Arm yourself with knowledge and experience needed to safely own, carry, and use a handgun correctly. Are you looking to obtain a New York State Pistol License, a.k.a. NY pistol permit, for personal protection, hunting, and/or to have fun at the range or in your back yard with a handgun? If so, you have come to the right place!
PS&Ed was the FIRST company in the state of New York to publicly release the new 18-hours of training (New York State Concealed Carry Firearm Safety Training), the first to hand an 18-hour certificate to any NY resident to include the first one in NYC, and PS&Ed is approved in more counties than ANY other instructors or company in the state! Our instructors have been offering premier education for over 20-years. A full time training company teaching over 90 self-preservation courses over 300 times a year, all over the country, to many thousands of students that range from new to experienced shooters and include instructors, law enforcement, military, and competition shooters. We are glad you are trusting us with your educational needs and look forward to having you in class.
NOTE: Though the New York State Concealed Carry Firearm Safety Training and instructors are spelled out in the Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA) law each county is handling things differently. Make sure to check with your county as to who is approved to teach their residents. Not all instructors or training is approved nor is all training the same quality. As our reviews show, we bring our courses to the next level!
The below courses fulfill the requirement under the new Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA) for the New York State Concealed Carry Firearm Safety Training and collectively provide the 18-hours of required training, in two formats (two-nine-hour-days or four-4/5-hour-week-days, in order for any NY county to accept and process your application for a “have and carry concealed” pistol license a.k.a. NY concealed carry license. If you do not want to carry in public and only want to “have and possess” license (a.k.a premises license) check with your county if they are requiring our four-hour NY Initial Handgun Safety Course listed below and included in our full course of 18-hours.
NOTE: Those who live above Westchester County: If you already have a pistol license and live above Westchester County you would need to take the 18-hour course if you have a premise license and want to upgrade to a concealed carry license. If you have a Sportsman restriction you do NOT need the course to have that restriction removed. You also do NOT need to take the 18-hours of training to re-certify your pistol license every three-years with the state. As well, those who live above Westchester County do NOT need to renew their license with there county as it never expires. If you are applying for a new pistol license anywhere in NY State and want to carry outside of your property the 18-hour course is required to obtain an initial license after 1 September 2022. Those who live in Westchester County or down through NYC or in Long Island and have a pistol license will need to take the course every three-years in order to keep their license current.
The list of courses below meet the requirements for NY residents and non-residents who are looking to apply for a pistol permit/license to own and be in legal possession of a handgun in NY State. As well, this is a great course for those who want a refresher or those who did not need to take the course when they received their license many years ago.
Classroom/Range Time: 18-hours
Prerequisites: 21 years old
Investment: $340 for concealed carry or $60 for premise (If required by your county)
Instructor: Matthew Mallory
Note: All course dates and locations are listed in the signup form for the respected course. PLEASE DO NOT register more than one time and don’t register unless you plan to pay when you register, are serious, and fully plan to attend.
As of 1 Sept 2022 all New York Counties will be requiring an 18-hour course to obtain a concealed carry pistol license in New York. You will need to take the Full Course (FC) all 18-hours in order to apply for a concealed carry pistol permit/license in your county. We provide the 18-hours in three formats. 1) Two nine-hour days, 2) Four five-hour nights, or 3) Broken up into five-courses over four-days as listed below, at your leisure. You will need to pass the written test and shooting qualification, as noted below, in order to receive an 18-hour certificate. If you are looking for a “possess on premise” license/permit you may need to take only the the NY Initial Handgun Safety Course below. Check with your county!
FORMAT ONE and TWO (Register below and choose one of the “FC” dates listed.)
- Full Course (FC) Two Nine-Hour Days
- Full Course (FC) Four Five-Hour Days
FORMAT THREE (Register individually for and attend the courses in the order listed.)
- NY Initial Handgun Safety & NY Law (NY) 4-hours $60 (Register in the form BELOW) Included in full course formats above.
- Use of Force (UoF) 5-hours $100 Register here: PSandEd.com/uof
- USCCA Concealed Carry Home Defense Fundamentals (CCHDF) 5-hours $60 Register here: PSandEd.com/cchdf
- Draw, Shoot, and Re-holster (DSR) 2-hours $60 Register here: PSandEd.com/simco
- Live-Fire Training (LFT) 2-hours $60 (Register in the form BELOW) This course is the final training required to complete your 18-hours of training and earn the final certificate to turn into your county. This training includes…
- A 50-question written test with a score of at least 80% to pass.
- A refresher on shooting fundamentals and proper gun safety.
- The Live-Fire Proficiency Assessment administered from a distance of 12′, shooting five rounds of ammo with four of those shots landing in the 25.5″ x 11″ target area. A PS&Ed branded target, UTM GLOCK 17/19 handgun, and Non Lethal Training Ammunition will be provided and included in the cost of this training.
- Update Course (Update) 2-hours $20 This course if for those who have taken any of the above courses with us in the past and want to get up to date on changes in the law. Visit PSandEd.com/ccia to signup for this course. In order to obtain an 18-hour certificate you would need to attend the full course (FC) as noted above.
The below form is to register for the FORMAT ONE and TWO Full Course (FC) as well as the FORMAT THREE classes #1 NY Initial 4-hour Handgun Safety Course (NY) and #5 2-hour Live-Fire Training (LFT). For the other FORMAT THREE classes please click the links here (UoF, CCHDF, and DSR) to register for those courses on their respective pages.
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Read what our students have to say about this course:
"My dad and I thoroughly enjoyed this class. The instructor was hilarious. The information was very good and he gave us all we needed to succeed in tests. The only scrutiny I have is I wish we had some more break time. But he pushed through the material and I believe everyone of our 25 count class passed. Thank you, Chief Mallory. Excellent service. Highly recommend." ~ Abby from Syracuse, NY
Excellent service. Highly recommend
"I had assumptions going into the class about how a 18 hour required course would go and it was opposite in the best way. The course felt like a two day/two hour course after it was completed. Matt kept us engaged, used real life situations, and for someone who has minimal knowledge on firearms, made it very easy to understand. There is so much more that could be said but 10/10 would recommend to all." ~ Ramiza L. from Undisclosed, NY
10/10 would recommend to all.
"This class was phenomenal. I am on my feet and moving all day at work. So I went into it thinking I was going to be the guy that fell asleep and got slapped in the back of the head! I can honestly say that there was not one dull moment in this class. Matt's delivery is awesome. The content is full of more pertinent information than you can handle and interspersed with funny comments and stories. I have already recommended this course to 3 of my friends and plan to take more training with Matt in the future. Thank you for providing this course." ~ Gary H. from Churchville, NY
This class was phenomenal
"Matt is a professional. The knowledge and skill level of and instructor is key to educate yourself.i would highly recommend matt's classes to anyone. You will learn so much and he keeps it very entertaining." ~ Jason S. from Weedsport, NY
I would highly recommend Matt’s classes to anyone.
