Lead Instructor / Founder

Paul J. Conforti is the lead instructor and creative force behind Aim Small Firearms Instruction. He was introduced to firearms at a young age and always excelled. He participated in NRA 4 position rifle qualifications and reached the Bar 9 Sharpshooter before the Explorer Post disbanded. He graduated in 1991 with a BS in Criminal Justice with honors from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Paul is a Life-Long Hunter and enjoys the outdoors and brings experience from the field to his teaching.

Paul became a police officer in 1987 and served the City of White Plains for almost 21 years. Officer Conforti was trained in 1993 as a firearms instructor and served in that capacity until his retirement. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1998 and was assigned to the department Special Response Team.  Sgt. Conforti was eventually put in charge of the acquisition of new handguns for the department. Paul developed much of the current firearms program that is still in place today at the White Plains Police Department.

After his retirement from the White Plains Police Department, Paul started doing NRA safety lectures and basic courses as well as NYS DCJS Armed Security Guard Training Classes. It was from this venue that the civilian tactical training courses were born after one student asked for regular training courses. Paul is dedicated to teaching all students the fundamentals of shooting.

Paul Continues to train Active-duty Police officers for both Somers Police and as a Court Securtiy Officer in the Federal Courts.

“I will not be satisfied until my students can out-shoot me.”
Paul J. Conforti

Firearms Training Certifications

    • FBI Police Firearms Instructor/ Carbine Instructor
    • OCAT Instructor
    • IACP Less Lethal Force instructor
    • Police General Topics Instructor
    • N.T.O.A. Basic Swat School
    • NRA Basic Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun Instructor.
    • NRA Police Handgun and Shotgun Instructor.
    • DCJS Armed and General Security Guard Instructor.
    • NRA Life Member
    • Utah CFP Instructor
    • Glock Armorer


  • Gerry Murphy
    Posted May 18, 2021 8:35 am

    Glad I found Aim Small firearms training. Paul runs a safe, informative and fun class. His tactical pistol class really helped prepare me
    for “Real World” self defense scenarios, not simply some paper target practice at an indoor range. Special thanks to Joe Martini. His patience
    and guidance finally got me in my comfort zone, by showing me how to make my weapon an extension of my body, while engaging a threat!
    I left this course a better shooter and a more confident handgun owner. I will be back for more classes in the future. Don’t miss your shot at attending an Aim Small training course!

  • Paul Conforti
    Posted May 24, 2021 7:54 pm

    I appreciate your comments. I glad that you had a great experience on the range with us.
    – Sgt Paul J. Conforti

  • Rick Veit
    Posted June 22, 2021 9:41 am

    I’ve had several classes with Paul, at this point. Pistol, Carbine and Shotgun. Paul is an excellent instructor. He’s not only knowledgeable and experienced, he is able to effectively teach the material! I highly recommend taking these courses – not only to learn how to safely operate a variety of firearms, but to protect yourself and your loved ones. A number of years ago, I was robbed at gunpoint in the Town of Ossining, leaving a restaurant. The weapon was a MAC-10 sub-machine gun. My date and I may have been killed. Having access to and knowing the proper use of a firearm is more important now, than ever! Take classes with Paul! It may save your life!

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