What you need to bring and further instructions:
(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—easier for you to hear range commands).
• Hat with a brim; 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.
• Rigid gun belt capable of supporting the weight of a loaded pistol and extra magazines.
• A semi-auto pistol: full-size, mid-size, and larger compact pistols are fine—NO sub-compact or micro/pocket pistols. Your class firearm should be no smaller than a SIG P320 Compact or Glock 19 for reference. Smaller guns are not easy to train with; you’ll find bigger guns are better for training. The skills you learn on a mid-size/full-size gun can be transferred with practice to a smaller carry gun. No revolvers or .22 caliber pistols.
• At least three magazines. 10-round mags are ideal. If your pistol only accepts mags with less than 10-round capacity, please bring at least four mags to class.
• Strong-side, outside-the-waist-band (OWB), belt-mounted, kydex/polymer holster. No inside-the-waist holsters. No SERPA-type holsters. No clip-on holsters. No fabric/nylon/leather holsters. No strap/flap holsters of any kind. There are quality, inexpensive kydex/polymer holsters out there that will serve you well for training. Duty holsters/rigs are welcome as long as they meet the above criteria.
• Belt-mounted magazine pouches (kydex/polymer preferred) to hold at least two magazines.
• 400 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 time 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.