Unrestricted Pistol Permits

To receive an Unrestricted Pistol Permit in Schenectady County, you must:

  • Have had a pistol permit for a minimum of one (1) year.
  • Successfully complete an approved Advanced Firearm Course
  • Complete a personal interview with Licensing Officer.

Please note: Successful completion of the Advance Firearm Course does not guarantee that the Licensing Officer will issue the applicant an unrestricted permit.


Advanced Firearm Course Approved Providers

John Affinito
Learn to Shoot NY
PO Box 914
Schenectady, NY 12301

Northeast Firearms Training
(518) 322-2045

Colin Borst
Target Sports, Inc
122 Saratoga Road
Glenville, NY 12302
(518) 852-2514 (c)  (518) 355-8923 (b)

Jason DeAngelis
PO Box 76
Duanesburgh, NY 12056
(718) 974-8312

Don and Mark Favaloro
PO Box 2543
Glenville, NY 12302
(518) 368-5977
Classes are held at the Sportsmen's Club, 644 Engemore Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

Vic Ferrante
V.A.F. Services
PO Box 222
Burnt Hills, NY 12027
(518) 882-5626
Classes are held at the Guan Ho Ha Fish & Game Club, Rector Road, Glenville, NY 12302

Lisa & Bruce Herchenroder
American Firearms Training
(518) 229-2743
Classes are held at Iroquois Rod & Gun Club, 590 Feuz Road, Rotterdam, NY 12306.

Guan-Ho-Ha Fish and Game Club

1451 Rector Rd. Glenville, NY 12302

Contact: Alan K. Miller

(518) 424-6996


Matthew J. Mallory

Public Safety and Education (PS&Ed)

9394 Destiny USA Dr

Syracuse, NY 13204

(315) 567-9268