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VETERANS SPORTSMENS ASSOCIATION

Veterans Serving Veterans

Misty Slope
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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


18 - 19 November 2023

New York State 18 Hour Concealed Carry Firearms Safety Course.

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COUNTY VETERANS APPRECIATION PICNIC

30 September 2023

ROD OF IRON FREEDOM FESTIVAL

7 - 8 October 2023

NRA RANGE SAFETY OFFICER COURSE

9 October 2023

VSA FOURTH QUARTER BOARD MEETING

22 October 2023

VETERANS DAY DINNER

11 November 2023

NYS PISTOL PERMIT COURSE

18 - 19 November 2023

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VETERANS APPRECIATION PICNIC

County Hosts Second Annual Veterans Appreciation Picnic Saturday, September 30th

To show gratitude and appreciation to local veterans, Dutchess County Executive William F.X. O’Neil and Division of Veterans Services Director Adam Roche will be hosting the 2nd Annual Red, White, and You! Veterans Appreciation Picnic on Saturday, Sept. 30th from noon to 3p.m. at Camp Nooteeming, located at 22 Camp Nooteeming Road in Salt Point.  This free event is open to local veterans, who may bring one guest each, and will be an afternoon of comradery, food and music.

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ROD OF IRON FREEDOM FESTIVAL

7 - 8 October 2023

The Rod of Iron Freedom Festival is a free 2nd Amendment event, taking place at Kahr Arms, located at 105 Kahr Ave. in Greeley, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, 7 October and Sunday, 8 October.


The festival is packed with patriotic displays, food and vendor booths, shooting competitions, family-fun activities, a fireworks extravaganza, educational seminars, a self-defense demo, live music, and more!

VSA FOURTH QUARTER BOARD MEETING

22 October 2023

Our Fourth Board meeting of the year will be held at our new office at 1355 Route 44 in Pleasant Valley NY at 1700hrs. This meeting is open to all Trustees, Advisors, and VSA members.

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NRA RANGE SAFETY OFFICER COURSE

9 October 2023

The NRA Range Safety Officer program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. NRA Range Safety Officers are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

This class will be held at the Tommy Gun Warehouse in Greeley PA from 0900 - 1800hrs.

VETERANS DAY DINNER

11 November 2023

This is the annual Vet2Vet Veterans Day Dinner and Turkey shoot. This event is free for all Dutchess County Veterans and will be held at the Whortlekill Rod & Gun, 540 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533. The event will be held from 1300 - 1800. Anyone wishing to attend must RSVP at -1-845-473-2500 by 25 October 2021

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NEW YORK STATE PISTOL PERMIT COURSE

18 - 19 November 2023  
0900 - 1800

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 18 Hour course for permit renewal.


This class will be conducted at the Crum Elbow Sportsmens Association. The course fee includes the full two days of required classroom training as well as the required range qualifications.

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REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR UPCOMING TRAINING

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Upcoming Events

  • NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course
    NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course
    Mon, Oct 09
    Tommy Gun Warehouse
    Oct 09, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Tommy Gun Warehouse, 105 Kahr Ave, Greeley, PA 18425, USA
    Oct 09, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Tommy Gun Warehouse, 105 Kahr Ave, Greeley, PA 18425, USA
    The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification.
  • Precision Rifle Shoot
    Precision Rifle Shoot
    Sat, Oct 21
    Tommy Gun Warehouse
    Oct 21, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Tommy Gun Warehouse, 105 Kahr Ave, Greeley, PA 18425, USA
    Oct 21, 9:00 AM – 6:00 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.
  • SABRE Civilian Safety Awareness Class
    SABRE Civilian Safety Awareness Class
    Sun, Oct 22
    Veterans One Stop
    Oct 22, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Veterans One Stop, 1335 US-44, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, USA
    Oct 22, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Veterans One Stop, 1335 US-44, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, USA
    Be Smart - Be Ready - Be Safe. SABRE's Civilian Safety Awareness Program one-day class can help you learn how identify threatening behaviors and be better prepared to escape dangerous situations safely.
  • Veterans Day 2023
    Veterans Day 2023
    Sat, Nov 11
    Whortlekill Rod & Gun Club
    Nov 11, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Whortlekill Rod & Gun Club , 650 Waterbury Hill Rd, Lagrangeville, NY 12540, USA
    Nov 11, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Whortlekill Rod & Gun Club , 650 Waterbury Hill Rd, Lagrangeville, NY 12540, USA
    MHA Vet2 Vet and VSA Annual Veterans Day Dinner and Turkey Shoot
  • New York State Pistol Permit Safety Course
    New York State Pistol Permit Safety Course
    Sat, Nov 18
    Crum Elbow Sportsmens Association
    Nov 18, 9:00 AM – Nov 19, 6:00 PM
    Crum Elbow Sportsmens Association, 57 Cardinal Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538, USA
    Nov 18, 9:00 AM – Nov 19, 6:00 PM
    Crum Elbow Sportsmens Association, 57 Cardinal Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538, USA
    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
  • Shot Show 2024
    Shot Show 2024
    Tue, Jan 23
    Sands Expo Convention Center
    Jan 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jan 26, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Sands Expo Convention Center, 201 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169, USA
    Jan 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jan 26, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Sands Expo Convention Center, 201 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169, USA
    Shot Show is the firearms industries leading yearly conference
  • Great American Outdoor Show 2024
    Great American Outdoor Show 2024
    Sat, Feb 03
    Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Ce
    Feb 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – Feb 11, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Ce, 2300 N Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17110, USA
    Feb 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – Feb 11, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Ce, 2300 N Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17110, USA
    The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that celebrates hunting, fishing, and outdoor traditions treasured by millions of Americans and their families.

