Are you new to shooting or do you just want to hone your skills on drawing and shooting a handgun in a controlled and safe environment? The below courses are based off the NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training. Read more about each of the below courses and signup at the bottom of this page. Contact Us with any questions you may have.
What our students have to say about this course:
"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…
"Excellent instruction. I have taken multiple courses from PS&ED; Article 35, SIMCO, USCCA, ETC… This not only helped get my restrictions removed but it provided realistic situational instruction as well as clear information regarding legal rights and responsibilities. This is NOT target shooting at the range. This is situational recognition, avoidance, engagement, legal ramifications, etc… I believe this is good experience for anyone wishing to carry unrestricted and I believe the judges look favorably on this type of instruction." ~ Paul from Liverpool, NY about many of our courses and helping to get his restriction removed
"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!
"Highly recommend taking courses from PS&Ed. Huge amount of learning, tips & tricks presented by an awesome instructor who is able to break things down for you so you can retain the information. I'm looking forward to my next class." ~ Stephanie from Liverpool, NY about our NY Article 35 & NRA CCW1 SIMCO Courses
Highly recommend taking courses…
In these courses you will be using laser pistols such as the SIRT, ATLP and an ATP air-soft semi-auto with recoil shooting at Laser Ammo static and dynamic targets. You will practice with and without a cover garment, with different holsters in different positions, and you will even do malfunction/stoppage drills and magazine swaps. No pistol permit is required since you are shooting on a simulated range. Each course is two-hours in length and an investment of only $40. Payment for the courses can be made on the Payment Page. There is no prerequisites to these courses but we suggest you take the courses in this order: SIMCO-1, SIMCO-2, Article 35, and SIMCO-3
SIMCO-1: NRA Fundamentals, Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training
This SIMulated COurse starts in the classroom for a presentation on safety and the NRA fundamentals of pistol shooting to include: aiming, hold control, breath control, trigger control, and follow through, along with natural-point-of-aim, grip, and stance. This course is the base for all courses and perfect for new shooters or those new to handguns! Graduates from this course will receive an NRA SIMCO Certificate.
SIMCO-2: Draw & Shoot
How fast can you draw and shoot? Are you accurate? Many people have never practiced the very important four-step process of drawing a firearm and point shooting at a target while under stress. This SIMulated COurse takes over from the NRA SIMCO-1 course and has you work on drawing and shooting, at multiple static Laser Ammo targets using state-of-the-art laser pistols, all while working on your fundamentals, proper grip, and stance. This course is perfect to build your muscle-memory and fine tune your pistol presentation process! Graduates from this course will receive a PS&Ed SIMCO-2 Certificate.
SIMCO-3: Shoot, Don’t Shoot
How good are you at de-escalation? Do you have the skills it takes to decipher a possible deadly situation and then make the split second decision if it is a valid threat to you or not? In this SIMulated COurse you will be put under stress then presented with video scenarios of possible threats. You will need to break down a possible deadly situation before making a life changing decision to shoot or not! If the threat is valid and you feel like you could die or be mortally wounded, you will draw your firearm from your holster and shoot to stop the threat! The Laser Ammo Smokeless Range Video Scenario Trainer is a simulator used by law enforcement and military. What you will learn can save your life or even keep you out of jail. This course is what you need to understand how important situational awareness is and the ability to respond accordingly under pressure! Graduates from this course will receive a PS&Ed SIMCO-3 Certificate.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- Payment: These courses are $40 each. After signing up for the course above, please visit our PAYMENT PAGE to review the payment terms and make a payment for the course.
- Registration: We do not accept walk-ins. You will need to register above and make payment to secure a seat in the course.
- Citizenship & Convictions: You must be a LEGAL United States Citizen in order to attend this course. If you have questions, contact us.
- At Your Location: For your convenience, we offer the above courses at your location for only $10 more per student. We do require a guaranteed minimum of eight students for a private NY four hour course. Contact us to book a course at your location or chose “TBD At Your Location” from the form drop down from the desired course above and we will be in touch to set a date.
- Firearms & Ammunition: This is NOT a live-fire course!
- Contact us with any questions.