Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a CT Pistol Permit?

The process to get a Connecticut Pistol Permit is explained here, or in more detail at the website.

What does my CT Pistol Permit allow me to do?

The permit allows you to purchase, transport and carry a handgun on your person within all legal guidelines of CT State law. You can get more information at

How long is the CT Pistol Permit good for?

The CT Pistol Permit expires in 5 years. It it important to stay up to date with renewals, otherwise you'll have to go through the whole permit process again.

When are classes available?

Visit our Class Schedule section to find upcoming and available classes.

What if I need to reschedule?

Contact us as soon as you know you need to reschedule. We'll do our best to work with you, if you do your best to work with us.

With a CT Pistol Permit, can I carry in other states?

This is a great question, and important to know the answer as current news headlines clearly show that people often don't understand the limit of their permits.

CT does not have any outstanding reciprocity agreements with any other states. Here is a letter from Veronica Rose, Principal Analyst for CT. However, several states will allow you to carry. As of 2012, there are 18 states that you can carry in. You can see the most current map here.

How do I renew my CT Pistol Permit?

You should receive a renewal letter with the most up-to-date information about 90 days before your permit expires. You can also visit to find out more.

Gun Safety Rules

The Three Core Rules of Gun Safety:

  • Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction
  • Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot
  • Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use

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Contact Info Information

  • is the website for SC Pistol Safety.
  • We service all of CT, including Bristol, Southington, Hartford, Waterbury, New Haven, Danbury, Torrington, New Britain, Middletown and Manchester.
  • We refuse to use "Macho Slogans", and instead offer simple, safe and effective Pistol Training.