Arizona Non Resident Permit Training
Q. How do I obtain the Arizona Non Resident Permit?
A. Currently, to make things as easy as possible for you, we are doing the Arizona Permit as an "add on" to either the Florida class or the Utah/Florida combined class. All you have to do is register for one of the other permit classes and let us know if you'd like to add the Arizona permit.
Defensive Pistol Skills 101 (DPS101)
Q. Do I have to complete the NRA Basic Pistol before attending the DPS 101 class?
A. Although the NRA Basic Pistol is our preferred prerequisite, any other similar training and education would work. What we are looking for is that you can operate your handgun competently, are familiar and can demonstrate the Fundamental Firearm Safety Rules. (Treat all firearms as if they are loaded. Never point your firearm at anything you are not willing to shoot. Keep your finger off the trigger until you have decided to fire.)
Q. Do I need to have my own handgun to attend?
A. Yes. We advocate training on the equipment that you would eventually carry and use, so it is a good idea to have the proper gear, such as a well made handgun, a quality holster, at least 1 spare magazine, and a good belt to support your carry gear.
Florida Non-Resident Pistol Permit Class
Q. I took the Utah class and just received a letter from Florida that my fingerprints were rejected. What do I do?
A. One option is to call the RPD, LLC office at 585-406-6758 and make arrangements to attend another permit class to have them redone prior to the beginning of the lecture. However, since time is of the essence, the best thing to do is to have your fingerprints redone by your local Police, Sheriff, or State Police office so you can return them in a timely manner.
Q. What verification of training and competency does Florida accept for their Non Resident Permit?
A. Florida accepts a DD-214, any Hunter's Safety Training Certificate, Any NRA live fire class, or a certificate from an NRA Instructor. If an NRA Instructor signs off on your training, it MUST be live fire. Don't let someone tell you it's OK to give you the certificate if you do not actually handle, shoot, and unload a handgun safely.
NY Permit Legalities and Firearm Safety
Q. If I have a NY State pistol permit and I move to another state, is my NY State permit valid?
A. No. NY permits are only valid for NY State residents. Once you establish a residence outside of NY State, you are no longer a resident of NY and thus your permit is no longer valid. You would not be able to legally carry a handgun in NY State.
Q. What class would you suggest for someone that does not yet have a permit or for someone that just got theirs?
A. We always suggest the NY Permit Legalities and Firearm Safety class. It's an easy 3 hour lecture where we talk about getting a permit, keeping a permit, safety, other laws regarding firearms, discretion, gun and gear selection, and more. Even if you have had your permit a long time, you should attend so that you can learn about the laws and other important details.
Utah Non-Resident Pistol Permit Class
Q. Q: I took the Utah class and just received a letter from Utah that my fingerprints rejected. What do I do?
A. A: One option is to call the RPD, LLC office at 585-406-6758 and make arrangements to attend another permit class to have them redone prior to the beginning of the lecture. However, since time is of the essence, the best thing to do is to have your fingerprints redone by your local Police, Sheriff, or State Police office so you can return them in a timely manner.