"I learned a great deal in this class in just 18 hrs. The instructor was fast paced took the time when asked ,answered all class questions even with a larger class size he managed his time very well and kept on taste all while making things interesting and fun. I highly recommend taking any of Mat's classes the man lives this stuff and is extremely knowledgeable. I plan on taking other classes he offers in the future. Thanks" ~ Richard S. from Oswego, NY
I learned a great deal in this class in just 18 hrs.
"I have taken multiple safety classes with Matt. He is a great instructor and very knowledgeable of firearm safety. His teaching style encourages participation and he uses relevant examples and case studies to reinforce the material. I highly recommend taking one of Matt's many courses on public safety." ~ Tim N. from Tully, NY
His teaching style encourages participation
"I took the 18 hour NY State Concealed Carry Firearm Safety Course with Matt and he was fantastic! He is extremely knowledgeable and his resume is impressive. He kept the class engaged through changing his tone of voice and emphasis on certain words to avoid being monotone which is extremely important when teaching to keep attention. He went through everything we needed to know while keeping it entertaining which was awesome and is a sign of a great teacher! He used plenty of real world examples when talking about certain subjects in order to paint a picture that anyone could understand. He never made anyone feel stupid for asking a question and was very attentive when listening to students questions and didn't interrupt them. I look forward to taking more classes of his to further my safety education and would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to do the same!" ~ Nicholas T. from Weedsport, NY
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"18 hrs sounds like a long time but Matt keeps it interesting and keeps your attention. Would definitely recommend taking any of Matt’s courses." ~ Robert D. from Cayuga, NY
18 hrs sounds like a long time
"Matt brings a great deal of knowledge and experience into the classroom setting. At first I was bummed that I waited so long to get my pistol permit that I would now have to take an 18hr class with a greater cost to get a concealed carry permit. However, my thoughts changed really quickly after my first day of the class. Throughout the 18hr course, Matt delivered invaluable information related to firearm safety, NYS penal law, the recent NYS changes, federal law, and much more. He used past cases (several that you may be familiar with) on use-of-force to get you into critical thinking on how you can be best prepared for a situation or even to prevent being in that situation at all. I’ve been around long guns all my life, but concealing a firearm crates a whole new responsibility. This class is something one may consider even if they already have a concealed carry with no LE or military experience. Class is fast paced, but PowerPoints are clear and concise. Matt encourages participation and periodically checks in to see if you have any questions. He injects humor into the classroom at appropriate times which makes the learning environment great. To make a long story short, consider making time in your schedule to get a refresher or to learn material that will make you a safer permit holder." ~ Michael C. from Auburn, NY
Matt brings a great deal of knowledge and experience into the classroom setting.
"I learned a lot more than I expected from this course, Matt was great at explaining all aspects of concealed carry and when and how to defend yourself in the best way. Also he helped in hands on training with the guns. I would recommend this course with Matt to my friends and family." ~ Naseem J. from Cicero, NY
Matt was great at explaining all aspects of concealed carry
"This was a highly organized and professionally run course. The instructor was engaging and very thorough with this class. i would highly recommend this course to all ages and experience." ~ Steven B. from Cortland, NY
This was a highly organized and professionally run course.
"Overall, the information presented, how it was presented and the teaching was very helpful. Matt was a great instructor and made sure everyone understood all the information that was presented. While the topics were serious, there was a lot of humor thrown in which was appreciated. I was nervous for the live fire portion as I don’t have much experience but if you just listen to what he tells you, you’ll do perfectly fine. I highly recommend others take this class with Matt." ~ Sarah N. from Camillus, NY
If you just listen to what he tells you, you’ll do perfectly fine
"Matt was great. Not only does he have tons of firearms experience and was very knowledgeable, but he was also on top of all laws and litigation that might effect his students and courses." ~ Wyatt O. from Tully, NY
Matt was great.
"I was one of the first people to take the 18 hour NYS course with Matt. It was an amazing experience. It was very knowledgeable, entertaining, and serious courses. All in all I learned a lot and was never bored of doing so. Matt is a wonderful instructor. I will translate this knowledge and training and apply it to the real world, pistol or not." ~ Tyler V. from Cato, NY
It was an amazing experience.
"Matt is extremely knowledgeable about guns, gun safety, and the laws that govern gun use. His passion for the sport, self defense, and sharing his knowledge is evident. In addition, Matt keeps the classes interesting and entertaining with real life experiences and examples. The time went by quick and I enjoyed the experience. I recommend Matt Mallory and PS&Ed when taking the required NYS gun courses, and acquiring any advise he might give you on guns, self defense, and gun laws." ~ Bruce E. from Canastota, NY
Matt is extremely knowledgeable about guns
"This course seemed daunting; 18 hours in one weekend required for concealed carry. However, I enjoyed all of it and it seemed to go by quickly. So much information that was easily retained. Now I need to get shooting experience and then I will feel confident in carrying. Matt is so knowledgeable, approachable and experienced and I feel good continuing my training with him." ~ Donna E. from Canastota, NY
I enjoyed all of it and it seemed to go by quickly
"Class was great very personable and was able to learn a lot of valuable info to use in getting and retaining my pistol permit as well as skills to stay safe and avoid getting negatively involved in the law . Remember the best way to avoid trouble is to stay out of trouble" ~ Brandon H. from Syracuse, NY
Class was great very personable
"My wife and I took this course and we were both very impressed on how Matt made this course so much fun. He is a super instructor who is very knowledgeable and always keeps your attention. It was a lot of fun learning from him and we would definitely refer friends and family to him if they are in search of one of the courses he teaches." ~ Daniel I. from Jamesville, NY
He is a super instructor who is very knowledgeable
"Matt was awesome! Extremely professional, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. I learned so much in his class and had some of my personal opinions on matters of self defense changed by what he had taught. My only suggestion is the classroom was a little cramped for my liking. I will always going forward advise anyone who is interested in firearms classes take lessons from him." ~ Daniel I. from Jamesville, NY
Extremely professional, kind, and extremely knowledgeable
"When the new NY CCIA law was put in place I was dreading taking the 18 hours of training thinking it would be really boring and long days. I was wrong. Matt is an expert in this field and it showed. He made the classes go by quick and a fun environment. The 2 full day course went by so fast by the end I was wishing we had more. Matt went above and beyond to ensure everyone was understanding what was being taught. Matt uses real life examples and makes you think of the little things that are often overlooked. I highly recommend taking any class with him and I know I will be back for more classes in the future. Keep up the great work and thank you for all you do!" ~ Ron H. from Liverpool, NY
The 2 full day course went by so fast by the end I was wishing we had more
"Sitting in a class room for 4 hours is never “fun” but Matt made it the most entertaining it could’ve possibly been! I will definitely be back for more classes!" ~ Madison S. from Elbridge, NY
Matt made it the most entertaining it could’ve possibly been
"I appreciated the refresher course! I inherited the firearms I possess and I do have a "Pistol Permit". My wife took the course as an initial step to obtaining her own license. Thus, she will be able to "co-own" all of my firearms. I appreciated the basic safety reminders and the focus on decision making when confronted with a threatening situation. Matt offered an excellent set of examples which would help a potential victim determine how best to resolve a potentially threatening situation without using a firearm – including when in one's own home." ~ David J. from Auburn, NY
Matt offered an excellent set of examples
"I find Matt to be a wealth of information about gun safety and self-defense from both what I hear on WSYR radio and in this class. I feel certain that he has fulfilled the new requirements of this course required to obtain my pistol permit. If he can’t answer a question with certainty, he will refer you to a source where you should be able to get the answer. I also appreciate the websites for more information which Matt offers on his follow-up email. I have already referred a family member to Matt’s website." ~ Stephanie M. from Waterloo, NY
I find Matt to be a wealth of information
"I learned alot in the class I took. I look forward to taking more classes in the future." ~ Stephanie M. from Waterloo, NY
I look forward to taking more classes in the future
"My wife and I took Matt’s pistol safety course. I have to say I wasn’t sure what to expect. The day that we were scheduled to take the course was a very busy day! We where about to blow off going then decided we should go. I have to say that we are both VERY happy we did. We learned a lot. Matt taught the course in a very easy to understand way and it was fun. Matt has a very diverse background and shared personal stories that where very appropriate to the topic. Matt didn’t just tell his class things he broke out the types of pistols that he was talking about so we could all see just what he was referring to. I am very happy that we decided to go and my wife suggested we go to more of the courses offered. Some of the personal stories that Matt told hit home. We will be signing up with Matt for more of his courses." ~ Randy C. from West Monroe, NY
I wasn’t sure what to expect
"Did not know to expect. A complete comprehensive safety course on what to consider, and do, to be a responsible, safe proficient owner of a firearm." ~ Robert S. from Solvay, NY
A complete comprehensive safety course
"Very eye opening. It's the real deal. Matt tells truth and is very honest. Very appreciative of this class." ~ Ken from Baldwinsville, NY
Very eye opening.
