Instructor Referral List

Massachusetts Hunter Education Information

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Are you a GOAL member and a certified instructor that would like to be on our referral list? Contact our Director of Education and Training: Jon@GOAL.org


Berkshire County

  • Jay Dreschnack, of Worthington, is an NRA Certified Pistol, Rifle &Shotgun Instructor, a MA State Police Certified BFS Instructor and NRA Range Safety Officer.  Jay can be reached at (413) 406-8884 or by email at dreschnack@hotmail.com for further information.

  • 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.


Bristol County

  • Francis Ardita is a retired member of MA State Police and former senior drill instructor and chief firearms instructor at MPOC, he is certified by NRA and MA State Police and offers IDPA, Basic pistol instruction classes and more for individuals and small groups. Click here to email or call 508-789-3448

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

  • Dave Maxim at 508-295-5821 (home) or 774-328-2329 (cell)

  • Patriot Firearms School & Defense LLC– William Dalpe 800-830-8848 Certified instructor for NRA, MA-BFS, UTAH BCI, USCCA, also an NRA Training Counselor. We offer a full range of classes from the beginner looking to get his/her license to advanced handgun and carbine classes. We offer a unique series of training trademarked as Carry & Defend. This series of classes is very popular. Please visit the web site for more details. We also offer situational awareness classes to youth and adult groups. The youth classes are based on a book written by Patriot Firearms School & Defense?s lead instructor, William A Dalpe. Hope to see you in the classroom or at the range!

  • 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.

  • Kenneth Rivers is certified as an instructor by the NRA, MA State Police, and Utah BCI. Courses available are LTC/FID approved safety course, Utah non-resident permit (carry in 31 states), 38 State Ultimate multi-state training, Rhode Island Qualification Course, and private lessons. Instructor development courses also available for novice/beginner instructors. CT approved the NRA HFS course. 508-736-3302, skfirearmsafety.com
  • TacticalStuff of New England-Owner/Instructor Mathew Vangel (Certified and Insured).*NRA courses: Home Firearm Safety, Shotgun, Rifle, Pistol. *Advanced Technology Courses: Red Dot Laser (Target Acquisition/Setup). * Live Fire Courses: Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun (National Shooting Champion-on staff). *Specialized Firearms Training: Houses of Worship. Contact Information: mvangel@mvangel.com or (508) 998-6990. Massachusetts Locations: North Dartmouth and New Bedford. Will travel to do remote training where you are located.


Boston Area

  • Eugene Buff NRA and Massachusetts State Police Certified Instructor offering info and courses on firearms safety (required for your LTC or an FID application). Groups and individual. I have regular Firearms Safety Classes scheduled in West Roxbury/Brookline/Newton/Dedham area or happy to schedule for your convenient time and location if you have a group of 4 or more.Please check and like https://www.facebook.com/firearmshomesafety to stay in the loop or contract directly at eugene.buff@gmail.com, 617-331-1982.

  • KNOW THE LAW: Your Innocence Depends On It is dedicated to introducing and developing gun owners’ understanding of the law of self-defense.  To meet these objectives, KTL has crafted the following 4 seminars to help gun owners achieve these target goals.

    1. SELF-DEFENSE LAW FOR ARMED CITIZENS –

    Focus on Massachusetts Law

    1. FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF LEGAL SELF-DEFENSE

    A MULTI-MEDIA INTERACTIVE APPROACH

    1. THE AFTERMATH OF USE OF FORCE EVENT

    Know your rights, how to protect yourself legally and why.

    1. THE PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL

     EFFECTS OF USE OF FORCE EVENT – NEW!

    Know why your immediate recall may be distorted.

    For detail program information, e-mail. KTLknowthelaw@aol.com.

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

  • KSA Firearms and Training Mark Gentile, of Norfolk, Massachusetts, is an NRA Certified Pistol, Home Firearm Safety & Shotgun Instructor, as well as an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, teaching the NRA Range Safety Officer Course. Mark is a Massachusetts State approved Firearm Instructor that teaches Massachusetts State approved firearms training curriculum. Mark also is a Federal Firearms Dealer (FFL).  Training is provided in Medfield, Massachusetts, serving greater Boston and Metro West.Mark can be reached at (339) 222-3012 or by email at ksafirearmsandtraining@gmail.com for further information.


Cape Cod Area

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

Central Mass Area

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 is MSP Certified, and teaches Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol and Range Safety Officer Courses.

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

  • 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.

