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Pistol Permit Unit

Handgun Safety Course - General Information

Phone              845-291-4441

Location          110 Wells Farm Road, Goshen NY 10924

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Handgun Safety Course introduces students to the basic operations of a handgun, safe gun handling, and general information related to confident and proficient gun ownership. The course includes an overview of the Pistol Permit application process and the New York State Penal Law Article 35. Students will demonstrate basic safety and operational skills using simunition training handguns, under the supervision of qualified Firearms Instructors.

ENROLL IN A CLASS: The Sheriff’s Office conveniently offers several Handgun Safety classes per month. Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office maintains a list of NRA Instructors from around the area who teach an approved safety curriculum. Click HERE to view the Recommended Instructor List.

CIVILIAN TACTICAL HANDGUN TRAINING: The Handgun Safety Course is the first in a six course series of the Civilian Tactical Handgun Training Program. The training program prepares law-abiding citizens for responsible gun ownership and self-protection using a handgun. A Pistol Permit is not required for the first five courses of training. All students enrolling in the Civilian Handgun Training Program must first take the Handgun Safety Course taught at the Sheriff’s Office location.


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