Originally Posted by jjfuller1
its a nys thing not county. i signed up for mine at the clerks office when i picked up my permit application. my wife jusy did hers last week. in our expriences the course is not super in depth. mostly covers safety, and the laws. its fine to go by your self. or friends if you want company.. if you are super new to shooting it may be a few things to learn... if you have any exprience then its more on the boring side.... notice the key word handgun safety course
I have never shot a pistol of any type... apparently it would have been illegal for me to do so.
But I found a handgun safety course that seems awesome. I called around and got info on 4 different trainers. 3 were all the same. The 4th is an individual that conducts the courses at a local shooting range. In addition to the 3 hour standard course he also:
1. Has you practice on the shooting range with airsoft handguns to critique and correct your form etc
2. Includes application photos for free ($4 at permit office)
3. Includes a free 30 minute shooting session voucher for after your get the permit where you can test out different types of handguns for free so you learn what you want to buy for yourself!
It seems GREAT! and it was $5 cheaper than the other trainers I called! My wife and I are very excited!