  • Francis Holder is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor & MA State Police Certified BFS Instructor (LTC-002). He can be reached at 978-578-4876 or f-holder1@comcast.net. Private and group classes available in central Massachusetts, Worcester and Middlesex Counties.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • Straight Shooter LLC Offers private personalized firearms training in central Massachusetts.  Yosemit is a Homeland Security Agent, US Marine veteran, and firearms instructor with over 15 years of firearms experience.  In-home basic firearms safety certificate courses include NRA Home Firearms Safety  and NRA Basic Pistol Shooting. 1:1 or group pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting fundamentals are available, and can be provided in both English and Spanish. Range lessons are provided at Worcester Pistol and Rifle Club. https://www.facebook.com/StraightShooter.MA/ 508-556-0737 Straightshooter.ma@gmail.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.

  • 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 or check out his website for more information

  • Southborough Rod & Gun Club was founded in 1946 on the principles of Sportsmanship, Conservation, and Propagation. Leveraging a team of volunteer NRA-Certified instructors for every class, the SRG experience assures “fresh lungs” to retain a level of energy throughout the day, and low instructor:student ratios which build confidence, and answer all student questions. More information can be found on www.southboroughrodandgun.com/training, or contact the Training Chair at 508-954-8881 or nra.training@southboroughrodandgun.com.

  • Mark Tessier 508-393-7575, 508-932-0145 (cell) matessier@verizon.netOffers 1 day NRA Home firearms Safetyî, NRA Basic Pistolî & 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.

  • Brent Riddle, NRA & MA State Police Certified Instructor, teaches Basic Firearm Safety in the Grafton area. Contact brentriddle27@gmail.com or 978-273-1264



Lowell Area

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Centralville Sportsmen’s Club.  Dracut Ma.  NRA Certified Instructors and Mass State Police BFS Instructor certified.   Offer Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, and Refuse to Be a Victim.    Website www.cscdracut.org.  Call 978.452.8095.  Email: firearmsclass@cscdracut.org.

  • 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.

  • Tewksbury Rod & Gun Club offers regular NRA Personal Protection courses. Contact George Rost 978-851-6286


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 Pistol3Ñ4& NRA Home Firearm Safety. (508) 361-4259 or trackertx17@yahoo.com. Courses are taught at the Maynard Rod & Gun Club.

  • MassGunOwnership.com was started by 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. The highly-rated 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. Classes are held monthly at the historic Mill in Littleton, MA. You can get more information or register at MassGunOwnership.com or by calling Jim at 978-486-8080.

  • 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.

  • Paul Pescatore is a certified NRA and MA State Police firearms safety instructor, offering the following NRA courses from Bedford MA:   Home Firearms Safety, Pistol, Shotgun and Rifle. 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, MA or will travel to your club. Contact info: paul@mp2cademy, Cell/text (617) 671-5029, (www.mp2academy.com).
  • Jonathan Smith, NRA Certified Instructor, Massachusetts State Police Certified.Offering a combination of the "NRA Home Firearm Safety" and "Stop the Bleed" presentations as part of one class.www.shtfarms.com  /  Email: info@shtfarms.com  /  Phone: (706) 801-7483Classes are able to be provided at our locations in Framingham, Littleton or Maynard, as well as part of our concierge service.


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

  • Danvers Fish & Game Club, 20 Birch Rd. Middleton offers the NRA Home Firearms Safety Class. This class is held monthly on either a Thursday night or a Saturday morning depending on the club’s schedule. No classes are held during July or August. The cost is $100.00 for non-members Call the club's main number 978-774-9870 for more information. Firearms Training - The club offers a variety of firearms training classes — many are taught by the instructors of Paladin Group Training, who are club members. Contact them at www.paladingrouptraining.com. Instructors are certified, insured and CORI checked.

  • Todd Deinstadt, NRA & Massachusetts Certified Basic Firearm Instructor, Certified Sig Sauer Academy Semi-Automatic Pistol Instructor.  Personal or Group Training  781-858-1809, toddeinstadt@msn.com

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • Paladin Group Firearms Training: Ronald Witten and Brian Bertoldo are NRA Certified and Mass. State Police Certified BFS instructors who offer a Firearms Safety class as well as a variety of other firearms courses including Defensive Handgun, Advanced Tactical Pistol, and LEOSA instruction. Visit them on Facebook @PaladinGroupTraining or email at paladingrouptraining@gmail.com.     
  • Paul Pescatore is a certified NRA and MA State Police firearms safety instructor, offering the following NRA courses from Bedford MA:   Home Firearms Safety, Pistol, Shotgun and Rifle. 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, MA or will travel to your club. Contact info: paul@mp2cademy, Cell/text (617) 671-5029, (www.mp2academy.com
  • Salem Firearm Safety Certified NRA & USCCA Instructor Provides courses for Pistol, Rifle and Concealed Carry & Home Defense. Find us at 16 Front Street, Suite 204 Salem, MA 01970 978-414-5800 or Visit www.SalemFirearmSafety.com for class times and registration.

