Below are testimonials from our students. We look forward to doing business with you and having you in our courses.
"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