NYS PISTOL LICENSE CLASS (Concealed Carry Permit/Semi-Automatic Rifle Permit)

Starting September 1st 2022, NY State has implemented the new CCIA law. (Concealed Carry Improvement Act) New applicants must take this class to apply for a NY State concealed carry license.

Only residents of NYC, Suffolk, Westchester, and Nassau Counties – even if they already have a pistol license, must take this class to keep their NY State pistol license or to apply for the first time.

All classes are taught by a Certified NRA Instructor.

The 16-Hour Safety Class will include 16 hours of in-person live classroom instruction conducted by a Duly Authorized Instructor. The curriculum will include the following topics:

  1. General firearm safety, including an overview of firearm and ammunition functions and operation, firearm cleaning and maintenance, safe handling practices, range safety rules, and proper holster considerations and retention strategies for safe concealed carry.
  2. Firearm safe storage requirements, as defined in Penal Law §§ 265.45 and 265.50, and general firearm secure storage and transportation best practices.
  3. State and federal gun laws, including the possession disqualifiers under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) and New York State law, restrictions on the private sale or transfer of firearms under New York General Business Law § 898, and requirements for keeping firearm license information up to date, properly registering pistols and revolvers, and license recertification and, if applicable, renewal requirements, including but not limited to the provision set forth in Articles 265 and 400 of the Penal Law.
  4. State and federal gun laws, including the possession disqualifiers under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) and New York State law, restrictions on the private sale or transfer of firearms under New York General Business Law § 898, and requirements for keeping firearm license information up to date, properly registering pistols and revolvers, and license recertification and, if applicable, renewal requirements, including but not limited to the provision set forth in Articles 265 and 400 of the Penal Law
  5. Conflict de-escalation tactics that include verbal and non-verbal strategies, including retreating, that are intended to reduce the intensity of a conflict or crises encountered.
  6. Adverse effects of alcohol and drug use as it pertains to firearm safety.
  7. Best practices when encountering law enforcement (e.g., a traffic stop), including how to communicate throughout the encounter, considerations for disclosing concealed carry status and displaying a valid firearm license, obeying all commands given by the officer(s), and best practices for handling a firearm and self-identification as a lawful concealed carry licensee if the firearm is visible when an officer responds to an incident.
  8. The statutorily defined sensitive places listed in Penal Law § 265.01-e and the restrictions on firearm possession in restricted places under Penal Law § 265.01- d.
  9. Conflict management.
  10. Use of deadly physical force, including the circumstances in which deadly physical force may be considered justified, and when there is the duty to retreat pursuant to Penal Law § 35.15(2).
  11. Suicide prevention includes recognizing signs of suicide risk and resources to obtain assistance, including a suicide hotline.
  12. Written Test
  13. 2 Hours of Live fire will be conducted after the class at a range to be determined.

If you are recertifying, you will need to bring your firearm, 50 rounds of ammunition.

All training fees must be paid in advance and are non-refundable.

Upon booking and paying for training, you will receive a registration form and our waiver. By paying the fee you agree to sign our waiver.

The training fee includes classroom materials/targets and hearing/eye protection. The training fee includes everything you need for this session except ammunition.

NO LIVE AMMUNITION IS ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM!

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