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NYS 18 Hour Concealed Carry & Home Defense Class

Basic - Satisfies NYS Pistol Licensing Requirements!!

Duration: 16 Hours Classroom, 2 Hours Range



Philip Simonis

Instructor Bio

Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now October 14 Saturday
2 Day Class
Poughkeepsie, NY
2 - 10 Students 8AM- 5PM then 8AM-7PM Philip Simonis Space Available target icon


This class provides the required training to apply for a NYS Pistol Permit.

Lessons: - Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan - Self-Defense Firearms Basics - Shooting Fundamentals - Gear and Gadgets - The Legal Use of Force - Violent Encounters and the Aftermath - Basic and Advanced Skills Other topics covered: Personal Safety, Handgun Safety, Handgun Fundamentals, Handgun Operation, Handgun Selection, Physiological Reactions to Violent Encounters Over 1 million students have taken the U.S. Concealed Carry Association’s course offerings across the nation. Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals is a comprehensive classroom course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self-defense. If you are new to handguns, this is a great introduction to everything you need to know to start your self-protection journey. This course is a complete guide to understanding the basics of firearms ownership, safety, and nomenclature, and how it applies to home-or-self-defense. After this class, students will feel confident to act as their family’s first line of defense in the event of a home invasion or other critical incident. Also includes required topics like suicide awareness, affects of alcohol, NYS use of force laws, and more. Class is spread out over 2 consecutive Sundays. On the second Sunday class will meet at Master Class Shooters Supply in Monroe, NY. After the range we break for an hour and meet back up at our Poughkeepsie NY classroom. Upon successfuly completeing the class you will receive a proof of training certificate to submit with your pistol license application. Range time is a separate required fee of $75. Textbook is also a separate fee of $39.99. Be sure to select these items at checkout.

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Topics Covered

Basic Pistol parts
Safe handling skills
Basic Pistol shooting skills
Malfuntion identification, and clearing
CCW laws
NYS Article 35 Use Of Force Laws
Affects of alcohol
Suicide awareness
Safe Storage laws
And much more...

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Expectations and Outcomes

You will receive a proof of training certificate

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Basic, CCW, Scenario Based Training, Seminars / Lectures, USCCA Courses, Virtual Simulation

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Documentation Requirements

A separate fee of $75 must be paid for range time. Textbook is also separate for $39.99. Make sure you select these items at checkout. Be sure to bring a pen, and some paper to take notes.

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Range time fee $75
Textbook fee $39.99

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