Paladin Group Training, LLC develops armed citizens into better shooters and tacticians who can defend themselves in a world that is at times insecure. We train regular people from all walks of life who take responsible gun ownership to heart and who value the safety and security of themselves and their loved ones. Our training philosophy is simple: take the best of what’s taught in the training world and teach what is most relevant to the civilian defender.

If you want constructive feedback in a welcoming environment from experienced and certified instructors for real world application, check us out.

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 and Rifle 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/