What you need to bring and further instructions (READ THESE CAREFULLY):
You must supply your own equipment—we have none to borrow.

• Massachusetts LTC (must be with you during class). If you are not a Massachusetts resident, you must have a Non-Resident LTC to train with us.
• Eye and ear protection designed for shooting (electronic ear pro is recommended).
• Clothes suitable for training; footwear appropriate for rapid movement (no sandals or open-toe shoes). This class is conducted outdoors—wear clothing appropriate for the weather.
• If you like, bring a jacket/hoodie and other garments you’d like to practice wearing during class.
• Rigid gun belt capable of supporting the weight of a loaded pistol and extra magazines. No dress belts or single-layer nylon.
• Semi-auto pistol no smaller than a compact model (examples: Glock 19, S&W M&P Compact, SIG P320 Compact, SIG P365 XL). Larger-framed guns are fine. No revolvers or .22 caliber pistols.
• Sorry but no sub-compact guns allowed (examples not allowed: Glock 26/27, Glock 42 or 43, SIG P365, M&P Shield [might allow EZ models as they are larger], Walther PPK, Springfield Hellcat). We realize these are some popular concealed carry guns but learning to draw from concealment is best done with a at least a compact-sized pistol for safety’s sake. The skills learned with a compact gun or larger can be transferred to a smaller gun (sub-compact, micro) with practice. Contact us with any questions about acceptable pistols.
• Three magazines with a capacity of at least 8 rounds each (10-round magazines are ideal).
• Strong-side, inside-the-waistband holster OR outside the waist holster made for concealment. You may bring both types if you wish. Appendix carry holsters of acceptable design and build may be accepted (contact us for more info). Your holster must be mounted to the belt. No cross-draw holsters. Your holster should be made of Kydex/polymer. NO leather or fabric holsters of any kind. No thumbstraps or snaps and no SERPA (trigger-finger activated) designs.
• Belt-mounted magazine pouch (kydex preferred) to hold at least two magazines.
At least 300 rounds of live ammunition appropriate for your firearm.
• Bring water or sports drinks to stay hydrated and snacks. We’ll break for lunch at some point–we recommend brown bagging it (refrigerator, microwave, and small dining area available in the heated/air conditioned rangehouse). There are a few local take-out places.
• A pen and pad are recommended if you wish to take notes.
IMPORTANT: You must be very familiar with the firearm you bring to class and how it operates and have experience shooting it—THIS CANNOT BE STRESSED ENOUGH. This is not the venue to try out a new gun.

You are responsible for bringing the correct gear to class. Students who arrive for
class lacking equipment or with inappropriate gear may not participate.