Our NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course – Phase 2 can only be attended after completing the online Phase 1 portion FOUND HERE. This course also fulfills the requirement for applying for/keeping a pistol permit (CCW) in the NY counties of Cortland, Lewis, Putnam, or Steuben. As well, it fulfills Florida’s Acceptable Training and Arizona’s requirement for proficiency. This course is also good for applying for a pistol permit in the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and Massachusetts for Class A LTC’s.
Read what our students have to say about this course:
"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…
A pistol, or handgun, is a firearm designed to be fired while being held in one hand. While such firearms are small and compact, they can be the hardest to learn. With this course the students will receive the NRA’s The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of pistols, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of pistol sports and activities.
The Basic Pistol course phase 2 live-fire course is five-hours long.
“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely.”
- Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
- Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
- Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
- Two-handed and One-handed Standing Shooting Positions
- Pistol Sports and Activities
You must successfully complete the online Phase 1 part of this course prior to attending Phase 2. The online course can be found here https://onlinetraining.nra.org/online-courses/nra-basics-of-pistol-shooting-course/.
Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of Phase 2.