Monthly Pistol Permit Classes

USCCA or NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Courses (instructor led, no on-line requirement for students) Class will be held at the indoor range/classroom at The Hartford Gun Club, 157 S. Main St. (Rt 187) in East Granby. The heated/air-conditioned classroom is comfortable and convenient. This course is a pre-requisite to apply for a Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers in CT/MA and in many other states. The CT permit also allows the holder to purchase all legal firearms and ammunition. This includes handguns, rifles and shotguns. The USCCA Course is accepted in CT for a Pistol Permit.

Each class will have a maximum of 12-18 people. If you want to be a part of a class, click the Register, fill out the form and that will hold your spot.

Note: Open Enrollment classes will resume in September 2019. If you have a group of 6 of more, contact me directly and we can schedule a private class.


August 3

(Women Only Class)


September 15



October 5



November 17



December 14


College Prep for Students – August 1, 2019 5:30-7pm

Originally titled College Prep for Girls, this is a 90 minute class that will help kids heading off to school to understand that they are responsible for their own safety. We will cover situational awareness, how to spot people that may want to do harm to you, how to NOT look like a victim, friends group “rules” and living in a big city rather than a small town as well as other personal safety protocols.

The cost of this class is $50 per person and limited to 25 people. Parents may observe but not participate. All genders are encouraged to attend.

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Home Defense – Date coming soon

Home Defense is a class that will help you develop your own personal home defense plan. We will discuss the firearms basics, mindset, defensive shooting fundamentals, violent encounters and their aftermath, gear and skill development. We will spend about 3 hours in the classroom and then finish with some live-fire drills. The cost of this class is $200 per person and limited to 12 people.

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Concealed Carry – Date coming soon

Concealed Carry is a class that will help everyone from the beginner to the more seasoned person gain knowledge and skills. This will help you understand what carrying a firearm is all about and will get you more comfortable with the equipment, the mindset and the skills to carry a firearm with confidence. We will spend about 4 hours in the classroom covering a wide variety of topics from basic safety, to situational awareness, legal responsibility and equipment, then finish with some live-fire drills. The cost of this class is $250 per person and class size is limited to 12 people.

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Emergency Action Planning and Crisis Response

Recent events have clearly shown us that it CAN happen anywhere. This informative two-hour session will discuss threats and dive deep into what you can do to protect yourself and the people you care about. Whether your attending a sporting event, concert, or just shopping at the mall or going to the movies, we’ll help you prepare for whatever comes your way.

You will leave with the knowledge to create your own plan, and the simple tools that you should consider having with you.

Some of the topics that we will cover:

  • Venue selection and pre-planning preparation
  • Threat assessment
  • Personal protection
  • Exit strategy
  • First aid
  • Communications
  • Rally points

Cost – $50 per person payable at the event in cash, or by check. You may pay in advance by credit card over the phone.

Fill out the form to the right and we’ll notify you when we’re offering our next class.

A few tips

  • Permit classes are not a shooting class as much as a handgun safety class (we will be shooting though)
  • Stop at your local PD and pick-up an application for a Pistol Permit (optional)
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that don’t have open toes
  • The temperature in my home and at the range should be comfortable, but bring a sweater/sweatshirt
  • I will supply eye and ear protection, if you have your own, please feel free to bring them along
  • I will supply ALL of the firearms and ammunition, please DO NOT bring your own for permit classes
  • Bring lunch or snacks, or both. Bring a water bottle, or bottled water. It’s a long time to go without food and you can easily lose focus

We will begin very promptly at 8:30am. You’re welcome to arrive at my home a bit early and take care of payment and settling into your seat at the table. We should be done with live fire by 4:00 or so. I’ll email my address and directions a week or so before the class to those registered.