Here at the firing pin, we offer both individual training sessions and scheduled group classes. Check out our offerings below.

To sign up, check the calendar below, then simply call the shop at 585-494-0333 and let us know which class you'd like to sign up for!

New York Mandated 16 Hour Pistol Permit Training

Introducing our comprehensive and professionally designed 16-hour training course, tailored to meet the requirements of Governor Hochul's Concealed Carry Improvement Act for new pistol permit applicants in New York. Our NRA certified instructors will guide you through the course curriculum outlined by the NYDCJS. This training is mandatory for new pistol permit applicants but is not required if you already hold a NYS pistol permit.

The classroom portion will be taught with plenty of breaks and the ability to stand and move around the classroom if you choose to. Handgun-specific training will include an NRA basic pistol course, which, if completed to standard, will generate an NRA course certificate that may be used as proof of training for other courses (e.g., NRA advanced courses or some non-resident pistol permits from other states).

The complete list of requirements and timeframes can be found at

Course Schedule:

  • Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (9 hours each day)
  • Live-fire range session on Sunday
  • Working lunch around noon (provided by The Firing Pin, LLC)

Course Requirements:

  • Attendance on both days
  • Pass the written exams to receive full credit
  • Not a prohibited person in regards to firearm ownership (e.g., felon, domestic violence conviction, etc.)
  • Bring a sturdy belt for the holster portion of the class
  • Bring an application from your county (County requires it to be double sided)

Included in the Course Fee:

  • Ammunition, targets, range fees
  • Firearm rentals, eye and ear protection
  • Lunch (sheet pizza or sub tray; please bring your own lunch if you have dietary restrictions)

    Please note that this intensive two-day training requires focus and dedication. Ensure you have all your questions answered and are fully aware of the course requirements before signing up.

​Duration: 18 hours (9hrs/day)
Cost: $399.99

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New York Firearm Laws Class

This course is the essential introduction to the safe handling and proper use of handguns. Students will learn the NRA rules for safe gun handling, storage, handgun parts and Basic operation, as well as ammunition basics.

This class covers NYS and Federal Firearms Laws including discussion regarding Self Defense laws and mindset.  Attendance is made with the full understanding that only an attorney can give Legal advice. Students will have documentation that covers all classroom topics for future review. Developed and taught by our very own John Huther.

Duration: 3-3.5 hours
Cost: $65

1-on-1 Lessons

Individual instruction is available with one of our highly trained certified instructors. Contact us today to discuss training opportunities!

Individual Cost: $60/hr/person
Couples cost: $45 / HR / Person

Classroom Rental

Do you have a class you would like to teach? Are you looking for a pleasant classroom space to rent for any type of instruction? Our training room is available for rent at a very reasonable price!

Just Updated: Ceiling mounted projector and sound system available for use during your classroom rental!

​8 Hour Block: $175
4 Hour Block: $100

Additional Course Offerings through Our Partner at: First Line Defense













Think you're a pretty good shooter? Take a look at our newly-developed "TFP Handgun Standards" test and give it a try next time you're in the range! We think our standards test is a good litmus for whether or not you could benefit from some formal firearms training. If you struggle to complete the TFP Standards Test, it's a good indication that you might want to think about scheduling some one-on-one training with our qualified instructors. If you complete the standards test successfully, that shows you're ready for some more advanced firearms training! Successful completion of the TFP standards test is a requirement/pre-requisite for entry into some of our more advanced live-fire training offerings and will give you a goal to "shoot for" if your skills are not quite where they should be. Watch the video below to learn more!

The Firing Pin LLC is located in Bergen, NY (between Rochester and Batavia) and open Monday through Sunday.

For additional information get in touch with our expert staff by phone at 585-494-0333 during regular hours, or write to anytime by visiting our website’s secure, confidential contact page.

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