USCCAIf you are looking to take the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) nationally certified firearms training or want to be a Certified USCCA Instructor, so you can teach the USCCA curriculum, you have come to the right place. Our USCCA courses are taught by USCCA Certified Training Counselors and Instructors that also have military and law enforcement experience and training.

Read what our students have to say about our USCCA Courses:

"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

"The USCCA CCHDF Instructor Training with Matt Mallory was fantastic. Matt is a brilliant instructor and very knowledgeable on the topics. The training was organized and complete. Matt was able to capture my attention the whole time with his animated and humorous approach to teaching. I highly recommend taking any defensive training that Matt offers." ~ Michael S. of Lewis Center, OH

I highly recommend taking any defensive training that Matt offers.

"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

Excellent instruction.

"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.

"Matt, thank you so much. The class was great! I learned so much. Was a great length and your instructors are very knowledgeable." ~ Steve from Onondaga, NY about our USCCA Concealed Carry Course.

…your instructors are very knowledgeable.

"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.

"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 on the range during live fire. His extensive experience provides real life examples of the Do's & Do not's of laws, safety, and proper marksmanship techniques; Not just routine target shooting but real life scenarios all responsible permit holders need to know & practice, but can't always do so during routine range time at most clubs. All levels of experience need to take the many courses Matt and his staff offer. Highly recommend; well worth the cost." ~ David from Liverpool, NY about our private lessons and USCCA Certified Concealed Carry Course

He is an excellent trainer…

"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…

USCCA Concealed Carry Home Defense Fundamentals (CCHDF)
Our nationally recognized USCCA Certified Course contains comprehensive curriculum that focuses on the use of a handgun as a tool for self defense in public as well as in your dwelling. This course is perfect for the new shooter or those applying for a pistol license. Even long time gun owners have learned a thing or two in this course. You can signup for the below course at the bottom of this page. This course is only $60 and five-hours of classroom instruction. For detailed info on this course CLICK HERE. You can signup for this course at the bottom of this page. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF)
These courses are based on empirical data from a plethora of body and dash cams as well as surveillance videos. If you want to run your gun – in the most efficient way possible – then these courses are for you! The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF) is a national training course designed for Training Your Mind & Body How To React with hands-on live-fire training. It’s imperative that you train in as an efficient, realistic and practical a manner as possible to be prepared for a Dynamic Critical Incident. You can’t waste time or resources on anything that isn’t a specialized area of study. Build the foundation you need to understand intuitive defensive shooting and deadly force decision making. Unlock the lifesaving mindset of the warrior expert theory that will help you guess your attackers next move with ease. Discover how you can develop the ability to apply your shooting skills on demand, without anticipation, while trying to save your own life or the lives of others. Uncover the drills you must know to prepare and prevail even under the most dangerous of circumstances. These courses can put you in a great position when asking your judge for a full carry license without any restrictions! It can also be helpful in getting your sportsman restriction removed! Each are a 200 round, 8 hours of range-time course and the investment is only $200-250 plus $30 paid to the USCCA for the book and eLearning. For detailed info on these courses CLICK HERE. You can signup for this course at the bottom of this page. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

USCCA Certified Instructor Workshop (CIW)
Are you interested in becoming a USCCA Certified Instructor?
Are you a natural born teacher or instructor? Are you good with guns? Do you love firearms and love to teach others what you know? Would you like to teach the below USCCA Certified Concealed Carry Course to the public, your friends, and family? Then you have the beginnings of what it takes to become a great United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Certified Instructor. This course is only $347 plus the cost of the toolkit and eLearning from the USCCA. For detailed info on this course CLICK HERE. You can signup for this course at the bottom of this page. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

USCCA Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals (WHSDF)
Created and led by Beth Alcazar, USCCA Associate Editor and Senior Training Counselor, “Women’s Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals” is all about sharing the basics — along with the fun, seriousness and importance of being a responsibly armed female.

The fundamentals of shooting will be introduced, reviewed and built upon, while also exploring universal safety rules, situational awareness, common types of handguns, ammunition types, marksmanship skills, advanced firearms handling, defensive pistol fundamentals and the use of deadly force. You can signup for this course at the bottom of this page. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

USCCA Countering the Mass Shooter Threat (CMST)
This course covers knowledge and tactics to thwarts active shooters in Places of Worship, Businesses, and Schools. Learn what we’ve learned in 165 Active Shooter events since Columbine. You will be given a clear snapshot of these events and help you prepare to counter and survive an active shooter event. This course is only $40, payment can be made here. For detailed info on this course CLICK HERE. You can signup for this course at the bottom of this page. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals

Order your copy of the USCCA 231 Page Book: Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals. Click on the book pictured or click here to order yours now.

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    • Prerequisites: See specific course page for prerequisites.
    • Payment: The student Concealed Carry Home Defense Fundamentals (CCHDF) is only $60. The Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF) Level 1 & 2 are only $200 or $250 respectively.
    • . The Certified Instructor Workshop is $347 plus you are required to purchase the Instructor Toolkit and purchase and complete the eLearning Course from the USCCA prior to attending the workshop. After signing up for the course above, please visit our PAYMENT PAGE to review the payment terms and make a payment for this course.
    • 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 permit. 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 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, upgrade, or removal of any restrictions of a carry permit in New York. These decisions remain at the discretion of the licensing officer of the county or state that you are applying in.
    • Firearms & Ammunition: You will need to bring your defensive handgun unloaded and locked in a container with ammunition separate for the CIW, DSF Level 1 & 2.
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