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    • 05/07/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 05/09/2021
    • (EDT)
    • GOAL HQ
    • 0

    • Gun Owners’ Action League Presents The

      NRA Instructor Training Course

      Basics of Pistol Shootings

       

      May 7-9, 2021

      Gun Owners’ Action League

      361 West Main St

      Northborough, MA 01532

       

      Friday: Part 1 Basic Instructor Training 12:00PM to 6:00PM

       

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

       

      ·       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.

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    ·       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.

     

    ·       $225.00 course fee for GOAL Members and non-Massachusetts residents that our 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


    • 05/08/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Patriot Range Taunton
    • 4
    Register

    The USCCA DSF Program is designed to teach ALL responsibly armed Americans how to respond efficiently and effectively during a dynamic critical incident.

    One of the key elements to this is you must be able to process information while performing complex tasks. Defending yourself and those that you love requires you to apply multiple necessary skills, the DSF Program will help you to recognize learned stimuli and initiate learned intuitive responses, freeing up your mind to better process information. This is the key philosophy of the Counter Ambush Methodology. Each level of the DSF Program (L1 and L2) consists of a self-study e-learning module and a full day of instructor guided live fire range drills and simulations.

    The DSF E-learning modules are presented by Rob Pincus, world-renowned instructor and developer of the DSF and the Intuitive Defensive Shooting Methodology. You will be introduced to concepts, terminology, and information that will prepare you to maximize your learning potential as you complete the live fire portion of the program. You will also receive a copy of the USCCA’s Defensive Shooting Fundamentals textbook written by Rob Pincus. Your USCCA Certified DSF Instructor will teach you intuitive defensive shooting skills that work well with what the body does naturally under the stress of a dynamic critical incident.

    You will realize your competency levels as you learn to apply skills in context during these intense live fire drills and simulations.

    DSF L1 prepares the student for the most probable scenario and builds a solid foundation of defensive handgun skills such as; intuitive sighted fire, unsighted fire, using natural kinesthetic alignment, lateral movement, emergency reloads, assessment, presentation from the holster, and home defense concepts.

    It’s important that your gear arrangement be the same for both training and when you carry. Loaner gear is available upon request.

    Note: the total cost of the class is $210, $180 is paid to GOAL and a separate $30 is paid directly to the USCCA for the e-learning.


    CLASS LOGISTICS:

    After signing up for this class you will call 877-577-4800 and tell them your taking the DSF-1 class with William Dalpe. You will pay them $30 and they will direct you on the steps to take the e-learning portion of the class.  Make sure you ask them the procedure for taking the e-learning in case  they do not tell you. The e-learning must be done 10 days prior to the class.

    RANGE DAY LOGISTICS:

    It does not matter if you come carrying or not in fact we encourage you to carry but there will be NO handling of firearms or ammo until instructed.

    WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
    • Gun with holster (Ankle, harness, drop leg, pancake, urban, holsters are prohibited). We prefer OWB holsters but will allow IWB as long as you can tuck your shirt in behind it..
    • 350-450 rounds of ammo
    • Minimum of 3 magazines. If mag capacity under 10 rounds then 5 magazines
    • Mag pouch (if you use one when you carry and is not necessary)
    • Notebook and pen
    • Water or other (non-alcohol) hydration liquids
    • Lunch and snacks if needed
    • Comfortable clothes and footwear that is weather appropriate
    • Sun screen (if applicable)
    • Proper eyes and ears
    • Chair
    • 05/12/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom
    • 24
    Register

    Still our most popular training course by a long shot! GOAL’s MA Gun Law for Citizens course provides students with an understanding of the applicable statutes and regulations regarding possession, storage, transport, reporting requirements, transfers, ammunition, various state rosters and much more. 





    • 05/13/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 25
    Register

    The GOAL BFS Primer for Certified Instructors ZOOM Edition.

    Topics Include:

    • Applicable laws regarding the possession, transportation and storage of guns within the Commonwealth
    • Suicide prevention and emotional health resources
    • Instructor requirements under 5.15 CMR 3.05 and Chapter 140 § 131P(b)
    • NRA policy and procedures for LTC 002 and LTC 007

    Seminar attendees will receive a copy of the slide show and supporting material. This Seminar is highly recommend for Massachusetts State Police Basic Firearm Safety Instructors. 

    • 05/15/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Patriot Range Taunton
    • 5
    Register

    The USCCA DSF Program is designed to teach ALL responsibly armed Americans how to respond efficiently and effectively during a dynamic critical incident.

