For over 20 years now Anthony P. Colandro has brought the best firearms training to New Jersey.
When you finally get serious about sharpening your personal-defense skills, Gun For Hire Firearms Training Institute— just minutes away from Midtown Manhattan and Newark’s Liberty International Airport, in Historic Belleville, New Jersey— is your sure bet. Called Gun For Hire for short, by those “in the know,” Gun For Hire Firearms Training Institute was started in June of 1992 by Master Firearms Instructor and NRA Master Training Counselor, Mr. Anthony P. Colandro, and has grown to be the number one firearms training academy on the East Coast of the United States. Why? Well, first, the obvious: Gun For Hire—flat out— provides the best quality firearms training that money can buy. The well-rounded course of study allows students to master, at their own pace, everything they need to know about defending themselves, their home and their loved ones with and without a firearm. Although you’ll most definitely learn everything you need to know about how to safely and effectively use a firearm, you’ll also leave knowing how to turn the tables on someone who means to do you or your family harm—you’ll know how to have the advantage in any dangerous encounter.
It’s All Part Of The Trademark System… The Gun For Hire Immersion Learning System™ is kinda like taking a soothing, hot soak in the pool of expert knowledge. You’ll learn, directly from seasoned, “street wise” law enforcement professionals, how predators think and how to outsmart them—how the gun is just a tool and the real weapon is your mind. We See It Happen All The Time… Participants walk into the classroom totally green and a little apprehensive, and walk out with the self-assured stature and mindset of a seasoned professional—and with a brand-new level of confidence—so sound and secure in their knowledge and newly found skills, that the bad guys can literally see it in their eyes. Which is oftentimes all it takes to keep you safe. Predators, after all, prey on the weak, not on the strong.
Gun For Hire Caters to the Individual… Every course you take at Gun For Hire concentrates first and foremost on safety. Then, together, we go about the process of helping you to master the basics: like proper shooting stance, how to hit the bulls eye –each time and every time, how to safely load, unload, clean and store your firearm, you’ll learn all about ammunition—how to choose the proper type and size for your particular gun and need. And the legalities and responsibilities of being a conscientious gun owner. Once you feel confident, get your mindset right and can consistently shoot well, we’ll then move on to higher level skills like: how to hit moving targets and how to outsmart and disarm multiple attackers, and how to shoot from positions of cover. And because the best dangerous encounter is the one you’re never in, you’ll learn some little known but highly effective battle-tested techniques to help you size up a dangerous situation and avoid confrontation before it even happens. Gun For Hire’s Immersion System™ training programs are geared toward students of all levels— from beginners, who have never even held a gun, to veteran law enforcement officers and members of the nation’s elite SWAT teams— so anyone can pick a course that’s right for them.
The Gun For Hire Immersion System™ was developed by Master Instructor and NRA Master Training Counselor, Anthony P. Colandro, with the understanding that not everyone has the same skill level or physical ability, or wants to learn about the same type of gun. This is why Mr. Colandro designed training courses for handgun training, rifle training and shotgun training. As well as highly advanced training for security and law enforcement professionals like: automatic weapons training, advanced handcuffing, baton and Mace techniques, hand to hand combat and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. There’s even an excellent program for the physically challenged.
Gun For Hire is a place you’ll feel welcome and accepted without all the stereotype “boot-camp” and “good-ol’-boy” attitudes. Named: Best Of The Best… Maybe that’s why New Jersey Magazine named Gun For Hire the Best of the Best, or why Television and Movie Producers, Directors and Actors regularly seek out Gun For Hire when they need expert Firearms Training.
Over 35 Classes Listed Online You can read accolades, choose class dates and register all right online! Don’t like the internet? Stop by our 6,000 sq. ft. headquarters anytime for a free tour. You can even pick up a shirt at our Gun For Hire Store on the way out. – Beginner to Advanced Firearm Courses Steps 1-7 Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun – CCW Permits for Florida, Utah & Virgina – First Aid Courses Child Safety, Pet First Aid, CPR / AED & More… – Family Protection Courses College Prep, Refuse To Be A Victim, Home Invasion… – Sora Security Officer Certification
Pistol Courses From beginner to expert you will find our courses to be challenging and fun
Step One Course First steps pistol is an awesome class to take with friends. If you didn’t know where to start you’re at the right place. This class teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.
Step Two Course Take your postol shooting to the next level. Step Two is for someone who has completed any of our First Step programs and wants to take their shooting skills to the next level.
Step Three Course The low-light pistol class will serve as an introduction to operating in a no-light or low-light situation. The student will be introduced to various shooting positions using both a handheld flashlight and weapon-mounted light.
