Training and Education


Hendrick Hudson Fish & Game Club offers Rensselaer County pistol permit classes for basic pre licensing and advanced restrictions removal class. Our classes are taught by certified NRA instructors. The cost is $50 for the basic and $50 for the advanced class.

Classes for 2020

Weekend Basic Class Dates:
  • February 15, March 21, May 16, July 11, September 19, November21
  • All weekend Basic classes are from 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Week Day Basic Class :January 23, April 23, October 22
  • All week Day Basic Classes are from 6PM – 10:30pm
Day Post Evaluation Classes: Appointment Only
  • Call Steve Fitzpatrick at (518) 365-9282


The Basic Pre-License Course is for the individual who is seeking their NYS Pistol Permit. In addition to safety, we cover the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting, review the most common types of handguns, ammunition components and firing sequence as well as care and storage of handguns. The course duration is 4 1/2 hours and does not involve live fire due to NYS law.

The Post-License Evaluation class is to remove the restrictions on your permit. The class is divided in two parts. Part One is discussion involving Part 400 of the NYS Penal Code plus what new expectations are imposed on you when you request permission to carry a firearm concealed. Part Two is live fire. Each participant will be evaluated for their safe handling of a firearm and their knowledge of their firearm’s operation. Instructions about how much ammo etc.; will be provided at the time you sign up.