    One of the key elements to this is you must be able to process information while performing complex tasks. Defending yourself and those that you love requires you to apply multiple necessary skills, the DSF Program will help you to recognize learned stimuli and initiate learned intuitive responses, freeing up your mind to better process information. This is the key philosophy of the Counter Ambush Methodology. Each level of the DSF Program (L1 and L2) consists of a self-study e-learning module and a full day of instructor guided live fire range drills and simulations.

    The DSF E-learning modules are presented by Rob Pincus, world-renowned instructor and developer of the DSF and the Intuitive Defensive Shooting Methodology. You will be introduced to concepts, terminology, and information that will prepare you to maximize your learning potential as you complete the live fire portion of the program. You will also receive a copy of the USCCA’s Defensive Shooting Fundamentals textbook written by Rob Pincus. Your USCCA Certified DSF Instructor will teach you intuitive defensive shooting skills that work well with what the body does naturally under the stress of a dynamic critical incident.

    You will realize your competency levels as you learn to apply skills in context during these intense live fire drills and simulations.

    DSF L1 prepares the student for the most probable scenario and builds a solid foundation of defensive handgun skills such as; intuitive sighted fire, unsighted fire, using natural kinesthetic alignment, lateral movement, emergency reloads, assessment, presentation from the holster, and home defense concepts.

    It’s important that your gear arrangement be the same for both training and when you carry. Loaner gear is available upon request.

    Note: the total cost of the class is $210, $180 is paid to GOAL and a separate $30 is paid directly to the USCCA for the e-learning.


    Prerequisites: 

    • Must have completed the Defensive Shooting Fundamentals 1 (DSF-1)
    • Must have your own pistol and be able to legally own it
    • Must be familiar with loading and unloading your pistol

    Class Logistics:

    After signing up for this class you will call 877-577-4800 and tell them your taking the DSF-1 class with William Dalpe. You will pay them $30 and they will direct you on the steps to take the e-learning portion of the class.  Make sure you ask them the procedure for taking the e-learning in case  they do not tell you. The e-learning must be done 10 days prior to the class.

    Range Day Logistics:

    It does not matter if you come carrying or not in fact we encourage you to carry but there will be NO handling of firearms or ammo until instructed.

    What you need to bring:

    • Gun with holster (Ankle, harness, drop leg, pancake, urban holsters are prohibited). We prefer OWB holsters but will allow IWB as long as you can tuck your shirt in behind it..
    • 350-450 rounds of ammo
    • Minimum of 3 magazines. If mag capacity under 10 rounds then 5 magazines
    • Mag pouch (if you use one when you carry but is not necessary)
    • Notebook and pen
    • Water or other (non-alcohol) hydration liquids
    • Lunch and snacks if needed
    • Comfortable clothes and footwear that is weather appropriate
    • Sun screen (if applicable)
    • Proper eyes and ears
    • Chair


    • 05/21/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Worcester Pistol & Rifle Club
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Description: GOAL is pleased to offer an introductory course for the shooting sport of IDPA. The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters. It was founded in 1996 as a response to the desires of shooters worldwide. Participants will be provided with a strong foundation of skills and knowledge used in the sport of International Defensive Pistol competition with both classroom and live fire exercises.

     

    Participants are required to have the following:

     

    • Centerfire revolver or semi-automatic handgun 9mm or larger
    • A plastic or leather strong side belt mounted holster. Avoid retention straps and snaps
    • Belt mounted double magazine or speedloader holder. Avoid retention straps and snaps
    • 3 magazines or speedloaders minimum
    • 200 rounds of ammunition
    • A vest or shirt that covers the holstered gun
    • Eye & ear protection
    • Baseball cap
    • Brown bag lunch (optional)

     

    Please contact Jon Green with additional questions. Visit www.IDPA.com to learn more about equipment and competing successfully in IDPA matches.


    • 05/28/2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 05/30/2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Mansfield Fish & Game

    Klint Macro: Date May 28-30

    Location Mansfield Fish & Game

    Time: 8am – 6pm

    Tuition – see below


    USCCA DSF (Defensive Shooting Fundamentals)
    Instructor Development:


    Pre-Req: Prior to attending a USCCA DSF Instructor School, you must complete the DSF Instructor E-Learning Module, and purchase a DSF Instructor Toolkit. You must have good knowledge of defensive shooting skills and be able to manage a live fire range. Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that you attend a USCCA DSF course as a student before attending the Instructor Development Training.