Step Four Course A private one on one course with Master Trainer Anthony P Colandro. This course will test your shooting limits to the extreme. Learn from one of only 64 NRA Master Trainer Counselors. Are you ready?
Step Five Course The prase “Protecting your investments” all of a sudden will have new meaning. Learn how to protect your family during a home invasion, because the decisions you make will be life changing.
Step Six Course The course teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home.
Step Seven This is Gun For Hire’s signiture course, the main event. Step seven is an invitation only class. Earned by our top students. You must complete steps 1-6 to qualify.
More Courses Here is just a few of the many courses we offer at Gun For Hire. Be sure to check our website for the latest courses and class schedules.
NRA First Steps Rifle Great class for the beginner. This class teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a rifle safely.
NRA First Steps Shotgun This is an awesome class to take with friends. If you didn’t know where to start you’re at the right place. This class teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a shotgun safely
CCW Florida, Arizona, Utah & Virgina Carry legally in 31 states with only 1 Florida non-resident permit or carry legaly in 33 states with the Utah non resident CCW permit. We do it all! Class, certification, applications, prints, photos and notary. Other states available.
SORA Certification We offer weekday and weekends to meet your busy schedule. We also offer Handcuff, Baton, Mace, CPR and AED certifications.
Build A beAR™ Workshop Our exclusive class has taken off! Learn all the ins and outs of how to build your own AR with one of the top AR instructors on the East coast. Understand what accessories to get, what the right price is and where to get it. Then we head to the range and shoot your personalized AR.
Pet First Aid Seconds can make a difference. Properly applied first aid can save your pet’s life, reduce recovery time and be the difference between temporary disability and lifelong disability.
Retired Police & Security Qualifications As required by the NJ State Police, all armed security officers and retired police oficers must shoot a proficiency test in order to keep their carry permit active.
We Deliver! Have a group of people who want to take one of our classes but don’t want to travel? Contact us and we will take the course to you.
Gun For Hire Radio Mr. Anthony P. Colandro is a unique character with a “Larger than life personality”. Here we see him doing what he does best, promoting the positive aspects of safe and responsible firearms ownership and teaching those skills to others via Gun For Hire Radio.
Simunitions™ Gun For Hire is the first authorized civilian training facility to offer Simunitions. It provides the most realistic training system possible so that civilians can engage in force on force training excercises.
Urban Defense Classes Our Urban Defecse classes provide law abiding citizens with the skills needed to survive in the worl dwe live in today.
Couples Training Tired of going to movies on date night. Spend it with Gun For Hire! We have a great time hosting date nights where instead of watching shooting guns on the big screen you actually shoot the guns!
Airsoft / BB Gun Course While considered toys the airsoft and BB gun are still a dangerous weapon when not handeled properly. Our class teaches children the proper handeling and procedures for these guns. Learn correct from the begning.
Gun For Hire Smart Phone APP Train with Master trainer Anthony P. Colandro on your own time. Simply visit itunes and download our new interactive app which will target you to become a master marksman!
Instructor Classes Gun For Hire builds instructors for over 14 NRA courses. Don’t become just a regular NRA Instructor, Become a Gun For Hire Certified NRA Instructor.
Gun For Her Gun For Her is a Womens only club run by Gun For Hire. Meeting once a month to discuss personal protection, firearm safety and shooting. Surprise guests demonstrate and tech different aspects of safety for you and your family.
Refuse To Be A Victum Teaches the basic skills and knowledge for developing a strategy for ones personal safety.
SABRE Want to feel more secure and less vulnerable? You can become a victim or you can take control of the situation. Learn how to protect yourself by taking the three hour SABRE Civilian Safety Program.
Anthony… Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed working with you yesterday. I’ve spent the past ten years meeting, researching, studying and working with entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, leaders, scientists and artists from, so far, 478 different and diverse fields. Most of the people I’ve had the pleasure to work with are, hands down, the best in their fields (the rest are well on their way to becoming such). As an author, producer, and now (albeit reluctant) expert on innovation and creative thinking, my business is a lot like mining for gold— in that, in order to find a single ounce of gold you’ve got to dig and sort through tons and tons of dirt. Fortunately, I discovered a secret that has made this monumental job tolerable: when you go into the mine each day, you can’t go in focusing on all that dirt; you’ve gotta go in the hole looking for the gold. Businesses in every field—from medicine to mining— all have this one thing in common: there’s no shortage of shitheads. Consequently, it always delights me to discover the men and women who, like a unique golden nugget, shine brightly through the mounds and mounds of common dirt. You, my friend, are such a man. Your professionalism is flawless, your enthusiasm contagious and your love for what you do and who you do it for is obvious. It is truly a pleasure and an honor to know you and to have the opportunity work with you. See ya Saturday, Sand