JCC to offer Handgun Safety and Pistol Permit Training

Jefferson Community College will offer handgun safety and pistol permit training workshops twice per month from February through May. Attendees will learn important information about permit requirements and the legal responsibilities in owning a handgun.  Topics include related New York State Penal Law, general safety and firearms proficiency.  Proficiency training will be taught using Jefferson's Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS) firearms simulator. Please note that Jefferson Community College Policy prohibits all weapons on campus.

Training will be conducted by Chuck Ruggiero, New York State (NYS) Certified Instructor.  Mr. Ruggiero has 44 years of firearms experience and is an active member of the Law Enforcement Training Directors Association of NYS.  

Handgun safety and pistol permit training will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of every month.  Attendees may choose one of the following dates: February 2, February 16, March 2, March 16, April 6, April 20, May 4 or May 18.  The cost of the workshop is $45.

Participants must bring photo identification. Maximum attendance is twelve per session and advance registration is required by calling JCC’s Continuing Education Division at 315-786-2438 or completing the workshop registration form.