Courses

We at Shooters Haven Firearms Training Team value your firearms shooting development.  We will assist in any manner we are able, to further that development.  It’s for this reason that we offer several training courses for professional and personal development.  We realize that education is paramount to safe firearm handling and creating safe firearm habits.  We stress safety along with creating a good foundation to further your Knowledge, Skills, Attitude for enjoyment of Shooting Sports and Self-Defense. 

We are constantly adding new courses to our schedule so check back frequently.  As students and new callers alike request courses, we try to make sure that we can offer things people are interested in and not just what is required by NYS.  We are presently teaching courses for Onondaga (4hr.),, Oswego (4hr.), Madison (4hr.), Jefferson (4hr.) and Cortland (10hr.) Counties.  These courses start you down the path to firearms knowledge and good safety/shooting skills.  Please feel free to contact us with your questions and suggestions.

 Please be safe and enjoy,

Shooters Haven Training Staff

NRA Certified Instructors;

David Colburn

Roger Hawn

  New York State Pistol Safety Course

We offer the 4 hour NYS Pistol Safety Course.  This covers all the requirements for your pistol safety course in New York State.  Basic identification of firearms, parts, ammo, safe handling, storage and cleaning as well as the Article 35 “Use of Force” are taught.

 As of January 7, 2014, states that honor your NYS Pistol License.  Always verify your routes and the validity of your current License; AK, AL, AR, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WI.

 NYS Penal Law Article 35 “Use of Force” Course

This is a 6 hour class on the New York State Penal Law Article 35 “Justification” on the “use of force” in defensive situations.  As we all know from recent current events, defending ourselves and others is not such a clear cut decision any longer.  In NYS we have an obligation to retreat and can only resort to self-defense when there are no other options.  This course will define the terminology used by NYS, give scenarios as well as examples and explain the “justification” and your “right to self-defense” within the NYS Penal Law.

 NRA Home Firearm Safety Course

This is a Non-shooting course that teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.  This course qualifies for the NYS Pistol Safety Course in Onondaga, Oswego and Jefferson Counties.

 Details:  This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling, primary causes of firearms accidents, firearm parts, how to unload certain action types, ammunition components, cleaning, care; safe storage of firearms in the home, and the benefits of becoming an active participant in shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, course completion certificate.

 NRA Basic Pistol Course

This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. This course qualifies for the NYS Pistol Safety Course in Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, Oswego and Jefferson Counties.

Details:  This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling, pistol parts and operation, ammunition; shooting fundamentals, range rules, shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions, cleaning the pistol, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

 Florida Conceal Carry Weapons Course (non-resident)

This is the non-resident Florida CCW Course.  Our class has been approved by Florida Agriculture and Licensing and is 8 hours long.

Details; Florida Non Resident Permit/License is Valid in: AK, AL, AR, AZ, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WV, WY 

Some states have “special circumstances” that you will have to be aware of and responsible for but for the most part you can travel most of the country with the ability to conceal carry.

 Arizona Conceal Carry Weapons Course (non-resident)

This is the non-resident Arizona CCW Course.  Our class has been approved by Arizona Department Public Safety and is 8 hours long. 

Details; Azirona Non Resident Permit/License is Valid in: AK, AL, AR, AZ, DE, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY

Some of these states have “special circumstances” that you will have to be aware of and responsible for but for the most part you can travel most of the country with the ability to conceal carry.

 Utah Conceal Carry Weapons Course (non-resident)

This is the non-resident Utah CCW Course.  This course is approx. 8 hours long.

 Details; Utah Non Resident Permit/License is Valid in: AK, AL, AR, AZ, DE, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY. 

Some of these states have “special circumstances” that you will have to be aware of and responsible for but for the most part you can travel most of the country with the ability to conceal carry.

 Conceal Carry Weapons and Tactics Course (CCW I): Basic

In our CCW l Course we teach the basics of choosing which firearm and why along with the how.  Your basic classes do not prepare you for having to make choices about the method of carrying your newly acquired firearm and having to conceal it on your person in order to adhere to NYS and other States that require you to conceal your firearm in public.  We will discuss firearm safety as it relates to conceal carry.  This means how to load/unload safely and how to make sure that you comply with the laws when you are in public.  We will be going over clothing choices, holster types, material options, the types of firearms and the types of ammo for self-defense.  

