GOAL Education

We provide a wide array of courses and offer everything from a class for new shooters to certification training for those wishing to become firearms instructors.

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Our GOAL is Education. We believe that safe firearms handling lessons serve as a core element of preserving the public safety. Our staff provides quality training for individuals interested in the proper use, handing and safe storage of firearms. We provide courses to new shooters, as well as certification training for those wishing to become firearms instructors. We also provide referrals to instructors around the state.

Youth Education. GOAL firmly believes that the future of our nation depends on our youth. If we don’t want our children to think of guns as toys, or worse yet, as a way to solve arguments, we must education them. Therefore, we promote the National Rifle Association’s award-winning Eddie Eagle® GunSafe program, which teaches children and important safety message. Our members and activists have been successful at getting the program into elementary schools across the state to teach the life saving message to young children. If they find a gun, “STOP! Don’t Touch! Leave the area. Tell an adult.”

Gun Owner Education. Due to the overwhelming number of local, state and federal firearms laws, GOAL is a highly respected source of information for the state’s licensed gun owners. Our popular Massachusetts Firearms Law book is currently in its eighteenth printing. We have researched and created fact sheets on subjects ranging from the licensing structure of Massachusetts gun laws to the transportation and storage requirements for gun owners in the Commonwealth. We have debuted several courses for current gun owners and sportsmen and women on intermediate topics or introductions to new shooting sports and disciplines. For the full range of these seminars, check out the training and education schedule.


 *ALL COURSES ARE AT GOAL HQ UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED*

Please note: ** The system automatically cancels any invoices not paid within 15 minutes. Therefore, we cannot guarantee your spot if you have to begin the sign up process again.**

Upcoming events

    • 02/04/2023
    • 02/05/2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford, 1407 N. Hixville Rd., N. Dartmouth MA 02747
    • 2
    • NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course

      Sponsored by GOAL 

      Date: February 4-5, 2023

       

      Course Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day

      Course Location: Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford
                                      1407 N Hixville Rd
                                       North Dartmouth, MA 02747

      Course Outline:

      MA Gun Law for the Range Safety Officer

      Lesson I: Introduction to the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course

      Lesson II: The Role of the Range Safety Officer & Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

      Lesson III: Range Inspection and Range Rules

      Lesson IV: Range Safety Briefing

      Lesson V: Emergency Procedures

      Lesson VI: Firearm Stoppages & Malfunctions

      Lesson VII: Test & Review

      Various Live Fire Exercises and Demonstrations

       

      Special Notes:

      ·      Class size will be limited to 12 students. You must pre-register. No walk-ins will be allowed. You are registered only when tuition and the completed application are received!

      ·      Silver Level Club Affiliates may send 1 person at no cost. Gold level Club Affiliates may send 2 people at no cost. Both are subject to availability and require written authorization from a club officer.  

      ·      Course Tuition: $115.00 for GOAL members. Non-member tuition is $160. Gun Owners’ Action League.

      ·      Applications can be returned via email/text/mail

      ·      Tuition does not include NRA certification fees.

       

      NO LIVE AMMUNITION IS PERMITTED IN THE CLASSROOM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

      Please visit WWW.NRA.ORG for more information

    • 02/06/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ, 361 W.Main St, Northborough MA 01532
    • 7
    Register

    JOHN MCADAM, PH.D.

    KNOW THE LAW


    Monday, February 6, 2023

    12:00PM - 4:00PM


    The good news is: “It’s not rocket science.”

    The bad news is: The law of self-defense is specific and unforgiving.

    If you are required to use defensive force, especially deadly force, which a firearm represents, you had better KNOW THE LAW of Self-Defense.  If not, you will find the criminal justice system will be unforgiving.  And, by the way, ignorance of the law is no excuse.  The courts will hold you accountable for your use of force – deadly or non-deadly force.  You own a gun to protect yourself physically. 

    KNOW THE LAW to protect yourself legally.

