Below are the self-defense courses that we offer. If a course or date you are looking for is not listed, contact us to arrange adding it to the schedule.
- Active Killer Courses
- Article 35 Use of Force – NY
- Countering the Mass Shooter Threat (CMST) – USCCA
- Defensive Tactics (DT) for Civilians
- First Responder Safety (FRS)
- Pepper Spray – Sabre Red
- Refuse To Be A Victim – NRA
- TASER Civilian CEW
- The Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program – Learn Gun Safety with Eddie Eagle (free for schools, hospitals, daycare centers, neighborhood watch groups & libraries)
- Three Steps Behind (3SB)
What our students have to say about our self-defense courses:
"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 Article 35 class was VERY informative, it is well worth the money and time. as time will allow, it is my intent to further my education, training and knowledge on other areas of safety by taking more classes like this and hopefully with Matt. He is a very good instructor …Thanks Matt…." ~ Steven B. of Marlboro, NY
"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
"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
"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
"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.
"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
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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 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.
"Another informative class. Big help for swamp navigation." ~ Edward from Oswego, NY about our Article 35 Course
Another informative class.
"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