We will also go over some of the ballistics (what bullets do and how/why) of ammo and what this means to you.  We will again touch on the laws in NYS (article 35 “Use of Force”) so that you understand what your rights are and the consequences are if you find yourself in a situation where you have to defend yourself.  Lastly we give you drills to develop your “draw” from concealment and some of the “tricks” we employ to safely gain the skill you need to defend yourself and your family in your everyday life.  This class prepares you and is required to also attend our CCW ll course (coming soon) where we go into greater detail and start shooting finally!

 Conceal Carry Weapons and Tactics Course (CCW II): Advanced 

In this class we touch lightly on the 1st class and then start going more deeply into the safety and handling prior to getting ready for “live fire”.  Range educate and handling/loading procedures first then onto seeing how your skills have developed for the CCW I Course.  Once we ascertain the class is ready to move to the range we go as a group and start going through drills to prepare for “live fire”.  We will drill for both accuracy and speed as both are the skills necessary for your to protect yourself and to also develop great shooting habits.  We will work at several distances moving from as close as 3yds. to as far as 15yds. keeping the primary goals on accuracy and developing good sight picture and alignment. Finally we will go over errors/corrections and shooting problems and discuss how to make changes to improve your skills.

 Basic Self-Defense Course

This is our basic self-defense course everyone can benefit from a good self-defense course. Self-awareness is fundamental to your ability to protect yourself and your family.

Details: In this course we are teaching basic blocks, strikes, kicks, and self-defense techniques. These will assist you in escaping from your assailant. With practice when you find yourself in situations you will be able to defend yourself and to escape. These techniques will also assist you in getting to your Keys, pepper spray, knife or firearms.  You will need to bring Pen/Pencil, notepad, and loose fitting clothing. This course duration is 4 hours at a cost of $100.00.

 Advanced Self-Defense Course

This is our advanced self-defense course everyone can benefit from a good self-defense course. Self-awareness is fundamental to your ability to protect yourself and your family.

Details: In this course we are re-enforcing basic blocks, strikes, kicks, and self-defense techniques. We will also be starting to include strategy and tactics to employ the techniques.  The techniques work much better when you have a plan…..  With practice when you find yourself in situations you will be able to defend yourself and to escape. These techniques will also assist you in weapons retention.  You will need to bring Pen/Pencil, notepad, and loose fitting clothing. This course duration is 4 hours at a cost of $100.00.

 Welcome to the “Party Bus”!

We are trying something new and we think it’s a great way to bond our students and help them with their Multi-State licenses and Shooting Skills.

With recent events and Pennsylvania changing their policies, they are no longer accepting non-resident pistol licenses from any state and are limiting the Resident permits they are now accepting.  They do however allow people with resident permits to come down and receive non-resident pistol permits same day.

We are offering day trips to The Bellefonte, PA. Sheriff’s department and we do the driving!  With 20 passengers, we pay for your Pistol License fees, we buy your lunch, we take you to a local range and pay for an hour range time and if there is time a local Gun Shop.  There is a new Virtual Range in the area and this should be fun for all.  Police and Military train on Virtual Ranges to simulate real life.  Gander Mountain has this technology in 6 of their stores throughout the country. Expenses for the bus and driver are also covered.  All you need to do is bring whatever spending money you want with you and we take care of the rest. 

Not all counties in PA. allow you to get a your permit if you do not have an unrestricted NYS License however Bellefonte does.  

 Requirements are you must be 21 years of age, NYS Pistol License (ANY NYS License), NYS Driver’s License and be able to pass a background check. The cost for this service is $175.00.

PA Non Resident Permit/License is Valid in: AK, AL, AR, AZ, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY

 

What to Buy?

We will be offering a course on how to make the proper decisions when purchasing a firearm.  Guns, ammo, holsters and storage solutions will be discussed.  This course is for first time buyers and long standing owners as well.  The course will be 2 hours and at the end if you wish to setup an appointment with an instructor to “Do a shopping day at local gun shops) you will have the option of doing so for a one-time fee.

Firearms Cleaning Course for Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun

We have had so many people ask us about the cleaning aspect of firearms Maintenance that we decided to put together a class to help our students with both the day to day maintenance and the long term storage and maintenance of their firearms.  This course should be approx. 2 hours and will cover the breakdown of different firearms including the Glock weapons systems, the 1911 platform, Remington and Mossberg shotgun systems and several rifle types.  Please contact us with any special needs.