What you need to bring and further instructions (READ THESE CAREFULLY):
You must supply your own equipment—we have none to borrow.
• Mass. LTC Class A permit (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).
• 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.
• Quality thick gun belt at least 1.5 inches wide capable of supporting the weight of a loaded pistol and extra magazines.
• Quality strong-side, outside-the-waist-band (OWB) belt-mounted kydex/polymer holster. Absolutely NO inside-the-waist holsters. NO SERPA holsters or other trigger-finger operated holsters. NO clip-on holsters. NO fabric/nylon holsters. NO thumb-strap holsters of any kind. Leather holsters are not ideal but may be acceptable, granted yours is broken in and it does not have a thumb-strap and must not require a support hand to hold it open during re-holster.
• A semi-auto pistol: full-size, mid-size, and larger compact pistols are fine—ABSOLUTELY NO sub-compact or micro/pocket pistols. Your class firearm should be at least as big as 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. Also, larger guns offer more capacity. Sorry, no revolvers—this is a semi-auto pistol class.
• At least three magazines (more is usually better). 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.
• Belt-mounted magazine pouches (kydex/polymer preferred) to hold at least two magazines.
• 200 rounds of ammunition appropriate for your firearm.
• Dummy ammunition appropriate for your firearm (10 rounds recommended). We may be able to provide some dummy ammo for most popular calibers.
• Water or sports drinks to stay hydrated and snacks.
• A pen and pad are recommended if you wish to take notes.
• Get some range time in ahead of the class date, especially if you haven’t shot in a while.
• 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. For example: If your gun has an external safety or a decocker mechanism, you will be expected to know how to use it. This is not a class for new shooters nor is it 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. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.