Connecticut Pistol Permit Classes
Connecticut Firearms Safety LLC


If you can locate a State or NRA certified instructor with credentials superior to those I have listed below and provide the documented proof of his or her accomplishments prior to the class


I am a graduate of the FBI Academy Special Weapons & Tactical School, Quantico, VA; The United States Army Small Arms Instructor & Range Operations School, Fort Hood, TX; the NRA Police Firearms Instructor Development School; former New Haven Police Academy Instructor and former firearms instructor with the CT Army National Guard
Small Arms & Readiness Training Section G3

Winner of Three Individual National Combat Pistol Championships
A total of "Ten National Individual and Team Championships
International Medalist Brisbane, Australia
Nationally Distinguished in Pistol & Revolver Competition
Excellence in Competition "Service Rifle."

Take a moment and review a greater list of my credentials recorded below. Look then at the comments from my students in the testimonial section

A few of my marksmanship awards

A Silent Prayer - Lest We Forget

Pray for the children and teachers who's lives were taken at the Sandy Hook School on December 14th 2012

In Memoriam
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Too many school officials are foolishly relying on cameras and locked doors
to protect your children despite what had happened at the
Sandy Hook School.

Sandy Hook proved the foolhardiness of school officials who still believe that locked doors will protect your children. Cameras and locked doors are passive security measures that cannot save lives.

A well trained armed presence can stop any future harm to our school children. Must we wait for more school children to be murdered?

Doesn't it make more sense to protect the children rather than spend millions of dollars to build parks and memorials in remembering their deaths!



My objectives and my responsibility as an instructor is to provide you with optimum quality training.
In so doing I will limit my class
size to only three persons

Angelo Appi

One of the United States
Most Distinguished Marksmen

The Most Distinguished Marksman
In The State of Connecticut

Watch me on You tube shooting at and
knocking down steel plates at fifty feet
upside down and backwards


United States Marine Corps Basic Training
United States Marine Corps Advanced Infantry Training
One of three Marines promoted meritoriously
In the 2nd Marine Corps Recruit Training Battalion

New Haven Police Department "Honor Graduate
New Haven Police Department "Top Gun"

NRA Police Firearms Instructor School

Special Weapons and Tactical School
FBI Academy Quantico, Virginia

U.S.Army Small Arms Instructor School Fort Hood, Texas

CT Army Nat'l Guard Military Academy NCO School

CT Army Nat'l Guard Military Academy Combat Arms
"Distinguished Graduate"

Small Arms Instructor State Area Command
Connecticut Army National Guard

Olympic Training Center Colorado Springs
Providing support for the Inter-College Air Rifle Matches

Ponce, Puerto Rico
Providing training for the PR Army National Guard

Connecticut Municipal Police Academy
Providing support for the Marksmanship Training Program

Yale University Police
Providing support for the University Police
Marksmanship Training Program


Former US Army Small Arms Instructor

New Haven Police Academy
Firearms Instructor
Tactical-Chemical Agents Instructor
SWAT Team Instructor

State Certified Pistol Permit Instructor
State Certified Security Officer Instructor
State Certified Bail Enforcement Agent Instructor


Three Time National Combat Pistol Champion

United States International Combat Rifle & Pistol Team
Brisbane, Australia 1992 - Silver & Bronze Medallist

Winner of Regional Championships in FOUR states

Nassau County Police Combat Revolver Champion
Three perfect scores - 180 perfect shots

Ten National Team Championship Titles

*Nationally Distinguished .45 Service Pistol*
*Nationally Distinguished Police Revolver*
*Excellence In Competition Service Rifle*
The only firearms instructor in Connecticut
With these combined National Distinctions

Chief of the National Guard Bureau
"Top Fifty Shooters Award"
Numerous Recipient
For Pistol-Rifle-Machine Gun-Sniper

New England Police Revolver League
"Distinguished Master"

New England Police Revolver League
"Presidents Top Four"

New England Police Revolver League
"100 Club" "280" Club and "290" Club

Four Time Pistol Champion
Revolver League Of Connecticut
"100 Club" "280 Club" "290 Club"

Coach/Captain New Haven Police Pistol Team
Coach/Captain Connecticut Army Nat'l Guard Pistol Team

US Army Meritorious Service Medal "For Excellence"
Infantry Squad Leader and Small Arms Instructor

Army Commendation Medal 7th Award
"For Marksmanship Excellence"

Army Achievement Medal For Marksmanship Excellence

Connecticut Medal Of Merit 3rd Award
"For Marksmanship Excellence"

New Haven Police Medal Of Merit
"For Valor"
Hostage Rescue May 3rd 1974

New Haven Police 31 Certificates & Letters
Of Commendation For Exceptional Police Service

Designed-Patent Applied 1985...FIRST EVER "Tactical Handgun Light" now in use by law enforcement and our armed forces.




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