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MDTS is a New York based firearms training and personal protection consulting company. We specialize in pistol, concealed carry, shotgun, carbine, defensive knife, less lethal, physical defense and threat awareness training courses. Mobile training courses are available in N.Y. and abroad. Contact us to host a training course at your range or location. Click logo below to see schedule of classes near you.

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NRA Pistol Licensing Class

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by admin No Comments

The NRA Basic Pistol Licensing Class introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.  Through this course,  the students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals and pistol shooting activities.  This course will also help prepare attendees for participation in other NRA courses. The main focus of this course is firearm safety; other topics include but are not limited to: Article 35 and NY laws pertaining to the use and carry of your Pistol, Safe handling of a handgun in your home, on the range. This is the first 8 hours of the NRA Basic Pistol 10 hour class, there is no live fire conducted. The NRA Basic Pistol Licensing class is required in order to apply for a New York State Pistol permit in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties. The permit that you will be issued is good in all of New York State except New York City.


Course topics and modules of instruction:

  • NYS Article 35 Overview
  • Pistol knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
  • Ammunition knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Selecting and Maintaining Your Pistol
  •  Continued Opportunities for Skill Development


This course includes:

  • NRA Basic Pistol Booklets and Materials
  • Certificate of completion; required in Oneida County to receive a pistol permit application


Duration: 8 hours


**Contact us today if you would like to host MDTS at your facility or come to us here in the Mohawk Valley region for one of our NRA Courses. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training (1 on 1).