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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



I just completed your DPS101/CCW Upgrade Classes and must thank you again. The instruction was invaluable and the 3 instructors very enjoyable to learn from. Your teaching abilities and sense of humor made learning new concepts and motor skills a joy. I WILL be taking more classes from you in the future and will recommend you to anyone I know with a pistol. It was money well spent. On the other hand, I got to shoot several boxes of ammo and spend time with lots of other people with handguns - how can you NOT love that?

- - Broome County, NY

Dave; I want to thank you for the class yesterday! I did a poor job on your class survey last night and wanted you to know more of my feelings. For once I have attended a "class" or "training" (I use quotes as this is what many have called previous efforts to sway people to an opinion.) You came across in a non condescending manner and your class was excellent. Through your class I was able to reinforce that my ideas on guns and concealed carry were accurate. I especially liked your use of common sense and how you defuse the ideas of many gun owners with regards to right to carry which comes across as arrogant. Even though you are not politically correct with your statement "we are held to a higher standard" it is true and people should think about it before we act or react to everyday things that happen to us. I still do not have anything to suggest to improve your class but do have praise for the way you conducted the class and your interaction with the students. I did not enter your class to learn to shoot better but more to obtain my unrestricted permit as well as gain more safety information. I came away with a better awareness of the law along with ways of adding safety to my gun use and carry. In addition, as hard as it is for me to be verbal, I am seeing the importance of this. And yes - even your instruction to the class on shooting I believe will help me to become a better shooter. You will see me in your advanced course in the spring/summer along with the Florida/Utah course next month. Keep it up and I hope others gain as much as I did, for I have always had an issue with many people who own guns and really do not know how to deal with them and the consequences of the gun.

- - Binghamton, NY

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Upcoming Class Dates:

Greene, NY
May 5th 2018
8am to 6pm
w/ Michael H. Chalson
June 2nd 2018
8am to 6pm
w/ Michael H. Chalson
July 7th 2018
8am to 6pm
w/ Michael H. Chalson
August 4th 2018
8am to 6pm
w/ Michael H. Chalson
September 9th 2018
8am to 6pm
w/ Michael H. Chalson
October 6th 2018
8am to 6pm
w/ Michael H. Chalson
November 3rd 2018
8am to 6pm
w/ Michael H. Chalson
December 8th 2018
8am to 6pm
w/ Michael H. Chalson




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