NY Pistol  Class

The latest COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to adapt and adjust to this new paradigm.  I am offering the same class virtually, through the ZOOM application.


Next ONLINE Class:  August 3rd, 5:30 pm.  The content is identical to the in-person class setting.  The cost is $65.


This is currently approved for Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties issued pistol permits.  Other counties may accept, however I recommend that you confirm that this course will satisfy their requirements before you sign up.


In addition, Jefferson County has revised the process and has new forms effective April 1st, 2020.  One of the major changes is that you must submit the application with 6 months of taking this course!  The class is restricted to a maximum of 20 participants and will be on a first come first served basis.


  1. Send a copy of your driver’s license, completed affidavit (see below) and payment.  You may send a check made out “Bill Kleftis”, PayPal or Venmo thru my email or phone number.



  1. Once I have received all 3, I will forward the test booklet, blank answer sheet, class survey and ZOOM meeting details.

  2. If you don’t already have ZOOM downloaded, do so and test before the test date.



  1. The class is approximately 4 hours long, not including the test.

  2. You will have 24 hours to complete the test and submit back to me.

  3. I will generate and forward a certificate of completion to you.


Contact Bill with any questions or comments.

Utah  Pistol Class

Allows you to legally carry in over 30 states.  Next class is scheduled for September 17th 8:00 to 12:00.  Held at the NYTRIC facility located at 800 Starbuck Avenue Suite C-101, Building C, Watertown NY 13601.  If you are interested, contact Bill.    Cost is $130.  Call to reserve your spot!

Florida Pistol Class

You MUST attend the Utah/Florida classroom instruction AND already be a NY pistol permit holder ...  you will be required to show live fire safety and proficiency at an additional cost of $50. Next LIVE Fire is scheduled for September 24th.  Call or email Bill for more information. 

Send the registration fee to:

Bill Kleftis

Box 304

Chaumont, NY  13622

Three Fundamental Rules

1) Always point your firearm in a safe direction, regardless if it is loaded or not.

2) Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

3)  Always keep your firearm unloaded until ready to shoot.



Planning on Beginner, Intermediate and Advance firearm training in 2022.  Contact Bill for more details!






(717) 875-3839

Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence and Oswego Counties

Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence and Oswego Counties, along with many other counties in New York State, require a certificate from one of their listed trainers, certifying that a pistol permit applicant has been trained in a preapproved course in the safe handling and use of handguns.  If the course trainer is not on the county list, your application will be rejected!