    • 02/10/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ, 361 W Main St., Northborough MA 01532
    • 5

    This course is for individuals who want to apply for a MA or CT License to Carry. Topics include:

    • Pistol Parts and Operation
    • Ammunition 
    • Using a Pistol Safely
    • Operating a Pistol 
    • Cleaning, Storing, and Transporting a Pistol
    • Shooting Fundamentals
    • Various Shooting Positions
    • Improving and Maintaining Shooting Skills
    • Massachusetts Laws Pertaining to Permit Application, Firearms Storage and Transportation

    Students fire .22, .38Spl and 9mm caliber handguns at varying distances during range exercises.

     

    • 02/15/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 12
    Register

    Before You Carry & Defend presented by Bill Dalpe (Patriot Firearms School & Defense)

    Completing a licensing course is the first step in your firearms training. Have you purchased or in the process of considering purchasing your first firearm and want to learn the fundamentals of being a responsible armed defender? Are you curious to know the correct way to safely stage and store a firearm in your home or how to carry in accordance with federal and local laws? Have you considered if carrying a firearm fits into your personal protection plan and if so, which type would suit your needs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Before You Carry & Defend course is the next step and will be the most critical course you will take through your firearms training journey.

    Your home is your castle, and it should be the safest place for you and your family. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals in making your home and the people in it safe by reviewing the latest strategies and methodologies on developing a detailed and realistic home defense plan both with and without the need for a firearm. You will learn the many aspects to becoming a responsible armed defender: physically, mentally, morally, financially, and legally.

    A firearm is the tool of absolute last resort, and no one should want to use one unless necessary to protect your family from grave bodily harm. What if you were forced to use your firearm? What are the laws of self-defense? What is the legal use of force? Our Before You Defend & Carry course answers these and many other questions surrounding a violent encounter and the aftermath to expect after the police arrive. We will cover and dispel the mistruths centered around the Castle Doctrine and duty to retreat.

    By the end of this course, you will have a clear picture of how to develop and effective home defense and personal protection plan to defend your family. You will also be able to determine if a firearm fits into your plan and if yes which type will suit your personal needs.

    Students will also leave with a copy of the USCCA’s Concealed Carry & Home Defense book ($50 value).

     

    What You Will Learn:

    ·       The laws of self-defense

    ·       Castle Doctrine & Duty to Retreat

    ·       How and why, you should carry

    ·       Firearms and gear review

    ·       Development of a personal & home protection plan 

    ·       The basics of firearms self-defense 

    ·       Legal Use of Force

    ·       And more... 

    You are not required to own or possess a firearm to enroll in this course.  Note: Before You Carry & Defend is a non-live fire 4-hour class. 

    • 02/18/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Royal Plaza Hotel 181 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Morning Session: Mass Gun Law for Citizens with Instructor Jon Green

    This 3 ½ + hour long seminar explains state and federal laws and regulations in layperson terms. Students will explore applicable Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) as they pertain to definitions, gun purchases, possession, storage, transportation, record keeping requirements, buying/selling, interstate transport, interstate purchase, ammunition storage and best practices for gun owners.

    Afternoon Session: GOAL’s Advocacy Training with Executive Director Jim Wallace

    Learn how to be a Second Amendment advocate:

    • ·      Effective means of communicating with elected officials
    • ·      Public legislative hearing process and prep
    • ·      Do’s and Don’ts of social media
    • ·      Dealing with the media

      **Ticket price includes morning coffee/pastries and a deli style buffet lunch.
      CHECK IN time is 8:30am, with the first class beginning at 9am**
    • 02/23/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ, 361 W Main St., Northborough MA 01532
    • 6
    Register

    This course is for individuals who want to apply for a MA or CT License to Carry. Topics include:

    • Pistol Parts and Operation
    • Ammunition 
    • Using a Pistol Safely
    • Operating a Pistol 
    • Cleaning, Storing, and Transporting a Pistol
    • Shooting Fundamentals
    • Various Shooting Positions
    • Improving and Maintaining Shooting Skills
    • Massachusetts Laws Pertaining to Permit Application, Firearms Storage and Transportation

    Students fire .22, .38Spl and 9mm caliber handguns at varying distances during range exercises.

     

    • 03/07/2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 12
    Register

    Massachusetts / Federal Gun Law & Regulation for the MA residents/LEO/Retailers.

