Upcoming events

NOTE: invoices (paid online or by check) are to be paid no later than 7 days before class, or they will forfeit their spot

Upcoming events

    • 09/27/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ
    • 7
    Register
    • John McAdam, Ph.D.

    • KNOW THE LAW THE CASTLE DOCTRINE

    •  MASSACHUSETTS LAW


    • And Defensible Property

    • ·      Highly Defensible Property

    • ·      Least Defensible Property

    • ·      Recovery of Property and

    • ·      Connection with Law of Self-Defense

    A home is a person’s castle, and that castle is considered property.  Also, the concept of a man’s home as his castle is an ancient concept that harkens back to the days of Rome and is passed onto us through British Common Law.  While the CASTLE DOCTRINE is a widely accepted law, it is often mis-understood by many, including those you would think know the law.  The CASTLE DOCTRINE law is more restrictive in the use of deadly force than one might imagine.  This is particularly the case in Massachusetts. While one always has the right to defend oneself, the specific requirements of legal self-defense whether outside of one’s home or inside one’s castle are critical legally.  One must always remember that the courts expect you to KNOW THE LAW.  

    • 09/28/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 9
    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. 

    • 10/06/2022
    • 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. 

    • 11/08/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ
    • 9
    Register

    John McAdam, Ph.D.

    KNOW THE LAW

    THE AFTERMATH OF USE OF FORCE

    INCLUDING DEADLY FORCE

    Tuesday, November 8, 2022

    5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

     

    In the unfortunate event that you had to use your gun for self-defense you will be thrusted into a second fight, the legal fight.   Many experts contend that the legal fight can be equally as significant as the physical fight.  Even the most responsible gun owners have little insight of the legal jeopardy brought on after a use of force event.  Knowing what to expect and how to best represent yourself with the 9-1-1 Call, the responding police and the detectives are critical factors in establishing and maintaining your innocence.  Even innocent citizens need to know how to communicate with police, the importance of their rights, and why having an attorney schooled in the law of self-defense is important.  The AFTERMATH OF USE OF FORCE session will provide you with the insights as to how best protect yourself legally while also being cooperative with police.

    • 11/12/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northbourough, MA 01532
    • 6
    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.

    • 11/15/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ: 361 W. Main St Northbourough MA
    • 9
    Register

    Course Description:


    This 4-hour concealed handgun seminar is designed for individuals who are currently carrying a concealed firearm or those who are considering firearms for self-defense. This course will be taught by Attorney Lisa Steele Esq. and Jon Green. Lisa Steele is an AWARE Board Member and an appellate attorney who practices in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.  She has special interest in, and expertise in, lethal force issues. She has written briefs for lawyers (“Defending the Self-Defense Case”) and articles for the public (“Owning and Carrying Non-Firearm Weapons”).  Lisa organized an AWARE class on Courtroom Survival.  She is co-chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Forensic Evidence Committee.  Jon Green is GOAL’s Director of Education and Training and Owner of Range Success. He has over 20 years as a full time curriculum author, firearms and MA gun law instructor, having trained thousands of individual from basic to advanced courses of study. Guests will have the opportunity to try on many of the newest and most popular holsters and carry systems from various manufacturers. Certificates will be awarded for full attendance. This is a non-live-fire course. 

    Topics include:

    • Lawful use of deadly force and its aftermath
    • Concealment methods & carry option for different environments
    • Mace, pepper spray, Kubotan, and other less than lethal force tools
    • Product overview: guns, holsters, ammunition, and other essentials
    • Training resources and references
    • Question and answer period
    • 11/23/2022
    • 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. 

    • 12/01/2022
    • 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. 

    • 12/04/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 7
    Register

    Class description:

    9:30am to 5:00pm

    This full day class is designed to teach the student how to effectively respond to and treat a victim in the event of a traumatic injury or medical emergency.

    An emphasis is placed on bleeding control and bandaging wounds; however, this is not strictly a “how to treat gunshot wounds” class.

