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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

1 - 2 June 2024

New York State 18 Hour Concealed Carry Firearms Safety Course.

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2024 UPCOMING TRAINING CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES

MID HUDSON FRIENDS OF THE NRA

12 April 2024

VETERANS FISHING DAY EVENT

20 April 2024

27 April 2024

WHISKEY, BOURBON AND BBQ

18 May 2024

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MID HUDSON FRIENDS OF THE NRA

12 April 2024

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER ON BEHALF OF THE NRA FOUNDATION

VILLA BORGHESE 70 WIDMER ROAD ▪ WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY 12590


CELEBRATE A LEGACY OF SHOOTING SPORTS TRADITIONS. Join other champions of the Second Amendment for dinner, games, live auction and fun with a chance to win exclusive NRA guns, gear, décor and collectibles!

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VETERANS FISHING DAY EVENT

20 April 2024

Veterans Fishing Day - Registration required. This is a free event for Veterans sponsored by the Town of LaGrange Parks and Recreation at Overlook Park on 35 Knights Place, Poughkeepsie NY 12603

27 April 2024

The Uptown Cigar Club's Spring Cigar Dinner is on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Ole Savanah Southern Table & Bar in Kingston NY. 

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VSA WHISKEY, BOURBON, AND BBQ

18 May 2024

The 2023 Whiskey, Bourbon, and BBQ event was postponed due to weather and has been rescheduled for 18 May 2024 - Armed Forces Day. This event will feature Local New York and Veteran Owned Distilleries. Guests will receive free tastings, live music, and enjoy BBQ food sold by BIG E BBQ NY. All funds raised will support the Veterans Sportsmens Association.


This event will be held from 1300 - 1800 at Taconic Distillery, 179 Bowen Rd, Stanfordville, NY 12581. 

Tickets are only $35 per person for general admission. Tickets are on sale now! 

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REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR UPCOMING TRAINING

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Upcoming Events

  • NYTOA Tactical Conference  2024
    NYTOA Tactical Conference  2024
    Mon, Apr 15
    Turning Stone Resort Casino
    Apr 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Apr 19, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 13478, USA
    Apr 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Apr 19, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 13478, USA
    New York Tactical Officers Association Annual SWAT conference
  • Precision Rifle Shoot
    Precision Rifle Shoot
    Sat, May 04
    Tommy Gun Warehouse
    May 04, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Tommy Gun Warehouse, 105 Kahr Ave, Greeley, PA 18425, USA
    May 04, 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, May 18
    Stanfordville
    May 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stanfordville, 179 Bowen Rd, Stanfordville, NY 12581, USA
    May 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stanfordville, 179 Bowen Rd, Stanfordville, NY 12581, USA
    Armed Forces Day 2024 is a federal holiday observed annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day dedicated to paying tribute to men and women who currently serve in the United States' armed forces.
  • NRA Basic Pistol Course
    NRA Basic Pistol Course
    Sat, Apr 06
    Hyde Park
    Apr 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Hyde Park, 57 Cardinal Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538, USA
    Apr 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Hyde Park, 57 Cardinal Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538, USA
    The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience
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2024 ADVANCED TRAINING WEEKEND

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2024 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.

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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VETERANS SPORTSMENS ASSOCIATION

PO BOX 2802

POUGHKEEPSIE NY 12603

1 (845) 599-1911

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