Molon Labe! (mo-lone lah-veh) – Come and get them!
Welcome to the official website of Public Safety and Education, better known as PS&Ed (pronounced P. S. and Ed). PS&Ed was founded by U.S. Army Veteran, New York State Law Enforcement Officer and Instructor, and NRA and USCCA Training Counselor Matthew J. Mallory . His belief was that education and training are a necessity for individuals as well as public safety safety as a whole. Being prepared and trained for the uncertain is the best way to protect yourself and the ones you love. However, learning need not be boring and dry! You can have fun while learning a serious topic!
Based out of Upstate New York in the Syracuse area yet offering products and services nationwide PS&Ed is a culmination of experience from current and former law enforcement, military, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, NRA and USCCA instructors, emergency services, and disaster preparedness experts.
Offering courses in a plethora of topics from concealed carry handgun safety, self defense and NRA instructor certifications to First Aid, CPR and AED certifications PS&Ed can and has created course curriculum to fit every client’s needs.
"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.
"The safe boating class was great. I learned so much. Matt is a dynamic instructor who kept things moving right along. He presented the material in a manner that was easy to follow even for the new boater such as myself! I would highly recommend PS&Ed !!" ~ Martha R. of Baldwinsville, NY
Matt is a dynamic instructor who kept things moving right along.
"Great teachers with years of experience, very knowledgeable about firearms and usage of them. They take their time and explain whatever question you may have. All around great course of instruction and teachers. I would recommend anyone to them especially new to shooting shooters." ~ Michael S. of Syracuse, NY
All-around great course of instruction and teachers.
"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.
"Matt is an outstanding instructor. This is the second course I have taken from him. He gives you lots of resources, and appropriate information for the course. His illustrations are spot on with humor built into his presentation. I highly recommend this course." ~ Edward V. of East Syracuse, NY
Matt is an outstanding instructor.
"Very informative and knowledgeable, would definitely like to attend more classes and further training with them." ~ Cooper N. of Canton, NY
Very informative and knowledgeable
"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
"I feel Matt did a great job presenting the material and using everyday scenarios that you could relate to of put yourself in. Course was informative on what laws we need to worry about by using deadly force and what the consequences you and will encounter. Thank you for such a great class well worth the money." ~ Brett L. of Central Square, NY
Well worth the money.
"I came into this class only hearing rumors of what was and wasn't permissible self defense in NY. Often people get caught up in what someone else said is the law, and Mr. Mallory does an exemplary job of explaining exactly where that fine line is. I also appreciate his approach that even though you may be justified, you should always approach every situation as though you've got nothing but your bare hands. Its a common sense (if that's still a thing) approach to responsible firearm possession. Worth every cent spent, and I now feel quite capable to keep myself on the right side of the law and the jury of public opinion. Thanks PS&Ed!" ~ Kurt K. of Canastota, NY
Mr. Mallory does an exemplary job of explaining exactly where that fine line is.
"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
"Another great experience with PS&Ed. This is my 3rd time training with Matt and every experience is a good one. Thank you again!" ~ Dana M. of Auburn, NY
Every experience is a good one.
"Very informative training course. Helpful and interesting." ~ Linda P. of Syracuse, NY
Helpful and interesting.
"I was not familiar with pepper spray always living in rural areas. It was either hand to hand confrontation or everyone understood, we have weapons!! This training course with Saber has shown me that there is another option. A less physical contact and less lethal option. I am pumped about helping others have the confidence to protect themselves or de escalate a situation. Having pepper spray should be the minimum form of protection. Thank you Matt and Saber for your commitment to public safety. I’m excited to be a part of this team!" ~ Joseph H. of Merritt Island, FL
I am pumped about helping others.
"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.
"I attended the Sabre CSAP Instructor course in Titusville, FL. Matt was every bit as dynamic and engaging an instructor as he appears in his videos. He kept my interest the whole day and made the material even more interesting with his personal input. I will definitely seek out more of Matt's trainings offered in Florida. Thank you Matt for your input regarding my instructor style. I will work on the items you brought to my attention." ~ Michael C. of Fort Pierce, FL
He kept my interest the whole day
"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.
"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 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.
