Drawing Process for Saratoga Unrestricted Course:
Each month a random drawing will occur from our pool of registered names (each name will be assigned a unique user-number when registering for the drawing) to select the upcoming month's unrestricted course seats (currently 12 seats per course/month). The drawings will be live-streamed on our Facebook Live channel.
Twelve (12) seats will be drawn each month, along with twelve (12) alternates.
Selected registrants will be notified using the E-MAIL contact information they provided when registering for the drawing. This notification will contain the requirements and details to confirm their seat.
Selected registrants unable to attend their scheduled course date due to an emergency, and who immediately notify us upon receipt of their confirmation e-mail, PRIOR to their payment due date, will have their user-number added back into the pool for upcoming drawings. This seat will then be allocated to the first registrant on the alternate list. This process will continue, chronologically, until all seats are filled. Once all seats are filled, any remaining registrants on the alternate list will have their user-number added back into the pool for upcoming drawings.
This process will repeat each month with all non-selected registrants remaining in the pool and eligible for the next monthly randomized drawing.
NOTE: Randomized monthly drawings will be executed using www.random.org, an online tool that produces true random numbers. Click here for detailed info on Random.org: https://www.random.org/randomness/
Advanced Firearms Course - Important Information Your enrollment and participation in the Advanced Firearms Course does NOT guarantee an unrestricted
concealed carry license will be issued to you. Successful completion of the Advanced Firearms Course is
just one of several requirements for the issuance of an unrestricted concealed carry license. A permit-holder who has completed the Advanced Firearms Course must submit an Amendment form to the
Sheriff's Office in which he or she requests the issuance of an unrestricted concealed carry license.
The submission of this Amendment initiates a completely new investigation into the permit-holder's: 1. Background; 2. Character and fitness; 3. Mental health history; 4. Criminal history (even 1 prior arrest will have an impact on whether an unrestricted concealed carry
license will be granted regardless of disclosure); 5. Moral character; 6. Prior and/or current illegal use of controlled substances (a prior DWI, DWAI, DWAI-drugs arrest will have
an impact on whether an unrestricted concealed carry license will be granted regardless of disclosure); 7. Immigration/naturalization status; 8. Military experience and discharge status; 9. Ability to follow directions and abide by the instructions of the Sheriff's Pistol License Office and the
Licensing Officer/Judge. 10. Disclosure along with an explanation may not necessarily satisfy the licensing officer, as suggested
in paragraphs number 4 and 6 above. This renewed background investigation is conducted despite the fact that one was completed at the time
that the original hunting and target license was issued. Please be sure to carefully consider all of the above before enrolling in the Advanced Firearms Course,
which is a significant investment in time and resources. * Applicants should understand even one prior arrest in their history is enough cause for denial of their
unrestricted license, regardless of disclosure and detailed explanation. * Each application is judged on its own merit, but historically, individuals with just one prior arrest,
regardless of the disclosure, has given the licensing officer serious concern when determining whether to
issue an unrestricted license.
Screenshot showing results of the randomized drawing listing Selected Registrants for the
Sunday, August 26th, 2018 - Unrestricted Course offered through Training House Saratoga posted below.
1 - 12 are Selected Registrants. 13 - 24 are Alternates.