Firearms Instructors

GOAL's listing of certified firearms instructors

GOAL Instructors

Instructor listing by area/county.

The following listing is a compilation of persons who teach firearms training. Courses they offer may range from basic firearm safety to personal protection. Contact the persons in your area and find out which courses they offer. Feel free to ask for references and discuss cost and exactly what will be covered in class.

Instructors will need the following information from you upon completion of a course: full name including your middle initial, present address and date of birth. This is the only information that the Massachusetts State Police require to verify your certificate of course completion.

If you are a GOAL member and an instructor and would like to be added to this listing, please contact Mike Sweeney via email, include your member info and a short listing similar to those on this page


Berkshire

  • Eric Goodchild is certified with the NRA and the State to teach basic pistol and rifle. He can be contacted at 413-625-8203.

  • Eric Kickery is an NRA Certified Instructor and Mass State Police BFS Instructor, classes are held at Avid Sports in Pittsfield. Contact him at frseamless@hotmail.com or 413-997-3600.

  • Robert J. McDermott is NRA Certified Instructor, NRA Training Counselor, MA State Police Certified BFS Instructor and Utah BCI Certified Firearm Instructor. He can be reached at 413-232-7700 or robmcdermott@verizon.net  or www.NRApistolinstructor.com

  • Thomas R. Nadolny is an NRA Certified Instructor and MA State Police Certified BFS Instructor and Utah BCI Certified Firearm Instructor. He can be reached at 413-822-6451 or tnadolny1@gmail.com Classes held monthly in Pittsfield, MA.

  • Daniel Peck, is an NRA Certified Instructor and Mass State Police BFS Instructor. Private and group classes held in the North Adams and surrounding areas. I can be reached at 413-663-4896 or email peckbows@yahoo.com.

  • Dale Pike is a Certified NRA Pistol Instructor, Registered NRA Recruiter, and Certified MA State Police BFS Instructor. Classes are held in Pittsfield. He can be reached via email: instructor@dpfirearmsafety.com / website: www.dpfirearmsafety.com / or cell: 413-841-0279

  • Louis Robesch of Pittsfield is a NRA Training Counselor, call him at 413-499-9533.

  • Vicki White, NRA Certified Instructor, NRA Training Counselor, MA State Police Certified BFS Instructor. NRA Level ll Pistol & Shotgun Coach. She can be reached at 413-442-8107 or lady45white@gmail.com. Classes held in Lenox, MA. or can come to you.

Information on this page is subject to change without notice.

This page provides external website links to various community, regional, or governmental organizations that may be of interest to users of this website. These links are provided as a courtesy for the convenience of the users. GOAL does not necessarily endorse these organizations, nor does it control the content of the linked websites. GOAL reserves the right to deny any and all requests for links, and to sever existing links at anytime. Questions and requests for links should be addressed to Jon Green GOAL's Director of Training.

Bristol County

  • Richard D Amaral is certified by NRA and MA State Police. Basic pistol instruction classes for individuals and small groups. Email: AM1345@Aol.com or call 508-993-3029

  • Joe Cabral is a State Police and NRA-certified instructor in New Bedford, MA. He teaches NRA Basic Pistol Course, NRA Home Firearm Safety Course, and hosts Group or Private Classes phone: 508-863-0464 email: nbpistolinst@aol.com web:  www.nbpistolinstructor.com

  • William A Dalpe: Certified NRA instructor in Basic Pistol Safety (needed for MA LTC-One day class), Personal Protection Inside the Home, Refuse To Be A Victim, Shotgun, and Rifle. Also offer classes on the Art of Carrying Concealed and Home/Personal Defense. Call for classes 800-830-8848 or visit http://patriotfirearmsschool.com

  • Flint Armament offers Basic Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun, Personal Protection in the Home as well as advanced-level courses and the Utah CCW. Visit our family-friendly retail showroom and training facility at 1068 Slade Street, Fall River, MA 02724, our website or write us at Train@FlintArms.com.

  • Gun Safety holds classes in Westport. Courses include Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, Rifle & Personal Protection. 508-644-2467 or gunsafety@yahoo.com.

  • The Hanson Rod and Gun Club. Classes schedule regularly. Please check our website at www.hansonrodandgunclub.com for dates and availability or email us at hansontraining@gmail.com

  • Jeff Kaplan offers private and classroom instruction and is available as needed. NRA Basic Pistol and NRA Home Firearm Safety, MSP certified for the LTC. Plainville, MA at 508-944-3797, rkba@earthlink.net or http://www.massltctrain.com.

  • Middleboro Gun Shop - N.R.A./State Police Certified - Basic Pistol and Home Firearms Safety Course. Small Classes Weekly at the Gun Shop - Call for Appointment - 508-947-5900 - Route 28 Middleboro, MA

  • New Bedford Revolver & Rifle Club offers classes to include range time and is available any time .  NRA Certified Instructor & MSP certified for the LTC call Carlos Taveira at 508-889-8459 or clos02745@aol.com

  • Ted Oven is a state-certified instructor. Call him at 508-695-4852, or e-mail him at ted@northeasttrading.com.

  • Frank Ribelin is certified by NRA and MA State Police. Basic pistol instruction classes for individuals and small groups. Email firearmclass@gmail.com or cell phone 508-944-9176.

  • Doug Rodgers of Acushnet offers courses. Call 508-993-6789, or email him at drog13@comcast.net

  • Sippican Rod & Gun Club in Rochester hosts Home Firearms Responsibility courses, call Dale Williams 508-763-2552

  • Steven J Terceira is certified by NRA and MA State Police. Basic pistol instruction classes for individuals and small groups. Email: FIDLTC4u@verizon.net or call 508-763-4988

  • Steven Trindad, in Tiverton RI. is a MA/RI certified instructor, and does RI Pistol recertifications. His contact info is 401-624-2649 and steventsr@hotmail.com

Information on this page is subject to change without notice.

