Training and Education

Pistol Safety Course

The pistol safety course that we offer at Wooster Mountain is the required course to obtain a pistol permit in the state of Connecticut and most other states, and the certificate that you will receive from us is valid

in most states.

The course is the full course, and is very comprehensive. Our instructors are highly experienced and certified with the most up to date training. The course at our range goes beyond the minimal standard and will teach our students the proper and safe handling of the firearms used in the course.

The course is held in our beautiful rustic clubhouse, which features a large stone fireplace, in a very relaxed atmosphere. The shooting part of the course is done on our beautiful, park like outdoor range. Our instructors are very friendly, and are dedicated to teaching the skills needed to safely enjoy the sport.

We will accommodate  groups of friends and family members in private courses as well. For more information on the pistol safety course, please email Tom Donohue at:

Advanced Training

For private lessons or the R.S.O.(Range Safety Officer) certification course,

please contact John Tedder at (860) 655-3574 or e-mail

Hunter Safety Education

The CT Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection has many resources available for hunters.

The hunter safety course is periodically done at our range, and is free of charge to the public. 

To visit the Hunter Safety Education website click here.

Law Enforcement Training

Wooster Mountain is a public shooting range, and our main purpose is civilian use, but we do accommodate  and welcome law enforcement agencies including local, state, and federal.

All agencies that use our facility do so by written agreement with

D.S.S.A. and there are fees for the usage.

All law enforcement training is done under the direct or indirect supervision of our director. All range rules for law enforcement use are specified by D.S.S.A. and must be adhered to at all times.

Our law enforcement summer and fall schedules are quite busy, and bookings must be made in advance. Our law enforcement winter schedule is much lighter, and dates are available. To contact our director for more information regarding law enforcement use click here.