Are you getting ready to apply for your New York State Concealed Carry Permit? If so, this is the course for you!

This course will consist of 16 hours of in-person instruction as well as 2 hours of live-fire range time. This course will cover the following topics:

  • General firearm safety
  • State and Federal gun laws
  • Concealed carry situation awareness
  • Firearm safe storage requirements
  • Conflict de-escalation tactics and general conflict management
  • Use of deadly force
  • Adverse effects of alcohol and drugs on firearm safety
  • Best practices when encountering law enforcement
  • Suicide prevention
  • Basic principles of marksmanship

The classroom portion will be held at Vigilant Firehall (around the corner from the Amory) and the live-fire portion will be held at our private range in North Collins (20 minutes from the armory). Lunch will be included.

At Armstrong’s Armory, we are steadfast in our conviction that responsible firearm ownership contributes to the safety of our communities. We uphold the principle that the right to bear arms for self-defense is a fundamental human liberty. Should you, or anyone you know, face financial barriers in affording our classes, or require a more flexible payment arrangement, we warmly invite you to visit our armory or to contact us directly.

Kind regards,

The Armstrong Brothers

Intro to pistol safety and shooting

Are you new to this handgun thing? Did you just get your first handgun? Are you uncomfortable with your handgun? Do you need someone to show you how to use and shoot your handgun? If the answer is YES to any of these questions this course is for you.

Topics include gun safety rules, proper operation of your handgun, proper storage of your handgun, ammunition selection, shooting fundamentals, marksmanship, shooting range rules, pistol inspection and maintenance.

This is a must take course for every new handgun owner.

 

Gear List

  • Handgun
  • Electronic ear protection
  • Approved eye protection
  • Bug spray
  • Light rain jacket
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Boots (nothing open toed)
  • 250 rounds ammunition
  • Back up firearm optional

Now we are getting into it! This course is designed for people looking to develop their practical handgun skills. This is no longer basic operation; this is real life application of your skills. We will work on accuracy, trigger control, shot placement, and situational awareness. We will also be working on drawing from holster, presenting and placing shots on target and safely re-holstering.  

 

Experience Requirement

  • A basic understanding of handgun fundamentals and safety

Gear List

  • Handgun
  • Two extra magazines
  • Double magazine pouch
  • Usable safe holster IWB or OWB
  • Electronic ear protection
  • Approved eye protection
  • Bug spray
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Boots (nothing open toed)
  • 500 rounds ammunition
  • Back up firearm optional

Think you can handle this one?! Time to get serious. In this course we will work on dynamic movement, improvised shooting positions, non- dominate hand shooting, and a teach you a variety of skills that will allow you to shoot under any condition and high stress. Moving while drawing and engaging, timed shooting, and multiple assailants will also be covered.

 

Experience Requirement

  • Solid handgun fundamentals and a basic understanding of drawing from your holster¬†

    Gear List

    • Handgun
    • Two extra magazines
    • Double magazine pouch
    • Usable safe holster IWB or OWB
    • Electronic ear protection
    • Approved eye protection
    • Bug spray
    • Weather appropriate clothing
    • Boots (nothing open toed)
    • 800 rounds ammunition
    • Back up firearm

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