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VETERANS SPORTSMENS ASSOCIATION

Veterans Serving Veterans

Misty Slope
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NRA Law Enforcement Firearm Instructor Development Schools

The Veterans Sportsmens Association will be hosting two NRA LE Instructor Development Schools in 2024 - 2025. These classes are restricted to A "sworn" law enforcement officer, A retired or previously employed "sworn" law enforcement officer, A licensed "armed" private security officer, A member of the United States Armed Forces, A full-time civilian firearm instructor who is employed by a public law enforcement agency, or A full-time civilian contractor.

28 October 2024 - 1 November 2024

This school increases the abilities and knowledge of law enforcement firearm instructors involved in teaching long-range scoped rifle programs. Classroom presentations cover long-range rifle marksmanship fundamentals, tactical rifle handling, rifle shooting positions, zeroing a scoped rifle, the tactical use of cover and concealment, conducting practical long-range rifle range training, ammunition and equipment, use of trajectory charts and rifle data books, range estimation, and reduced light training.

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23 June 2025 - 27 June 2025

This school compresses the handgun instructor school to 3 days and adds 2 days of shotgun instructor training. Student classroom presentations, concealed-carry training, and unconventional shooting positions are replaced with shotgun marksmanship and handling classroom presentations and range work. Shotgun drills include firing from cover, use of kneeling and prone positions, moving targets, malfunction clearing, firing on the move, and transitioning to the handgun.

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NEW!!!

New York State Pistol Permit Course

New York State 18 Hour Concealed Carry Firearms Safety Course. Attending this course will allow you to apply for a pistol permit in accordance with the NYS Pistol Law effective 1 September 2022. This is a 16 hour course, plus two hours of range time. You can also use this course to renew your NYS permit in jurisdictions that require the 16 Hour course for permit renewal. Contact us about class requirements, course location and class registration. There is very demand for this class, and each class is strictly limited to 30 students.

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NYS Pistol Permit Course

13 - 14 July 2024 (SOLD OUT)

16 - 17 November 2024

New York State 18 Hour Concealed Carry Firearms Safety Course.

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REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE FOR UPCOMING TRAINING AND EVENTS

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Upcoming Events

  • NRA Basic Pistol Course
    NRA Basic Pistol Course
    Sat, Aug 10
    Tommy Gun Warehouse
    Aug 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Tommy Gun Warehouse, 105 Kahr Ave, Greeley, PA 18425, USA
    Aug 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Tommy Gun Warehouse, 105 Kahr Ave, Greeley, PA 18425, USA
    The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience
  • Precision Rifle Shoot
    Precision Rifle Shoot
    Sat, Aug 10
    Tommy Gun Warehouse
    Aug 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Tommy Gun Warehouse, 105 Kahr Ave, Greeley, PA 18425, USA
    Aug 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Tommy Gun Warehouse, 105 Kahr Ave, Greeley, PA 18425, USA
    Full use of the 600 Meter Precision Rifle Range at Tommy Gun Warehouse for the full day. Lunch and beverages are also included. Shooters must bring their own firearms, ammunition and safety gear.
  • 2024 Whiskey, Bourbon and BBQ
    2024 Whiskey, Bourbon and BBQ
    Sat, Sep 21
    American Legion 1302
    Sep 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    American Legion 1302, 55 Overlook Rd, Arlington, NY 12603, USA
    Sep 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    American Legion 1302, 55 Overlook Rd, Arlington, NY 12603, USA
    The 2024 Whiskey Bourbon & BBQ will be held at the American Legion 1302 in Poughkeepsie NY on 21 September 2024 to raise money for local Veterans.
  • New York State Pistol Permit Safety Course
    New York State Pistol Permit Safety Course
    Sat, Nov 16
    Crum Elbow Sportsmens Association
    Nov 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – Nov 17, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Crum Elbow Sportsmens Association, 57 Cardinal Road Hyde Park NY
    Nov 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – Nov 17, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Crum Elbow Sportsmens Association, 57 Cardinal Road Hyde Park NY
    New York State 18 Hour Concealed Carry Firearms Safety Course. Attending this course will allow you to apply for a pistol permit in accordance with the NYS Pistol Law effective 1 September 2022. This is a 16 hour course, plus two hours of range time. You can also use this course to renew your permit
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TRAINING AND ACTIVITIES

2024 UPCOMING TRAINING CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES

VSA PRECISION RIFLE SHOOT

10 August 2024

DIAMONDS & DOG TAGS

10 August 2024

NRA BASIC PISTOL COURSE

10 August 2024

NRA BASIC PISTOL INSTRUCTOR COURSE

11 August 2024

VSA KAYAKING EVENT

11 August 2024

VSA KAYAKING EVENT

24 August 2024

HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES VETERAN APPRECIATION DAY

25 August 2024

CAMP FREEDOM SUMMER SALUTE

31 August 2024

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VSA PRECISION RIFLE SHOOT

10 August 2024

VSA Members and their guests will have full access to the 600 Meter precision Rifle range at the Tommy Gun Warehouse in Greeley PA. Catered Lunch is included.

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DIAMONDS & DOG TAGS

10 August 2024

Presented by the Warrior Bonfire Program at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, and featuring Nick Lavery, Lara Jones, and musical guest Dave Bray USA.

NRA BASIC PISTOL COURSE

10 August 2024

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience. The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment.

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NRA BASIC PISTOL INSTRUCTOR COURSE

11 August 2024

NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. During the course candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures; basic public speaking skills; training methodology; use of a training team and training aids; organizing a course, building a budget; and finally preparing to teach.

VSA KAYAKING EVENT 

11 August 2024

The 2024 Veterans Kayak Event will take place on the Wappingers Creek on Sunday 11 August, from Pleasant Valley behind the Town Hall to Greenvale Park in Poughkeepsie. This will include a creek clean up in anticipation of the 2025 Wappingers Creek Derby. Start time is 1100 in Pleasant Valley. Some kayaks are available for free use to Veterans.

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VSA KAYAKING EVENT 

24 August 2024

The 2024 Veterans Kayak Event will take place on the Delaware River at Dingmans Ferry Boat Launch at 1300 Hours.

VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY

25 August 2024

Veteran's Appreciation Day with the Hudson Valley Renegades at Dutchess Stadium

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CAMP FREEDOM
SUMMER SALUTE

31 August 2024

Saturday 31 August Camp Freedom Summer Salute Event

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Misty Slope

VETERANS SPORTSMENS ASSOCIATION

PO BOX 2802

POUGHKEEPSIE NY 12603

1 (845) 599-1911

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