Pistol Licensing


COVID-19 Safety Information

There are lots of legitimate, NRA certified options available at DONAHOO-CONSULTING, LLC® to support both initial license / permit issuance and training to support upgrading license / permit.

For initial licensing in NY, there are options available with and without live fire training. While licensing is regulated statewide through the Penal Law, Article 400.00, training requirements vary greatly and are regulated by the county of residence / license.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting; Instructor Led Training or BLENDED Format is accepted for NY licensing  and meets requirements in states like CT, FL, ME & VA.

We offer the State of UTAH Concealed Firearm Permit Classes (NON-NRA CERTIFIED) for obtaining this popular multi-state license.

The NRA CCW Classes we offer two versions for both initial licensing and live-fire requirements to support applications to remove license restrictions.

Discounted NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting / NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation & State of UTAH Concealed Firearm Permit Class:

Take the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting / NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation and State of UTAH Concealed Firearm Permit Class together and receive a $50.00 package discount!

Discounted NRA CCW & State of UTAH Concealed Firearm Permit Class:

Take the NRA CCW and State of UTAH Concealed Firearm Permit Class together and receive a $25.00 package discount!

Class location:

We have our own full time classroom located in the Historic Hat Factory, 1000 North Division Street, Suite 2i, Peekskill, NY 10566-1830

Office, Mobile & Classroom: 914-455-4099

Email: pistolclass@donahoo-consulting.com 

Mailing address:

DONAHOO-CONSULTING, LLC®, PO Box 70, Jefferson Valley, NY 10535

Important Information:

All students must register for class in advance.


All deposits and payments are non-refundable. They however, may be applied to another class within 12 months of the date payment, providing forty-eight (48) hour cancellation notice is made prior to the start of the scheduled class. Classes may be rescheduled one (1) time within the 12 month period.


No live ammunition is permitted in the classroom during any class. We provide secure storage for all ammunition and lawfully carried or possessed firearms during classes 


A valid current government issued photo identification is required. For persons in possession of pistols, valid New York Pistol License or other authority to possess, must be presented at the beginning of class.


All major credit cards are accepted for payments. No personal checks are accepted.

Range fees included in class.

Free license application photographs.

Persons who can legally possess a pistol in NY shoot nearby in Westchester County. Persons without NY licenses shoot legally in Monroe, CT.

ITAR (International Traffic In Arms Regulations) is a set of Federal regulations generated by the State Department stemming from the Arms Export Control Act of 1976.

ITAR restricts training given to non-US Persons.

US Persons are US citizens (both natural-born, and naturalized immigrants) and Permanent Resident Aliens    

Current NRA policy is:

 “Under federal law, certain non-U.S. citizens are prohibited from participating in this course. Only non-U.S. citizens who are: (1) lawful permanent residents (e.g., green card holders), (2) refugees, or (3) individuals who have been granted asylum may participate in this course.”

By paying for and/or attending classes participants agree that they have read and meet the conditions listed in the DONAHOO-CONSULTING, LLC® "Terms of Attendance & Safety Warnings. 


Extraordinary steps are being taken to ensure the classroom is deep cleaned and sanitized between classes. Information can be found at: https://www.donahoo-consulting.com/covid-19-protection.html