NYS Pistol Permit Class

The New York State Pistol Permit Class – also known as the “Concealed Carry Permit Class” or the Firearms Safety Course,  is required to be completed before applying for the Erie, Niagara, Orleans & Genesee County NYS Pistol Permit process. Based on the “FIRST Steps” class format from the NRA’s Basic Pistol Course curriculum. This class contains much more than the NRA class and is designed to give the student more than the minimum required. All classes are taught by a Certified NRA Instructor. Click here for the CLASS SCHEDULE  
Our NYS Pistol Permit class (Concealed Pistol Permit Class) is certified to apply for a New York State Pistol permit in many counties, for example, if you live in Niagara County you can take the class in Erie County. The permit that you will be issued is good in all of New York State except New York City.  The main topic of this course is SAFETY. Subtopics covered include: Article 35 and NY laws pertaining to the use and carry of your Pistol, Safe handling of a handgun in your home, on the range. Come see why students who have taken the NY class elsewhere end up coming to our NY class to learn valuable information and skills missing from many area classes. If you took your class elsewhere and have already applied for your permit, we will allow you to sit in on our NY class for free! We believe in proper training and safety when it comes to responsible gun ownership. We are the only trainers in WNY to offer free classes to those who want to learn firearm safety but are not applying for the NY Pistol Permit, or already have their training certificate to apply. Bring your son, daughter, wife or husband, neighbor and co-worker for free. (call for details)

We are now teaching live online.                    






Cost: $75 per person

*3-hour course
* One on One Help writing your personal statement, We are the only WNY trainers that do this!
*Pistol Permit Application (& assistance with filling out the application) We can only provide the Erie & Niagara County Application. We do help residents of all counties with filling out the applications, an application is not needed to attend class.
*Certificate of Completion (required for Erie, Niagara, Orleans & Genesee County Pistol Permit application process)
*Guaranteed 24 hour response from one of our trainers to your questions by e-mail or phone after completion of class (only training group that offers this)
** REQUIRED FOR CLASS – Students must present Photo ID **


Class Times: Conveniently scheduled on Saturdays and evenings, with 3 hours of class time and a 10 minute break halfway through.

*See the CLASS SCHEDULE page for currently available dates.

*Classes may be brought to your local Gun Club, Business Group, Your Home or Fire Hall with a minimum of 10 students. ( contact us for details)


Payment: Collected at the beginning of class – Cash, Credit Card, Check or Money Order accepted right in class.


PLEASE NOTE: If you want to carry CONCEALED in 36 states outside of NY with your pistol such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and many others, see our Utah, Florida  and Arizona CCW Permit pages, New Yorkers can carry in other states with these permits, even if you have restrictions in NY!) The Utah/Florida/Arizona class may be listed as experience when applying to have restrictions removed from your pistol permit in Erie County New York, call or e-mail for more info.


For more info on each Counties application process, click on the links below:

How to apply for an Erie County Pistol Permit

How to apply for a Niagara County Pistol Permit

How to apply for a Genesee County Pistol Permit


To Register: Contact us at: info@ftwny.com or 716.903.2558 or send us a message below with your Name & Phone Number and the Name/Date/Location of the class or classes you would like to register for.

*Please be sure to check your e-mail spam folder as our response to your request may end up there. We apologize for this inconvenience. If you do not get a response within 24 hours, please call to confirm your seat as sometimes our confirmation e-mail may not go through.

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