantic Christian College, Kent embarked upon a variety of careers, including real estate, private security detail, home building and owning/operating a site-building company.  A life-changing experience of partial paralysis which left him unable to walk and a misdiagnosis of a terminal illness, required Kent to retire from his construction business.  He purchased a 24-year old local range that was in a state of disrepair in order to live out the remainder of his life doing what he loved- working the land and shooting.  On a quest to provide the premier facility to both recreational and military clientele, Kent embarked upon the most proactive range improvement project in the country.  C2 Shooting Center, “Virginia’s Premier Outdoor Shooting Range Facility,” is the result of Kent’s hard work and innovative vision.

Kent is an NRA-certified law enforcement instructor who has extensive skill in the use of small firearms and long range weapons. He was also instrumental in developing the ESAMI (Expeditionary Small Arms Marksmanship Instructor) Program for the U.S. Navy.  He has traveled all over the country teaching our service men and women how to become firearms instructors.  Kent finds teaching others how to operate, as well as respect guns, to be very personally rewarding.

Kent is married to his wife, Natalie, and has two step-sons.  They reside in Pungo and are proud of C2 Shooting Center and the community they serve.

Some of Kent’s accomplishments and professional associations are:

  • NRA Law Enforcement Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Ten Years as a Certified US Navy ESAMI Instructor and co-creator of the ESAMI Program
  • Five Years of Synthetic Weapons Training and Tactical Defense Solutions
  • Member of the Local Law Enforcement Community
  • Certified in CPR and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
  • Sponsor of the Virginia Beach Police Foundation
  • National Rifle Association Life Member
  • International Defensive Pistol Association Member
  • Mineral Miner for the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • VDOT Responsible Land Distributor
  • Virginia Class A General Contractor

His firearms experience includes:

  • Sig Sauer Armorer
  • AR 15/M4 Armorer
  • Glock Armorer
  • Heckler & Koch Machine Gun Armorer
  • Accuracy International Armorer
  • Foreign Weapons Specialist
  • Long Range Weapon Specialist
  • Designated Marksman Instructor
  • C2 Reticle Designer for U.S. Optics
  • Design Consultant for High Threat Concealment
  • Synthetic Weapons Instructor for Conflict Kinetics

Trust Our Commitment to Safety

We never forget our commitment to safety. When you visit us for the first time, we’ll ask you to fill out the public range waiver and information forms before you can access the range. These forms explain our range safety procedures, and will help you have a safe and enjoyable experience.  Since opening more than 12 years ago, Kent has made a personal vow to ensure the safety of every person entering our range.


Why We Believe in Supporting Our Military and Law Enforcement

In the words of our President, Kent A. Mote, we support our military and law enforcement through training because it is at the core of our American values. He says, “No matter one’s individual political ideals, as Americans, we are all involved in insuring the survival of our country and our way of life. No matter how or why our fathers, mothers, sons and daughters find themselves in harm’s way, these individuals deserve more than just smart weapons and armor. These warriors need more than ‘the basic skills’ to protect themselves and fight for their survival when that survival is jeopardized. At the lowest level, the fight comes down to the individual and his or her skills and their belief that they can win. We offer our facility and our training programs as another tool to aid our military and law enforcement personnel to that end.”

If you have any questions or have a specific need please feel free to contact us or simply visit the range. We are conveniently located for people living in Hampton Roads and the surrounding communities.