List of Connecticut CCW Instructors


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This thread will be used to list all ccw instructors in Connecticut. If you would like to help, please post the name, address, phone number, and any other information of a ccw instructor in Connecticut and I will list keep them listed in this first post alphabetically.

Featured Connecticut Concealed Weapons Permit Instructors:
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Connecticut Pistol Permit Instruction

Bruce R. Gallup
NRA Certified Instructor
State of CT Department of Public Safety
Certified Blue Card Instructor
NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer

(203) 239-9824

Email: [email protected]

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Joel Demers

NRA Basic Pistol (valid for CT and many other states)
Utah CFP instructor.

Email joel (at)
or visit NRA


Donald Adams
Class 3 Director - Metacon Gun Club
NRA Safety Instructor
NRA Instructor Certifier


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Joel Demers

NRA Basic Pistol (valid for CT and many other states)
Utah CFP instructor.

Email joel (at)
or visit NRA

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Donald Adams
Class 3 Director - Metacon Gun Club
NRA Safety Instructor
NRA Instructor Certifier

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Oram Security Consultants, LLC
NRA Basic Pistol
NRA Personal Protection In The Home
NRA Home Fire Arms Safety
NRA Rage Safety Officer
NRA Refuse To Be A Victim
Individual Instruction - Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun/Carbine

Connecticut and New York - Tri-State Area
Robert J. McDermott
  • NRA Training Counselor
  • NRA Certified Instructor
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • MA State Police Certified Instructor
  • Utah BCI Certified Instructor
My partner is John Oswecki who also holds the above credentials. Our NRA Basic courses are presented by a group of NRA Instructors who utilize the Team Teaching concept to present a multi-modal learning experience with Total Participant Involvment. We also provide information on the licensing process, legal requirements for ownership, storage, transportation, etc.

NRA Basic Pistol courses scheduled monthly at the Hartford Gun Club in East Granby, CT (just west of Bradley Airport). Facility includes classroom and indoor range. MA State Police BFS Certificate included. This course meets both MA and CT licensing requirements.

NRA Home Firearm Safety course at the Stockbridge Sportsmen's Club in Stockbridge, MA (southern Berkshire County). Course meets MA requirements for both LTC and FID.

Utah Concealed Firearm Permit course at the Hartford Gun Club in East Granby, CT and at Paladin Firearms in New Marlborough, MA (southern Berkshire County). A Utah permit is accepted by 30 states if issued to a non-resident. We also issue a certificate for the Utah course that is accepted by Florida, plus we provide a Florida non-resident application package.

NRA Instructor Training courses, Range Safety Officer and Chief Range Safety Officer courses conducted in both MA and CT.

For more information and current schedule, visit
Nick Errede

Until i get my credential later this spring, here's the best i know:

Nick Errede
NRA Certified Safety Instructor
Pistol Permit Courses
Marksmanship Training
New Britain, CT
(860) 229-2179

Nick is a retired Marine, a hell of a shot, and a personable instructor with many years teaching pistol safety. His course was taught in the comfort of his living room, and concludes at Wolf's Range in Bristol, and unlike some instructors Nick provided several cailbers - .22 auto and revolver, .38 revolver, .357 revolver, 9mm auto, and .45 auto - all of which were sampled at the range giving students an opportunity on day 1 to shoot a variety of calibers and pistol types and some insight into what their personal preference and first purchase might be.
Connecticut Handgun Instructor

Ian Michael Dane
NRA Certified Handgun Instructor
[email protected]

Basic and advanced handgun instruction offered, including certification for handgun permit, CQB techniques, concealed carry, and force on force.Courses tailored for students needs. Individuals and small groups.
Herbert Furhman, NRA Certified Handgun & Rifle Instructor

HF LearnSafety LLC Firearms & Security Training

Herbert Furhman- Owner & President of HF LearnSafety Firearms & Security Training LLC, located in New Milford, CT.

Email:[email protected]

For more detailed class information, please click on the course name on the website: Home

State of Utah Concealed Carry Firearms Permit Training Program

This is a 4 hour training program required to obtain your State of Utah CFP license in over 30 states. Classes conducted in New Milford, CT by Mr. Furhman

NRA Basic Pistol Safety Course

Successful completion of this national course is a basic requirement prior to applying for a state handgun permit in Connecticut, New York and many other states. Students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety principals, shooting fundamentals and an overview of highlighted CT General Statute firearm laws. A national written examination and a live-fire range qualification is conducted at each program. A certificate is provided to each student upon successful completion.

CT Security Officer Guard Card Course:

This eight hour course is required to license security guards in Connecticut. Military and Veterans who qualify for educational training under the GI Bill will be reimbursed for this class.

CT Security Officer Armed Guard Blue Card Course:
This eight hour course is required to license security guards as armed security officers in Connecticut. Armed officers must also complete the Guard Card Class and have a CT pistol permit. Military and Veterans who qualify for educational training under the GI Bill will be reimbursed for this class.

