Dark Storm HR 218 QUALIFICATION – L.E.O.S.A.
NOTE: POLICY CHANGE as of July 1, 2023
POLICY CHANGE: Going forward we will have a single price for HR-218 Qualification ($75.00). When you qualify with a Semi-Auto or a Revolver your card will say "Law Enforcement Type of Weapon". You will be able to carry a REVOLVER OR SEMI-AUTOMATIC concealed, under HR-218, no matter what type of weapon you qualified with. The Federal Law permits this, and we are going to follow the lead of other law enforcement agencies who have changed their policies. Remember, N.Y.S. ARMED SECURITY requires you to qualify with the weapon or weapons that you wish to carry while on duty as a guard.
The course takes approximately two and a half hours to complete. We first go over weapon safety, then discuss the course of fire (Fifty Round D.C.J.S. Certified Course). Once that is finished we review the HR-218 requirements of the Federal Bill so you know what is expected of you when carrying your weapon out of state. Participants will then go down range for the qualification (minimum of seventy percent). After qualification a photo identification card is issued to the retired officer. This issued card and their police identification card is required to be carried when they are armed. The cost of this program is seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for the first type of handgun (Revolver / Semi-Auto) and forty dollars for a second type of weapon. This course can be combined with the N.Y.S. Security Guard Annual Firearms renewal course for a discounted price. All participants are REQUIRED to bring their Retired Police ID card, Pistol License, Weapon(s) of Choice, Magazines, Holster and 50 rounds of Ammunition for each weapon.
Training location is Dark Storm Industries which is on the Sunrise Highway South Service Road. Coming from the West, pull onto the South Service Road from Sunrise Highway at Exit 47.
Coming from the East, you will pass Dark Storm Industries and continue to Exit 46 and exit onto Connetquot Ave NORTH and NOT the North Service Road. On Connecquot, go south and return onto Sunrise Highway heading East, back to Exit 47 and exit onto the South Service Road to get to Dark Storm Industries.