About Us

Goldeneye Training Academy offers premium instruction regarding CT Pistol Permits, Security Guard, Armed Guard training, and private pistol instruction.

Whether you’re entering this arena to begin a hobby or are seeking advanced instruction, Goldeneye Training Academy has something for everyone. Are you looking to provide personal protection for a loved one or yourself, want to enter into competitions, seeking employment? You’ve come to the right place.

Are you seeking employment in the security industry and need to obtain your certification? Are you already in the security field and want to expand your knowledge-base and credentials? If so, you have also come to the right place.

Joe Porto is a firearms and security expert who has been employed in different levels of the criminal justice system since 1999.

Equipped with extensive experience in firearms, as well as a long history as a trainer for the general public and various government agencies, Joe brings your training and understanding to a different level. Eager to share his talents and expertise, Joe founded Goldeneye Services LLC in 2011, in which he drew upon his experiences in both the firearms and security industries and combined them with his training background.

Like you, Joe originally sought after great training at a price that wouldn’t break the bank and presently continues to seek further training to bring back to his students. Joe works with the best and brightest in the industries and by using Goldeneye Services to provide you with the proper training, you will receive that same great personalized training at a comparable price that will either meet or exceed industry and government standards.

Our classes are held in Orange, CT however we can also hold a course, depending on the course sought and number of participants, at your location!

Below are some credentials held

  • United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Certified Instructor (Basic Handgun, Concealed Carry, Home Defense)
  • National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified Instructor (Basic Pistol, Personal Protection Inside of the Home, Personal Protection Outside of the Home)
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Certified First Aid, CPR & AED Instructor
  • Certified Firearms and Security Instructor: State of Connecticut – Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection – Division of State Police
  • Police Combat Systems Certified Instructor (O.C. Spray, Police Baton, Handcuffs)
  • Sig Sauer Academy Certified Instructor (Pistol)
  • Commissioned Officer: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • State of Connecticut: Special Investigator
  • NRA Life Member
  • Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) Member
  • International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Member
  • United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Life Member

Recent Testimonials

Even on the COLDEST and snowiest day of the year (so far), we were able to get outside and shoot! Thanks, Joe, for expediting it all so that we did what we needed to do in such an efficient and timely manner!

— Marguerite M

Joseph , our instructor, was incredibly professional. It’s obvious that he enjoys what he does. I felt totally at ease and comfortable with his clear and understandable directions.

The way Joe spoke and got all of us involved in his content delivery. He was a bad-ass, he held the room’s attention with his style of instruction. I now know how to hold a gun in a safe position at all times and how to effectively check when a gun is unloaded by looking down the chamber through the grip as well as placing my finger in the chamber and feel down the barrel. I liked his attention to detail.