This page provides external website links to various community, regional, or governmental organizations that may be of interest to users of this website. These links are provided as a courtesy for the convenience of the users. GOAL does not necessarily endorse these organizations, nor does it control the content of the linked websites. GOAL reserves the right to deny any and all requests for links, and to sever existing links at anytime. Questions and requests for links should be addressed to Jon Green GOAL's Director of Training.

Boston Area

  • Boston Firearms - Firearms Training Classes - Indoor shooting range, 151 Bow St, Everett MA 02149, 617 944 0985, www.bostonfirearms.com Firearms sales also FFL - Tom Cheffro NRA and MA State Police Certified.

  • Mike Burchman,Project safTE Certified, teaches the Home Firearm Safety course throughout Massachusetts. Contact him at mburchman@homegunsafety.com , (508)734-1156 or www.homegunsafety.com.

  • Martin Michelman can be contacted at 617-828-9868 or email psdimkm1@msn.com

  • John Monte of Somerville is an instructor and can be reached at 617-776-0765.

  • Red Devil Firearms Training reddevilfirearmstraining@outlook.com - 617-821-7196 We provide "Home Firearm Safety" classes from the safety, security and comfort of your own home. We follow an NRA lesson plan and we are licensed by the MA State Police.

  • John Roberts of Brighton is certified for pistol, personal protection and home firearms. Contact him by email at Deputy_Sheriff_@webtv.net .

  • Mitchel D. Shair is a State Police Certified Instructor for Basic Firearms Safety Courses. He is a NRA Certified Instructor in Home Safety, Basic Pistol and Basic Rifle. Classes are in Dedham and Braintree. Contact by E mail: mitch1055@comcast.net.

  • Michael Stranathan is an NRA Certified, Massachusetts State Police Certified Handgun and LEOSA Instructor, and Maryland “Wear and Carry Instructor.” He Conducts NRA Home Firearm Safety, NRA Basic Pistol, and both types of NRA Personal Protection Courses as well as private instruction. Mr. Stranathan is available to travel throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He can be reached via telephone at (330) 208-3714, or e-mail at michaelstranathan@yahoo.com.
  • Christopher Watson is an NRA Certified Instructor and MA State Police Certified BFS Instructor. He can be reached at Christopher.Watson1@yahoo.com

Information on this page is subject to change without notice.

This page provides external website links to various community, regional, or governmental organizations that may be of interest to users of this website. These links are provided as a courtesy for the convenience of the users. GOAL does not necessarily endorse these organizations, nor does it control the content of the linked websites. GOAL reserves the right to deny any and all requests for links, and to sever existing links at anytime. Questions and requests for links should be addressed to Jon Green GOAL's Director of Training.

Cape Cod Area

  • Bass River Rod & Gun. Contact Dick Hurley at 508-888-6099 or email him at president@bassriverrod-gunclub.com.

  • Steven Miles in North Harwich can be reached at 508-432-8036

  • The Powderhorn, a gun shop in Hyannis, works in conjunction with many local clubs to offer training. Contact the shop at 508-775-8975.

  • Strong Foundation Firearms Education serves the Cape Cod and South Shore area. We offer the Basic Firearms Safety class for Mass. Licensing which can be taught in our classroom or your home. NRA classes are also available as well as the HR 218 LEOSA qualification course. Call 508-419-6666 or visit us on the web at strongfoundationsfe.com for more details.

  • Village Sports NRA Certified Instructor Paul Forand - Classes held twice monthly. 737 State Road, Westport, MA 02790. 508 672 4284

Information on this page is subject to change without notice.

This page provides external website links to various community, regional, or governmental organizations that may be of interest to users of this website. These links are provided as a courtesy for the convenience of the users. GOAL does not necessarily endorse these organizations, nor does it control the content of the linked websites. GOAL reserves the right to deny any and all requests for links, and to sever existing links at anytime. Questions and requests for links should be addressed to Jon Green GOAL's Director of Training.

Central Mass Area

  • GOAL offers courses in Home Firearms Safety and Basic Pistol in the Northboro area. Call our office at 508-393-5333 or Director of Education Jon Green

  • Blackstone Valley Firearm Training offers group and private firearms courses including NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Home Firearm Safety, NRA Personal Protection in the Home, and Refuse To Be A Victim. Lead instructor Chris Errington is a MA State Police Certified Instructor and NRA certified instructor/coach. Please visit www.bsvft.com, email training@bsvft.com or call 508-688-5466 for further info.

  • Dale Brown offers the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course and Mass State Police Basic Firearms Certification LTC-002. Classes are taught at the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club. For More information call (413) 345-6889 or email dale.brown223@gmail.com

  • Budo Kai Martial Arts Inc. has been in business since 1979. We offer practical no nonsense Self-Defense training including firearms. Rick LeClair is a fully insured NRA and MA State Police Certified Instructor since 1990. Rick is also an NRA Training Counselor and Life Member. We offer NRA courses in the following disciplines: Home Firearm Safety, Pistol, Shotgun, and Personal Protection in the Home to small groups. Our courses are professionally taught, and women friendly. We encourage confidence and underscore firearm safety to those who want to apply for a FID or LTC in MA. For Course availability contact us at RickLeClair@Verizon.net or call 978-537-4434.

