North Star Agency
North Star Agency

Firearms and Other Training

Pistol Permit /Concealed Carry  – 8 hours    $135.00. 

This course is accepted in Broome, Tioga and Chenango County.  It is designed for persons who have a pistol permit to upgrade to a non-restricted “Full Carry” pistol permit.  Topics covered are:

  • NYS Penal Law Article 35 - Use of Force
  • Encounters With Law Enforcement
  • Proper carry techniques
  • Basic shooting skills
  • Alternatives to using deadly physical force
  • Transitioning from target shooting to personal protection
  • A current New York State pistol permit is required in order to participate in this training


Students should come to class prepared with:

  • 30 Rounds of ammunition
  • A pistol or revolver
  • Holster and Belt
  • Baseball cap
  • Hearing and eye protection

All phases of North Star Agency's Concealed Carry training are taught by professional Law Enforcement firearms instructors who are certified by and hold valid credentials from the National Rifle Association of America's elite Law Enforcement Training division, holding both Police and Civillian NRA credentials in several disciplines, and/or the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. We encourage anyone considering such a course to verify the instructor's background, training and actual police/use of force experience Ask to see the instructors credentials.  Sadly, some "firearms instructors" purport to have credentials or experience which is just not accurate.  Asking things such as what *actual* use of force situations has the instructor been involved in, how often/how recent, and do the instructor(s)  even maintain their firearms training certifications are things one should know prior to taking such courses. 


Our course is designed to be afffordable so that more people can benefit from professional training and education regarding the safe and proper methods of being a legally armed citizen.  If you see our class advertised at a lower/special rate, we will honor that price.  We will always match or usually beat any competitors advertised price for a similar class. 


Florida Non Resident Concealed Carry - $100/ $50 for prior students of North Star Agency.    This course prepares you to apply for a Florida non resident concealed carry pistol permit, which allows you to carry concealed in numerous other  states than the New York State permit.  To see a current list of states who honor the Florida Permit, we suggest checking the Florida State Attorney General's website, as this information changes frequently.  Discussion will include Florida's Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground Law.  A current New York State Pistol Permit is required in order to participate in this training.


Basic Firearms Training - $100

This course will include lecture and presentations on:

  • Handgun Safety
  • Range Saftey
  • Proper Handling of Firearms  
  • Cleaning and Storage
  • Handgun Ammunition
  • Ballistics
  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Proper Grip
  • Proper Stance
  • Sight Picture
  • Trigger Control
  • Proper Breathing
  • A current New York State Pistol Permit is requitred in order to participate in this training.


Students should come to class prepared with:

  • 50 Rounds of ammunition
  • A pistol or revolver
  • Holster and Belt
  • Baseball cap
  • Hearing and eye protection


Handcuffing – 4 hours  $95.00

Topics include:

  • Compliant Handcuffing
  • Non-Compliant Handcuffing
  • Handcuffing from the escort position
  • Ground Handcuffing tactics
  • Nomenclature
  • Care and Maintenance of Handcuffs


Use of Pepper Spray – 3 hours  $95.00

Topics include:

  • Techniques necessary for the proper use of pepper spray
  • Types of Pepper Spray
  • Applicable laws
  • Decontamination procedures




Interested in taking one of our classes? 

If you have additional questions please contact us by completing the contact information form on our "Contact Us" page, or by calling 607.785.9513. The best way to reach is is via email.


You can pre register for any of our training by clicking on our "Pre-Registration" page and completing the on line form.


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