"I would give your course high marks overall: Well instructed with good presentation skills. You were clear and concise." ~ Jim K. from Syracuse, NY
I would give your course high marks overall
"I thought I would be sitting there and watching videos as I had heard years ago. Except the class was very well done. I learn best when I am laughing and having a decent time not just sitting there staring at a screen or zoned out. That said, Matt does a great job keeping everyone engaged and throwing a bit of humor in the mix to keep you wanting to know more. It is a no-BS learning experience but that doesn't mean it can't be a fun time while you are learning important information. I remember taking my OSHA class and it just dragged on and on, but before I knew it we were getting our papers of completion and talking with one another about future training classes. I would send anyone asking about their safety course back to him. Thanks again Matt and although my sit down with the issuing board isn't for almost a year I look forward to taking a few more courses with you relatively soon" ~ Nicholas K. from North Syracuse, NY
I learn best when I am laughing and having a decent time
"Thank you for your time and service. This is what I was looking for. Great experience! Professional, realistic, honest, and because of the experience the instructor brings, I'm now a new member. I look forward to continuing training with this establishment. As a Marine Vet, I was very impressed by the professionalism and knowledge the instructor shared and offered. Thank you again for the sacrifice you make to help others. God Bless!" ~ Jeff H. from Lafayette, NY
This is what I was looking for.
"I really enjoyed the 4 hour pistol safety and education class. It went by fast and was very informative. Mr Mallory was very enthusiastic and found creative ways to help the class understand and retain crucial information. I would highly recommend his services." ~ Romi from Syracuse, NY
I would highly recommend his services.
"I must say you keep it interesting. I don’t know how you keep the energy up for 4 hrs but you did great job! Would definitely recommend! Would love to do some of your other courses!" ~ Robert D. from Cayuga, NY
I must say you keep it interesting.
"I felt the class was both informative and safety and New York state law I would definitely recommend it to friends and family and have already thank you looking forward to taking more." ~ Vincent B. from Jordan, NY
I would definitely recommend it to friends and family
"Matt did a fantastic job teaching the pistol permit safety class. Kept it light and fun, while still managing to drive home all the important safety rules and tips. The time flew by. He has a great sense of humor and my wife and I will definitely be going back to him for future classes." ~ Dale A. from Weedsport, NY
Matt did a fantastic job teaching
"The handgun safety training was extremely informational and my husband and I are looking forward to coming back to learn more from a few different courses! Matt made the class fun and informative so it didn’t even feel like four hours!" ~ Karie A. from Weedsport, NY
My husband and I are looking forward to coming back
"I loved my pistol & safety education class. Matt made the class super enjoyable and interactive. The time flew by so fast you almost forget it’s 4hrs. I can’t wait to sign up for more classes and have my fiancé do the same!!!" ~ D. Carter from Syracuse, NY
The time flew by so fast
"I honestly think that there is value in this class EVEN IF YOU DO NOT want to get a pistol permit. This can help people who are opposed to guns learn what responsible gun ownership needs to look like. It shows that the responsible people trying to become gun owners are taught about safety and that owning a gun is a large and serious responsibility, and that the general theme of these classes is RESTRAINT. The class was very informative and well put together. If there is one in your area, I highly suggest taking this class." ~ Clinton D. from Auburn, NY
The class was very informative and well put together
"The class was very good joyful and entertaining and Matt was very knowledgeable and entertaining, great learning experience. I’m telling everyone." ~ Matthew A. from Jordan, NY
I’m telling everyone.
"Very good speaker that keeps your attention and makes the material interesting. Highly recommend." ~ Andrew F. from Oswego, NY
Very good speaker that keeps your attention
"I think your 4 hr. handgun safety program is excellent & your delivery of the information was exceptional. Matt is a very talented professional Handgun safety trainer. He delivers an extremely valuable commodity which is our family's safety. His training covered many important details on the operation of several different makes & model handguns in program. His training also displayed some weakness's in certain handguns & potential failures which could cause serious accidents. He clearly explained that these weakness's could be overcome with repeated training to avoided accidents." ~ Robert L. from Pennellville, NY
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"Class was great very involved and impressive credentials. I have received my carry conceal with no restrictions and was approve in Onondaga County. Thank you for the class man it was much appreciated for a refresher." ~ Adam H. from Clay, NY
Class was great very involved and impressive credentials.
"My wife and I enjoyed your class very much. It was informative and we believe you to be an expert in use and training. Not only were you very knowledgeable, but you being a dynamic speaker, held the attention of the audience. We appreciated the displays and props for the instruction. Having the videos of what how the mechanism works reinforced what you described. Also, having videos of others mishaps was powerful to view. All in all, we both enjoyed spending the time with you and the group that attended. We'll be back for more." ~ Tom & Jill M. from Manlius, NY
My wife and I enjoyed your class very much
"Matt’s instruction was very informational and very engaging. He answered every question with confidence and left you knowing more than you asked for. I’d recommend Matt to anyone looking to get training on Handgun safety. Great job Matt!!!" ~ Matt H. from Watertown, NY
Very informational and very engaging
"I took the four-hour Gun Safety training course with Matt Mallory. The information was presented using scenarios that were very helpful. It was a fairly long training session, but Matt kept the class’s attention by keeping the topic fresh and interesting. He clearly had excellent knowledge of the subject. Overall, it was a manageable and enjoyable course. I would highly recommend it to anyone applying for a pistol permit." ~ John L. from Auburn, NY
Matt kept the class’s attention by keeping the topic fresh and interesting.
