Paladin Group Training, LLC is a joint effort between Ronald Witten of Firearms Training of Saugus and Brian Bertoldo. Both are experienced firearms instructors based on the North Shore of Boston. They’ve been teaching together since 2016. See their bios below . . .

Ronald Witten
Ron retired in 2013 as a Lieutenant from the Saugus Police Department after 36 years of service. He was the Officer in Charge of Training for Saugus P.D. for over 10 years. He’s been a firearms instructor since 1986 and was the lead firearms instructor for the Saugus Police. Ron was a firearms instructor at the Reading Police Academy from 2004 to 2018 and was certified as a MPTC Firearms Instructor in pistol, rifle, and shotgun. He was SWAT Certified and served as the Executive Officer for the Saugus P.D. SWAT Team. Ron currently holds NRA certifications for Pistol Instructor, Home Firearms Safety Instructor, and Chief Range Safety Officer. He is also certified as a Basic Firearms Safety Instructor by the Mass. State Police and LEOSA Course Instructor certified.

Brian Bertoldo
Brian is a Sig Sauer Academy Certified Advanced Pistol Instructor and holds NRA certifications for Pistol Instructor, Home Firearms Safety Instructor, and Chief Range Safety Officer. He is also certified as a Basic Firearms Safety Instructor by the Mass. State Police and LEOSA Course Instructor certified. Brian comes from a purely civilian background, showing that you don’t have to be in law enforcement or the military to learn and practice tactical/defensive shooting skills. He’s been a firearms instructor since 2015.

Our Partner Facility: Danvers Fish & Game Club

Classes are open to both members and non-members.

Class at the outdoor pistol range
Aerial view of outdoor rifle and pistol ranges
Outdoor pistol range
Class at the outdoor pistol range
Indoor pistol range
Meeting hall/classroom

Danvers Fish & Game Club
20 Birch Road
Middleton, MA
https://www.dfgc.club/