2020 Education Schedule

Education Chairman: Dom DiMare


Dom can be reached at:


John Mooney Sr. is offering courses as well, he can be reached at:

The Training Schedule for 2020 has been set and the following courses are being offered:


NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course


The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation.This instructor-led course is where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end.


Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor. Course Length is 8 Hours.


Classes: Jan 26 from 8am-5pm – Click here to sign up for the course


Orange County Sheriff 3-Hour Handgun


The Orange County Sheriff Approved Handgun Safety Course is three hours of classroom instruction and training with an introduction to the operations of a variety of handguns and safe gun handling. The course introduces students to the responsibilities of Concealed Carry and includes an overview of the New York State Penal Law Article 35. This course satisfies the county mandated safety course requirement for all Pistol Permit applicants however, you do not have to apply for your permit to take this course. Handgun Safety is open to anyone interested in basic handgun operations and safe gun handling. Course length is 3 hours. The instructors for this course have been certified by the Orange County Sheriff.


Classes: Feb 16, July 19and Dec 13 from 9am-12pm


NRA Range Safety Officer


Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.


This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and a Course Evaluation form. Course length is 9 hours.


Classes: Oct 18 at 8am-5pm


New York State Hunter Education *CANCELED*


The Hunter Education course is required for learning the necessary safety techniques and responsibilities as a hunter when using a gun, muzzleloader, crossbow or bow to pursue wild game. Course length is a minimum of 7 hours. There is no fee to attend this class.


Classes: April 19, Nov 8 from 8am-5pm


New York State Bow Hunter Education *CANCELED*


This course is required for learning the necessary safety techniques and responsibilities when using a  bow and arrow to pursue deer and bear. While this course is not required for hunting deer with a crossbow, or for small game or turkey, DEC encourages you to take this course to learn general bow and tree stand safety techniques. Course length is 8 hours. There is no fee to attend this class.


Classes: May 3 and Sep. 20 from 8am-5pm


NRA Home Firearm Safety Course


Non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.


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 the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, course completion certificate.


Classes: March 29 from 9am – 1pm


All courses to be held in the Mark Dorfman Meeting Room except for the NSSA Instructor courses which will meet at the Skeet Range.


Please check back frequently as the schedule develops.

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