"I enjoyed every aspect of my Handgun Safety Course with Matt. He is a great teacher with a wealth of knowledge, and it is clear he wants every student to succeed." ~ Caleb F. from Fulton, NY
He is a great teacher
"Matt was an excellent instructor. You can tell that he takes gun safety very seriously and he truly cares about the safety of his students and wasn't just reading from a manual or a script. His dedication, experience, and passion for his trade is obvious even to someone that knows nothing about guns like myself. My girlfriend and I both took his handgun safety class and we are looking forward to taking more of Matt's classes. We feel that we can truly trust Matt in educating us more on the correct use of firearms. It was very refreshing to spend 4 hours with an instructor that truly lives the material and wasn't just phoning it in. Thank you for such a fantastic experience." ~ Paul W. from Liverpool, NY
He takes gun safety very seriously
"Course taught with precision and humor. Very informative, this course should be taught to kids! It would save alot of lives." ~ Jason W. from Nedrow, NY
This course should be taught to kids
"Matt is a very good instructor and very informative. He is very approachable instructor. Class was great went by rather quick with his knowledge and humor combined! Definitely would recommend. Thanks again." ~ Art M. from Elbridge, NY
He is very approachable instructor
"Matt thank you for helping me to understand the different functions of a handgun. Your knowledge and your energy speaks volumes. I've already referred people to your class because it was a great experience. Allowing the class to participate made it full of fun and I feel when you enjoy the class, it makes for a better learning experience. I look forward to taking more classes. You will definitely see me soon. Thanks again. God bless" ~ Jerome D. from Syracuse, NY
Your knowledge and your energy speaks volumes
"I learned alot and the 4 hour session went by quickly because the instructor was on point and very entertaining!" ~ Zouheir I. from Liverpool, NY
I learned alot
"Your class was excellent. I will be attending more classes in the future. Thank you." ~ Nancy F. from Fayetteville, NY
Your class was excellent.
"I have taken this course in a different county. And needed to take the course after 3 years. Me and my lady took our course with Matt at finger lakes mall and let me know you what a great experience it was. Matt was very straight forward and an awesome instructor. We have learned so much and we also decided on taking the force to force class and can’t wait. Trust me well worth it and we will tell all our friends and family how great Mr Mallory was" ~ Hussein A. from Jordan, NY
Matt was very straight forward and an awesome instructor.
"Amazing instruction, had been up since 3am that morning for work and still Matt was able to keep me interested throughout the class. I definitely will be registering for another course and some extra training!!" ~ Jace D. from Auburn, NY
"Matt provided a great introduction to what we need to get our carry permits. Candy was fun. He obviously takes his job very seriously am impressed with the level of training and interaction with officials advocating for reasonable gun laws. Will be looking for additional training soon" ~ Bryan E. from Locke, NY
Impressed with the level of training and interaction
"Matt is very knowledgeable and an excellent instructor. I took a course about 4 years ago and I didn’t learn half as much as I did in Matt’s class. Definitely worth it!" ~ Lori M. from Port Byron, NY
Matt is very knowledgeable and an excellent instructor.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the handgun safety course, it was informative and entertaining. Matt does a very good job of conveying the seriousness and responsibility that comes with handgun ownership." ~ Michael G. of Liverpool, NY
I thoroughly enjoyed the handgun safety course
"This is the 2nd Handgun Safety Course I've taken. This one amounted to be way more interactive, fun and informative. The way Matt interacted with us and we were able to ask questions in the middle of his presentation and everything was answered in a professional, quick, easy manor. I feel as though I've retained more information from this class than the first class I had taken a few years ago. I'll definitely find myself in more classes taught by Matt." ~ Alexander S. of Syracuse, NY
This is the 2nd Handgun Safety Course I’ve taken
"Fantastic class overall. Well informed. Great class interactions. I'm looking forward to taking more classes." ~ Timothy M. of Auburn, NY
Fantastic Class Overall
"Matt put on one awesome class! Coming into the class I had a lot of questions about the concealed carry pistol permit application. The course was very informative and answered almost all of my questions. On top of that the questions that were not answered in the course, Matt took the time to thoroughly answer the question making sure you leave there with all the information you need. I would 100% recommend Matt and PS&ED for all of your firearm training courses. I will be back. Thanks again Matt!" ~ Gregory G. of Aurora, NY
I would 100% recommend Matt and PS&ED for all of your firearm training courses.
"Absolutely loved the energy Matt has and the enthusiasm to teach others. I thought I would be dragging after working all day but he had me on the edge of my chair all night totally into the whole class. Can’t wait to take more classes!!!!" ~ Jodi M. of Auburn, NY
had me on the edge of my chair all night
"Matt was extremely engaging as he delivered the information. He went at an appropriate pace that was neither too fast nor did it lag. The amount of information that Matt presented is what would have taken other instructors twice the amount of time. He presented the information in a clear an concise way that was relatable to the average person. I believe I have a solid foundation of firearm safety upon which to build my knowledge and skills. I have already registered for another course and will be taking many more in the future. I'm so glad I found this service!" ~ Laura D. of Liverpool, NY
Matt was extremely engaging as he delivered the information.
"Very insightful course with PS&ED. Much information was covered and really provided an eye opening experience on what is required to be a responsible gun owner and user. Matt Mallory is a very engaging and humorous individual making the training fun while teaching how important safe and responsible gun ownership should be. I'm planning on continuing taking additional courses with Matt." ~ Brett of Cicero, NY
I’m planning on continuing taking additional courses with Matt.
"This class was fantastic. Very informative and Matt is a great instructor. He is very charismatic and made the class fly by. I will be taking as many classes through him as possible." ~ Stacey A. of North Syracuse, NY
Matt is a great instructor.
"This class was beneficial in educating civilians on the proper safety usage of a handgun. It was a pleasure to be a part of it. Looking forward to teaching my family all about public and gun safety." ~ Jacob M. of Syracuse, NY
This class was beneficial in educating civilians on the proper safety usage of a handgun.
"Matt was very knowledgeable and answered everyone’s questions rather well. He presented the material in a way that kept it interesting and the course didn’t drag out. I would highly recommend if anybody wanted this course that they go through Mallory Enterprises." ~ Jeff D. of Syracuse, NY
I would highly recommend if anybody wanted this course that they go through Mallory Enterprises.
"A very good introductory course. All explained clearly and with light touch. Important points clearly emphasized. Much more informative than an equivalent course taken in Florida for concealed carry permit. Good job." ~ David L. of Manlius, NY
Much more informative than an equivalent course taken in Florida
"I attended the Handgun Safety course at PS&ED HQ on 8/24/21. The setting was a small group (about 10) in the store floor which led to a relaxed feeling. Matt Mallory is obviously well versed in almost any aspect of firearm, taser, pepper spray use and safety, along with other aspects of self defense. He brought to the class sound facts and experience on the proper use and handling of handguns as the laws and risks associated with their use. He stressed that use is a last resort, but emphasized the need to become skilled in proper firearm gripping, pointing (muzzling) and safety, such as with a misfire or hang fire event. I have already signed up to take others of his many course offerings." ~ Scott B. of Syracuse, NY
I have already signed up to take others of his many course offerings.
