My name is Bryan Buckley. I am a certified NRA instructor with more than two decades of experience in the shooting and firearm industry.

Instructors Bryan and Dan Buckley

Now accepting registration for classes

    This course is in depth and comprehensive. It is also a prerequisite to applying for a concealed carry permit and subsequently purchasing a handgun. As an instructor, my goal is to teach you what you need to apply for your permit, and provide you with the knowledge to purchase, handle and own firearms.

    As one of my students, you will learn the ins and outs of shooting, including handling a firearm in a safe manner, choosing the right gun for you, storing your firearm in a safe and accessible manner, and a range of other valuable information.

    This class is required in order for you to apply for your CT pistol permit. Our classes are all-inclusive -- you are provided with all materials, classroom facilities, range time, ammunition, targets, and eye and ear protection

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Our instructors do not cut corners. We provide the NRA mandatory 8-hour pistol safety course in a safe and comfortable learning environment.

Topics covered are:

  • Parts of pistols and ammunition
  • How pistols and ammunition function
  • Safe firearm handling
  • Shooting positions
  • Firearm cleaning
  • Live fire exercises
  • Firearm security and storage

Other Courses Available:

  • NRA Basic Rifle Safety
  • NRA Basic Shotgun Safety
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home
       (minimum of 10 people per class) requires CT Pistol Permit