    Upon successful certification, you will be authorized to teach the USCCA DSF L1 Course. The DSF L1 “End User” Course consists of 2 components for your students. First they will complete a required online e-learning module then they will spend a day with you on the range learning skills that work well with what the body does naturally under stress, and they will learn to apply theses skills in context. 

    You will need to do some things before attending the DSFL1ID course. Please fill out the attached Waiver and submit a paragraph explaining your firearms background, training background, teaching background, and why you desire this rating. Send them to klint@triggerpressersunion.com at your earliest convenience.

    You will also need to complete an online course too. This “E-Learning” module is an important part of the USCCA DSF Instructor Development process.

     I highly recommend taking notes while completing the E-Learning Module and review it multiple times. You may be given teach backs immediately during the DSFL1ID based upon what you learned in the e-learning module. Examples could include explaining “Safety as a Concept: Safety-Comfort-Competence”, or “The Safety Rules” and “Medical Brief”. 

    This Instructor Training is INTENSE yet very gratifying. Attending a DSF L1 Course as a student prior to attending Instructor Development is NOT required but it is HIGHLY recommended. I have DSFL1 “student” courses scheduled. Visit the schedule page of www.triggerpressersunion.com for more information. 

    We are conducting the DSFID on an outdoor range; we will train no matter what the weather is doing. The only exception would be if there is lightning. Please be prepared. 

    During the Instructor Development Course you will need to take lots of notes, as there is no “Instructor Manual” in the USCCA DSF Program. You will receive all of the teaching point and drill instructions “mouth to ear” and your notes will become your own instructor manual. Ultimately this will help you to better retain and understand the information. All teach backs are done from memory… no notes are allowed on the range while teaching. We pride ourselves in knowing the material deeply enough to teach the “students” not simply administrate “curriculum”. 

    What do I expected of you on day one? I do not believe that an instructor needs to be a champion level shooter, however, you will be expected to have the ability to consistently demonstrate impeccable safe handling of your firearm working from a holster. You will be expected to correctly demonstrate the defensive shooting fundamentals that are taught in the class. I expect that you will have quality reliable equipment and the knowledge of how to use it in the context of civilian concealed carry. I expect that you will have an open mind and positive attitude.

     Please bring the following items to class:

    1. Your daily concealed carry pistol

    2. Quality Holster, Strong Side Hip or Centerline (kydex preferred) To efficiently balance risk and benefit we will not working from concealment, if you have an OWB Holster in the same body position as your normal deep concealment position you will gain the same training benefit.

    3. A quality belt

    4. 3 Magazines, 5 if you are using a single stack pistol or are in a jurisdiction with magazine capacity restrictions.

    5. Proper Eye and Ear Protection (Electronic in ear or low profile preferred)

    6. A Minimum of 500 Rounds of factory ammunition.

    7. Magazine pouches (we train as realistically as possible, if you carry extra mags in a pocket that will be sufficient)

    8. Note taking supplies (I recommend picking up a “Rite in Rain” weather resistant notebook)

    9. USCCA DSF Textbook (You will be sent a copy when you enroll in the e-learning)

    10. Appropriate outdoor range clothing

    11. Water, snacks, Lunch

    12.Hard copy of the required paperwork and a copy of your e-learning completion certificate

    Read the USCCA DSF Textbook. It will explain many of the concepts and principals taught in this class. Be advised however, that the DSF Textbook is NOT an instructor manual. You will be required to take copious notes in addition to the text resource.

    Attending the 3-day development course DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR CERTIFICATION. However, there is mentorship and remediation infrastructure in place. If you are willing to put the work in you will have the opportunity to succeed. 

    The total investment is $847 (the cost is more using a credit card on the USCCA Site to cover fees). $250 is paid to the USCCA for the DSF Toolkit (which includes the required e-learning module) and $597 is sent to Trigger Pressers Union HQ LLC. If folks pay on the USCCA Site I will organize and supply them with the toolkit. If folks sign up via email, I will send instructions on how to secure the toolkit directly from USCCA. If folks want to sign up via email, send me Name, mailing address, phone, email, shirt size…. if they want to sign up on USCCA website they can simply click on the link:

    https://training.usconcealedcarry.com/class/uscca-dsf-l1-instructor-development/b8ed2504-4f9e-11eb-a187-02420a010519


    • 06/11/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Patriot Range Taunton
    • 10
    Register

    Women Only USCCA DSF-1

    The USCCA DSF Program is designed to teach ALL responsibly armed Americans how to respond efficiently and effectively during a dynamic critical incident.