"I really enjoyed this class. Matthew was very outgoing and knowledgeable. I enjoyed watching the videos and that he used personal experiences to explain how important handgun safety is. I really enjoyed how he engaged us during the training asking us questions if we were in a position where a handgun maybe used as a form of protection. I also like the fact he offers many training classes other than handgun safety and I will definitely be attending other classes he instructs!" ~ Courtney B. of Jamesville, NY
Matthew was very outgoing and knowledgeable.
"Being a second time student of this class, it was great to see how much more Matt has to offer now. All the info and training anyone can use in the real world available in one place." ~ Gregory G. of Camillus, NY
"Found Matt to be very informative. He certainly commands knowledge of the subject and relays it in an easy to understand manner. The 4-hour class seemed to pass very quickly and every hour was jam packed with information. Look forward to taking future classes with Matt." ~ Dale A. of Moravia, NY
Commands knowledge of the subject and relays it in an easy to understand manner.
"An energetic and informative instructor – the 4hour class went by quickly – I highly recommend!" ~ Tania W. of Auburn, NY
An energetic and informative instructor
"In the three courses we've taken, you have been very informative and you have a great teaching methods, you're down to earth and you convey the concepts very well. It's also nice to hear you give thanks to our Lord God! If it weren't for God, Guts and Guns we'd all probably have a British accent….Lol….(kind of) My wife is interested in a couple of more of your classes and we'll be in contact when the time arises. Thank you and God Bless you and your family" ~ William W. of Baldwinsville, NY
You’re down to earth and you convey the concepts very well
"Class was great. Very insightful with examples for everything and funny which made sitting in a room for 4 hours easy. Will be back for more education soon. Thank you!" ~ Samantha of Altmar, NY
Will be back for more
"This class was very educational and informative. The way Matt goes about teaching this class is different but in a great way. Matt used not only a slideshow but also provided real life examples to help reiterate the importance of gun safety. An awesome class and would recommend taking this class or any of Matt's other classes to everyone!" ~ Zachary R. of Liverpool, NY
Would recommend taking this class or any of Matt’s other classes to everyone!
"The course was more interesting than I thought it would be. Personal stories from Matt helped to keep my focus throughout the course. He also engaged many of the people that took the course alongside me and I think that’s great! I’m looking forward to gaining more knowledge through Matt and the other courses he offers." ~ Cheyene H. of Warners, NY
Matt helped to keep my focus
"Outstanding. The class was very informative and full of detail. I will definately refer to family and friends. I will be taking more classes in the future! Thanks Matt job well done." ~ Michael P. of Moravia, NY
Thanks Matt job well done.
"Safety course with Mr. Mallory was very informative. He is a great instructor, very detailed in the information he was providing. I feel very safe to continue journey of the using a fire arm and learning more under Mr.Mallory. I would recommend his course to others as well." ~ Yaw O. of Liverpool, NY
Safety course with Mr. Mallory was very informative.
"I really enjoyed the class, very informative. I took the same class 5yrs ago from another instructor, had to take it again because it was more than 3yrs since I did it for my pistol permit. I feel Matt did an excellent job, I didn't fall asleep, he went in more depth than I got 5yrs ago. I highly recommend Matt for any class." ~ David E. of Auburn, NY
I highly recommend Matt for any class.
"Very educational and entertaining. Material actually wasn't dry like I have taken the course prior. Great instructor!" ~ Allison H. of Weedsport, NY
"Mr. Mallory's delivery in the two courses I have taken provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the material being delivered. Providing relevant, critical information, with PowerPoint visuals to facilitate the experience, the material Mr. Mallory conveys is delivered and is not only synchronously aligned with real-world examples, his engaging talking points bring additional relevance to the importance of the material being assimilated. As a result of taking each course, I left with a far greater understanding of the content upon completion. When the information at hand could be used to save lives, there is no room for error, so effective and engaging instruction is beyond necessary, and certainly is delivered." ~ Lynn B. of Auburn, NY
There is no room for error, so effective and engaging instruction is beyond necessary.
"Nice job Matt! Safety course was professional, detailed, informative and entertaining. Look forward to taking more in the future." ~ Michael C. of Niles, NY
professional, detailed, informative and entertaining
"Matt is an incredible trainer with such an exciting and entertaining teaching style. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly, the 4 hour class flew by. I will be recommending to everyone and returning for further training! Thanks again for everything!" ~ Nick S. of North Syracuse, NY
Matt is an incredible trainer
"My wife and I recently attended the handgun safety course. Matt did an awesome job engaging the class while also making it entertaining. Matt’s class exceeded our expectations. We look forward to working with Matt again on future courses. Thanks again!" ~ Alex B. of Syracuse, NY
Matt’s class exceeded our expectations.
"I really enjoy the the carry and conceal training class. The trainer was informative and very knowledgeable. He was very skilled and had a great sense of humor. I highly recommend this class. A+++++" ~ Robin G. of Syracuse, NY
I highly recommend this class. A+++++
"Matt is a great presenter. He will keep you engaged and answer your questions as they are brought. My personal experience was excellent, as I take gun ownership, safety and the law seriously. Matt was great explaining each area thoroughly. I will be signing up for more of his courses in the future for sure!" ~ Brian S. of Sterling, NY
Matt is a great presenter.
"The class was great. It was very informative, the instructor was knowledgeable and very enthusiastic, plus he was able to be entertaining and keep everyone involved in the class the entire time. I am looking forward to taking more of the classes and services that are offered can't wait great job and thank you!!!!" ~ Joseph M. of Auburn, NY
I am looking forward to taking more of the classes and services
"Matt is a phenomenal instructor and this was great course. I am a 9 year Marine Corps combat vet and was a pistol and rifle instructor for 3 years and I learned something new. This course is highly recommended and I will be signing up for advanced courses! Keep the motivation high, shoot straight and stay frosty!" ~ Ernest B. of Cicero, NY
I am a 9 year Marine Corps combat vet
"Great job and very entertaining!" ~ Howard H. of Auburn, NY
"I am very thankful I took this class. I learned so much information and Matt is very knowledgeable. My husband and I can’t wait to participate in a few of his other classes, once I get my license. Thank you!" ~ Lynn R. of Mattydale, NY
I am very thankful I took this class.
"Matt was a great instructor and provided great information that every skill level could understand. I am very happy I went with his class. Plus the seats are very comfortable!" ~ Justin of Pompey, NY
Provided great information that every skill level could understand.
"This course was taught in a well informed manner. The instructor Matt did a very good job of being through concerning the safety and laws of having a pistol. In addition, many other personal safety ideas information was provided. It was a very good course and my wife and I were glad to have attended." ~ Scott S. of Jordan, NY
This course was taught in a well informed manner.
