Gun Safety Classes are different?
Every County is allowed to determine for itself if it will require a safety class prior to issuing a pistol permit. There are counties requiring their own Sheriff Department's class only - counties such as Putnam and Rockland. Most counties accept any class presented by a credentialed instructor like one from the NRA, classes like NRA Home Firearm Safety, or NRA Basic Pistol etc. - counties like Orange, Ulster, Westchester...they may also provide an alternative such as their own Sheriff Department's safety class as an option.
This is the ONLY COURSE in the Hudson Valley to my knowledge that offers "HANDS-ON" training that actually teaches how to handle and use various firearms including all kinds of handguns, pump action shotgun AND bolt action rifle.