CT Bail Enforcement Agent Course
This is a 20 hour course required to work as a bail enforcement agent or bondsman in Connecticut.

CT Bail Enforcement Firearms Qualification Class.

This is an 8 hour required course to carry a firearm while on duty as a CT Bail Enforcement Agent.

This certification class will allow retired qualified law enforcement officers to carry a firearm anywhere in the US as required by law.

Personal Protection In The Home

This advanced eight-hour course is essential to the safe and efficient use of handguns for self-protection and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense from a home invasion or other violent attack.

Home Firearm Safety Course

This non-shooting beginners course teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and explains the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home. The four-hour course for safe gun handling is conducted in the classroom only. This program is for all ages - from young mature teenagers through senior citizens - for those interested in learning about firearms or becoming reacquainted with the firearm they already have.

Private Instruction: Pistol, Rifle and Beyond

HF LearnSafety offers private, one-on-one instruction and coaching to help you learn new skills, or improve your current skills. You may use your own personal firearms or ours.

First Steps Rifle Safety Course

This course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation of rifles. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular rifle model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the rifle; and continued opportunities for skill development.

Certified by the CT Police Academy as a law enforcement instructor, the State of Utah and the National Rifle Association as a Handgun Instructor, Rifle Instructor and Range Safety Officer, Herb brings his experience from many years of service in the police and criminal justice fields. You'll get the best and most appropriate training through HF LearnSafety LLC.

Herb is a graduate of Boston University and was president of his class at the Connecticut Police Academy . He is a Connecticut Police Academy instructor for police officers and has taught correctional officers, counselors state officials and security guard officers. Herb not only teaches courses in firearms, but has taught medical and other safety courses on topics ranging from fire safety to suicide prevention to AIDS/HIV and CPR/first aid. He is a state certified firefighter, current president of the Gaylordsville Fire Department and supervisor for the American National Red Cross Disaster Services, and was deployed during the 2005 Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort, the 2007 San Diego Wildfires and the 2008 Hurricane Ike Relief Effort in Galveston, Texas.

Herb provides entertaining and thought provoking programs, looking at issues and concerns while expanding his students' insight into firearm safety. Many men, women and youth have taken his courses. HF LearnSafety LLC is committed to its students. Many come back for advice on appropriate gun and accessory selection, and on advanced shooting techniques.

Fully insured for professional liability and is registered in the state of Connecticut. Students also attending Herb's many classes come from New York City and Upstate New York.
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NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor

John L. Hayes
(203) 715-5418

Central Connecticut

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Connecticut Permits & Instrutor Courses

One day Class 8am-4pm Ansonia. Class max 6 people. Lots of hands on instruction. All inclusive no hidden fees. You will leave feeling confident and ready for your Concealed carry permit. All forms signed
and notarized. Live fire until you and I are satisfied and comfortable and safe. 30 years of experience. All Lady, Special needs, Group discounts and private classes available. . I offer assistance also AFTER the class at n additional charge. Over 300 students this year alone!

Don't be fooled by gunshops and lower cost classes. Don't end up in a class of 12-20 people where you feel live cattle being run through the production line. Don't end up paying for additional ammo or range
fees, or endup shooting only a few rounds! You will shoot a wide variety of hand guns, all action types, and many calibers. No limits on the number of rounds you shoot (within reason).

Taught by a number NRA Certified Instructors in my team one of only a handful of Certified Training Counselors in the state (trainers trainer), a former US Navy SEAL, Black water team members, and competitive shooters. Years of combined experience. Limited class sizes for more personalized attention. All materials included, private, and special needs classes available. Shooting multiple calibers and styles of pistols. All NRA class disciplines taught. Instructor classes also available. $125.00 all inclusive. Classes can be completed in ONE day.

Complimentary Notary service included. Group rates available. Guest invitations to my local Naugatuck Range. Fully insured, Professional CPR and Heart aid certified.

Casses held in Monoe, and Ansonia

BECOME an NRA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR, I have over 200 active Instructors in 9 States!

James N Rizzio MEE CEC AAC
51 Silver Hill Rd
Ansonia, CT 06401
C-203-736-1785 H-203-732-5908
]NRA Training Counselor, CRSO
Certified Instructor Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Personal protection in the Home, Personal Protection Outside of the Home, Reloading, Home Firearm Safety, Chief Range Safety Officer, Refuse to be a Victim, Hom Firearm Safety
Connecticut Certified Notary Public
Connecticut Dept. of Public Safety
Hunters Safety Instructor
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JC Shooting

Jim Hutchinson
JC Shooting LLC
Norwalk, Ct
Cell 203.807.1911

NRA Instuctor for Pistol, Rifle, shotgun, personal protection in home.

Utah Certified Instructor

Private Classroom located in Norwalk, Ct.

[email protected]

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