Connecticut State Pistol Permit Course

To enroll, please stop by the store, e-mail us, or call 413-224-2400.

This is a classroom and range live-fire course that will certify you to apply for your resident or non-resident Connecticut State Pistol Permit. This course can also certify you to apply for a Massachusetts Resident License to Carry or FID Card, or a Non-Resident Massachusetts License to Carry at no additional cost.

This course is $150.00 per person. Classes may be booked at your convenience, with no minimum class size; we have instructors available 7 days a week.

Upon completion you will receive your NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Certificate. Any student that also wishes to apply for a Massachusetts permit may also receive a Massachusetts Basic Firearms Safety Certificate.

Live fire may be conducted on a different date than the classroom portion, when necessary.

Our certified instructors will cover subjects such as:

  • gun safety rules
  • proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols
  • ammunition knowledge and selection
  • handgun selection and storage
  • shooting fundamentals
  • handgun inspection and maintenance
  • marksmanship
  • shooting range safety


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