    This 3 ½ hour, in-person seminar explains state and federal laws and regulation in layperson terms. Students will explore applicable MGL and CMR as it pertains to definitions, gun purchase, possession, transport, record keeping requirements, buying/selling, interstate transport, interstate purchase, ammunition storage and best practices for gun owners.

    Jon Green has been the Director of Education and Training for Gun Owners’ Action League since 1999. He served on the NSSF Range Advisory Committee for 4 years and has owned and managed FFL 01 Businesses. He has taught similar classes to thousands of citizens, hundreds of Mass State Police BFS Certified Instructors, Massachusetts Hunter Education Instructors and Massachusetts Environmental Police Officers.

    Attendees will receive a hard copy of the slide show, GOAL Gun Law booklet, various state/GOAL handouts and a certificate of attendance.


    • 03/10/2023
    • 03/12/2023
    • 3 sessions
    • GOAL HQ, 361 W Main St., Northborough MA 01532
    • 4
    •  Gun Owners’ Action League Presents The

      NRA Instructor Training Course

       Basics of Pistol Shootings

      March 10-12, 2023

      Gun Owners’ Action League

      361 West Main St

      Northborough, MA 01532

       

      Friday: Part 1 Basic Instructor Training 11:00AM to 6:00PM

       

      Saturday & Sunday: Part 2 Basic Pistol Instructor Training 9:00AM to 6:00 PM

      ·      This is an Instructor Course and is open to experienced shooters only. The NRA Instructor Training Course is designed to teach experienced individuals how to teach others to shoot using the NRA lesson plans and training methods. You will be asked to demonstrate your firearm knowledge and skills during pre-course assessment exercises. Participation in this course does not guarantee certification as an NRA Instructor!  Instructor Candidates must have 100% attendance! Instructor Candidates must have successfully passed an Instructor Led Training (ILT) for the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course and produce a certificate of completion. Current NRA Instructors may not need to attend Friday’s session. See NRA BIT for current policy.

      ·      Instructor Candidates must possess a .22 caliber revolver and .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol. You will need these items for Sunday’s range session. Loaners are available.

      ·      Advanced registration only! Seating is limited. You become registered when we receive your completed application, tuition and proof of having completed an NRA Basic Pistol Course.

      ·      All classroom materials will be provided.  NRA certification & processing fees are the responsibility of the student. Candidates will receive via email the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Instructor Led Training and the Blended ILT Lesson Plans. Candidates will download, print and bring to class.

      ·      Instructor Candidates will need to bring a note pad and pencils.

      ·      On Sunday, Instructor Candidates will need to bring eye and ear protection, 150 factory made cartridges and a handgun of any caliber for the range practical exercises and live fire test.

      ·      Refunds minus a $45 processing fee will be granted upon receipt of the returned student packet for cancellations up to 14 days before course date.

      ·      $250.00 course fee for GOAL Members and non-Massachusetts residents that are members of their State Associations. $275.00 course fee for all others. Make checks payable to GOAL and mail to Jon Green GOAL 361 West Main St. Northborough, MA 01532. Debit and credit card payments can be made by contacting Jon Green 508-641-0116. Limited seating only.

       

      ·      NO LIVE AMMUNITION ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM

       

    • 03/20/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 12
    Register

    Massachusetts / Federal Gun Law & Regulation for the MA residents/LEO/Retailers.

    This 3 ½+ hour, in-person seminar explains state and federal laws and regulation in layperson terms. Students will explore applicable MGL and CMR as it pertains to definitions, gun purchase, possession, transport, record keeping requirements, buying/selling, interstate transport, interstate purchase, ammunition storage and best practices for gun owners.

    Jon Green has been the Director of Education and Training for Gun Owners’ Action League since 1999. He served on the NSSF Range Advisory Committee for 4 years and has owned and managed FFL 01 Businesses. He has taught similar classes to thousands of citizens, hundreds of Mass State Police BFS Certified Instructors, Massachusetts Hunter Education Instructors and Massachusetts Environmental Police Officers.

    Attendees will receive a hard copy of the slide show, GOAL Gun Law booklet, various state/GOAL handouts and a certificate of attendance.