"This class woke me up. I’m not one that’s educated on self defense techniques, carrying weapons, or any combat training. But Matt made me feel comfortable and answered my questions. I’m excited about my self defense journey. A lifestyle that I know how to be responsible and accountable for because I’m being trained by a humble master. Thank you Mallory’s for opening up your space and your wisdom in this self defense lifestyle." ~ Danielle M. of Syracuse, NY
This class woke me up.
"As someone who has never held a gun, Matt made me feel more comfortable with my decision to get a pistol. I plan on taking more courses with him." ~ Mary M. of Jordan, NY
Matt made me feel more comfortable with my decision to get a pistol.
"Matthew is a great teacher he definitely taught things I didn't know. He kept it interesting, not that firearm safetey is something ever to joke about but he did make some jokes, for me it makes thing easier to absorb. He did also mention some additional training and services that I will be using." ~ Christy D. of Syracuse, NY
He kept it interesting
"As a teacher I sit through hours of Professional Development, some phenomenal and some that I struggle to stay focused in. Your class was phenomenal, especially for someone just beginning to learn about handgun safety. Not only was it informative but it was interesting. You kept our attention for the entire 4 hours and you added humor throughout the presentation." ~ Helen D. of Cayuga, NY
As a teacher I sit through hours of Professional Development
"Great Class!!! My son and I took the class together and the four hours flew by. Matt not only makes the class informative but also interesting and fun. I am on the website now picking dates to further or training." ~ James F. of Thousand Island Park, NY
I am on the website now picking dates to further training.
"I really enjoyed the corse.Very informative." ~ Robert T. of Weedsport, NY
"Instructor held my interest for the entire 4 hour course. Mixed personal stories into the mix, which was good." ~ Michael F. of Syracuse, NY
Mixed personal stories into the mix
"I just took the NY Law and handgun safety course with Matt, and I have to say that I am very impressed. The class is 4 hours long and it just flew by. Matt is an excellent instructor and extremely knowledgeable about all things guns and safety. Matt was one of the best instructors I have ever come across, great attitude, great sense of humor, and knows how to work a crowd. I would highly recommend this course to any family or friends. I will be continuing on with my handgun education through Matt." ~ Joe K. of Auburn, NY
Matt was one of the best instructors I have ever come across
"Very informative and entertaining. Will be taking further courses to improve training and preparedness. Well worth the expense." ~ James N. of Cato, NY
Very informative and entertaining.
"The training session was outstanding – high energy delivery kept you on your toes for 4 hours! This should be mandatory training to operate any kind of a gun. for me, I decided that after this training I would not purchase a gun…pepper spray and a taser yes, but not a gun…and that's what I wanted out of this course." ~ Mary F. of Syracuse, NY
The training session was outstanding
"Training was really informative. The stories that Matt told will stick more than just alot of information." ~ Michael D. of Weedsport, NY
Training was really informative.
"Matt was a pleasant, knowledgeable and experienced instructor. He covered a brief history, legal consequences and functioning of a pistol. His slideshow, videos and lecture were helpful in understanding different gun malfunctions, appropriate names for parts of gun, and how to fill out the application appropriately. It was also helpful he was able to host a private class right in a home. Would highly recommend him for anyone finding themselves in need of obtaining their pistol permit. I will likely be signing up for more courses with Matt, including practicing shooting should I be successful in obtaining the permit!" ~ Aurora of Onondaga, NY
I will likely be signing up for more courses with Matt
"My Friend and I took the Gun Safety Course with Matt Mallory as the instructor. The class was very informative and while the materials that we were covering were very serious, Matt managed to make the class enjoyable and the time flew by! I would highly recommend this business for courses, shooting lessons, etc. I plan on signing up for more courses in the near future." ~ Lisa B. of Warners, NY
My Friend and I took the Gun Safety Course
"Great job last night Matt. Excellent social distancing and use of masks during the class, everyone felt safe during the 4 hours we were there. The feedback I received from everyone was that they learned a lot and all will be pursuing their pistol licenses. Appreciate the ease of setting up the class, and it was a breeze paying on your website. Thank you for your class, we learned so much. Look forward to working with you regarding shooting lessons and purchasing the right gun." ~ Kim H. of Baldwinsville, NY
Everyone felt safe during the 4 hours we were there.
"PS and Ed is amazing! The courses are so informational and Matt keeps the class fun an engaging. I was shocked when class ended as it didn’t feel like it had been 5 hours. I will only take classes through PS and Ed!" ~ Kaitlin Y. of Liverpool, NY
"Matt Mallory is an amazing instructor. The four hour course was full of information and went by far too quickly! I look forward to taking other courses from him!!" ~ Monique S. of Auburn, NY
I look forward to taking other courses from him!!
"I would strongly recommend taking anyone of his courses It’s amazing the amount of knowledge he holds, which in fact, gives us a better understanding of owning a firearm. it’s all about safety:)" ~ Elizabeth K. of Auburn, NY
It’s amazing the amount of knowledge he holds
"I would recommend this class to all. Wish their was a class to train young children how to be careful report rather then touch etc But I was very happy and will be taking another class after my permit Thank you Matt" ~ Erin M. of Syracuse, NY
I would recommend this class to all.
"Great class and instructor. Instructor was very knowledgeable and detailed on all subject matter, he was also very passionate and informed on everything!" ~ Nicholas R. of Amherst, NY
very passionate and informed
"Completed my NYS Handgun Safety Course with Matt and it was a great course with valuable information. Matt keeps the material interesting and provides many examples to assist you with understanding the material. Highly recommend!" ~ Josh K. of Buffalo, NY
Matt keeps the material interesting
"This is the 2nd handgun safety course I have taken. The psanded course led by Matt was a much better experience by far. The information delivery was engaging and there was a good balance of his personal experiences sprinkled throughout. I really enjoyed the class and have already signed up for another psanded course. Looking forward to ongoing education from them in the future!" ~ Dana M. of Auburn, NY
I really enjoyed the class and have already signed up for another PS&Ed course
"I was dreading having to sit for a 4 hour class expecting it to be boring, dry and mundane. It proved to be quite the contrary. You made it engaging and informative at the same time. I learned a great deal and the time flew by. I totally appreciate the work you put into preparing your class and I look forward to taking future classes from you! Thank you, Matt!" ~ Kathleen M. of Onondaga, NY
You made it engaging and informative at the same time.
"I was afraid this course would compare to sitting in a 6 hour defensive driving course and didn’t know what to expect. I laughed, I learned, and am more than interested in learning more! This class is the only one in my eyes and Matt strives to make sure you understand how to protect yourself from the “bad guys” but protect as well. I think my favorite line was “protect your hardware so you don’t ruin your software.” 10 out of 10 stars and then some! My husband will be attending your class soon and we can’t wait to learn more from you! Thanks for all you do!" ~ Mariya C. of Onondaga, NY
I laughed, I learned, and am more than interested in learning more
"Matt is an excellent instructor, who is very approachable. He was able to help improve my shooting sports knowledge and skill. I would highly recommend any class with Matt regardless your skill level, you will learn something new!" ~ Matthew F. of Homer, NY
Matt is an excellent instructor
"I had a great experience with PS&ED. Matt was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching and was able to answer all questions thrown at him. The class kept you interested in the topic throughout the whole session and learned many new things about laws, safety and how the different styles of handguns operate. I will be rejoining for many more classes on different topics and look forward to becoming more in-depth in the firearms world." ~ Alan H. of Marcellus, NY
"Awesome Class!! Looking forward to taking other classes from Matt!!" ~ Kristen K. of Auburn, NY
Looking forward to taking other classes from Matt!!
