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NYS & NYC Pistol Permits 

 

Gold Shield Training Center is the leader in assisting people with obtaining Firearms Licenses.

We offer Professional Full Service unmatched to any other training school in the area.  The type of firearm you wish to own and depending on your residence (NYS verses NYC), licensing may not be required.

New York State Residents:

If you are a resident of New York State, you need to obtain a pistol permit in order to obtain a handgun.  You must be at least 21 years old and complete a Basic Pistol Safety Course administrated by live instruction.  An online course is not accepted.  We offer this course INCLUDING Full Service Assistance with completing the New York State Pistol Permit Application.  This includes the application professionally typed, Passport Photographs, Notary Public Services, assistance with purchasing a new or used firearm (one must be purchased prior to approval) and any typed letters of explanation if necessary.

If you wish to own a rifle or shotgun, New York State does not have a firearm licensing requirement.  You must be at least 18 years old, present a valid government ID (Driver's License) and complete an FBI NICS background check at an FFL Dealer (gun shop).

 

New York City Residents:

If you are a resident of New York City, you need to obtain a pistol permit in order to obtain a handgun.  You must be at least 21 years old and although it is not required to complete any basic pistol training, it is highly recommended to complete a Basic Pistol Safety Course, which we do offer for a reasonable fee. 

 

We offer Professional Full Service Assistance with completing the New York City Pistol Permit Application.  This includes the online submission of the handgun application on the NYPD Portal, Scanning and Uploading Personal Documents, Passport Photographs, Notary Public Services, typed letters of explanation if necessary, and a lot more.

Unlike New York State residents, if you wish to own a rifle or shotgun, you need to obtain a New York City Rifle/Shotgun permit.  We offer Professional Full Service Assistance with completing the New York City Rifle/Shotgun Application.  This includes the online submission of the rifle/shotgun application on the NYPD Portal, Scanning and Uploading Personal Documents, Passport Photographs, Notary Public Services, and typed letters of explanation if necessary. You must be at least 21 years old to obtain a Rifle/Shotgun Permit, even though New York State age is at least 18 years old.

 

Out of State / Non Resident Pistol Permits:

It is not a legal requirement for you to reside in the state in which you are applying for a pistol permit.  Most states offer a non resident pistol permit.  New York State does not share reciprocity with any other state, therefore, if you wish to travel outside New York State we recommend obtaining additional state licenses.  We offer assistance with completing many state pistol permit applications.  Please contact us for additional details.

 

Below documents:

Character Reference Letter - This form used for Westchester County's Pistol Permit Application.  A Westchester County resident must obtain 4 references that vouch for the applicants good character.

 

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