This is my first post to this particular site. While I currently live in NY, I assure you I am not one of "them" lol. For some time I have wanted to get my permit in Florida, but I've been confused as to what the training requirement is. Taking a live fire pistol class in NY is a no-no because the state does not allow unlicensed individuals to come within a mile of a handgun; not even under supervision of an instructor. The only way to take a pistol live fire course is if I have the NY permit to possess (yes, you need two here: one to own, and one to carry, and it's 'may issue'), which I do not have that, and likely will not ever (and there is also a "target permit" which enables you to drive between the home and the range ONLY-no stops). Bureaucratic nonsense in NY is mindnumbing. NRA training courses that focus on basic long gun shooting, however, is in the realm of possibilities. I noticed the FL website mentioned that "any NRA training course" will do. How grounded in reality is this statement? If I am to take a specific pistol class, I'd need to drive many miles out of the state to do it, and I can't afford that right now. :dunno Does a rifle course cut it?