"Very interesting- instructor made it interesting and learned a lot. Gave a lot of scenarios And made you think and make a responsible decision. 4 hours went by surprisingly fast. Would recommend highly" ~ Melanie M. of Skaneateles, NY
Gave a lot of scenarios and made you think.
"This class was very informative and professional. I’ve taken a corse like this before and there was not as much info as this class. Also the way it’s explained was easier to understand and remember. I highly recommend this instructor and I’m looking forward to more classes provided by Matt. Thanks again" ~ Samual P. of Aurelius, NY
I highly recommend this instructor.
"Matt made a very sensitive subject easy to understand and digest. He made 4 hours seem like 2 hours. He kept it flowing with humor and clear subject matter. I feel like I have a good foundation to move forward. I would recommend him to anyone to take his classes. Job well done Matt" ~ Phil D. of Skaneateles, NY
I would recommend him to anyone to take his classes.
"Very informational course. Instructor was excellent. The 4 hours flew by honestly. One thing I noticed is attention to detail. For example in my last pistol course ( Different instructor) FOIL was never mentioned. Which I thought was a big deal. Will definitely be back to take the taser course and hopefully some hands on courses. Very satisfied thank you!" ~ Justin S. of Auburn, NY
Will definitely be back.
"Mr Mallory was very informative and his demonstration was so clear. I didn’t have to ask any questions because I understood him. He is very friendly and I enjoyed my time in his class. The course last four hour and there wasn’t a dull moment. He is an excellent teacher. I wish College was so interesting. I learned at lot about approaching an incident before deciding to use a weapon, carry and concealment was amazing, I learned when you have no choice to protect yourself and many more things. THE COURSE WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL. I would do all my courses with Mallory Unlimited when I can it’s just the right one for me to take my courses. HE IS GOOD!!!!" ~ Belinda S. of Chester, NY
I wish College was so interesting.
"I was nervous to take this class. Matt made us feel comfortable as soon as we entered. He kept it fun but very informative. I feel I gained so much knowledge and was able to take it home with me to educate my boyfriend. I will be back to take several other courses!!! Thank you so much!" ~ Jennifer G. of Baldwinsville, NY
I feel I gained so much knowledge and was able to take it home with me to educate my boyfriend.
"My experience at your hand gun safety course was awesome! Matt you have so much experience and knowledge that it was an honor to learn from you. I will definitely be in contact with you in the future for additional training and guidance. Also I want to thank you for your service!!!" ~ Christopher R. of Port Byron, NY
It was an honor to learn from you
"Matt does a great job, has lots of info. that is very helpful." ~ Edward K. of Auburn, NY
Matt does a great job
"Very informative and fun, Matt is an excellent hands on instructor. I look forward to my continued business with him and his services." ~ Jonathan W. of Liverpool, NY
Very informative and fun.
"The PS&Ed Handgun Safety Course for New York State went above and beyond my expectations. This course is very thorough and leaves you with a true feeling of readiness. The instructor's personality and professional experience allow you to learn in a way that other courses simply can't offer. I will absolutely be taking more classes with PS&Ed after I witnessed how ace-high and professional this company is. Thank you very much!" ~ Jared T. of Syracuse, NY
I will absolutely be taking more classes with PS&Ed
"Matt was very knowledgeable regarding hand gun laws and safety, as well as entertaining. The four hours flew by. Matt firmly believes in what he teaches and the right to bear arms. Thank you Matt for sharing your expertise with us." ~ Tom L. of Auburn, NY
Thank you Matt for sharing your expertise with us.
"I quite honestly felt that it was a great course. It was very informative and even though it was 4.5 hours, it didn't feel like it because of how the course kept my interest. I would definitely recommend this class to family members and friends." ~ Connor D. of Bath, NY
I quite honestly felt that it was a great course.
"Being a novice when it comes to guns and gun safety, I was appreciative of Matt’s ability to explain things to us in layman’s terms. Along with a great deal of information and wonderful stories, I was amazed at how quickly the four hours went by. I am looking forward to next month’s course." ~ Ted M. of Auburn, NY
I was appreciative of Matt’s ability to explain things to us in layman’s terms
"I really enjoyed this course! Mr. Mallory was very attentive to our questions. A very confident man that turned a learning experience into a fun one with great advice and helpful information. Very comfortable atmosphere I'm sure that I will be attending some of his other classes." ~ Sheila T. of Syracuse, NY
Very comfortable atmosphere… will be attending some of his other classes
"I loved the class, it was fun and educational. Matt is a wonderful teacher and makes class fun and he makes sure we understood the law. I feel that he was thorough and to the point. My son who attended with me and is 12 1/2 years old really enjoyed the class and learned so much by attending with me. Looking forward to more classes with PS&Ed in the future. Thank you Matt for a great night of learning!" ~ Linda F. of Port Byron, NY
My son.. learned so much by attending with me
"Great job mixing real life examples to the content. Four hours went by quickly." ~ David D. of Auburn, NY
Great job mixing real life examples
"I learned a lot in this class. I learned new things I did not know about." ~ Dora of Buffalo, NY
I learned a lot in this class
"Great class. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable. The class was very informative as well as fun. I will absolutely my friends and family. As well as refer them. No complaints. A+" ~ Nicholas S. of Auburn, NY
No complaints. A+
"Class was taught in a tire garage. Matt did his best with the weather and set up to deliver a clear and solid course. Looking forward to do more work with Matt to educate not only my self but also my family along the way." ~ Adam J. of Auburn, NY
Looking forward to do more work with Matt
"The class was very informative. It was interesting and well thought out. I would recommend this class to anyone who is looking to get a Pistol Permit." ~ Peter P. of Minoa, NY
Interesting and well thought out..
"I was able to coordinate a private class with a smaller personal group. Matt was so accommodating and nice from start to finish! We had a great class and Matt was so informative as well as interesting. Sometimes classes can be dry and boring and he kept it interesting and interactive. I definitely walked away from this class with a much better understanding of the basics and will be looking into more classes with him for more experience." ~ Christie of Munnsville, NY
Informative as well as interesting
"I recently took my NYS Handgun Safety Course given by Instructor Matt Mallory with PS&Ed. The class was not only informative, Matt made the class fun by providing real life scenarios with memory mechanisms so that we could better absorb the information and take it with us on our way. Even with COVID-19, Matt gave appropriate breaks and allowed us to take a breather from these masks. Matt is a very knowledgeable man and I will surely be back to attend more courses and use some of the services he has to offer. Thanks Matt! P.S. Good job on the Bad Dad Jokes! Made me laugh after a long day." ~ Heather H. of Bridgeport, NY
Good job on the Bad Dad Jokes!