  • Mike Burchman is a MA State Police and NRA Certified Firearms Safety Instructor for Home Firearms Safety (LTC-007) and Basic Pistol Shooting (LTC-002) fulfilling requirements for the MA LTC or FID Card. He is also a Utah BCI Concealed Weapons Instructor teaching a course fulfilling requirements for the Utah Non-Resident LTC. Contact him at mburchman@homegunsafety.com , (508)361-4554 or www.homegunsafety.com.

  • Center Mass Arms Training is owned and operated by Dean Shannon and offers flexible and professional training opportunities for nearly everyone. Some examples are: NRA Home Firearm Safety/MA License to Carry, NRA Basic Pistol Shooting, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Course and more! Classes are held frequently in Clinton, MA but we are also available to teach private classes in your home or facility (Families, Communities, Corporations Organizations, Churches, etc.). Contact Dean at Dean@CenterMassArmsTraining.com or call him at 508.944.0402. Visit our website often (www.CenterMassArmsTraining.com) and while you're there, find the link to friend us on Facebook!

  • Center Mass weapons Training is a Veteran owned and Operated Company whose goal is to educate and certify individuals who would like to apply for class A, B, or FID in the state of Massachusetts. We also train new and experienced gun owners at all levels of proficiency. Center Mass weapons Training instructors are combat veterans who are Massachusetts and NRA certified as well as military trained weapons/firearms instructors. Visit our website for more training offered along with course dates, costs and instructors profiles at http://www.centermassweaponstraining.com Come join in for the most professional and exceptional training around!

  • Cloverleaf Firearms Group is owned and operated by Stu Fuller, a full-time Police Officer in Central Massachusetts. They offer private and group classes for: License To Carry, NRA Basic Pistol, Concealed Carry, Intro to AR-15, and Law Enforcement Classes. Stu is a Massachusetts Police Training Council Advanced Firearms Instructor (Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun), Department Armorer (Glock/M&P), NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, and Massachusetts State Police Certified Instructor. 508.319.9445 cloverleaf.firearms@gmail.com www.cloverleaffirearmsgroup.com See you on the range!

  • Charlie Cook offers the NRA Basic Pistol class in central MA. Contact Charlie at 508.981.6402 or crfcook@verizon.net.

  • Andrew P. Cueroni Jr., 508-966-2186, acueroni@comcast.net is MSP Certified, and teaches Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol and Range Safety Officer Courses.

  • Dan D'Amato is an NRA Certified,Project safTE Certified,Massachusetts State Police Certified, and Tactical Pistol Instructor. He Conducts NRA Home Firearm Safety, NRA Basic Pistol, Both types of NRA Personal Protection Courses as well as private instruction. Call (978)870-7298, or e-mail at: dan.damato@comcast.net. Courses are conducted at the Ayer Gun & Sportsmen’s Club http://www.ayersportsmensclub.com.

  • Greg Doherty offers firearm courses in the Framingham area. www.libertysports.biz or call 508-353-4490.

  • Michael Follo 617-520-4398 Shrewsbury, MA NRA & MA State Police Certified Instructor e-mail info@downzerotraining.com Website link http://downzerotraining.com/

  • Michael Fontaine is an NRA and MA State Police Certified Instructor. He offers both NRA Home Firearm Safety and NRA Basic Pistol Courses. Private instruction is available. 978-534-2484 (Leominster) firearmsinstruction@gmail.com

  • John N Gabriel -NRA certified instructor in the following: Home Firearms Safety; Basic Pistol; Basic Rifle; Shotshell & Metallic Carttidge Reloading email: fasafetytrng@aol.com Cell phone: 508 414-0491

  • Jon Green offers licensing courses as needed in the central MA area. Specializing in RI non-resident qualifications and new gun familiarization. 508-641-0116 or email jongreen@goal.org

  • David Gregoire (NRA pistol, rifle, and Home Firearm Safety instructor) conducts the Basic Firearms Safety (LTC-007) class for Massachusetts FID and LTC certification, monthly, at Maspenock Rod & Gun Club in Milford, Ma. Contact him at 508-243-1521 for more information and registration instructions.

  • Harold Jarvis Hopedale MA MA is State Police certified NRA certified for Home Firearms Safety and Basic Pistol http://www.firearmsadvantage.com jarvisiii@verizon.net or he can be reached by phone at 508 478-8950.

  • Rick Jess: Rick's Firearms Training hosting classes at the Woodsman Rifle and Pistol Club in Athol as well as offering classes in the Athol, Royalston & Orange Area. 978-868-4414 or Rj4175@gmail.com

  • Michael Joffe offers NRA Basic Pistol and skill improvement courses in Harvard, MA to small groups and individuals. Call (617) 803-1307 or email instructor@voland.net.

  • Kistler Shooting Schools, Inc. located in Leominster, MA, is owned and operated by Dave Kistler. He is an NRA and MA State Police Certified Instructor, and NRA Pistol, Shotgun and Rifle Coach. Dave is also an NSCA Shotgun Coach. He offers Home Firearm Safety and the NRA Basic Pistol, Basic Shotgun, Basic Rifle, RSO, and Reloading courses. Visit www.KSSI.co to see his offerings and enroll in a course or lesson. To email him with questions; contact@kistlershootingschools.com

  • Officer Michael Lupachini of the Upton Police Department offers courses in the Upton area, contact him at frontsight65@yahoo.com