    • 04/05/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ, 361 W.Main St., Northborough MA 01532
    • 11
    Register
    • John McAdam, Ph.D.

    • THE CASTLE DOCTRINE MASSACHUSETTS  FOCUS- ENGLISH COMMON LAW

    A person’s home is their castle and thus the right to defend oneself in that dwelling.  But what is that dwelling, and how does the law define it?  While the Castle Doctrine releases us from the Duty To Retreat, the Stand Your Ground right is often mis-understood.  This misunderstanding is often due to the differences from one state to another.  For example, while a car or a place of business may be covered by the castle doctrine in another state this is not the case in Massachusetts.  Make no mistake about it, the Massachusetts laws are specific, and the criminal justice system will hold you accountable for any infraction of the law.

     KNOW THE LAW to protect yourself legally.

    • 04/27/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 12
    Register

    Before You Carry & Defend presented by Bill Dalpe (Patriot Firearms School & Defense)

    Completing a licensing course is the first step in your firearms training. Have you purchased or in the process of considering purchasing your first firearm and want to learn the fundamentals of being a responsible armed defender? Are you curious to know the correct way to safely stage and store a firearm in your home or how to carry in accordance with federal and local laws? Have you considered if carrying a firearm fits into your personal protection plan and if so, which type would suit your needs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Before You Carry & Defend course is the next step and will be the most critical course you will take through your firearms training journey.

    Your home is your castle, and it should be the safest place for you and your family. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals in making your home and the people in it safe by reviewing the latest strategies and methodologies on developing a detailed and realistic home defense plan both with and without the need for a firearm. You will learn the many aspects to becoming a responsible armed defender: physically, mentally, morally, financially, and legally.

    A firearm is the tool of absolute last resort, and no one should want to use one unless necessary to protect your family from grave bodily harm. What if you were forced to use your firearm? What are the laws of self-defense? What is the legal use of force? Our Before You Defend & Carry course answers these and many other questions surrounding a violent encounter and the aftermath to expect after the police arrive. We will cover and dispel the mistruths centered around the Castle Doctrine and duty to retreat.

    By the end of this course, you will have a clear picture of how to develop and effective home defense and personal protection plan to defend your family. You will also be able to determine if a firearm fits into your plan and if yes which type will suit your personal needs.

    Students will also leave with a copy of the USCCA’s Concealed Carry & Home Defense book ($50 value).

     

    What You Will Learn:

    ·       The laws of self-defense

    ·       Castle Doctrine & Duty to Retreat

    ·       How and why, you should carry

    ·       Firearms and gear review

    ·       Development of a personal & home protection plan 

    ·       The basics of firearms self-defense 

    ·       Legal Use of Force

    ·       And more... 

    You are not required to own or possess a firearm to enroll in this course.  Note: Before You Carry & Defend is a non-live fire 4-hour class. 

    • 05/13/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northbourough, MA 01532
    • 8
    Register

    Instructor Jim Colonies

    This course is perfect for Range Safety Officers / Instructors and is open to all. Participants practice first aid and CPR skills on manikins and watch the AHA course videos. A skills evaluation is conducted during the session. Successful completion results in a two-year Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED certification eCard from the American Heart Association. Students are required to purchase and bring to class the AHA workbook https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-fa-cpr-aed-student-workbook and CPR Mask https://www.redcross.org/store/adult-child-and-infant-cpr-mask/5000SGI.html?cgid=cpr-masks-and-face-shields#start=7&cgid=cpr-masks-and-face-shieldsfrom the AHA at a nominal fee.

    • 06/05/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ, 361 W.Main St., Northborough MA 01532
    • 11
    Register

    John McAdam, Ph.D.

    KNOW THE LAW

    MANAGING THE AFTERMATH OF USE OF FORCE

    INCLUDING DEADLY FORCE

    Tuesday, June 5, 2023

    12:00PM-4:00PM

     
    When a defensive use of force is required, especially a defensive use of force with a gun, surviving the legal encounter becomes a serious legal matter.  Knowing how to cooperatively respond to police in a manner that best protects you legally will be as critical as your physical defensive fight.

