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NRA Defensive Pistol

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Nicys Firearms Instruction

183 Watch Hill Road

Cortlandt, NY 10567

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NRA Defensive Pistol w/ certificate $150.00/ no certificate $115.00

Intermediate to Advanced Level

**Please read "REQUIREMENTS & RESTRICTIONS" below prior to registering to ensure participation**


5 hours, from 10:00AM - 3:00PM

*Get an additional $10 off when you join or renew your NRA membership with us


Develop the knowledge, skills and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol with confidence.

In the classroom: We talk about situation awareness, the proper mindset and concealed carry fundamentals.

How to recognize and avoid dangerous situations, dealing with 911, the arrival of police and psychological effects.

We review different types of concealed carry firearms, clothing, gun belts and holsters.

On the pistol range: We start by reviewing basic pistol fundamentals and techniques. Then a series of exercises, failure drills, malfunctions, proper use of a holster, cover, concealment, scanning, threat identification and different shooting positions, point & shoot, on the move, while turning, from kneeling, seating and prone.


-Students must be 21 years or older

-Present a valid NYS pistol license

-Demonstrate good firearm safety knowledge, muzzle and trigger discipline

-Calibers Allowed: .380, 9mm, 38spl, .357sig, 40 S&W or 45acp

-Holster: Strong side OWB, IWB or AIWB only. All holsters must cover the trigger guard

-Gunbelt: Stiff gunbelt that properly fits your holster is highly recommended

-Ammo Count: +/-300 rounds

-Ammo Capacity: 3 semi-auto pistol magazines or 3 revolver speedloaders are recommended

-Eye Protection: This is a must. Wraparound eyewear with polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses are highly recommended

-Ear Protection: This is a must. Electronic ear protection is highly recommended or earmuffs or earplugs

-Hat w/ Brim: Highly recommended for additional eye protection

-Shooting Vest: Optional but recommended, this is a "concealed carry class" (vest, shirt, jacket, t-shirt, etc.)

*RESTRICTIONS: The Safety of Everyone is Our # 1 Priority!"

-We Run a Cold Range: "No Exceptions Here!" If you arrive w/ a loaded pistol, keep it holstered. Do not remove your firearm from a holster or gun bag even if unloaded within the designated "Safety Area". We’ll call you to the firing line prior to starting the class to get your handgun ready.

-Holsters: "No Serpa Style Holsters" (please look it up) or "Soft Materials" will be allowed, no exceptions!

-Ammo: No magnum rounds or ammo with muzzle velocity above 1,500 ft/ps. Reloads are not recommended for self-defense.


Please check the weather and dress accordingly, we shoot outdoors. You'll be notified prior to class of a cancellation due to weather conditions.


Soda and water are available for purchase at the range, bring your own lunch and/or snacks


No "NYC Premises License" is allowed on this Westchester County Gun Range, no exceptions! If you have questions regarding your NYC pistol license, please contact NYPD licensing division (646) 610-5560 prior to registering for this class and ensure your participation.


A refund will be granted, minus any processing fees (if applicable), for requests made up to 24hrs prior to the date of this class or if the class is cancelled by Nicys due to poor weather conditions.

If you miss the class and did not inform Nicys 24hrs prior, only a credit will be issued. In order to apply your credit, you must contact Nicys and book your next class or event within 6 months of the original date. No credits or refunds will be granted afterwards.

*Please contact Nicys should you have any questions or need additional information.

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