  • Paul Lyons DBA Mass Handgun Safety, offers NRA Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home Courses in Gardner Massachusetts. He has his Federal Law Enforcement Officers Firearms Instructors Certification, NRA Certification, Massachusetts State Police Basic Firearms Instructor Certification. He is a member of the NRA, GOAL, MLEFI&AA (Massachusetts Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors & Armorers Association,) S.A.F.E. (Shooting and Firearms Educators Charter Member,) Northeast Shooters. For Class Information: www.masshandgunsafety.com questions: plyons@masshandgunsafety.com (508) 517-4812

  • Jim Malo is a MA Certified BFS State Police and NRA Certified Instructor and Life Member, GOAL life/ Endowment member, and teaches NRA Courses for Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Contact: E mail: jx.calibre@gmail.com Phone: 508-755-5864

  • Paul Marier is a MSP and NRA Instructor and Coach providing Fire Arms Training classes in Pistol, Rifle, Shot Gun, Home Fire Arm Safety. Classes are scheduled based on student needs in Millis and the surrounding towns. Classes are schedule throughout MA upon request. Call 508-541-3164 or pgmarier@verizon.net

  • Jim Miller holds pistol courses in the Worcester area 508-826-1031

  • Dr. Steve Moysey: Dr. Moysey offers private individual or couples training for the NRA basic pistol course for people wanting to obtain their LTC. He also offers post LTC firearms and shooting training for skills building and firearms familiarization. Training and familiarization for IDPA competition is also available. Please contact Dr. Moysey or GOAL for details.

  • Steve Munden offers pistol, rifle, and shotgun courses, call 508-366-5884, steve@stevemunden.com

  • North Brookfield Sportsman's Club offers NRA Basic Pistol the 3rd Saturday of every month. For details and registration pre-registration is required contact Dale Hevy at 508-867-9073. Private instruction is available upon request. Our instructors are NRA and State Police Certified.

  • Optimist Firearms John Hay, NRA Basic Pistol and NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor and Massachusetts State Police Basic Firearms certified, located in Princeton Ma. Phone: 978-944-2698 - email: jhay@bop.gov. Classes are catered to the individual needs in learning and experience. I provide private and small group lessons to individuals, families, and friends. My purpose is to teach the student the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the student leaves with the confidence to safely and responsibly own, carry and use any type of firearm available to citizens here in the commonwealth. I have both Law Enforcement and Military experience in service to our country in the Marines and Department of Justice on 2 different tactical teams both here in the States and in the Persian Gulf. I believe in sharing my knowledge and experiences to teach and promote our right to Keep and Bear Arms and support the shooting sports that separates us from the rest of the world. I would be happy to answer any questions you have so please feel free to call.

  • Ronald Richard holds classes in the Millbury area 508-579-5026.

  • Sean Rochette is an NRA Certified Pistol and Basic Firearms Safety Instructor, Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor, and a Certified RSO.  Please contact him P: (617) 784-7271  F: (508) 928-2404 sean@eagleconsultingservices.net or check out his website for more information

  • Brian St. George is an NRA Instructor and Certified Pistol and Rifle Coach offering Pistol and Rifle training. Call 508-733-6632 or marvel06@comcast.net.

  • Chuck Swanberg offers NRA Home Firearms Safety, NRA Basic Pistol and NRA Basic Shotgun courses for those seeking to qualify for the Massachusetts FID, LTC-A and LTC-B licenses.  Private and semi- private classes are held in the MetroWest area, based on student's needs. Call 781-237-9699 or e-mail at cswanberg@swancap.com.

  • Mark Tessier 508-393-7575, 508-932-0145 (cell) matessier@verizon.netOffers 1 day “NRA Home firearms Safety”, “NRA Basic Pistol” & MA firearms law courses to satisfy training requirements for MA FID, Class B, & class A licenses.  NRA certificates may be valid in other states. Held at Marlboro Fish & Game (www.marlborofishandgame.com) conveniently located near the intersections of Rte 495, Rte 20, and Rte 290.  Courses are held approximately every 8 weeks.

  • Harry Tiberio is a Massachusetts State Police Certified BFS Instructor, NRA Certified Instructor, GLOCK Certified Instructor and GLOCK Certified Armorer …He can travel throughout Rhode Island, Worcester and Middlesex County Massachusetts as well parts of Eastern Connecticut. Contact By Phone (401) 965-4648 or E-mail: leo.instructor@gmail.com to discuss training needs.

  • Tombstone Trading Co. offers courses in the Spencer area. Call David Bourdeau at 508-867-9153.

Information on this page is subject to change without notice.

This page provides external website links to various community, regional, or governmental organizations that may be of interest to users of this website. These links are provided as a courtesy for the convenience of the users. GOAL does not necessarily endorse these organizations, nor does it control the content of the linked websites. GOAL reserves the right to deny any and all requests for links, and to sever existing links at anytime. Questions and requests for links should be addressed to Jon Green GOAL's Director of Training.

Lowell Area

  • The Andover Sportsmen's Club holds NRA Pistol courses. Please contact Sam Washburn at samvnw51@yahoo.com

  • Black North Firearms & Training offers NRA Basic Pistol courses in Dracut, MA to small groups and individuals. Approved by the Massachusetts State Police. Call (978) 337-4044 or email blacknorth@comcast.net.

  • Mike Burchman,Project safTE Certified, teaches the Home Firearm Safety course throughout Massachusetts. Contact him at mburchman@homegunsafety.com, (508)734-1156 or www.homegunsafety.com.