    This session will review your legal rights such as the right to be silent, your right to an attorney, you right to privacy from search and seizure and most importantly why you need to exercise those rights if you are ever involved in a defensive use of force.

    While you may protect yourself physically with a firearm, you protect yourself legally with knowledge of the law and the criminal justice system. 

    Don’t be defenseless, KNOW THE LAW.

    • 06/06/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 12
    Register

    Before You Carry & Defend presented by Bill Dalpe (Patriot Firearms School & Defense)

    Completing a licensing course is the first step in your firearms training. Have you purchased or in the process of considering purchasing your first firearm and want to learn the fundamentals of being a responsible armed defender? Are you curious to know the correct way to safely stage and store a firearm in your home or how to carry in accordance with federal and local laws? Have you considered if carrying a firearm fits into your personal protection plan and if so, which type would suit your needs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Before You Carry & Defend course is the next step and will be the most critical course you will take through your firearms training journey.

    Your home is your castle, and it should be the safest place for you and your family. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals in making your home and the people in it safe by reviewing the latest strategies and methodologies on developing a detailed and realistic home defense plan both with and without the need for a firearm. You will learn the many aspects to becoming a responsible armed defender: physically, mentally, morally, financially, and legally.

    A firearm is the tool of absolute last resort, and no one should want to use one unless necessary to protect your family from grave bodily harm. What if you were forced to use your firearm? What are the laws of self-defense? What is the legal use of force? Our Before You Defend & Carry course answers these and many other questions surrounding a violent encounter and the aftermath to expect after the police arrive. We will cover and dispel the mistruths centered around the Castle Doctrine and duty to retreat.

    By the end of this course, you will have a clear picture of how to develop and effective home defense and personal protection plan to defend your family. You will also be able to determine if a firearm fits into your plan and if yes which type will suit your personal needs.

    Students will also leave with a copy of the USCCA’s Concealed Carry & Home Defense book ($50 value).

     

    What You Will Learn:

    ·       The laws of self-defense

    ·       Castle Doctrine & Duty to Retreat

    ·       How and why, you should carry

    ·       Firearms and gear review

    ·       Development of a personal & home protection plan 

    ·       The basics of firearms self-defense 

    ·       Legal Use of Force

    ·       And more... 

    You are not required to own or possess a firearm to enroll in this course.  Note: Before You Carry & Defend is a non-live fire 4-hour class. 

    • 06/17/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Maynard Rod & Gun Club 45 Old Mill Road Maynard MA 01754
    • 7
    Register

    DURATION: 1-Days/8-Hours AMMUNITION: 500rds

    COST: GOAL Member: $175.00 Non-member: $225

    DATE: 17 June 2023

    LOCATION:

    Maynard Rod & Gun Club 45 Old Mill Road Maynard MA 01754


    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

    The Ridgeline Defense Cadre is comprised of Active and former members of the U.S. Army Special Forces, U.S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper and Force Reconnaissance communities as well as State Police emergency response and EOD teams. Our instructors leverage this experience while continuing to hone their personal development through training, deployments, call outs, and competitions to include 1st place and top 5 finishes at the U.S. Army International Sniper Competition, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Sniper Competition, the Winston P. Wilson Sniper Championship, the Gastonia Sniper Conference and the 2018 King of Two-Mile competition.


    EQUIPMENT LIST

    REQUIRED

    RIFLE

    IWI Tavor

    Red Dot Sight (RDS) recommended/LPVO authorized 2-Point sling – we recommend the Edgar Sherman Designs (ESD) Sling (4) Magazines (minimum)


    PREREQUISITE

    Students MUST be able to demonstrate safe handling of firearms in a class environment, and at a minimum should be able to Load, Unload, and Present a Tavor SAFELY and with confidence prior to attending this class.

    DESCRIPTION

    Close Quarter Tavor Operator Course is designed to force the Student out of their comfort zone in speed of engagement and shooting on the move as they learn what is takes to be successful with a Tavor in CQC (Close Quarters Combat) distance shooting.