2023 ADVANCED TRAINING WEEKEND

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2023 ADVANCED TRAINING WEEKEND

Practical Defense Tactics

Date TBD

PDT – BTB01 BEYOND THE BASICS HANDGUN COURSE

DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to build upon the skills of each student. Students will be introduced to new concepts skills and tactics designed to increase speed, efficiency and accuracy. Students will learn the 4 types of pistol malfunctions and how to clear these stoppages under situationally induced stress.

Students should expect to shoot approximately 600 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation and the law surrounding that confrontation.

This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local laws, and is for experienced shooters. (shooters must be able to show mastery in basic shooting fundamentals and safe gun handling) Proof of shooting experience may be required at the discretion of the instructor and can be one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing a Pre-Course Assessment

Course Fee is $200 plus a $50 Range Fee


Date TBD

PDT – ARC01 BEYOND THE BASICS RIFLE/CARBINE CQC

DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to build upon the skills of each student. Students will be safely, introduced to practical concepts, skills, tactics designed to increase speed, efficiency and accuracy with a rifle. Students will learn defensive shooting skills, positions and strategies and weapon manipulations, target acquisition, target transitions, clearing stoppages for defense while responding to a violent confrontation. This class is designed to help students focus on the core fundamentals of rifle shooting.

This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local laws, and is for experienced shooters. (shooters must be able to show mastery in basic rifle shooting fundamentals and safe rifle and pistol handling)

Course Fee is $200 plus a $50 Range Fee

Students that attend both class sessions will only be charged one range fee. These two classes will be taught at Double Eagle Pocono in Newfoundland PA. Lodging is available for students who would like to stay on site for the weekend.

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PRACTICAL DEFENSE TACTICS

Train for the Probable

Practical Defense Tactics, LLC is a firearms training company offering both core and advanced level instruction for the military, law enforcement, and law abiding citizens.
Our instructors are experienced NRA certified instructors with a knowledge base that encompasses combat marksmanship, competition shooting, personal protection and precision shooting. We recognize the need for a practical approach to our curriculum that can sufficiently address the many requirements our students need.
We maintain credibility through knowledge exhibited not only in our spoken words but by our behavior. PDT instructors are prepared to validate the techniques being taught by providing the reasons for their use. Our instructor preserves credibility by consistently demonstrating a high standard of safety performance and behavior.
Our comprehensive approach to training instills core fundamentals and strengthens students’ knowledge of advanced practical, proven techniques. We have developed courses for several skill levels to provide specialized cost-effective training solutions that address our student’s needs.
Our mission as a firearms training company is to promote the mental attitude and develop fundamental skills and gun handling that will prepare our students for the challenges for both competitions and self-protection.
Train for the Probable

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DOUBLE EAGLE POCONO

An estate like you've never experienced before. Double Eagle Pocono is your ultimate destination for outdoor and adventure enthusiasts. Our estate features a 20,000 square foot, seven-bedroom mansion with an indoor pool, full size gymnasium and outdoor shooting range nestled on 200 acres. We host weekend shooting seminars with some of the top firearms instructors in the world. Students wishing to stay at the resort overnight must contact the resort directly to make a room reservation. 

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VETERANS SPORTSMENS ASSOCIATION

PO BOX 2802

POUGHKEEPSIE NY 12603

1 (845) 599-1911

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