  • Crosshairs Firearm Training: Donald Roberts is an NRA & Mass State Police Certified Instructor in Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, and Home Firearm Safety. Regular classes are held monthly on Saturday's, however weekday classes are available to meet your needs upon request. We will also make arrangements for private or semi-private classes if you prefer. Visit us at www.Crosshairs-Firearm-Training.net or email us at Instructor@Crosshairs-Firearm-Training.net . We can also be reached at 781-771-8503

  • Dan D'Amato is an NRA Certified,Project safTE Certified, Massachusetts State Police Certified, and Tactical Pistol Instructor. He Conducts NRA Home Firearm Safety, NRA Basic Pistol, Both types of  NRA Personal Protection Courses as well as private instruction. Call (978)870-7298, or e-mail at: dan.damato@comcast.net. Courses are conducted at the Ayer Gun & Sportsmen’s Club  http://www.ayersportsmensclub.com.

  • Paul G. Gregory, is an NRA Certified Instructor and Mass State Police BFS Instructor (LTC-007). Private and group classes held in Shrewsbury, Marlboro and surrounding areas. I can be reached at 508-410-2653 or email pggregory@townisp.com

  • Instructional Shooting Inc. Greg Danas teaches class on Saturday's in Lowell, call him at 978-833-7255 or visit his website for more info.

  • Lowell Sportsmen's Club in North Chelmsford has NRA and Mass. State Police certified instructors. Basic Pistol class is offered monthly. Range Safety Officer training is also available. For more information, visit the Lowell Sportsmen's Club website, e-mail us at training@lowellsc.org, or call Rick at 617-699-7068.

  • Ken Maurer is an NRA Certified Instructor and Training Counselor (Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Personal Protection) Mass State Police Certified, Refuse To Be A Victim. Gun_Safety@Comcast.net or 978-692-6818.

  • Steve Rogg NRA Certified Instructor, Massachusetts State Police Certified. Offering NRA Basic Pistol & NRA Home Firearm Safety courses for those seeking their LTC. Also available for private instruction, please call 978-430-3147 or email lumberman31@gmail.com.

  • Roudenbush Community Center in Westford. Home Firearm Safety course taught by Jim Gozzo meets requirements for MA LTC applicants. Instructors are NRA and MA State Police certified. Information on course dates and registration is available at http://www.roudenbush.org/new/index.php under Community Education…Adult and Teen Classes…Health and Safety. For further information, contact Jim at gunsafejim@verizon.net or 978-340-2908.

  • Tewksbury Rod & Gun Club offers regular NRA Personal Protection courses. Contact George Rost 978-851-6286 or Debbie Lumsden at 978-658-3569.

Information on this page is subject to change without notice.

This page provides external website links to various community, regional, or governmental organizations that may be of interest to users of this website. These links are provided as a courtesy for the convenience of the users. GOAL does not necessarily endorse these organizations, nor does it control the content of the linked websites. GOAL reserves the right to deny any and all requests for links, and to sever existing links at anytime. Questions and requests for links should be addressed to Jon Green GOAL's Director of Training.

Marthas Vineyard

  • No info available at this time, see Barnstable or Bristol County

Information on this page is subject to change without notice.

This page provides external website links to various community, regional, or governmental organizations that may be of interest to users of this website. These links are provided as a courtesy for the convenience of the users. GOAL does not necessarily endorse these organizations, nor does it control the content of the linked websites. GOAL reserves the right to deny any and all requests for links, and to sever existing links at anytime. Questions and requests for links should be addressed to Jon Green GOAL's Director of Training.

Metro West Area

  • Bob Canning Firearm Instructor NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, Personal Protection in The Home, Range Safety Officer Instructor, Mass. State Police Certified Firearm Instructor. Offering One on One and group Pistol Courses as well as Personal and Home Defense Instruction in a Professional, Friendly, Safe, family oriented atmosphere. Will travel. My Goal is to exceed your expectations, I will offer you more than you expect, and I will provide a better value for your time and money. Contact for rates. Phone 508-333-3452/Email: Bocan3@aol.com

  • Kenyon Chin, NRA Certified Instructor, Massachusetts State Police Certified. NRA Basic Pistol & NRA Home Firearm Safety. (508) 361-4259 or trackertx17@yahoo.com. Courses are taught at the Maynard Rod & Gun Club.

  • Charlie Mahar is a fully insured and certified NRA and MA State Police firearms safety instructor, offering the following NRA courses: Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Home Firearms Safety and Personal Protection in the Home for those needing a training course to apply for a LTC or FID in the Commonwealth. He also provides coaching in trap and skeet shooting; he is a certified NSSA Skeet Instructor and an ATA/NRA Certified Shotgun Coach. Training is offered on an “as needed basis”, from one on one instruction to larger groups. Courses are held at the Minute Man SC in Burlington. Contact info: Maharc1@comcast.net, Cell 781-844-8131, or Minute Man SC office 781-272-7169 (www.minutemansportsmen.com).

  • MassGunOwnership.com is a joint effort by the Blue Northern Trading Co. and local instructor Jim Finnerty to provide affordable, comprehensive, and efficient training for people that have never owned a firearm and are new to the Massachusetts permitting process. Their highly-rated monthly 5-hour course, "How To Own a Gun in Massachusetts" combines the excellent NRA Home Firearms Safety curriculum with an overview of Massachusetts Firearms Laws, and a step-by-step explanation of the application and permitting process.

    You can get more information or register at MassGunOwnership.com or by calling Blue Northern Trading at 978-772-6779, or Jim Finnerty at 617-320-8012.

  • Minute Man Sportsman's Club, Burlington, provides basic firearms safety courses allowing you to apply for a FID or LTC in the Commonwealth. In addition, coaching is available at the basic, intermediate and advanced level for skeet, trap and 5 stand. One on one or group training is available. For further information please contact Deb at MMSC @ 781-272-7169 or visit the website at www.minutemansportsmen.com.

