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Course Price: $189.00
Course Times: 8 hours (1 day class)
Course Designer: David S. Jenkins


Please note: This course is done at The Greene Rod and Gun club on Rt12 in Greene, NY. We employ LOCAL instructors for the training. You don't need to travel far to receive the best training (not a 6 rd certification) in the area!

If you possess a New York State concealed carry pistol permit that is restricted to hunting and target-use only, depending on your county's requirements, this class may provide you with valuable training and information you need to apply to request any restrictions be removed to obtain your FULL /UNRESTRICTED Carry NY State Pistol Permit.


Come train with the area's most reliable, fully insured, qualified, and experienced instructors who retain National Certifications to teach civilian defensive firearm use. Please be aware that there are some instructors who take shortcuts in their training methods and fraudulently claim to have proper certification. You should ask them to prove it. (By the way, FRAUD is a crime in NY State) Each of our instructors carries valid and current credentials which indicate the disciplines in which s/he is certified and would be happy to show them to you. Copies of those certificates are available upon request in writing.


This is the ONLY class in the area in which you will receive actual training in safety, shooting, and proficiency skills, and not just receive a performance certification. You will learn valuable but necessary skills that will not only help you carry your firearm more securely and reliably, but could possibly save your life. This training is the most comprehensive class you will find in the area that actually teaches you the skills you will need to carry concealed.We work closely with the permit offices in each county to ensure that we are providing the most up to date and relevant training possible.


You will learn when you would be justified in using your firearm; but more importantly, you will learn when NOT to use it and how to defuse and deescalate a situation, thus avoiding the chance of ever using your defensive handgun in the first place. We will teach you about the legalities of carrying a firearm and provide information on other important topics. You will be an informed, responsible, and a better shooter when you get done!

You must attend the complete session (classroom and range) in order to receive your letter and your certificate.

Please Note that successful completion of this course in no way guarantees that you will obtain the "Full Carry" permit. That decision is ultimately up to the judge or issuing authority.


This training is officially approved by:

  • Judge Cawley of Broome County
  • Judge Revoir of Chenango County
  • Judge Becker of Delaware County


In addition to the counties listed above, this course has been a contributing factor to the permit process in:

  • Albany County
  • Cayuga County
  • Chemung County
  • Delaware County
  • Jefferson County
  • Genesee County
  • Herkimer County
  • Livingston County
  • Monroe County
  • Onondaga County
  • Ontario County
  • Orange County
  • Orleans County
  • Seneca County
  • Steuben County
  • Tioga County
  • Wayne County
  • Yates County


There are no extra range fees or costs associated with this course. Your tuition covers everything.

Note: ANY holster that utilizes the index or trigger finger of the shooting hand to disengage a locking device to release the handgun is disallowed from ANY Rochester Personal Defense, LLC class, training, event, or any function that we host or have involvement with. For more information, please visit the following page: or email us.


Subjects Covered:

During the classroom sessions, you will learn about:

  • Firearm safety
  • Article 35 Legalities and Justification in Self Defense
  • De-escalation and disengagement from an encounter
  • Verbal commands
  • Drawing the handgun effectively and safely
  • Trigger control and manipulation
  • Malfunctions and stoppage clearing
  • Tactical vs combat reloading

On the range, you will:

  • Perform live all of the skills that you learned in the classroom.
  • Draw and fire at targets for accuracy while under minimal stress
  • Utilize both combat reloads and administrative reloads
  • Learn how to keep your handgun running
  • Surprise yourself at your speed, accuracy, and safety

Required Equipment:

In order to get the most out of the training, you should have the following:

          • A valid New York State Pistol Permit
          • Eye and ear protection
          • A reliable, defensive-oriented firearm (NO hunting or target guns)
          • A minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition (more is better!)
          • A minimum of 2 magazines or speedloaders with carriers/holders
          • A quality,strong-side, belt-mounted type holster (NO shoulder or SERPA type holsters)
          • A sturdy belt for your holster and magazine pouch.
          • Comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing.
          • A hat with brim
          • Water and quiet snacks
          • A lunch

Important Note:

If you are a new shooter and do not have a handgun or any other concealed type equipment, for a nominal fee to cover wear and tear, cleaning, and the loan of the gun and gear, we can provide what you need to complete the course, just contact us for details.


Even if you do not have the gear, we can still give you the knowledge and training.

  • A valid NY State Pistol Permit
  • A desire to learn real life, valuable skills from instructors who care about what they do and live what they teach.



Frequently Asked Questions



Hi Dave, My Name is John Monaco and I attended one of your classes on Feb 19 & 20,2010 and it was the Concealed Carry Permit Upgrade Training Class. I didn't have the pleasure to meet you at that class but I thought so highly of the first class I'm going to sign up for the 201 class on April 17 and maybe we will meet then. Mike Chalson was the trainer and was assisted by Jim Chesko. They were both exemplary instructors I have spokne to other people who have recently taken classes to upgrade their permits from other organizations holding classes and I understand the level of training and attention to detail is not even close to being in the same league as your classes. Basically, the other ones are inadequate. Your class was full of all the right information to keep you educated and safe. I thought Mike was Interesting, Serious and Fun at times. I'm sure he could see I needed a little more attention then some others and he never failed to be there to help me and instill to me what was most important and safe. I learned a lot attending your class. Best money ever spent. Since my first safety class, I have been practicing everything Mike has shown me and I'm sure I'll get better as time goes on. Just to let you know, I'm a Music Teacher and a professional Musician and in my humble opinion the best teachers don't only teach, but they inspire you to want to learn more and practice more and Mike has certainly done that! I have Joined Tioga County Sportsmens Association and I have joined there because of the classes I attended through Rochester Personal Defense, LLC. I wish their web site had a bit more information on it. Thanks for everything and hope to meet you at a upcoming class. Best Wishes,

- - Endicott, NY

Dave, I would like to personally thank you for the constructive educational learning in the Unrestricted Carry Permit Training class I took this weekend. I learned a lot, about the laws, safety and the moral responsibility of carrying a firearm, how to handle situations to make a student feel more confident. You presented different scenarios that a person might not think about. You added humor while still teaching the seriousness of being a firearm owner. Your awareness of each student and of his or her own level of ability was impressive. I like that you made sure each student reached the same level of the exercises before going on to the next one, that it was reinforced before another one began. I will tell everyone how awesome this class is. Education is knowledge, and you are a every educated, experienced instructor. I think everyone should take this class. You made me feel comfortable in the class. What more can I say.. I loved the class!! PS: I like the video on the web site you do on drawing the handgun effectively and safely,

- - Endicott, NY

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Upcoming Class Dates:

Greene, NY
November 3rd 2018
8am to 6pm
w/ Michael H. Chalson
December 8th 2018
8am to 6pm
w/ Michael H. Chalson




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