"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
"This course could have been 8 hours of dry regulations that were force fed in a classroom, but instead it was dynamic and informative class that covered all the bases. All the instruction is broken down into requirements, their interpretation, and real world examples. Examples of both good and bad decisions and their consequences were illustrated. Everyone in the class felt comfortable asking questions and Matt answered every question honestly. You can’t beat the quality or price for this class." ~ Darrell C. of Morrisville, NY
You can’t beat the quality or price for this class.
"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.
"Article 35 can be a very dry subject but I think the information was presented in a way that made a lot of sense and we had a lot of interaction with the instructor. Some classes I have been to in other places were just listen to a lecture or a PowerPoint and then take the test and go home. We had the time to ask any and all questions. It was also nice to have a smaller class setting. I would sincerely hope that anyone else that needed that training would take this course." ~ Gary D. of Camillus, NY
Had a lot of interaction with the instructor
"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
"Basically the instructor was well he was well good at his job I mean he breakdown parts that I didn’t know that I didn’t learn some thing from class that he did for us" ~ Fabian L. of Syracuse, NY
"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..
"If you’re looking for any type of weapons instruction or certification courses look no further. PS&Ed run a phenomenal armed guard course and I thoroughly enjoyed the instruction I received from the instructors. You can’t put a price on the heart, passion, and soul that you get from these guys. Thank you!" ~ Steve H. from Liverpool, NY
Look No Further
"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…
"Matt, you are a very talented young man. What a blessing to meet someone like you. God bless you in your business and in your life. Your classes were very informative and engaging. God bless you, brother. Hope to see you again sometime." ~ Ricky from Syracuse, NY about our Church Security and SABRE Red Pepper Spray Courses
Matt, you are a very talented young man.
"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
"Thank you, Matt for all the great instruction. I am definitely going to be more aware and watchful. God bless you as you raise your two year old. What a wonderful thing you and your wife have done." ~ Diane about our Church Security Courses
I am definitely going to be more aware and watchful.
"You were informative and thorough, and entertaining at the same time. I took a six hour course and the time just flew by. I am so much more aware of my surroundings now and feel better prepared for the unexpected. Thank you, Matt! I will recommend your classes to everyone! You are truly an amazing person!" ~ Lynn from Syracuse, NY about our Church Security Courses and SABRE Red Pepper Spray Course
You are truly an amazing person!
"I talked my self out of owning a gun for many years. I figured many of my friends carried pistols so why bother. These last few years seemed to unleash shooter incidents like I have never seen before. I also was confronted by a guy on a bicycle that came up to me while I was assessing a bees nest on the side of my house. It was September and not a soul was nearby that day living in a rural area with just a few homes around. That day no one other than me and that disheveled guy who demanded I get him a pad and pencil. In my sternest voice I said "that's not going to happen" Out of coincidence I just happen to be wearing my New York State Troopers Association shirt that I had bought at the New York State Fair this year. I didn't have my phone on me or anything at all. I went in the house to calm down and promised myself to always watch my surroundings and never become vulnerable again." ~ Joanne from Warners, NY about our FREE Active Shooter Seminar
I talked my self out of owning a gun for many years.
"I think all the classes help but what put it over the top was the letter you wrote for me.You said everything I wanted to say but did not know how to put into the correct words. So thank you very much. I will spread the word to all I know looking to get a firearm permit the safe and correct way." ~ Jim from Syracuse, NY about our "Proper Cause" Letter Writing Service
…what put it over the top was the letter you wrote for me.
"Matt is very professional in his classes with a very in-depth knowledge base. Highly recommended." ~ Jim from Auburn, NY about our FREE Active Shooter Seminar
"I believed the course, contents and instruction to be perfect. The six hours went by quickly. Looking forward to more." ~ Mick from Syracuse, NY about our Church Security Course
The six hours went by quickly.
"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
"Thank you again for the seminar. I have had a pistol permit for approximately 30 plus years. I have carried on and off since then but after the seminar I'm considering carrying more often. I do follow current events in the world around us but after the seminar my eyes were opened a little more to see just how crazy this world is really getting. Thank you again and keep up the work." ~ Martin from Sodus Point, NY about our FREE Active Shooter Seminar
Thank you again for the seminar.
"Another excellent PS&ED course." ~ Mick from Syracuse, NY about our SABRE Red Pepper Spray Course
Another excellent PS&ED course.