  • Point of Aim Firearms, Christine Alfano, Managing Director A unique approach to firearm safety. Small personal classes in a low-stress, professional classroom environment. NRA and MA State Police certified firearm safety classes. Courses are held at Point of Aim, located at 389 Worcester Road (Rte. 9 W), Framingham, MA 01701 Contact info: Christine Alfano, 508.320.5330, christine@pointofaimfirearms.com, www.pointofaimfirearms.com

  • Mark Tessierv508-393-7575, 508-932-0145 (cell) matessier@verizon.net Offers 1 day “NRA Home firearms Safety”, “NRA Basic Pistol” & MA firearms law courses to satisfy training requirements for MA FID, Class B, & class A licenses.  NRA certificates may be valid in other states. Held at Marlboro Fish & Game www.marlborofishandgame.com conveniently located near the intersections of Rte 495, Rte 20, and Rte 290.  Courses are held approximately every 8 weeks.

Information on this page is subject to change without notice.

This page provides external website links to various community, regional, or governmental organizations that may be of interest to users of this website. These links are provided as a courtesy for the convenience of the users. GOAL does not necessarily endorse these organizations, nor does it control the content of the linked websites. GOAL reserves the right to deny any and all requests for links, and to sever existing links at anytime. Questions and requests for links should be addressed to Jon Green GOAL's Director of Training.

North Shore Area

  • Apex Tactical Firearms Training Instructors are NRA and Massachusetts State Police Certified Firearms Instructors employing state-of -the-art classroom materials including video and laser training combined with live fire range exercises during your NRA Home Firearm Safety or NRA Basic Pistol Shooting courses. We also teach the NRA Range Safety Officer course and offer private instruction / consulting for post LTC firearm selection and familiarization, safe firearm handling, shooting fundamentals, concealed carry and marksmanship skill building. Please email us at: NRAInstructor@Comcast.NET for more information or contact Collin Norton at 978-994-4030. You can register for our courses at: www.NRAInstructors.ORG

  • Bob's Tactical Shooting Range in Salisbury holds firearms training classes, call 978-465-5561.

  • Duane Brown, Gloucester MA , 978-317-2811, Duaneb1953@yahoo.com - Classes scheduled regularly.

  • The Cape Ann Sportsmen's Club.www.capeannsportsmansclub.org. Classes scheduled regularly. Call the club at 978-283-0304 and leave a message.

  • Lynne & Ed Dube can be reached at 978-373-4325 email magicknmail@juno.com

  • Jerry Gallo is NRA and Massachusetts certified in Basic Firearms Safety, Basic Pistol and Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA) Located at 10 Lowell St., Peabody, MA, web site WWW.ontargetpeabody.com, email address, jerrygallo2154@gmail.com, telephone # 617-593-7475

  • Hamilton-Wenham Rod & Gun offers courses every month; contact Mike Pelonzi at 978-815-6989. Click here to visit their website.

  • The Haverhill Hound Rod and Gun Club sponsors the NRA Home Firearm Safety Class on the third Saturday of every month from 10:00 am to approximately 3:00 pm. Known as LTC-007 by the MA State Police, it is an approved safety class when applying for your LTC. All proceeds from the class go to help support the club. Live fire is included. For more information please see our web site at www.HHRG.org, or contact Mike Johnson at mjohnsonpersonal@hotmail.com

  • Ipswich Fish and Game Association - J. Eric Josephson, Ipswich MA - 978-979-0485 (for training inquiries only) http://www.ipswichfishandgame.org/training/

  • Charlie Mahar is NRA & MA certified in pistol, rifle, shotgun and personal protection. Contact him via e-mail at Maharc@aol.com.

  • Mass Rifle Association in Woburn offers monthly basic firearms safety courses, contact the club at 781-933-2138 www.massrifle.com.

  • Nicholas Menard - Beverly Firearms - Certified Massachusetts Basic Fire Arm Instructor offering the NRA's Home Firearm Safety course in private settings. 4 hour course w/ hands on practical. Instruction meets and exceeds requirements to apply for a License to Carry (LTC) or Firearms Identification Card (FID). State Police BFS Certificate. Basic Firearms Safety Course Completion Certificate issued pursuant to 515 CMR 3.05(7) NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor/ NRA Basic Pistol Instructor. Northshore and Metro Boston availibilty. For additional info, please email beverlyfirearms@gmail.com

  • The North Shore Redmen Rifle & Pistol Club of Lynn offers a Firearms Safety class on the 1st Monday of the month, call 781-599-4737 for details.

  • Woburn Sportsmen's Association often hosts Basic Firearms courses at their club in Bedford, contact them at 781-275-7323.

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South Shore Area

  • Danny Church - Works with individuals, groups and families to build confidence and understanding on the safe use, handling and storage of firearms. Certified through the NRA, MPTC, and Mass. State Police to teach approved courses to those seeking an LTC or FID card or simply looking to improve or expand shooting skills. Law Enforcement Safety Act (LEOSA) certifications are also available. See more about me at LinkedIn.com/in/ddchurch or contact me at ddchurch@yahoo.com to schedule your training.

  • John Cole can be reached at 508-997-3523.

