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pistol training near me

For ALL shooters, we HIGHLY recommend the NRA "The Basics of Pistol Shooting Course" and it is required before advancing to concealed carry and tactical pistol classes. This is an excellent course for those who have a valid NY State Permit as well as those who are applying for a concealed carry permit.

For those interested in applying for their NY State Concealed Carry Pistol Permit, this course will meet the requirements for DAY 1 of your training.  You MUST ALSO complete Day 2 to complete the training required prior to submitting your pistol permit application.

This is an all-day (8:30am-5:30pm) course and covers:

1) Safety! This is always the primary focus of all our training.

2) Knowing your pistol - how it functions and common malfunctions.

3) Shooting fundamentals - all aspects of shooting and setting you up correctly for advanced shooting and tactics.

4) Live fire on the range. Plan for 50 rounds.

5) Cleaning and maintenance - you will disassemble and clean your personal firearm.


Class is held in Rush NY OR Penfield NY depending on the range for the day and spelled out in your instructions after registration.  The cost is $160 for the day, and includes all range fees and educational materials. If you have a valid New York State pistol permit you may bring your own firearm, but you will need to bring one box of 50 rounds of ammunition and a cleaning kit.  For those without a permit (or those permitted that haven't purchased a pistol, we will provide guns, ammo, and cleaning supplies for a $20 fee to be paid in cash on the day of your course.

Successful completion of this course earns you a live-fire certificate which can be used to file for out-of-state pistol permits that require it (such as Florida).  As stated above, this will count at ONE of TWO days of training required to submit a pistol permit application for those submitting after Sept 1, 2022.  You will also need to complete Day 2 of the Pistol Permit Certification in order to meet the training criteria.

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