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BASIC HANDGUN SAFETY COURSE

Handgun safety is a primary concern of the Sheriff’s Office in screening prospective applicants and a handgun safety course is required prior to application processing.  ONLY a certificate issued by any of the Certified Instructors listed below will be accepted. 


16 Hour Approved Concealed Carry Course


    Matt Mallory: 315-567-9268 ~ www.PSandEd.com

    Firearms Training of WNY: James Emmick ~ ftwny.com ~ 716-903-2558

    On Target Firearms: Brian Bannerman ~ 585-545-4988 ~ www.ontargetfirearmsrochester.com   

                  Email:  ontargetfirearmsny@gmail.com

    Buck Stephens: 800-506-6994 ~ info@defenseinstructors.com

    Rochester Personal Defense, LLC: David Jenkins ~ 585-406-6758 ~ www.safeinrochester.com

    Concealed Coalition:  800-805-2238 ~ info@concealedcoalition.com ~ www.concealedcoalition.com

    Chauncey Bennett dba CCB Training: 607-345-0054 ~ chauncey37@hotmail.com


4 Hour Approved Basic Course


    CNY Police Academy (OCC): 315-498-6046 ~ www.sunyocc.edu

    Kevin Dix: 315-695-1209 or 315-592-8724

    Stephen Morgan: 607-351-8666 ~ nyst5005@twcny.rr.com or www.patriotfirearmtraining.com

    JD Sporting: John Drapikowski ~ 315-727-7534 ~ www.jdsporting.com

    Laura Purdy: Lepurdy@syr.edu ~ 315-857-8465


**Any individual who seeks to obtain a concealed carry license for a pistol or revolver will be required to take the 16-hour classroom and 2-hour live-fire firearm safety training course. This will be required for concealed carry licenses issued on or after September 1, 2022.

Local licensing officers have the discretion to determine whether a portion or all of the firearms training requirement is satisfied for those applicants who completed a firearm safety course in the previous 5 years prior to September 1, 2022**

NO ONLINE OR VIRTUAL TRAINING COURSES WILL BE ACCEPTED


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  1. Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office
    Public Safety Building
    7445 County House Road
    Auburn, New York 13021

    Phone: 315-253-1222
    For Emergencies: 911

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