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Welcome to CT Firearm Training

Thanks for taking an interest in our website. My Name is Joseph Matteis Jr. I am the chief instructor here at CT Firearm Training. I personally have over 27 years teaching various types of firearm discipline to include but not limited to the NRA Basic Pistol Course. Our instructors have a cumulative experience of well over 5 decades.
    Instructor Credentials
  • US Navy Veteran
  • Member of The Nuclear Weapons Task Force
  • Combat Intelligence Photographer
  • Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist
  • Operations Specialist - E5 Honorable Discharge
  • 12 Years Armed Security For Loomis Armored
  • NRA Certified Instructor And Range Safety Officer
  • Holder Of CT Permit To Carry Pistols And Revolvers Since 1980
  • Holder Of Weapons Carry Permit In 40 States
Our Certified Instructors will use the NRA’s Total Participant Involvement instructional methods, and will employ hands-on classroom training aids. All firearms, ammunition, hearing protection and eye protection are provided by the instructors. Our instructors have decades of experience in teaching these fundamantals.

Training Compliance - The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course meets the training requirements for a pistol application in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Florida, New York, etc. Live firing is conducted for all classes.

Group courses are usually scheduled twice monthly, based upon demand. Private courses are also available upon request, and are priced accordingly. Pre-registration is required for all courses. See the Schedule page for current dates and payment/registration methods. Contact me if you have any questions.

When you've finished your course, not only will you have learned the basics, you will be on your way to pursuing a lifetime of shooting. By joining one of the nearly 10,000 NRA-affiliated clubs located across the U.S., you can meet people who share your interest, and make lasting friendships. For more information about NRA affiliated clubs, call 800-672-2582.

Whether you are private citizen who is new to self defense gun training and want to learn the proper firearms training skills the right way — the first time; or you have a concealed weapons permit and want a level of firearms training that surpasses what you've received from our basic gun training course; CT Firearm Training is the leader in providing the absolute best firearms training and is the greatest value in the gun training industry.


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