NOTICE: DUE TO THE STRONG DEMAND FOR THIS COURSE, A NEW POLICY IS BEING IMPLEMENTED – IF WE DO NOT RECEIVE THE REQUIRED $100 DEPOSIT BY ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE CLASS, YOUR SEAT MAY BE GIVEN TO SOMEONE ON THE WAITING LIST. WE REGRET THIS, BUT “NO SHOWS” ARE TAKING SLOTS FROM PEOPLE WHO NEED THE CLASS.
Saturday, October 7, 2023 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 8, 2023 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club
NYS 16 hour Pre Licensing Firearms Safety Training Course
New pistol permit applicants are required by NYS to take a 16 hour training course with 2 hours of live fire instruction. The class will be divided into Saturday and Sunday, 9 hours each day, with the range portion taking place on Sunday. You MUST attend BOTH days and pass the written exam to receive full credit for the course. All ammunition, targets, range fees, firearm loan, eye and ear protection, coffee, water, snacks and lunch will be provided both days and is included with course registration. Registration is non-refundable and you must pay a $100 deposit in advance in to be registered for the course.
This course is required for NEW pistol permit applicants and anyone wishing to have their restrictions removed on their current pistol permit in New York State. It will be taught by our NRA and Greene County Duly Authorized certified professional firearms instructors with decades of experience. You do NOT need to take this course if you already hold an UNRESTRICTED NYS pistol permit.
Applicants must NOT be a prohibited person regarding firearm ownership (I.E., you cannot be a felon, be convicted of domestic violence, etc.).
Topics covered will include basic firearm safety, maintenance, cleaning, safe storage, transportation, firearm-specific laws, situational awareness, interacting with law enforcement, and more. Students who do not pass the written test with an 80% and/or are unable to show the ability to safely handle and use a handgun will not pass the course.
Both days are from 8:00 AM from 5:00 PM with a working lunch around noon. The instructors will give a light presentation during lunch to get through the material.
Successful completion of our course will result in a certificate valid to submit with your New York State pistol permit application or removal of restrictions on an existing restricted pistol permit in Greene, Columbia and Albany Counties. For other jurisdictions, please check with your local issuing authority.
ATTENTION NEW PERMIT APPLICANTS: Please bring your application paperwork from your county of residence. This will eliminate additional trips to get the required signatures on your application!
NOTE TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE TAKING THIS COURSE: Please bring the necessary paperwork from your county of residence to the class.
The GCSO does not accept walk – ins! You must make an appointment first, by calling 518-943-3300 extension 606.
You can register for this course by calling 518-573-7696. A non-refundable deposit of $100 to Coxsackie Sportsmens Club, PO Box 213, Coxsackie, NY 12051 must be received before the start date. The balance can be paid by cash or check at the class. Class capacity is limited to 15.
97 Reservoir Road
West Coxsackie, NY 12192