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
- Use of Force and NY Law/Article 35
- 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 EW
- 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:
"I've taken a number of courses from Matt over the years, including actual shooting (pistol) proficiency related exercises. This most recent, Article 35 (use of deadly force) was thorough and very detailed. The material and examples were presented in an efficient and easily understandable manner for everyone in attendance. I would recommend the course and PS&Ed highly." ~ Bill L. from Fayetteville, NY
I would recommend the course and PS&Ed highly
"Thank you for the "tune-up" at the USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals L1 (DSF) Course. I have been shooting for 20+ yrs and defensively for the last 7 yrs. Your teaching skills along with the course outline worked great for mechanics along with precision shooting. I will remember this course for along time and probably will repeat it to maintain those skills. Thank you for inviting me to the Farm. P.S. Matt KNOWS. You need to take a class and learn more skills even if you think you have some. This old dog learned some new tricks." ~ Jay F. from Rome, NY
This old dog learned some new tricks
"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
"Matt Mallory is an excellent Instructor, he makes everything clear before he moves to the next phase. Takes questions, and answer them and makes sure everyone is on the same page. I enjoyed the course" ~ Bobby G. from Syracuse, NY
Matt Mallory is an excellent Instructor
"Very well-organized, Matt covers a large amount of practical information that gun-owners need to be aware of to best protect themselves legally." ~ Tom H. from Liverpool, NY
"My wife & I just attended the 5 hour Use of Force & NY Law Zoom training class. Class was extremely interesting and informative. Matt's presentation and sense of humor made the 5 hours pass quickly. We would recommend Matt's classes to all our family & friends." ~ Monica & Paul L. from Stony Point, NY
Class was extremely interesting and informative.
"I hosted and attended Matt Mallory's Sabre Pepper Spray Instructor Course. Matt showed up and showed out. I thought I had learned everything about pepper spray when taking a pepper spray course years ago while in Law Enforcement. Well I was wrong. Matt threw an excellent course and learned quite a bit. He didn't cut corners and was very thorough with the material. I am looking forward to having him back to the area and sign up for his other class offerings. Thanks Matt for coming all the way to Michigan to train us!" ~ Amy L. from Belleville, MI
I hosted and attended Matt Mallory’s Sabre Pepper Spray Instructor Course.
Matt Mallory is a fantastic instructor! The class was well run and I am so excited to offer my students additional defensive options. I highly recommend this certification! ~ Jamie H. from Chelsea, MI
The class was well run.
Completing the Sabre civilian instructor course was awesome! Matt does an incredible job of teaching, making sure EVERYONE comprehends the content, while moving the class at a reasonable pace! Instruction from Matt is never boring and you'll experience a great mix of material and true stories. These are potential life saving skills we're acquiring and it shouldn't be taken lightly! So, be prepared to learn, take notes, and be engaged like any good student should. Thanks again to Matt for a terrific class and I look forward to future training! ~ Chris L. from Illinois
Completing the Sabre civilian instructor course was awesome!
"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
"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.
"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.
"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
"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