Paladin Group Training, LLC develops armed citizens into better shooters and tacticians who want to 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 as Lieutenant from the Saugus P.D. after 36 years of service. A Firearms Instructor since 1989 in handgun, rifle, and shotgun, he was the Officer in Charge of Training for Saugus P.D. He is a retired Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) Level 3 Firearms Instructor in handgun, rifle, and shotgun and taught at the Reading Police Academy. Ron is a retired less lethal instructor in pepper spray, taser, baton, and munitions; he is retired SWAT Certified and was the Executive Officer of the Saugus P.D. SWAT TEAM; he is a retired MPTC Certified Use of Force & Defensive Tactics Instructor. He is also an NRA/State Police Certified Firearms Instructor, a State Police Certified LEOSA Instructor, a Sig Academy Certified Range Master, and an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer.

Brian Bertoldo
Brian is certified by the Sig Sauer Academy as an Advanced Pistol Instructor, Advanced Rifle Instructor, and Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor. He also holds NRA certifications for Pistol Instructor, Home Firearms Safety Instructor, and Chief Range Safety Officer. And he’s 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