"I highly recommend Matt Mallory’s gun safety course for anyone looking for in-depth information regarding firearms. The class was well structured, interesting, fun and Informative. I will certainly tell all my friends and family to take this course if they are looking to apply for a license or need a refreshing. It was a fast 4 hours which speaks to how interesting and organized Matt was." ~ Peter F. from Baldwinsville, NY
It was a fast 4 hours..
"PS&Ed staff were more than helpful in assisting me while I was applying for an upgrade to a pistol permit with no restrictions. Matt is extremely knowledgeable on gun safety, laws, and the 2nd Amendment. After a long 2 years of trying to obtain my carry permit, I received my full carry permit and I could not have done it without the confidence, expertise, and care of Matt and his team. He really cares about your interests and will not give up until your goal is achieved, or if all ideas are outsourced. What started 2 years ago for me as an interest in target shooting has become a desire to live a lifestyle in carrying responsibly, and to become a supporter in promoting change to some of New York's difficult laws on purchasing, acquiring, inheriting, owing, and possessing firearms. My advice to all for acquiring an unrestricted pistol permit is to enroll in the Handgun Safety and NRA Basic Pistol courses. Keep taking classes with Matt, you will learn so much about guns, safety, and federal and state laws. You will also learn how to properly react in threatening situations; if you ever have to draw a weapon. Be patient with your judge, and instructor do not give up if you are denied the privilege of having an unrestricted pistol permit. It is an honored achievement when you can obtain an unrestricted pistol permit on your own with the courteous help of an instructor, rather than applying though cronyism." ~ Brandon B. from Clay, NY about our "Proper Cause" Letter Writing Service and many courses
I received my full carry permit…
"Very good class, instructor was very professional, knowledgeable and kept thing interesting." ~ Russell from North Syracuse, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course
Very good class
“Really enjoyed the course. It wasn't boring or dry like you would expect for a "mandatory" class. I have already recommended to a few people and have signed up for the next class and have a friend committed to take it with me!” ~ Nick from Onondaga, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course
It wasn’t boring or dry like you would expect…
"After taking your gun safety class I submitted my application for an unrestricted pistol permit. It was issued in March 2015 with no restrictions. My primary state of residence is Nevada where I have possessed a concealed firearm permit for the last 15 – 20 years. My second residence being New York where I have added 3 pistols to my permit. Keep up the good work, I have recommended you to many of my friends." ~ Rick from Manlius, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course
Keep up the good work,
"Very good safety course for all levels of handgun experience." ~ Bill from East Syracuse, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course
Very good safety course for all levels of handgun experience.
"I met Matt @ the Syr. gun expo & on that very busy day he gave me his undivided attention on several topics. His seminars are real world, factual, & to the point. I am looking forward to the multi state course when I am eligible, & what a great idea is the try it before you buy it workshop. I plan on being @ both ASAP." ~ Neal from Dewitt, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course
…seminars are real world, factual, & to the point.
"Everything was awesome and extremely informational. Best investment I could have made! The knowledge was top notch and every question asked there was always an intelligent answer that was said. Would and have recommended to anyone wanting to get their pistol permit or just gain knowledge about the subject. Will definitely be taking more classes." ~ Andrew from Oswego, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course, Article 35 Course, SIMCO-2 Course, and Proper Cause Letter Service
Best investment I could have made!
"Matt's class was both educational and fun. When I signed up, my initial thought was that I dreaded sitting through a 4-hour class! However, once I was there, I felt involved and fully vested in the class. My dad, who served in the US Navy during WWII & taught me respect for all firearms as a young man, would have endorsed this class as well. Thank you & I am looking forward to additional classes in the future." ~ Steven from Liverpool, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course
I felt involved and fully vested in the class.
"The class was great and contained lots of valuable information. I really loved your presence in the classroom and your passion for the subject matter. I am speaking to my girlfriend now about having her take the same course. For me personally I plan to do the multi-state and "try it before you buy it" course myself. I look forward to seeing you in the future!" ~ Andrew from Baldwinsville, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course
The class was great…
"Very good 4 hour class…..informative power point presentation and educational videos pertaining on "what / what not" to do involving handling of long & short guns in regards to gun safety. Very good assortment of hand gun safety demos and various exhibits of gun accessories and ballistic items. Enjoyed course……instructor very knowledgeable and interactive with class participants. Would definitely recommend to others." ~ John from Utica, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course
Very good 4 hour class…
"With 42 years of military/defense contractor experience, I have been on both sides of the lectern and can state categorically your presentation of a large body of information to a eclectic group was superb! You were in complete control, presenting information in a manner conducive to retention and eagerly engaged with the participants in a light comfortable manner. I not only recommend your course to all others, but fully intend to seek out some of your other offerings e.g., your "Try Them All" program. Well done, thank you!" ~ LTC Alan B. USA Ret. from Cazenovia, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course
I not only recommend your course…
"My son and I found the NYS Pistol Permit Course to be very informative. The instructor, Matt, was very knowledgeable. He kept the class engaged with stories and examples. My son and I look forward to taking other classes with PS&Ed." ~ Brenda from Cato, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course
He kept the class engaged with stories and examples.
- Payment: The full 18-Hour course (FC) is $340. You can take the full course in a two-day or four-day session listed as FC in the registration form. The NY Initial and Live-Fire Training (LFT) Courses are only $60 each. After filling out the form above and clicking the “Submit Registration” button above the form will take you to a page to make payment. If you accidentally closed out of the payment page or want to pay via check/money order you can visit our PAYMENT PAGE for directions on where to mail a check/money order and who to make it out to, or to complete your payment. You can also review our payment terms on that page.
- Refunds: You are paying for a seat in a course. You agree to follow through on the commitment made and that no refunds will be given or offered for any reason.
- Registration: We do not accept walk-ins. You will need to register above and make payment to secure a seat in the course. DO NOT register if you are not serious about attending and ready to pay when you register!
- Citizenship & Convictions: You must be a LEGAL United States Citizen in order to attend this course. Past convictions might not bar you from obtaining your pistol license. If you have a Felony or domestic violence conviction, are a drug user, a fugitive from justice, or a DWI conviction within the past 5 years, or would otherwise be prohibited from accessing a handgun, you would not be allowed to attend nor apply. Please contact us for any questions prior to registering. If you have questions, contact us.
- At Your Location: We are always looking for new locations across NY State to teach the 18 hour course. If you have a location, it does not need to be a range, contact us to get the ball rolling.
- The successful completion of any PS&Ed handgun training does not guarantee the issuance of a carry license in New York State. The issuance of a carry license remains at the discretion of the licensing officer of the county that you are applying in.
- Students are responsible for confirming said course is accepted in the county that they are applying in.
- Firearms & Ammunition: All guns and ammo for the courses will be provided by PS&Ed. There is no need for you to bring guns or ammunition to these courses!
- Contact us with any questions.
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