    SUBJECTS COVERED

    Weapons Handling and Presentations Multiple Target Engagements Shooting on the Move

    Alternate Shooting Positions

    Use of Cover/Concealment

    Advanced Sling Techniques

    Injured Shooter Techniques/Support Side Operation

    INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT

    Rifle magazine pouches (belt mounted, plate carrier, chest rig)

    Weather Appropriate Clothing/Gloves (Cold/Rain/Mud) Eye Protection

    Ear Protection

    Rifle Cleaning Gear Note taking material

    • 08/04/2023
    • 08/05/2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Day 1: GOAL HQ, Day 2: Worcester Pistol and Rifle Club, 255 Sewall St., Boylston MA 01505
    • 8
    Register

    ONSIGHT FIREARMS TRAINING & ONSIGHT MEDICAL TRAINING PRESENT:
    STAY IN THE FIGHT!

    August 4 & 5, 2023

    Two Day Tac-Med Trauma Care w/ live fire
    9:00am to 5:30pm each day

    DAY ONE: GOAL HQ, 361 West Main St. Northborough, MA 01532
    DAY TWO: Worcester Pistol & Rifle Club 255 Sewall Street, Boylston, MA, 01505

    $400 per person. $425 for non-members

    This two day class is designed to teach the student what to do and how to respond and treat a casualty in the event of a traumatic injury or medical emergency. Emphasis is placed on stopping bleeding and bandaging wounds. This is not strictly a "gunshot" class. Lesson plans and hands on applications will cover many various injuries including: lacerations, shock, blood loss, head injuries, fractures, and more.

    We will also cover med kit and personal first aid kit contents.

    The time to learn is now, before an incident happens.

    This class will include, but is not limited to:

    - Basic first aid and advanced trauma / wound care

    - Self Aid

    - Rapid patient assessment

    - Effectively stopping massive bleeding

    - Basic anatomy and physiology of life-sustaining systems

    - H, A, B, C’s—Hemorrhage, Airway, Breathing and Circulation

    - Contents and application of Individual med kit components

    - Proper storage and employment of the med kit

    - Basic and advanced airway management - treating and monitoring

       tension pneumothorax, sucking chest wound and flail chest

    - Use of bandages, compression bandages, gauze, and hemostatic agents (celox, combat gauze, etc.)

    - Proper use, storage and application of tourniquets, chest seals, NPA.

    - Recognition and Treatment of various injuries (gunshots, lacerations,

       head injuries, orthopedic, environmental)

    - Recognition and treatment of hypovolemic (hemorrhagic) shock

    - Moving and positioning victims with various injuries

    - Evacuation considerations

    - Prioritizing care

    DAY ONE will be classroom learning, equipment application and repetition practice.

    EQUIPMENT LIST:

    - Notepad and pen for note taking

    - Your own personal IFAK, med kit, trauma kit, for evaluation and familiarization.

    DAY TWO will be spent on the range working these trauma care applications in live fire trauma simulation drills.

    EQUIPMENT LIST:

    - Quality functional semi-automatic pistol or revolver (9mm, .40S&W, 45ACP, 38 Special, 357 Magnum, etc.).

    - 4 magazines minimum for semi autos, speed loaders for revolvers.

    - Minimum of 400 rounds of brass cased pistol ammunition (no steel cased ammunition)

    - Quality kydex holster —PLEASE NO BLACKHAWK SERPA, Uncle Mike's, Alien Gear, or flimsy nylon or cloth holsters. We recommend: Dark Star Gear, C&G Holsters, Black Point Tactical, 508 Holsters, Black Center Tactical or Raven Concealment.

    Students are encouraged to run this class in their everyday concealed carry set up.

    - Magazine or loading device pouches / magazine carrier, etc.

    - Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

    - Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning with good ankle support.

    - Disposable clothing suitable for training in any weather – long pants – long sleeve shirt, hoodie or jacket for cold weather. What you wear to this class maybe unwearable after. Please do not wear anything to this class you intend on keeping or wearing again. We will be incorporating fake blood, bandages, and other non removable training equipment that may permanently stain or ruin clothing.

    - Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

    - Quality ear protection (electronic preferred)

    - Note pad and pen for taking notes.

    - bag lunch and snacks / beverages for the entire day.

    - Humble willing to learn attitude.

