About Us

Our History

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Southern Adirondack Firearms Education and Training, Inc (SAFE-T, Inc.) has been  the premier provider of pistol safety instruction for NYS pistol license applicants in Warren County, New York since 1975.   That's 44 years of training over 8,000 applicants... and counting!  We must be doing something right...

Our Motto

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Quite simply, "Safety through education"

Our Program

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Warren County judges have historically required that applicants complete a pistol safety course before  they will issue a New York State pistol license.  Our SAFE-T, Inc. course, developed collaboratively with County Judge John Dier in 1975, then continued with Judge G. Thomas Moynihan, and currently approved and accepted by County Judge John S. Hall, satisfies that training requirement.  Our course is also accepted for those neighbors applying for a pistol license  in Washington County.

Our New York State Pistol License Safety Program

What We Do

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We will provide you with the basic safety course that the Warren County Judge requires to get your New York State pistol license.  Our neighboring Judge in Washington County also traditionally accepts our training course.  We teach about state and local laws and permit holder's responsibilities, the various types of handguns and ammunition you may encounter, safe handling of handguns, cleaning of firearms, and home firearm safety. Our class includes personalized hands-on instruction from our cadre of 20+ of the most experienced firearm instructors in the region.  You won't find a more qualified group of instructors!  

What We Charge

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SAFE-T, Inc., located in Warren County, New York, is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation created in 1975 solely for the purpose of providing firearm safety instruction to local applicants for a New York State pistol license.  That's all we do.  We don't sell you time on a shooting range, we don't sell you ammo, we don't rent you guns...  we simply provide the class that you need to get your NYS pistol license from the Warren County (or Washington County)  Judge.  We are not in this to make money from you.  As a non-profit organization, our fee simply covers our expenses.  We charge $35  per person to take our class.  Not-for-Profit... That's all!


What You Get

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Your $35 class fee allows you to attend our class and get a certificate of training completion.  We will notify the Warren County Pistol Permit Bureau that you have completed the established training requirement for a pistol license. We will provide you with a copy of the NRA  Basics of Pistol Shooting book, a ~$35 value, as well as safety publications and  materials from various sources. We will  gladly work with attendees from Washington County and adjacent counties to provide any necessary documentation  to facilitate/verify  completion of their local training requirements.  Our goal is to help you complete your license training requirement... plain and simple!


Contact Us

If you have a question about our course... please contact

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So. Adirondack Firearms Education & Training, Inc.

PO Box 4126 - Queensbury, NY 12804

safet.course@gmail.com

See Class Dates/Times

Pistol License training classes are offered at specific dates and times. Please see our schedule to enroll in a class that is convenient for you.

Classes are held in the   

Warren County Public Safety Bldg

Sheriff's Department Training Rm

1400 State Route 9

Lake George, New York 12845

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is this all about?

In order to obtain a "New York State License to Carry Pistol", the Warren County Judge requires that you complete a firearms safety class as part of the application process.  The class that we offer fulfills this requirement.

Information about the Warren County pistol license process can be found at:

http://warrencountyny.gov/clerk/pistol.php

Our neighboring Washington County Judge has a similar requirement and  has traditionally also accepted our course in satisfaction of their training requirement.  Information about their process can be found at:

http://www.co.washington.ny.us/DocumentCenter/View/359/Procedure-For-Applying-For-a-Pistol-Permit-PDF


What does the class entail?

We teach about state and local laws and permit holder's responsibilities, the various types of handguns and ammunition you may encounter, safe handling of handguns, cleaning of firearms, and home firearm safety.  Our class includes personalized hands-on instruction from our cadre of 20+ of the most experienced firearm instructors in the region.  We typically limit our class size to 25 participants  in order to maximize our Instructor/Student interactions.  Local applications for pistol licenses have been steadily increasing, as has demand for our training class, so we strongly encourage early registration for our class!


What is your process?

It's actually pretty simple.  The best method is to register for a class on our website that is convenient for your schedule.  You must pay for the class during the online registration process.  Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.  Once you complete the class we will notify the relevant pistol permit bureau of your completion.  That's it.  For those who might not have internet access to register online, we can accept your payment by check or postal money order (no cash!), payable to "SAFE-T, Inc"... and  sent to"SAFE-T, Inc." -  Post Office Box 4126, Queensbury NY 12804.  Include your contact information (name, address, email address, and date of birth)  and class dates (both first choice and second choice class dates).  Please submit your mailed  registration and payment at least one week in advance of your desired class.  Classes are in very high demand and fill quickly several weeks in advance. By using the US Mail registration process we cannot promise to fulfill your requested class date, but we will try.  

Our upcoming class dates:

Thursday September 5, 2019

Thursday October 3, 2019

Thursday November 7, 2019

Thursday December 5, 2019

Wednesday January 8, 2020

Tuesday February 4, 2020

Thursday March 5, 2020

Tuesday April 7, 2020

Thursday May 7, 2020

Saturday May 23, 2020*

Wednesday June 10, 2020

Tuesday July 7, 2020

Wednesday August 5, 2020

Tuesday September 8, 2020

Wednesday October 7, 2020

Thursday November 5, 2020

Thursday December 3, 2020

Tuesday January 5, 2021

*tentative date

What is the cost of the class?

We charge $35 for the class. We use the PayPal payment service. If you are a PayPal member you can simply pay from your PayPal account.  If you are not a PayPal member you can simply pay as a PayPal "Guest".  Simply scroll down the payment screen to pay with your major credit card.  This process uses high-level security encryption so your information is safe and secure.  

How long is my class certification good for?

Once you complete this class you have three years to submit your application to the Warren County pistol permit bureau.  After three years you would need to re-take the class.

What if I have more questions?

You can email us at safet.course@gmail.com if you have specific questions about our class.  General questions about the pistol permit process should be directed to the Warren County Pistol Permit Bureau at (518) 761-6516.  Washington County residents should call the Sheriffs Office at (518) 746-2475.