  • Charles Davis is NRA/Mass. State Police certified in Basic Pistol, Rifle and Home Firearm Safety and teaches in the Easton/Brockton area. 3rd Sundays of Month. $90.00 Includes all required equipment, 1 FREE guest allowed Call (508) 238-1586, visit http://www.firearmstraining.cdavisgroup.com/ or E-mail chuck@cdavisgroup.com

  • JM INSTRUCTION, LLC-Everything Firearms all under one roof. Certified as an instructor by the FBI, NRA, MA State Police and Utah BCI. Courses available: LTC/FID approved safety course, Utah non-resident permit (carry in 31 states), 38 State Ultimate multi-state training, BUILD YOUR OWN AR-15 COURSE, Advanced Tactical Pistol Shooting Courses, LEOSA Qualification for retired officers, Rhode Island Qualification Course & Private Lessons. Instructor development courses also available for novice/beginner instructors. Services Available: Trigger Jobs $80 or less, Fingerprinting, AR-15 Assembly, Sight Replacement, Cleaning & Inspections. Owned and operated by former federal law enforcement officer and current local area police officer. Full details at www.JMinstruction.com Contact Joe at 781-771-9978 or by email at Joe@JMinstruction.com Located in Holbrook, fully licensed and insured."

  • Ron Hawkins is NRA/Mass. State Police certified in Basic Pistol and Home Firearm Safety. He offers group and private instruction with flexible scheduling. Available from Boston to the Canal. Call (617) 827-2861 or visit http://www.aegisarms.com for more information.

  • Chris Mantia is an NRA and Mass State Police Certified Pistol Instructor.  He teaches the NRA Basic Pistol Course required to apply for your LTC or FID card.  The best way to reach him is via email:  mantia@gmail.com

  • Joey Nguyen - Logical Firearms Training Offers One on One or Group Class - Basic Firearms Safety Instructor - Mass State Basic Pistol Instructor - NRA Certified Pistol Fundamentals Refresher Quincy and Braintree Location Schedule a Class with:EMAIL: LogicalFirearmTraining@gmail.com PHONE: (617) 249-4526

  • Liam O'Flaherty: NRA and MA State Police cerified Basic Pistol Safety and Home Firearm Safety. Also NRA Certified Range Safety Officer. Small classes held in a modern classroom setting or in your home. Women-only classes and private range training available. My goal is to build confident safety-minded shooters who will spend a lifetime enjoying the shooting sports. Please visit the webiste for info: Firearm Safety Training of Mass FISTofMass.com.

  • Ted Oven at Northeast Trade Co. 508-695-4852 or email at ted@northeasttrading.com.

  • Michael D Owings, Firearms Instructor - NRA Certified in both NRA Basic Pistol and Home Firearm Safety, also Mass State Police Certified Basic Firearms Instructor. Offering one on one or small group training sessions. Course times and locations are by mutual agreement. Range time, in MA, is conducted at the Braintree rifle and pistol club located in Braintree MA. Please call with any further inquiries. 781-871-2358, or EMail: michaeldowings@yahoo.com

  • Anatoly Podpaly is certified to teach Basic Pistol. Apodpaly@yahoo.com 617-347-2214.

  • Tom Pye is NRA/MA State Police certified in Basic Pistol and Home Firearm Safety. He offers group and private instruction with flexible scheduling and teaches the full NRA Basic Pistol Course required as part of the LTC and FID process. Classes are convenient to Boston and the South Shore. Tom can be reached 781.264.2489 or by e-mail at tpye_54@msn.com.

  • Lynne Roberts, Massachusetts State Coordinator for Second Amendment Sisters, Inc. www.2asisters.org is NRA Certified for Basic Pistol & Home Firearm Safety. Mass State Police Certified. Group and Private Instruction. Contact Lynne toll free at 1-877-683-1717.

  • South Shore Gun Training offers safe, practical and easy to understand firearms safety training to fulfill the Massachusetts LTC/ FID training requirements. Skill improvements, refresher and recertification courses are available for licensed shooters. Our students enjoy the opportunity to work with a variety of firearms. Handgun, rifle and shotgun classes are offered to individuals and groups. Visit our Web Site: www.SouthShoreGunTraining.com or Call 508-726-6437. email info@southshoreguntraining.com

  • George Wilson offers courses in the Pembroke/Marshfield area. He can be reached at 781-871-0003 or check out his website http://safegunhandling.com/

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Springfield Area

  • Ray Colson Ludlow, MA. Check us out at www.ltcfirearmscourse.com NRA & Mass State Police certified pistol instructor, NRA certified shotgun, NRA certified Chief Range Safety Officer. CTS instructor (Combat Tactical Shooting). We do Self-Defense and Criminal Law classes. We also do private and one-on-one instructional. Call 413-427-9963 or email me at: ray@ltcfirearmscourse.com

  • Mark Edlund: NRA Certified Instructor: Basic Pistol - Phase II (LTC-002), Range Safety Officer, Marksmanship Training. Course Registration can be done at http://www.nrainstructors.org/search.aspx or contact me directly. Private and group course held in East Longmeadow and surrounding areas; can be reached at 860-614-1263 or email me07@outlook.com.

  • The Franklin County Sportsmen's Club offers Basic Firearms Safety Course classes on a near monthly basis at the Club facility located on 721 River Road, Deerfield, MA. Each class is conducted by two to three NRA and Mass. State Police certified instructors, working in concert, and with each class limited in enrollment in order to provide maximum hands-on experience. Please visit the Club's website for class schedules, application requirements and procedures. Other courses, such as Hunter Safety, Personal and Home Defense, Basic Reloading, and NRA Basic Pistol may be offered on an occasional basis and so listed on the Club's website. All inquiries regarding firearms courses should be directed to John Burruto, Vice-President, The Franklin County Sportsmen's Club, jeburruto@comcast.net.

  • Holyoke Revolver Club holds NRA Basic courses on the third Saturday of each month, contact the club at 413-539-9345.

