Pistol Permit Handgun Safety Course

The Basic Handgun Safety class that is required when applying for your NYS pistol permit is held once a month at The VFW in Bridgeport (This is the class that was formally held at Gander Mountain)

This is the approved Handgun Safety class for Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Herkimer, and Madison Counties.

For Registration Please call or email

The Next Class will be on Saturday November 13, at 10:00AM

Registration Information & additional class dates


NY Article 35 "Use of force" class.  Saturday September 11, 2PM

Utah & Florida Multi-State Concealed Carry Class Carry concealed in 37+ States

Gander Outdoors in Cicero, March 20, 2021 2pm

There will be a Jefferson County safety class held at Gander Mountain at the Salmon Run Mall in Watertown NONE Scheduled AT THIS TIME, Cicero Class is valid for Jefferson county permits.

21182 Salmon Run Mall Loop W, Watertown, NY 13601

I am also available for private lesson for small/large groups.  Please call for scheduling.

NRA Basic Pistol Class

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. see more details

Personal Protection In the Home

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.see more details


Personal Protection Outside the Home (basic and advanced)

Comprehensive and intensive in its approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity. see more details


Many classes available ranging from basic safety instruction to advanced self defense