    All training material will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring, lunch, snacks, beverages as well as notepads and pens for note taking.

    For more information or questions please contact info@oftllc.us

     

    • 08/30/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ, 361 W.Main St., Northborough MA 01532
    • 12
    Register

    JOHN MCADAM, PH.D.

    KNOW THE LAW


    Wednesday, August 30, 2023

    5:30PM - 9:30PM


    The good news is: “It’s not rocket science.”

    The bad news is: The law of self-defense is specific and unforgiving.

    If you are required to use defensive force, especially deadly force, which a firearm represents, you had better KNOW THE LAW of Self-Defense.  If not, you will find the criminal justice system will be unforgiving.  And, by the way, ignorance of the law is no excuse.  The courts will hold you accountable for your use of force – deadly or non-deadly force.  You own a gun to protect yourself physically. 

    KNOW THE LAW to protect yourself legally.

    • 09/07/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 12
    Register

    Before You Carry & Defend presented by Bill Dalpe (Patriot Firearms School & Defense)

    Completing a licensing course is the first step in your firearms training. Have you purchased or in the process of considering purchasing your first firearm and want to learn the fundamentals of being a responsible armed defender? Are you curious to know the correct way to safely stage and store a firearm in your home or how to carry in accordance with federal and local laws? Have you considered if carrying a firearm fits into your personal protection plan and if so, which type would suit your needs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Before You Carry & Defend course is the next step and will be the most critical course you will take through your firearms training journey.

    Your home is your castle, and it should be the safest place for you and your family. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals in making your home and the people in it safe by reviewing the latest strategies and methodologies on developing a detailed and realistic home defense plan both with and without the need for a firearm. You will learn the many aspects to becoming a responsible armed defender: physically, mentally, morally, financially, and legally.

    A firearm is the tool of absolute last resort, and no one should want to use one unless necessary to protect your family from grave bodily harm. What if you were forced to use your firearm? What are the laws of self-defense? What is the legal use of force? Our Before You Defend & Carry course answers these and many other questions surrounding a violent encounter and the aftermath to expect after the police arrive. We will cover and dispel the mistruths centered around the Castle Doctrine and duty to retreat.

    By the end of this course, you will have a clear picture of how to develop and effective home defense and personal protection plan to defend your family. You will also be able to determine if a firearm fits into your plan and if yes which type will suit your personal needs.

    Students will also leave with a copy of the USCCA’s Concealed Carry & Home Defense book ($50 value).

     

    What You Will Learn:

    ·       The laws of self-defense

    ·       Castle Doctrine & Duty to Retreat

    ·       How and why, you should carry

    ·       Firearms and gear review

    ·       Development of a personal & home protection plan 

    ·       The basics of firearms self-defense 

    ·       Legal Use of Force

    ·       And more... 

    You are not required to own or possess a firearm to enroll in this course.  Note: Before You Carry & Defend is a non-live fire 4-hour class. 

    • 10/11/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ, 361 W.Main St, Northborough MA 01532
    • 12
    Register

    SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND JEFF COOPER’S COLOR CODE
            
    “Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.” – Jeff Cooper

    Cooper’s Color Code of Situational Awareness asserts that whether you are armed or not armed you better ensure your safety by being an active observer rather than a passive traveler.  This KNOW THE LAW session will review Cooper’s Color Codes of White, Yellow, Orange, Red and Black.  Topics for review will include concepts such as perception, danger vs fear, the human responses to a threat, signals of aggression, the legal use of force and more.  This session will incorporate a variety of sources including videos.

    • 10/26/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 12
    Register

    Before You Carry & Defend presented by Bill Dalpe (Patriot Firearms School & Defense)

    Completing a licensing course is the first step in your firearms training. Have you purchased or in the process of considering purchasing your first firearm and want to learn the fundamentals of being a responsible armed defender? Are you curious to know the correct way to safely stage and store a firearm in your home or how to carry in accordance with federal and local laws? Have you considered if carrying a firearm fits into your personal protection plan and if so, which type would suit your needs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Before You Carry & Defend course is the next step and will be the most critical course you will take through your firearms training journey.

