LONG SHOT ACADEMY

Welcome to New Jersey's Premier Firearms Instructional School. Located in Secaucus, NJ, inside Hudson County's indoor gun range, Long Shot features 20 shooting lanes, 4 teaching class rooms and 12 NRA instructors, to serve the Northern NJ and NYC metro area.  Just 3 miles from the Lincoln Tunnel. Don't be fooled. No one is better, bigger or closer.

 

CCW Training

Increasing numbers of NJ residents are exercising their 2A rights to conceal carry in public. In Secaucus, our training philosophy is to develop your skill set and mind set so you can holster a gun and walk in our public streets with confidence and competence.​  

 

Our Long Shot CCW Students follow a structured training path, learning fundamental principles first and then building upon them.  Our graduating students will study NJ Firearms Laws, learn safe gun handling and train to shoot while drawing from a holster.

We are so confident in our methods, that we offer a Long Shot CCW Student GUARANTEE that they are getting the right training for their CCW application. The only one in the industry.  Read more information below.

So, if a structured training path sounds right for you, take the first step to becoming a Long Shot CCW Student and sign up for your evaluation today! ​

Experienced Shooters
If you've already had training and simply need to book your Shooting Qualification, we can help as well, offering them 7 days a week, throughout the day by appointment.

Then, once you've completed your application, we invite you back to join the community of defensive pistol shooters at Long Shot.  Sharpen your situational awareness training and tactical response skillset.  Use cover and concealment to your advantage.  Learn to move with your holster and gun in high stress scenarios.

Make friends. Shoot more. Get better faster.

 

CCW Application Services

If you are a Long Shot CCW student, after you complete your training path but before you submit your application, Long Shot will review your entire application for completeness.

We can also help you with passport photos and notarization of your application.

If you are also an annual Range Member, we will write you a unique, personal letter of recommendation for you to submit to your Chief of Police with your application.  It will detail the content of your structured training path and summarize your live fire training during your entire range membership. 

 

This one page summary will distinguish your application for its thoroughness, providing them with the chance to understand the level of your commitment, and how by legal statute you've demonstrated "thorough familiarity with safe gun handling and operation."

WE GUARANTEE we won't stop supporting your CCW application.  At Long Shot, we are committed to helping our students achieve their conceal carry goal. 

If a Long Shot CCW Student's application is denied due to a specific deficiency of one of our classes' curriculum in meeting the instructional standard for which it was included in a CCW Student's training path, Long Shot will immediately contact the competent authority to determine the nature of the deficiency; and once duly informed of the nature of the deficiency, will immediately adopt and effect all necessary curriculum modifications to the class. 

Moreover, if in Long Shot's sole opinion, it is a deficiency of the adequateness of the class and not one due to a revised interpretation of an existing requirement, or a newly added requirement, it will offer the Long Shot CCW Student the choice to attend the new, modified training on any one of three different class dates free of charge.

 

* If the denying Chief of Police or County Assignment Judge is not responsive to Long Shot's request for information via phone calls, emails and USPS Mail,  Long Shot may not be able to "cure" the deficiency, in which case it will not be responsible to take any further action on behalf of the applicant, to rectify any specific deficiency in the curriculum of one of our classes or in his application. 

Long Shot Academy Classes for CCW Training

The classes and qualifications below are among the classes which our CCW Students may use to demonstrate the "thorough familiarity in the safe handling and use of a handgun" required by NJ Statute 13:54-2.4 sections (b1) - (b4).

  • Personal Evaluation:  60 in-depth minutes with a Certified Instructor to identify your shooting strengths and weaknesses; after which, the Long Shot CCW Student receives a detailed written evaluation, our student guarantee and his customized training path consisting of courses selected from among those below.

(b1) Firearms training courses substantially equivalent to the firearms training approved by the NJ Police Training Commission

  • Holster 1 for CCW​ - A basics of holster training class which teaches all holster draws required in the NJ Police Training Commissions shooting qualifications

  • Holster 2 - Building on Holster 1 for CCW, this intermediate class teaches how to draw and shoot from additional positions, how to reload magazines, to clear malfunctions and to shoot behind cover and concealment.

  • Tactical Pistol 1 - This advanced class enables the student to safely move with a loaded gun between different shooting stations.  Training in small groups, it teaches you to be safe moving and shooting.  It is a pre-requisite to join us on "moving and shooting nights" open to all members without reservations.

(b2) Submission of an applicant's most recent handgun qualification scores utilizing the handgun(s) he or she intends to carry as evidenced by test firings 

  • CCW Positions Class - Students in this class benefit from training under all the same stressors used by the Police Academy when qualifying their police recruits; namely, unholstering from standing and kneeling positions, shooting two handed and 1 handed at different distances, in day light and night light conditions, under shot timer constraints. 

 

Instructors will use the student's own phone to video each shot taken, and provide detailed written notes for improvement.  For many students, this is the course that brings all the firearms training together and provides the final path to success.

Shooting qualifications

  • Shooting Qualification with Holster -  The official NJPTC qualification has two parts; on each of which the successful CCW applicant must score an 80% of better.  The HQC1 is comprised of 60 rounds of daylight, while the HNTC is 40 rounds of simulated night shooting, but both draw from holster and use different grips and distances.

  • Modified Qualification without Holster  -  If you want to get the CCW application in for early approval and then come train with a holster and movement afterward, this is the one for you.

(b3) Completion of a course or test in the safe handling of a handgun administered by a certified firearms instructor

(b4) Passage of a test in this State's laws governing the use of force administered by a certified instructor of a police academy, a certified instructor by the NRA, or any other recognized certified firearms instructor.

Here is what the application process.

the AG guideline

the 13:42-2.4 see (a) (b) and (c)

see Use of Force law self, other and premises and personal property

See PDF of HQC1 and HNTC

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