Connecticut Pistol Permit Classes

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A Connecticut pistol permit will authorize you to purchase a handgun, rifle, shotgun and ammunition.

Residents of Connecticut must receive training in the safe handling, storage and use of handguns to obtain a pistol permit.

Review the eligibility requirements Connecticut General Statute 29-28b.


If you can locate an NRA or state certified instructor whose credentials are superior to those listed on my home page.

You will receive expert individual firearms instruction in the use of handguns with an emphasis on individual instruction.

This safety class is not based on lecture or videos. Half of my class is designed to have you participate in the safe handling of pistols and revolvers. You will be instructed and participate in the loading and unloading process.

I will instruct you and you will participate and perform the mechanical operations and functioning of revolvers and pistols.

You will receive expert advise in helping you to choose the right handgun for self-defense.

Twice a National Combat Pistol Champion and achieving the coveted title of "Nationally Distinguished" in two shooting disciplines I will teach you the art of marksmanship the way marksmanship should be taught.

As a former law enforcement officer and academy firearms instructor in the city of New Haven awarded the "Medal of Merit" for Valor and having survived several deadly force encounters, I can provide you with the insight as to how best to defend yourself against the threat of great bodily harm.

CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY: Only allows a resident to purchase and transport a handgun to their home, or if you own your own business, to your place of business.

PISTOL PERMIT: Authorizes a resident to purchase and carry a pistol, revolver or long gun anywhere in the State of Connecticut except where the carry of those firearms are restricted by law, or where common sense suggests otherwise.

HAND STRENGTH: Some men and women do not have enough strength in their hands and fingers to correctly function handguns. Please consider this before applying for the pistol permit class. I cannot certify you if you cannot perform basic functions of revolvers and pistols. Please call or email me if you think this will be a problem.


8:30am to 4:30pm Call for appointment 203-239-7582
Or click on my email address at the bottom of this page


April 18th or May 2nd

Maximum of three students
Student Fee $130

Upon completion of the course you will receive a personalized lesson plan in a hard binder, a certificate of course completion and a copy of your certificate for your local police department. You will also receive a free pair of shooting glasses and several CT Firearms Safety pens for your friends.

I will email you a registration form. I must however receive a deposit within five days following the email or I cannot guarantee you a position in the class

Complimentary beverages and snacks will be provided or you may bring your own.


The pistol permit application process explained
Firearms Safety - Storing Firearms Safely
Handgun Maintenance & Cleaning
"Hands-On" training Revolvers & Pistols
The mechanical operation of revolvers & Pistols
Cartridge selection for Self-Defense
Choosing a handgun for Self-Defense
Marksmanship instruction Revolvers & Pistols
Live fire training with Revolvers & Pistols
And a great deal more!

You will receive personalized instruction throughout the entire training program. You will learn how to shoot accurately with .22 caliber revolver a .380 caliber pistol or a 9mm pistol. Live fire training will be conducted indoors at a local gun club not open to the public.