    One of the key elements to this is you must be able to process information while performing complex tasks. Defending yourself and those that you love requires you to apply multiple necessary skills, the DSF Program will help you to recognize learned stimuli and initiate learned intuitive responses, freeing up your mind to better process information. This is the key philosophy of the Counter Ambush Methodology. Each level of the DSF Program (L1 and L2) consists of a self-study e-learning module and a full day of instructor guided live fire range drills and simulations.

    The DSF E-learning modules are presented by Rob Pincus, world-renowned instructor and developer of the DSF and the Intuitive Defensive Shooting Methodology. You will be introduced to concepts, terminology, and information that will prepare you to maximize your learning potential as you complete the live fire portion of the program. You will also receive a copy of the USCCA’s Defensive Shooting Fundamentals textbook written by Rob Pincus. Your USCCA Certified DSF Instructor will teach you intuitive defensive shooting skills that work well with what the body does naturally under the stress of a dynamic critical incident.

    You will realize your competency levels as you learn to apply skills in context during these intense live fire drills and simulations.

    DSF L1 prepares the student for the most probable scenario and builds a solid foundation of defensive handgun skills such as; intuitive sighted fire, unsighted fire, using natural kinesthetic alignment, lateral movement, emergency reloads, assessment, presentation from the holster, and home defense concepts.

    It’s important that your gear arrangement be the same for both training and when you carry. Loaner gear is available upon request.

    Note: the total cost of the class is $210, $180 is paid to GOAL and a separate $30 is paid directly to the USCCA for the e-learning.


    CLASS LOGISTICS:

    After signing up for this class you will call 877-577-4800 and tell them your taking the DSF-1 class with William Dalpe. You will pay them $30 and they will direct you on the steps to take the e-learning portion of the class.  Make sure you ask them the procedure for taking the e-learning in case  they do not tell you. The e-learning must be done 10 days prior to the class.

    RANGE DAY LOGISTICS:

    It does not matter if you come carrying or not in fact we encourage you to carry but there will be NO handling of firearms or ammo until instructed.

    WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
    • Gun with holster (Ankle, harness, drop leg, pancake, urban, holsters are prohibited). We prefer OWB holsters but will allow IWB as long as you can tuck your shirt in behind it..
    • 350-450 rounds of ammo
    • Minimum of 3 magazines. If mag capacity under 10 rounds then 5 magazines
    • Mag pouch (if you use one when you carry and is not necessary)
    • Notebook and pen
    • Water or other (non-alcohol) hydration liquids
    • Lunch and snacks if needed
    • Comfortable clothes and footwear that is weather appropriate
    • Sun screen (if applicable)
    • Proper eyes and ears
    • Chair
    • 09/06/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Worcester Pistol & Rifle Club
    • 10
    • 09/07/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Worcester Pistol & Rifle Club
    • 10
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    • 09/08/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Worcester Pistol & Rifle Club
    • 10

    https://intuitiveshooting.com/calendar/

    • 09/09/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Worcester Pistol & Rifle Club
    • 10

    This is a one-day version of the IDC Course. The IDC Program applies the principals of the Intuitive Defense Shooting Program to the world of semi-automatic rifles. Stressing efficiency, working with what the body does naturally and training in context, Intuitive Defense Carbine is a progressive and dynamic course. Students will engage in a variety of shooting drills and maneuvers designed to make their shooting (sighted and unsighted) more intuitive. In addition to the fundamentals of close quarters defensive rifling, students will be guided through handling techniques and understanding how a variety of factors affect their balance between speed and precision with a carbine. Improvised shooting positions for heightened precision capabilities (smaller targets & ranges out to 150 yards) will also be covered. 

    Open to:
    General Public / Law Enforcement / Military / Private Security

    Course Eligibility: 
    No Prerequisites

    Please bring the following gear to the course:

    • Carbine with a preferred sling (single, 2- or 3-point)
    • Good quality gear for your particular defensive rifle use setup, your gear should be of sufficient quality to withstand heavy training use.
    • 500 rounds of rifle ammunition
    • Students are welcome to bring extra ammunition, as there will be certain drills where round count can be easily increased.
    • 4 rifle magazines, spares if you feel they are necessary.
    • Eye and ear protection
    • Sunscreen, bug spray, and/or sufficient protective clothing based on the forecast weather conditions. If you serve or are employed in an armed capacity, we recommend you train with your duty gear.

      Students should arrive at 8:30AM and be ready to begin class by 9:00AM. Plan on about an hour lunch break, and an ending time of between 5-6PM. There is a debriefing at the end of the day.


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