"Matt is a very qualified teacher. His knowledge and experience are evident in the classroom and on the range. In particular, the range portion of the concealed carry class was illuminating. Everyone got the chance to shoot from cover, shoot from different positions and even while on the move. These are things most civilians don't get the chance to practice with live ammunition locally. I definitely plan on taking the advanced concealed carry class next month. Thanks for the great instruction Matt!" ~ James K. from Syracuse about our USCCA Certified Concealed Carry Course
the concealed carry class was illuminating
"I have to say that this was the second course I have taken and they get better and better. The Class was very informative and interactive. It moves on pretty fast so not too much down time really. The content was on point and the instructors are very knowledgeable. I am definitely looking forward to taking more courses in the future. I highly recommend everyone to take the courses offered by PS&ED!" ~ Reinaldo from Clay, NY about our USCCA Certified Concealed Carry Course
The content was on point and the instructors are very knowledgeable.
"This was a great class. It was informative and fun at the same time. It give me a better understanding of my surroundings. It taught me what I need to be aware of and how quickly a situation can occur. Matt was a wonderful instructor and was very knowledgeable of the content and the real life examples/experiences. I would highly recommend this course and others that Matt offers." ~ Kaylie from Liverpool, NY about our SABRE Red Pepper Spray Course
It was informative and fun at the same time.
"Informative and efficient way to get qualified and to apply for CCW multiple states." ~ Jerrold from New Hartford about our Multi-State Pistol Permit Course
Informative and efficient…
"Professional, knowledgeable and very hands on. Worth EVERY penny. Understands our concerns and continually improving to meet our needs. They work hard so you don't have to. Great experience! Will be back for more!" ~ Doc. Faisal from Syracuse about our Multi-State Pistol Permit Course
Worth EVERY penny. Great experience! Will be back for more!
"Just completed the Basic Range Safety Officer Training Course. I enjoyed the course and learned far more than just the Course description. Matt's teaching style makes it very easy to learn. Matt keeps all students involved and engaged. I would highly recommend PS&ED to any one looking to Further there firearm education and training. I am looking forward to attending more classes with Matt!! Thank You." ~ Mike from Clay, NY about our Basic Range Safety Officer Training Course
…learned far more than just the Course description.
"Very useful information. Moves along with examples and side stories of situations that you may encounter and how the law will deal with you. Every Gun owner should attend. Thanks." ~ Dean from Auburn, NY about our Article 35 Course
Very useful information.
“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…
"Your seminar on Article 35 was very informative and, at the same time, interesting and entertaining. Many of my questions of when, where, and why I could have issues when in possession of my pistol were answered. Very glad that I took the time." ~ Susan from Liverpool, NY about our Article 35 Course
Very glad that I took the time.
"Very informative and interactive course. Instructor was very informative and personable. I would take this course or any other from this instructor." ~ Reinaldo from Clay, NY about our Article 35 Course
Very informative and interactive course.
"One of the best classes I ever took. Matt was a very personable and knowledgeable instructor. This USCCA Instructor course far exceeds the NRA Pistol Instructor course. I plan on taking more courses from Matt and PS&ED." ~ Doug from Homer, NY about our USCCA Instructor Workshop
One of the best classes I ever took.
"Called Matt for a private pistol shooting lesson. Settled on a date and time and proceeded from there. Upon arrival Matt introduced himself and we discussed my needs for the day which was better accuracy with my new pistol. Our meeting at the Syracuse Pistol Club was perfect as we both belong to the club. I couldn't have asked for a more personable and knowledgeable person. He identified my shooting problem and he was right on the button. Using his observations I was able to start hitting the target regularly. From start to finish I really enjoyed the lesson. Thanks Matt I enjoyed both the lesson and the knowledge passed on to me that day. Good stuff." ~ Jim from Clay, NY about our Private Lessons
I enjoyed both the lesson and the knowledge passed on to me that day.
"Very informative,knowledge of speakers very professional." ~ Mike from Syracuse, NY about our Article 35 Course
Very informative,knowledge of speakers very professional.
"The Knowledge base is well above what you would expect. When I went in, all I thought I would hear was do, this and don’t do that. The experience these instructors bring to the table is amazing. They kept us interested in what they were saying and made feel that they were not above us. Nor did they act like they didn’t think we deserve to be there. They told us the laws and the consequence, but also told us what our rights were." ~ Bill from Syracuse, NY about our Article 35 Course
The experience these instructors bring to the table is amazing.
