WHERE TO GO & WHO TO CONTACT
Pistol Licensing Section
Nassau County Police
1490 Franklin Avenue
Mineola, NY 11501
Pistol License Forms
WHAT TO DO
- Go to NCPD and request an application. Ask for two, a spare
is a good thing.
- Carefully read all of the instructions. If you do not
understand any part of it, seek out help. The NCPD are usually very helpful,
but you can additionally go to a gun club and ask there. Please, unless you
know that a pistol licensing service is reputable...DO
NOT USE THEM! They are usually RIP-OFFs.
- Fill out the application(s), get your pictures and get your
- Make copies of everything and save them. They come in handy
at renewal time.
- Take all of this to the NCPD Pistol Licensing Section. They
will review the application at that time.
- Now, sit back and wait. The process can take up to 6-months.
When you submit your application, ask them what the current processing time is.
The average is about 4-months.
- IMPORTANT - You do not have to own a pistol to get a
license, and, if you have a license, you do not have to buy a pistol.
HOW TO BUY A PISTOL
- Read the Pistol License Handbook given to you with your
application packet. This handbook should/must be saved.
- After you have your license, go to a gun store and purchase
a pistol (See 'Buying Your First Handgun'). You will be required to show
your NYS Pistol License.
- You can not take the pistol with you at this time. But you
will be given a Bill of Sale (BoS).
- Take the BoS to the NCPD Pistol Section and purchase a
PURCHASE DOCUMENT (PDoc). They will ask to see the BoS.
- Take the PDoc back to the store where you bought the pistol
and pick it up.
- You have ten (10) days, from when you got the NCPD PDoc to
return to the Pistol Section, with the pistol, for review
ARTICLE 35 - DEFENSE OF JUSTIFICATION
As per NCPD, 5/1990 - Commanding Officer, Records
"Use of deadly physical force excerpt"
Please pay particular attention to the following
items of Article 35:
- 35.15 - Justification; use of physical force in defense of a
- 35.20 - Justification; use of physical force in defense of
premises and in defense of a person in the course of burglary.
- 35.25 - Justification; use of physical force to prevent or
terminate larceny or criminal mischief.
- 35.30 - Justification; use of physical force in making an
arrest or in preventing an escape
If you need help with Article 35, ask your lawyer...