The New York State Police are reminding pistol owners to recertify their permits before the upcoming January 31st deadline. Anyone who was issued a pistol/revolver license before January 15, 2013, has to recertify by the end of this month. If a pistol owner does not complete the recertification process, their license will be revoked. Out-of-state residents without a New York driver’s license or identification card must fill out the paper form and attach a copy of their out of state driver’s license or ID card.