"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,
"I had a great time. It's been a few years since I went rifling, and my partner never had. We both had a blast shooting the zombies. I remember eagerly texting photos to my dad and uncle, showing off how well I shot, and both of them asking where was I shooting such neat targets. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who wants something a bit more intense than laser tag, even if they were a newbie to shooting. The hands-on instruction we got from Matt and others was phenomenal and really allowed me to enjoy the whole experience." ~ Daniel from Syracuse, NY about our Zombie Shoot
I had a great time.
"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…
"I've taken both a private lesson, and now the USCCA Basic Concealed Carry Firearms Course with Matt after today. He is an excellent trainer in the classroom and especially
He is an excellent trainer…
"Good course and good instructor." ~ Sean from Skaneateles Falls, NY about our NY Safe Boating Course
Good course and good instructor…
"Matt was fantastic! The sabre red class was my first class here so I wasn't sure what to expect. Matt made the information entertaining and educational. I learned a lot in the class. In fact, I've been working on my muscle memory and practicing using the pepper spray and how to move out of the way. I've already signed up for 2 other classes – the basic safety class – since I'm beginning the arduous process of getting my pistol permit, – and the article 35 class in June. If Matt is teaching these classes, then I know I will learn a lot and I'm really looking forward to them." ~ Christine from Liverpool, NY about our SABRE Red Pepper Spray Course
Matt was fantastic!
"I attended Matt's class on Pepper Spray recently and found it very helpful and informative. It was a good combination of classroom and practice so that I felt more comfortable actually using the pepper spray canister should I ever need to. Matt's classes are enjoyable with a relaxed atmosphere while at the same time much information is covered. I particularly liked the small class size as it allowed us extra time for practice. I would recommend classes with Matt and intend to take a few more myself." ~ CJ from Jamesville, NY about our SABRE Red Pepper Spray Course
…found it very helpful and informative.
"Matt, it was a pleasure meeting you and attending the Advanced Concealed Carry course. It is well worth taking, more for the knowledge that you provide but also for the critique that you provide your class with the errors that you found when we were shooting. You developed the course with an eye on visual variety and for real life scenarios. Look forward to taking another class. Thank you for an educational and fun day!" ~ Michael from Solvay, NY about our USCCA Advanced Concealed Carry Course
It is well worth taking…
"This was my first ever experience with "live pistols & handguns". I had taken the online course & was eager and excited but at the same time nervous. There was a lot to process and assimilate but Matt showed a high level of knowledge, experience and patience that translated into a comfortable level of confidence for me. He was there for me in every aspect of safety, proper range protocols, loading & unloading my handgun as well as proper stance, sighting & shooting it with a reasonable level of success. I came out of this class with exactly the experiences I wanted to safely handle my handgun in my everyday experience. I would highly recommend this Phase II class to everyone." ~ Ray from N. Syracuse, NY about our NRA Basic Pistol Phase II Course
This was my first ever experience…
"Great class! Highly recommended for anyone new to shooting." ~ Edward from Oswego, NY about our NRA Basic Pistol Phase II Course
"Loved the class, the hand out was nice to have except maybe formatting it so that there is an area to write comments on instead of only a score mark. Great instructions, loved the liberated structure. Was very helpful in choosing what kind of pistol I want." ~ Emily from Syracuse, NY about our Try It Before You Buy It (TIBYBI) Shoot
Loved the class, the hand out was nice…
"I took the LEOSA course and range qualifying course,II thought the course was very well presented and cleared up a lot of confusion about the LEOSA/HR218 law. The instructors were very well informed and answered any questions the attendees had. I have taken two courses from your company and was very impressed with both. I will definitely sign up for more courses in the future and I would and will recommend your company to anyone who asks." ~ Jim from Auburn, NY about our LEOSA/HR218 Course
The instructors were very well informed…
"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…
"Course was very well presented; professional, well trained instructors." ~ William from Auburn, NY about our LEOSA/HR218 Course
Course was very well presented; professional, well trained instructors
"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…
"Another informative class. Big help for swamp navigation." ~ Edward from Oswego, NY about our Article 35 Course
Another informative class.
"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.
"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