Pistol Licensing

Due to the ongoing state of emergency in NY, firearm training facilities, gun stores and ranges (not owned by a government entity) have been designated as non-essential and have been ordered closed for the foreseeable future.


DONAHOO-CONSULTING, LLC® will be taking a pause for a while in compliance with emergency orders.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, BLENDED FORMAT

Planning on filing for a pistol license when the emergency is over? Know anyone who plans on filling for a pistol license when the emergency is over? Need a refresher in pistol operation and safety? New pistol owner who wants to learn safe handling and operation? Want to go back to basics to sharpen your skills?


Why not take NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, BLENDED FORMAT? You can take the eLearning portion (Phase I), at your leisure, for FREE (included in class cost) and take the instructor led portion, with shooting component one-on-one when the emergency is over.



1.    Enroll in class @ https://www.nrainstructors.org/CourseDetails.aspx?Courseid=561764&seats=2&State=n&zip=10566&radius=25.1&id=57&bsa=&youth=&women=

a.    This is only a parking spot for your registration. Will be moved to separate, one-on-one classes at times mutually convenient after the emergency ends

2.    Pay class deposit, deposits are emailed to students via online payable invoices

a.    After deposit is payed, the student will be emailed, at no additional cost, a unique link to take the Phase I, at home eLearning at your leisure

b.    Students who chose to take Phase I on their own, directly with NRA pay an additional $65.00 fee in addition to class fees

3.    When the emergency restrictions are lifted, contact us @ pistolclass@donahoo-consulting.com to schedule Phase II training.


NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, Instructor Led Training - Distance Learning

NRA Basic Rifle - Distance Learning

NRA Personal Protection In The Home (PPITH) - Distance Learning


CONTACT US @ pistolclass@donahoo-consulting.com for information


NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, BLENDED


CONTACT US @ pistolclass@donahoo-consulting.com for information


NRA Gun Safety Seminar

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® (abbreviated)

Preparedness (non-NRA Certified)

Surviving a Mass Attack / Active Shooter (non-NRA Certified)

CONTACT US @ pistolclass@donahoo-consulting.com for information

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I have filed to be classified as an essential business. I do train persons who are civilians, law enforcement, security and military. While typing this update, I just received the following response: “Thank you for seeking designation as an “essential business” pursuant to the revised  New York State Executive Order 202.6.  Based on a review of your request, your stated business location does not serve an essential function.  As such, your business is subject to the required 100% workforce reduction pursuant to revised Executive Order 202.6.  Please also continue to comply with all other Executive Orders and recommendations from the New York State Department of Health.”


While taking the business pause, I will take time to thoroughly sanitize the classroom. I have been taking extraordinary precautions to protect students for several weeks. https://www.donahoo-consulting.com/covid-19-protection.html


In an effort to continue to support our students and friends, I have started a series of free, online seminars. I intend to keep this up during the emergency and will be rotating and repeating seminars from time-to-time. Please feel free to distribute invitations to seminars as I welcome anyone interested to participate. 



I appreciate the support and well wishes of our clientele and look forward to being able to provide you with our quality, professional firearm and personal safety training in the near future. 


We will all get through this together and come out stronger for the experience!


Steven Donahoo

There are lots of legitimate, NRA certified options available at DONAHOO-CONSULTING, LLC® to support both initial license / permit issuance and training to support upgrading license / permit.

For initial licensing in NY, there are options available with and without live fire training. While licensing is regulated statewide through the Penal Law, Article 400.00, training requirements vary greatly and are regulated by the county of residence / license.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting; Instructor Led Training or BLENDED Format is accepted for NY licensing  and meets requirements in states like CT, FL, ME & VA.

We offer the State of UTAH Concealed Firearm Permit Classes (NON-NRA CERTIFIED) for obtaining this popular multi-state license.

The NRA CCW Classes we offer two versions for both initial licensing and live-fire requirements to support applications to remove license restrictions.

Discounted NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting & State of UTAH Concealed Firearm Permit Class:

Take the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting and State of UTAH Concealed Firearm Permit Class together and receive a $50.00 package discount!

Discounted NRA CCW & State of UTAH Concealed Firearm Permit Class:

Take the NRA CCW and State of UTAH Concealed Firearm Permit Class together and receive a $25.00 package discount!

Class location:

We have our own full time classroom located in the Historic Hat Factory, 1000 North Division Street, Suite 2i, Peekskill, NY 10566-1830

Office, Mobile & Classroom: 914-455-4099

Email: pistolclass@donahoo-consulting.com 

Mailing address:

DONAHOO-CONSULTING, LLC®, PO Box 70, Jefferson Valley, NY 10535

Important Information:

All students must register for class in advance.


All deposits and payments are non-refundable. They however, may be applied to another class within 12 months of the date payment, providing forty-eight (48) hour cancellation notice is made prior to the start of the scheduled class.


No live ammunition is permitted in the classroom during any class. We provide secure storage for all ammunition and lawfully carried or possessed firearms during classes 


A valid current government issued photo identification is required. For persons in possession of pistols, valid New York Pistol License or other authority to possess, must be presented at the beginning of class.


All major credit cards are accepted for payments. No personal checks are accepted.

Range fees included in class.

Free license application photographs.

Persons who can legally possess a pistol in NY shoot nearby in Westchester County. Persons without NY licenses shoot legally in Monroe, CT.

By paying for and/or attending classes participants agree that they have read and meet the conditions listed in the DONAHOO-CONSULTING, LLC® "Terms of Attendance & Safety Warnings.