Our firearms and Executive/Dignitary Protection instructors

are among the very best in the world! They will go beyond

the minimum training guidelines giving you additional tactical

instruction that may keep you alive someday.


I. To work as an armed guard in New York State, you will need to take an approved NYS Forty-Seven (47) hour firearms course. We generally conduct this course on weekend days over a period of time. 

Note: Certain retired law enforcement officers such as police officers under Article 1.20 of the NYS CPL may be exempt.  Check with the NYS DCJS for details.

II. Once you have the armed guard license you will need to take an Eight Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Armed Guards each year.


NYS FORTY-SEVEN HOUR FIREARMS COURSE PREREQUISITES PURSUANT TO NEW YORK STATE LAW AND THE RULES OF THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES: 


Important: In order to take the 47 hour firearms course, you will first need to possess the following:


(1) A valid unarmed New York State Security guard license (also known as a "registration card"). You must have the actual license in your hand, not just a training certificate.

(2) A valid New York State pistol permit. In NYC get it from NYPD.  On Long Island you obtain this from the county police, On eastern Long Island where you are served by town police then it's the Suffolk County Sheriff department.

(3) A duty-type weapon with a caliber of 9mm or higher (smaller calibers are not acceptable for this course according to state regulations). Note: Some ranges have rental guns available for the course but they are not always available.


These are THE RULES of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and NYS law, not ours, so please do not present arguments to us. 


We also agree with them and this is why . . .

These rules were promulgated by DCJS for very good reason: To ensure that both you and the general public will be better protected from those offering substandard, overpriced, and unauthorized training!  Previously there were many problems, especially in and around the New York City area with firearms training.

NOTE: Due to the above recent rule changes promulgated by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services we cannot accept online applications for armed training courses, and must verify the course prerequisites as delineated in items 1-3 above in person.


Value Added!


Although we charge a very reasonable and affordable rate for the 47 hour firearms course, we also issue the following items to you for no additional charge:


1. Hearing protection.

2. Eye protection.

3. A New York State Penal Law book.

4. Dummy rounds to practice clearing jams with.

5. An NRA tactical shooting manual.


The student must provide their own transportation to the classroom and range (Calverton), and provide their own lunch (there are many restaurants in the classroom area or you may bring a bag lunch unless if prefer to).


Note: The student provides their own ammunition for these courses, and pays their own range fee which is approximately $15. With individual ammunition, range and tuition fees added up the armed courses can cost the student anywhere from approximately $150 to approximately $600 depending where the student purchases their ammo from, and whether the Eight Hour Annual In-Service Course for Armed Security Guards or the Forty-Seven Hour Firearms Course is chosen.


E.g., the Eight Hour In-Service Course for Armed Guards is $100 + $15 range fee + approximately $35 for 150 rounds of 9mm Luger ammo (this can be purchased cheaper from certain sources) =  $150


IF YOU MEET THE ABOVE PREREQUISITES FOR FIREARMS COURSES YOU MAY CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RATES AND SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT TO ENROLL IN ONE OF THE COURSES.

Tactical Firearms Training:

We also offer a number of tactical firearms courses (rifles, pistols, and shotguns) through the NRA and other organizations.  These courses have nothing to do with basic NYS DCJS certified security guard training and are geared for law enforcement, military and licensed security personnel that have advanced positions that require tactical training.


For more information about armed training, please call us at (631) 482-0075 or (631) 964-2787.




(631) 482-0075 or

(631) 964-2787

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