    Your home is your castle, and it should be the safest place for you and your family. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals in making your home and the people in it safe by reviewing the latest strategies and methodologies on developing a detailed and realistic home defense plan both with and without the need for a firearm. You will learn the many aspects to becoming a responsible armed defender: physically, mentally, morally, financially, and legally.

    A firearm is the tool of absolute last resort, and no one should want to use one unless necessary to protect your family from grave bodily harm. What if you were forced to use your firearm? What are the laws of self-defense? What is the legal use of force? Our Before You Defend & Carry course answers these and many other questions surrounding a violent encounter and the aftermath to expect after the police arrive. We will cover and dispel the mistruths centered around the Castle Doctrine and duty to retreat.

    By the end of this course, you will have a clear picture of how to develop and effective home defense and personal protection plan to defend your family. You will also be able to determine if a firearm fits into your plan and if yes which type will suit your personal needs.

    Students will also leave with a copy of the USCCA’s Concealed Carry & Home Defense book ($50 value).

     

    What You Will Learn:

    ·       The laws of self-defense

    ·       Castle Doctrine & Duty to Retreat

    ·       How and why, you should carry

    ·       Firearms and gear review

    ·       Development of a personal & home protection plan 

    ·       The basics of firearms self-defense 

    ·       Legal Use of Force

    ·       And more... 

    You are not required to own or possess a firearm to enroll in this course.  Note: Before You Carry & Defend is a non-live fire 4-hour class. 

    • 11/18/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northbourough, MA 01532
    • 8
    Register

    Instructor Jim Colonies

    This course is perfect for Range Safety Officers / Instructors and is open to all. Participants practice first aid and CPR skills on manikins and watch the AHA course videos. A skills evaluation is conducted during the session. Successful completion results in a two-year Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED certification eCard from the American Heart Association. Students are required to purchase and bring to class the AHA workbook https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-fa-cpr-aed-student-workbook and CPR Mask https://www.redcross.org/store/adult-child-and-infant-cpr-mask/5000SGI.html?cgid=cpr-masks-and-face-shields#start=7&cgid=cpr-masks-and-face-shieldsfrom the AHA at a nominal fee.

    • 12/20/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 12
    Register

    Before You Carry & Defend presented by Bill Dalpe (Patriot Firearms School & Defense)

    Completing a licensing course is the first step in your firearms training. Have you purchased or in the process of considering purchasing your first firearm and want to learn the fundamentals of being a responsible armed defender? Are you curious to know the correct way to safely stage and store a firearm in your home or how to carry in accordance with federal and local laws? Have you considered if carrying a firearm fits into your personal protection plan and if so, which type would suit your needs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Before You Carry & Defend course is the next step and will be the most critical course you will take through your firearms training journey.

    Your home is your castle, and it should be the safest place for you and your family. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals in making your home and the people in it safe by reviewing the latest strategies and methodologies on developing a detailed and realistic home defense plan both with and without the need for a firearm. You will learn the many aspects to becoming a responsible armed defender: physically, mentally, morally, financially, and legally.

    A firearm is the tool of absolute last resort, and no one should want to use one unless necessary to protect your family from grave bodily harm. What if you were forced to use your firearm? What are the laws of self-defense? What is the legal use of force? Our Before You Defend & Carry course answers these and many other questions surrounding a violent encounter and the aftermath to expect after the police arrive. We will cover and dispel the mistruths centered around the Castle Doctrine and duty to retreat.

    By the end of this course, you will have a clear picture of how to develop and effective home defense and personal protection plan to defend your family. You will also be able to determine if a firearm fits into your plan and if yes which type will suit your personal needs.

    Students will also leave with a copy of the USCCA’s Concealed Carry & Home Defense book ($50 value).

     

    What You Will Learn:

    ·       The laws of self-defense

    ·       Castle Doctrine & Duty to Retreat

    ·       How and why, you should carry

    ·       Firearms and gear review

    ·       Development of a personal & home protection plan 

    ·       The basics of firearms self-defense 

    ·       Legal Use of Force

    ·       And more... 

    You are not required to own or possess a firearm to enroll in this course.  Note: Before You Carry & Defend is a non-live fire 4-hour class. 

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