Are you looking to obtain a New York State Pistol License for personal protection, hunting, and/or to have fun at the range or in your back yard with a pistol? If so, you have come to the right place. This course is for NY residents and non-residents who are looking to apply for a permit to own and be in legal possession of a handgun in NY State. As well, this is a great refresher course for those who want a refresher or those who did not need to take the course when they received their license many years ago.
Arm yourself with knowledge and experience to include: pistol license requirements and legal responsibilities, use of force, handgun safety, ammunition, storage, childproofing, operation, care, cleaning, maintenance and shooting fundamentals/skills such as breath control, trigger squeeze, positions, errors, and clearing stoppages.
Classroom Time: 4 hours
Range Time: None
Prerequisites: 21 years old or honorably discharged veteran 18-20
Investment: $50 (Register below then make payment)
Instructor: Matthew Mallory
Note: All course dates and locations are listed below in the signup form.
Learn from experienced military veterans, law enforcement, NRA, USCCA, New York, and Utah certified instructors. Our handgun safety courses are currently accepted and fulfill the course requirement for obtaining a pistol license (CCW) aka: pistol permit in the NY counties listed in GREEN on the below map.
Counties covered in the four-hour course: Albany, Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Erie, Genesee, Greene, Herkimer, Jefferson, Madison, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orleans, Oswego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
Other Counties and Other Requirements – Contact us about your County below!
- Broome: To remove restrictions – NY Handgun Course (this course), Article 35, and Private Shooting Qualification (by appointment)
- Chautauqua: Custom course – by appointment only
- Chenango: Apply for your license with the county then take our NY Handgun Course (this course) within one year of issuance, in order to keep your license. Alternately, you can take the USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF) Level 1 course to keep your license and/or to have the restriction removed.
- Cortland: Apply for your license with the county then take the USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF) Level 1 or the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course within one year of issuance, in order to keep your license.
- Lewis: NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course within six-months in order to keep your license.
- Madison: NY Handgun Course (this course) to obtain initial license. Then NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course plus Proper Cause Letter sent to judge to remove the restriction.
- Montgomery: NY Handgun Course (this course) and Advanced Course
- Oswego: NY Handgun Course (this course) to obtain initial license. Then County approved eight-hour course plus Proper Cause Letter sent to judge to remove the restriction.
- Putnam: NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course within 90 days of getting issued a pistol license.
- Rensselaer: NY Handgun Course (this course) to obtain initial license and Private Shooting Qualification, USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF) Level 1 or the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course to remove restrictions.
- Schenectady: NY Handgun Course (this course) and Advanced Course
- Seneca: We are on the list of suggested instructors. (No course required)
- Steuben: NY Handgun Course (this course), and a practical demonstration which can be completed at the end of the regular course.
Read what our students have to say about this course:
"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
"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..
"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…
"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
“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…
"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,
"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…
"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…
"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…
"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.
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- Registration: We do not accept walk-ins. You will need to register above and make payment to secure a seat in the course.
- Citizenship & Convictions: You must be a LEGAL United States Citizen in order to attend this course. Past convictions might not bar you from obtaining your pistol license. If you have questions, contact us.
- At Your Location: For your convenience, we offer the above courses at your location for only $10 more per student. We do require a guaranteed minimum of eight students for a private NY four hour course. Contact us to book a course at your location or chose “TBD At Your Location” from the form drop down from the desired course above and we will be in touch to set a date.
- The successful completion of any PS&Ed handgun training does not guarantee the issuance of a carry license in New York State. The issuance of a carry license remains at the discretion of the licensing officer of the county or state that you are applying in.
- Students are responsible for confirming said course is accepted in the county that they are applying in.
- Firearms & Ammunition: This is NOT a live-fire course!
- Contact us with any questions.