    Discussion and hands on application will cover a variety of topics including;

    • Personal safety while caring for victims

    • Different wound types

    • Stages of shock

    • How blood loss affects the body

    • Head injuries

    • Fractures, and much more

    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

    • M,A,R,C,H (Massive Hemorrhage, Airway, Respirations, Circulation and Hypothermia)

    • Contents and application of Individual med kit components

    • Proper storage and employment of the med kit

    • Basic and advanced airway management – treating and monitoring for 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 and trauma dressings

    • Recognition and Treatment of various injuries (gunshots, lacerations, burns, airway blockage, head injuries, orthopedic, environmental)

    • Recognition and treatment of hypovolemic (hemorrhagic) shock

    • Moving and positioning victims with various injuries

    • Evacuation considerations

    • Prioritizing care

    • Wound Ballistics

    • Combat Mindset

    • Situational Awareness

    • Care Under Fire

     

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

    Chris Goemans

    Medical Instructor / Range Safety Officer

    Chris became involved in EMS at an early age by volunteering at his local ambulance/rescue squad in College Point, NY as a teenager. After taking initial CPR and First Aid classes, he later enrolled in an EMT class and has been certified since, now over 28 years.

    Chris continued to volunteer and work as an EMT in NYC throughout the 1990’s and well into the 2000’s. During this time, he also taught a variety of courses for the American Red Cross, American Heart Association and worked alongside fellow EMS veterans to teach CFR and EMT courses at one of the longest operating and most respected training facilities within NY State, the Regional Training Center for Emergency Medical Technicians. Here, he helped to train and re-certify thousands of Certified First Responders and fellow Emergency Medical Technicians for over 15 years.

    In late 2015, Chris decided to take the necessary steps to secure his pistol permit, a friend suggested he check out OnSight Firearms Training and that’s where met Ben, Rachel, and the rest of the team. In addition to participating in Pistol, Shotgun and Carbine courses, Chris frequently assists OFT as an RSO.

    Today Chris co-owns a security company which provides solutions to a variety of clientele; everyone from Residential and Small Business owners to School Districts and fortune 500 companies. 

    • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer (RSO)
    • NYS Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
    • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Certified (TCCC)
    • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Certified (TECC)
    • CPR and AED Certified
    • FEMA Certified in Incident Command
    • FEMA Certified in Active Shooter Responses
    • NYS Licensed to install/service security and fire alarms
    • American Heart Association BLS CPR Instructor
    • HSI Level 3 Instructor
    • NRA Pistol Instructor
    • Rangemaster Certified Firearms Instructor

    All training material will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring notepads and pens for note taking.

    For more information or questions

    please contact info@omtllc.us

Student Rebooking and Cancellation

Student Rebooking:

If you need to rebook a class MORE than fifteen (15) days before your scheduled class date, you may rebook (transfer to another class) one time without any fee. If you need to rebook a second time, the fee is $25.00 for a four (4) hour class or $50.00 for an eight (8) hour class. After a second rebooking no further transfers or refunds are permitted.

If you need to rebook a class LESS than fifteen (15) days before your scheduled class date, the fee is $40.00 for a four (4) hour class or $75.00 for an eight (8) hour class. Only one rebooking will be allowed with less than two weeks before your scheduled class date. All rebooking requests must be received no later than the day prior to the scheduled class.

If the rebooking is to a more expensive class, you are responsible for the price difference. If the rebooking is to a less expensive class, you will receive a refund of the price difference.

No rebooking for Guest Instructor courses.

Student Cancelling:

If you need to cancel a class more than fifteen (15) days before your scheduled class date, you may cancel and request a refund of the purchase price, less 25% of the class price paid. Classes cannot be cancelled less than fifteen (15) days before your scheduled class date. Exceptions to these policies may be made on a case-by-case basis, at the sole discretion of the Director of Education & Training and must be put in writing. GOAL reserves the right to change or amend these policies at any time.

No refunds on Guest Instructor courses, no exceptions.

GOAL Cancelled Classes:

In rare circumstances, GOAL may need to cancel a class. If this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible and given the option of either a full refund or a move to another course of the same value.

Exceptions to these policies may be made on a case-by-case basis, at the sole discretion of the Director of Education & Training. GOAL reserves the right to change or amend these policies at any time.

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