You can obtain a New York City handgun license for personal or business protection by using our professional license service. We make applying for a handgun license fast and easy. A NYC handgun license is valid throughout 
New York City & 
State with the proper authorization.

We have over 25 years experience in providing pistol license services
. If you are a private individual or business owner, we can help you obtain your handgun license. New York City has the toughest gun licensing laws in the nation and the application process is very complicated and time consuming. Use our professional service to simplify and speed the entire handgun licensing process.

There are approximately 62,000 handgun licenses issued in New York City to private individuals, business owners, doctors, lawyers, professionals, celebrities, private investigators, armed guards, peace officers, etc. Apply today for your own handgun license. Results are guaranteed!

BONUS: A free one year gun range membership is included with our gun license service.


You can train for a prestigious and high paying career in armed security or executive protection. We offer the official New York State 47 hour armed guard course at our affiliated training academy. This is the ONLY licensed armed guard course in Manhattan, (NYSDOS School License No. 310173). Our training academy consists of classrooms, a gun range and gun shop all in one convenient facility. Our firearms instructors are certified and licensed by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the National Rifle Association (NRA). Full and part time classes are available.

The NYS armed guard course consists of the mandated 47 hours of training and includes all the following...

  • Expert preparation of your handgun license application package.
  • Coaching and tutoring for passing the police department interview.
  • Comprehensive classroom instruction and live ammo shooting at our Manhattan gun range. 
  • All ammunition, targets and study materials are included.
  • FREE one year ALL ACCESS gun range membership. 
 Call us today for the current tuition fee and enrollment information.



Are you a business owner or director that is concerned about crime or terrorism on your property? Now your company can operate a law enforcement force to protect people and property on your business premises. New York State law provides for the licensing and formation of this special law enforcement force within public or private sector entities. This unique public safety initiative is officially known as the SPECIAL PATROLMAN PROGRAMThe primary role of a Special Patrolman is public safety and law enforcement. This program is a joint public safety endeavor in cooperation with the New York City Police Department.

Advanced Protection Consultants LLC, provides consulting services for qualified businesses to participate in the Special Patrolman Program. We handle all the mandated protocols for the successful implementation and operation of this program. Our consultants are former law enforcement and military officers. We conduct an on-site survey of your business premises to determine your security and protection needs. A comprehensive threat assessment analysis report about your company is prepared and submitted to all government agencies concerned. We then request official permission and licensing for your company to participate in the Special Patrolman Program. 

Special Patrolmen are peace officers as prescribed by New York State law and have law enforcement authority and arrest powers. Special Patrolmen are appointed by the direction of the New York City Police Commissioner. The NYPD deputizes your selected employees as Special Patrolman and issues each officer an official law enforcement badge and identification card. Special Patrolmen may carry firearms at the option of their employer and with proper NYPD authorization.

Our affiliated law enforcement academy in Manhattan is staffed by experienced police science instructors and firearms trainers. The training curriculum is approved by New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Bureau of Municipal Police. The basic peace officer training course for Special Patrolmen is 121 hours. The course includes: Patrol Procedures & Techniques, Detecting Crime, Making Arrests, Tactical Handcuffing, Baton Techniques, Use of Chemical Spray and instruction on relevant City, State and Federal laws. Special Patrolmen that are authorized to carry a firearm will receive an additional 40 hours of firearm training. We also offer the required annual peace officer refresher courses.

 Special Patrolmen are authorized to...
  • Wear police style uniforms or regular plain clothes 
  • Use police frequency two-way radios for communication
  • Carry licensed firearms, batons, pepper spray, handcuffs, etc.
  • Use marked patrol cars or emergency vehicles
  • Direct and control vehicular traffic
  • Make lawful arrests for misdemeanors and felony crimes 
  • Issue summonses for criminal violations, parking and traffic violations, environmental and sanitation violations

Special Patrolman receive peace officer status specifically from New York State Criminal Procedure Law Section 2.10, subsection 27, N.Y. ADC LAW § 14-106 and by Rules of the City of New York, Chapter 13 of Title 38.
Special Patrolmen are appointed by direction of the New York City Police Commissioner. Special Patrolman are sworn law enforcement officers, unlike private security guards and auxiliary police officers that do not have any law enforcement authority or arrest powers.

The Special Patrolman Program is suitable for housing developments, office buildings, hotels, banks, educational institutions, medical centers, hospitals, houses of worship, shopping malls, sports stadiums, theaters, large retail stores, business improvement districts, utility companies, and any sensitive or high risk business. The Special Patrolman Program is exclusively for businesses and organizations that are located within New York City.

The following organizations currently participate in the Special Patrolman Program:

  • CO-OP City Houses, Bronx, NY
  • Peter Cooper-Stuyvesant Town, New York, NY
  • Lefrak City Organization, Rego Park, NY
  • Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, New York, NY
  • Big Six Towers, Woodside, NY
  • Parkchester South Condominiums, Bronx, NY
  • Parkchester North Condominiums, Bronx, NY
  • Macy's Department Store, New York, NY 
  • Shubert Theater Organization, New York, NY
  • Hunt's Point Farmer's Market, Bronx, NY
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Queens Center Mall, Elmhurst, NY
  • Times Square Malls, New York, NY 
  • Saint Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
  • New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, New York, NY
  • John Jovino Company Inc., New York, NY
  • Emigrant Savings Bank, New York, NY
  • Milstein Properties Inc., New York, NY
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • New York Public Library, New York, NY
  • Many other businesses also participate in the Special Patrolman Program and are too numerous to list here.

If you are a business owner or director, then we welcome your inquiry regarding the Special Patrolman Program.

NOTE: Individuals seeking appointment as a Special Patrolman must first be hired and sponsored by a participating employer and pass the requisite background checks for deputization.

Call us today for more information and a free phone consultation:
Phone: 646-450-1919