  • Jim Markowski, Ret. ATF/Tactical Trainer, NRA Basic Pistol, Home Safety and PPIH Instructor; MSP Basic Pistol Instructor, HR218/LEOSA Firearms Instructor - conatct him via his website: www.advancedtacticsandfirearms.com

  • Mass Gun Permit comes directly to your home or office to teach the Basic Firearms Safety (LTC-007) course accepted by the state for your LTC application. Larry Anderson is NRA-certified and MA State Police certified. You can visit his website or his Facebook page here. He can be reached by calling 508-735-4400 or emailing him at: larry44@gmail.com.

  • Tim Messer is an NRA Training Counselor, NRA Instructor and MA State Certified Instructor. He teaches rifle, pistol, shotgun, HFS and Personal Protection in the Home. Classes are held at the Northampton Revolver Club. 413-584-7632 or timmesser@comcast.net

  • Northampton Revolver Club has three instructors and holds courses on a regular basis, contact the club at 413-586-7821.

  • Mark Poirier is a Massachusetts LE firearms, NRA - Massachusetts State Police pistol, HR218/LEOSA firearms instructor. Together with Jim Markowski, Mark presents defensive pistol courses for the civilian community. Mark and Jim also present MA LTC courses at the Agawam Revolver Club, Southwick, MA. Please contact Mark at President@AgawamRevolverClub.com. For more information: www.AgawamRevolverClub.com.

  • Les Prentice is MA State Certified Basic Pistol, call him at 413-783-6775

  • Ray Smith is NRA & MA State Police Certified. He offers NRA Basic Shotgun Training at Ludlow F & G. He can be contacted at 413-596-3288 or by email at cr2smith@charter.net.

  • Whatley Training LLC. Kirk Whatley Owner. NRA Certified Basic Pistol, Home Firearm Safety and Basic Shotgun. Basic Pistol live fire - 5 students max. Each student has opportunity to fire 100+ rounds. .22/.38/9mm/.45ACP. Basic Shotgun live fire. 5 students max. 20 & 12 gauge. Fully insured. All classes at Norwottuck Fish & Game in Amherst. NRA Certificate & MA State Police Certificate. Class provides everything needed to complete the class. Click here for details and class times/dates and to sign up. PayPal accepted

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New Hampshire

  • Sgt. Thomas Sampson has worked in Law Enforcement for 19 years and is a certified Instructor and offers / teaches the following courses: Basic Firearm Safety Courses for: Massachusetts, Maine & Connecticut (These are the required courses needed to apply for a 'License to Carry or an FID Card') (Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act Instructor L.E.O.S.A.) to qualify retired Law Enforcement personnel). National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified: NRA Semi-Auto & Revolver Pistol Instructor, NRA Rifle Instructor (AR-15,308/.762, 22 Rimfire30-30 & more), NRA Personal Protection in Home, NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home, NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (I certify Range Safety Officers), NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor, Please contact us or visit our web site for more information and courses we offer. Respectfully, Sgt. Thomas Sampson, 603-670-3293

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Training Facilities

  • American Firearms School located in N. Attleboro, MA 800-338-7770. Visit the site at  www.americanfirearmsschool.com.

  • First Defense Firearms, Inc. offers group and private firearms courses, including NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Home Firearm Safety, NRA Personal Protection in the Home, private shooting lessons and advanced tactical and concealed carry courses. Lead Instructor Dennis Doti is a MA State Police Certified Instructor. Please visit www.firstdefensefirearms.com or email info@firstdefensefirearms.com for further info.

  • Gun Safety holds classes in Westport. Courses include Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, Rifle & Personal Protection. 508-644-2467 or gunsafety@yahoo.com.

  • Instructional Shooting Inc. - Greg Danas teaches class on Saturday's in Lowell, call him at 978-833-7255 or visit his website for more info.

  • MAGPRO Inc. Firearm Safety Training - Charles Hollins Instructor, Two locations: Lynn, MA & North Easton, MA providing professional & comprehensive firearm training to civilians, corporations, security guards/SPOs, and sworn personnel that fosters safe, lawful and responsible gun ownership. Instructor Certifications include: NRA LTC007 & LTC002; MA State Police; Utah BCI Concealed Firearm Permit; Sig Suaer Academy; Hunter Ed; MAGPRO Basic Firearm Safety LTC016; MAGPRO Home, Personal & Business LTC023. Get your LTC & FID Certification, Utah CFP, Defensive Pistol & Concealed Carry training. Visit Us www.magproinc.com / Email Us customerservice@magproinc.com / Call Us (774) 776-8699.

  • NTS offers advanced courses in pistol, carbine, shotgun, and knife.978-667-5591.

  • SIG Arms Academy located in Epping New Hampshire, can be contacted at 603-772-2302 ext – 192 www.sigarmsacademy.com.

  • Specialized Training Consultants of New England – 68 Vine Street, Everett, MA 02149. Martin K. Michelman, Sr., Instructor. Can be contacted at 617-828-9868 or email psdimkm1@msn.com

  • We are AWARE offers regular courses in Home Firearms Safety, and Basic Pistol. Contact them at 781-893-0500. www.aware.org

  • Florida: Mass Approved Firearms Training. Identify Point Fire, LLC, Owned & Directed by Bob & Jolyn Esquerre, offers Private and Small Group Firearms Training Courses with a specialty in Personal Self Defense Inside & Outside the Home. MA State Police Certified Firearms Instructors Certified Combat Focus Shooting Instructors Certified I. C. E. Defensive Handgun Instructors Certified NRA Instructors Can Be Contacted at (561) 843-4443 . Email: esquerre1@aol.com

  • Hunter Education Information Please call (617) 727-3623, (508) 792-7434 or (978) 632-7648.

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