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Certified Firearms Safety Courses

NRA Basic Pistol Course


The NRA Personal Protection course (LTC-003) is an 8 hours long course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. (Minimum class size is 3).

Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development

  • students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling
  • primary causes of firearms accidents
  • different types of firearms
  • firearm parts
  • how to load and unload revolvers and semi-automatic pistols
  • ammunition components
  • shooting fundamentals
  • range rules
  • shooting from a bench rest position
  • two handed standing positions
  • holding the firearm and trigger pull
  • aiming
  • cleaning; care
  • safe storage of firearms in the home
  • massachusetts Firearm Laws
  • massachusetts LTC/FID licensing process

Upon completion of the course, the student will receive a Massachusetts State Police Basic Firearms Safety Certificate which is valid for a LTC or FID in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Basic Firearms Safety Certificate



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