  • Seacoast Firearms Training is a Salisbury MASS Veteran owned business that strives to present high caliber personal defensive training backed by years of operational experience.  We are NRA Certified and Massachusetts State Police Approved Instructors.  We offer classes from the NRA including all necessary training needed to apply for your License to Carry (LTC) or FID in Massachusetts; classes such as LTC-002 and LTC-007, as well as personal protection in the home (LTC-003), Intro to Basic Pistil, and Shotgun Shooting Basics.  Training offered is generally scheduled monthly or as needed, from one-on-one to large groups.  NRA courses are held at the Elks Lodge Newburyport and Ipswich Fish and Game club; however, will travel to your club or mutual meeting location.  For more information, please visit websitehttps://seacoastfirearmstraining.com/ or call (978) 225-0804.

  • Specialized Training Consultants of New England: 15 Charles Street, Malden, MA 02148. Martin K. Michelman, Sr., Instructor. Can be contacted at 617-828-9868 or email psdimkm1@msn.com

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


South Shore Area

  • 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.

  • Charles Hollins, MAGPRO INC Firearm Safety Training. Certified Instructor NRA LTC002 and LTC007. Owner and Certified Instructor MAGPRO INC Basic Firearm Safety LTC016 and MAGPRO Home, Personal and Business Firearm Safety LTC023. All Firearm Safety Training is conducted at Ames Rifle & Pistol Club, North Easton, MA 02356. Visit http://www.magproinc.biz or call Charles at 617-893-0004 for additional details.
  • Rick Larsen – Safe, supportive, and practical firearms training. Commonwealth of MA approved firearms safety instructor offering both NRA LTC-002 or Liberal Gun Club LTC-019 pistol safety courses for people seeking LTC or FID. NRA certified Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer. International Defensive Pistol Association certified Safety Officer and competitor. Offering individual or small group instruction. Flexible scheduling. Serving Marshfield and neighboring communities. Emphasis on comfort and confidence with both firearms, and the law. 781-910-9745 / rick@ricklarsen.net / www.rlarsenfirearmstraining.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

  • 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.

  • Liberty Firearms Training, Inc We are excited to be opening Liberty Firearms Training, Inc in Cohasset Ma. We open our doors on Monday, February 1st. We are going to instruct Basic Pistol Certification classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm-9pm (classroom only). We are also going to have Basic Pistol Certification along with Live Range Shooting classes every Saturday from 10-3pm. Our website is www.lfatinc.com. The owners name is Matthew Rosen who is certified by the NRA and Approved by the State Police. Our address is 124 King St, Unit 4, Cohasset Ma 02025. Our phone number is 339-235-7999 and our email is info@lfatinc.com
  • Mike Walsh is NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Mass State Police Certified Basic Safety Firearms Instructor. Mike teaches the NRA Basic Home Firearm Safety (needed for MA LTC-one day class), NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Basic Rifle, NRA Basic Shotgun, NRA Personal Protection in the Home and NRA Refuse To Be A Victim. He offers group and private instruction with flexible scheduling. As an NRA CRSO-Certified Range Safety Officer, Mike also offers the opportunity to become an NRA RSO (Range Safety Officer) to small groups or Sportsman Clubs. Call (508) 776-1698 or Email: Mikewalsh.QSG@comcast.net

  • George Wilson offers courses in the Pembroke/Marshfield area. He can be reached at 781-854-6964 or check out his website http://safegunhandling.com/


Springfield Area

  • 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 Clubjeburruto@comcast.net.

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

  • 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.  Mark presents defensive pistol courses for the civilian community. Mark 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

  • John Richardson , at First Circle Safety www.firstcirclesafety.com in Bernardston is an NRA instructor in Basic Home Safety, Basic Pistol, Refuse to Be a Victim; a MA police academy firearms instructor in pistol, patrol rifle (carbine), and shotgun as well as LEOSA.  BFS classes held the first Saturday of most months (Schedule on website).  Sign up for classes through online portal, or email at training@firstcirclesafety.com. Custom classes or locations available, Limited class sizes to ensure high student interaction.

  • 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.


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