Handgun Safety Course

1. SHERIFF’S OFFICE

The Sheriff’s Office conveniently offers the Handgun Safety Course several times per month. The course is four and one-half hours of lecture-style presentation with practical application. Students are introduced to the basic operations of a handgun, safe gun handling, and general information related to confident and proficient gun ownership. Students will demonstrate basic safety and operational skills using training handguns, under the supervision of qualified Instructors.

The course is designed with the novice gun owner in mind and prepares the citizen for the unique challenges and responsibilities of Concealed Carry. In addition to those above, topics include handgun and holster selection, situational awareness, an overview of the Pistol Permit Application process, and New York State Penal Law Article 35; Defense of Justification. This is a non-shooting course.

The Handgun Safety Course satisfies the requirements set forth by the licensing authorities and the Certificate of Completion may be submitted with the applicant’s Pistol Permit Application. 

NOTE: Completion of the Handgun Safety course taught at the Sheriff’s Office is a pre-requisite to admission into the Civilian Tactical Handgun Training program. Students interested in enrolling in Civilian Tactical Handgun Training must complete the Handgun Safety Course given at the Sheriff’s Office location, 110 Wells Farm Road, Goshen NY. 

COST: $60

REGISTER: Handgun Safety Course

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2. ORANGE COUNTY INSTRUCTOR LIST 

The Sheriff’s Office maintains a list of Orange County certified handgun instructors who teach the Handgun Safety Course required for the issuance of a handgun license. Fees and locations vary.

For more information see Orange County Handgun Safety Course Instructors


TO BE PLACED ON THE ORANGE COUNTY INSTRUCTOR LIST

If you are a certified NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, USCCA Handgun Instructor, and/or a DCJS Police Firearms Instructor and you live in Orange County and will hold classes in Orange County, you may request to be placed on the Orange County Instructor List. Email your request to Range Supervisor Sheryl Thomas at sthomas@orangecountygov.com. Include your full name, email address, and phone number.