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H.R. 218 Certification

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We offer up to date “Certified” Firearms Training for everyday success. We offer an assortment of Firearms Training Classes for all levels of mastery, ranging from CCW (Carry of Concealed Weapon) to Advanced Defensive Pistol training! We have a Team of seasoned certified firearms instructors with numerous years of training experience ready for you!

This is Specific for Retired Law enforcement to allow the conceal carry over state lines throughout the U.S..

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA)

aka HR 218

The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), often referred to as HR 218, allows qualified Law Enforcement officers (LEOs) and qualified retired LEOs (RLEOs) to concealed carry in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or local laws, with some exceptions. It was enacted in 2004 and amended in 2010 and 2013. 18 U.S. Code §§ 926B & 926C  Therefore, an individual who qualifies under LEOSA does not need a state-issued concealed carry permit in order to carry a concealed firearm in any state.

Who Is a Qualified Law Enforcement Officer (QLEO)?

LEOSA/HR 218 applies to employees of governmental agencies who:

  • Are authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution of or the incarceration of any person for any violation of law, and has statutory powers of arrest or apprehension under 10 U.S. Code § 807, (article 7(b) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice);

  • Are authorized by the agency to carry a firearm;

  • Are not the subject of any disciplinary action by the agency which could result in suspension or loss of police powers;

  • Meet standards, if any, established by the agency which require the employee to regularly qualify in the use of a firearm;

  • Are not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance; and

  • Are not prohibited by federal law from receiving a firearm.

It is not enough to be a QLEO, see the photographic identification & firearms qualification section below.

Who Is a Qualified Retired Law Enforcement Officer (QRLEO)?

In addition to the qualifications above, a qualified retired LEO must have:

  • Separated from service in good standing with a public agency as an LEO;

  • Served as an LEO for an aggregate of 10 years or more, or separated from service after completing any applicable probationary period due to a service-connected disability, as determined by the agency;

  • During the most recent 12-month period, met, at the expense of the individual, the standards for qualification in firearms training for active LEOs, as determined by the former agency of the individual, the state in which the individual resides or, if the state has not established such standards, either a law enforcement agency within the state in which the individual resides or the standards used by a certified firearms instructor that is qualified to conduct a firearms qualification test for active duty officers within that state; and

  • Has not been officially found by a qualified medical professional employed by the agency to be unqualified for reasons relating to mental health or has not entered into an agreement with the agency from which the individual is separating from service in which that individual acknowledges he or she is not qualified under this section for reasons relating to mental health.

It is not enough to be a QRLEO, see the photographic identification & firearms qualification section below.

It should be noted that for retirees carrying under LEOSA, the federal law grants you NO enforcement authority. You are merely a citizen with a nationwide concealed carry permit.

Although this list is not exhaustive, qualified officers include those that are employed by or have retired or been separated from the following agencies:

  • LEOs employed by public agencies;

  • Civilian police officers employed by the U.S. Government;

  • Military police officers;

  • Amtrak police;

  • Federal Reserve LEO; and

  • Officers of the executive branch of the federal government.

Upcoming Pistol Permit Clases

  • H.R. 218
    May 27, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    H.R. 218 Course, 1344 NY-29, Galway, NY 12074, USA

If you are a retired Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) and wish to qualify under the HR 218 LEOSA guidelines, then this is the class for you. 

(Course Fee is $60 for 1st handgun you are qualifying with and $25 each additional - We are also offering one on one course for $100 plus each additional handgun at $25 each)

Under HR 218, you, as a retired LEO, would be afforded the ability to carry your concealed firearm in any state in the US, with very few exceptions. 

NOTE: This course is only a qualification course for Article 35 (Use of Force) and the firearms portion. As provided in the HR 218 Federal law, you will be provided a card that states you have qualified with a specified type of firearm, on an approved course. NO claims will be made as to what states or area will or will not honor the qualification. 

This is a 50 round course where you will shoot from the 25, 15, 7, and 3 yd markers. Please review the required equipment list below. 

This training session will certify you to carry either a semi-auto or a revolver. If you wish to be cleared for BOTH, we will have to run a qualification on the other type as well. 


The overview of HR 218

Allowances and restrictions under HR 218

Aspects of civilian concealed carry and mindset

Article 35 (Justification of Defense) details

Firearm safety rules and instruction

Range qualification


 Required Equipment:
For this class, you will need the following items:

  • A valid Retired LEO ID or proof of valid retired status.

  • A mid or full size carry gun in good working condition. (no sub caliber/sized guns)

  • A minimum of Two magazines or speedloaders

  • 100 rounds of factory ammunition. No reloaded or hand-loaded ammunition.

  • A quality CONCEALED CARRY belt mounted holster that covers the triggerguard.

  • A holder or pouch for your magazines

  • Adequate eye and ear protection.

  • A hat with a brim.

  • Range-appropriate clothing (casual/range clothing).


Note to attendees: DO NOT show up with an old, barely usable duty type holster. In fact, do not bring your duty rig at all. You are not going to use a duty holster for concealed carry. You will need a CONCEALED CARRY type holster. This is not an agency or duty type qualification, it is a qualification to carry concealed. Bring the right gear.


  1. Have retired in good standing from service with a public agency as a law enforcement officer, other than for reasons of mental instability

  2. Before such retirement, was authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for any violation of law, and had statutory powers of arrest

  3. Before such retirement, was regularly employed as a law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 10 years or more

  4. Retired from service with such agency, after completing any applicable probationary period of such service, due to a service-connected disability, as determined by such agency

  5. Have a nonforfeitable right to benefits under the retirement plan of the agency

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