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BASIC PISTOL SAFETY COURSE
This is our basic pistol permit class which all applicants must complete in order to obtain a pistol permit. Attendees will learn the importance of gun safety, transporting your firearm, basic maintenance, the Safe Act and many other topics that pertain to you once you are issued a permit. Since New York State Law permit applicants are not allowed to handle a pistol, this is not a hands-on course.
At this time, Schenectady, Albany, Fulton, Montgomery Hamilton & Rensselaer, counties accept this course (Fulton accepts in-person only). If you are not a resident of one of these counties, you can also apply in the county of which you are employed or in the county of which you may own a business. EX: you live in Albany County and work in Schenectady County. You can apply for your pistol permit in either county.
UNRESTRICTED CARRY CONCEAL
The Carry Concealed Course is for the shooter who is proficient with their firearm and wants the restrictions removed from their permit so they can legally carry outside the home. Course consists of actual range time where the student will be required to complete a shooting proficiency course of fire. Course also consists of 4 hours classroom training which will include a review of firearm safety, NYS Penal Law, use of force as it relates to civilians with carrying a concealed firearm and use of their firearm in the home and outside of the home. There is a written exam at the end of the class.
This course is accepted in Schenectady, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Hamilton & Albany county. *Albany County permit holders - Albany has no set policy on how to obtain an Unrestricted Carry license. It is up to the discretion of the judge who signed your pistol permit whether or not they will remove your restrictions - even after taking this course*.
2 PART COURSE
HR218 is the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA). This federal law allows for retired law enforcement officers who qualify on a yearly basis to carry their firearm in all 50 states. A photo identification card will be issued at the end of the course. Cost $50 (Cash)
FOR RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ONLY
PEPPER SPRAY TRAINING
This course teaches you about Oleoresin Capsicum commonly called PEPPER SPRAY. You will learn how to carry and deploy pepper spray and decontamination procedures. This course also includes the legal aspects of using pepper spray and reviews NYS Penal Law Use of Force.
Course is 4 hours and is only given in groups of 8 or more.
PRIVATE SHOOTING LESSONS
This course is open to pistol permit holders only. Now that you have your NYS pistol permit, you need to learn how to handle your firearm! This course will cover the basic fundamentals of proper shooting techniques, safe firearm handling, concealed carry drawing techniques, hand/eye coordination, use of force and much more. $250 per person for a 2 hour lesson (includes range rental fee & targets). All you need is 100 rounds of ammunition, holster, eye & ear protection & magazines for your handgun. We do one-on-one or small groups if you want to come with family or friends. Contact us for more information.
FLORIDA MULTI-STATE WEAPONS PERMIT
$25 to anyone who is taking or has already taken our Unrestricted Carry Concealed Class. Certificate supplied
$100 to reserve a range date & shoot a course of fire on the range which is required by Florida. You must have your NYS pistol permit. You'll receive a certificate of completion to submit with your Florida application
LIVE FIRE - Hamilton County
This course is live fire defensive firearms training, with classroom lecture that will include Florida & Utah certification (fingerprints, photos etc will be done on site). Class is held at Wells Fish & Game Club in Hamilton County and is open to any NYS pistol permit holder.
One Day Course - Cost is $300