What you need to bring and further instructions (READ THESE CAREFULLY). Yes, it’s long but please read before registering. You must supply your own equipment.

• 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).
• Hat with a brim; clothes suitable for training; footwear appropriate for rapid movement (no sandals or open-toe shoes). This class is conducted outdoors—dress for the weather.
• Rigid gun belt capable of supporting the weight of a loaded pistol and extra magazines.
• 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 rimfire 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.
• Dummy (inert) ammunition for your firearm (10 rounds recommended). It can be found at most gun stores as well as online retailers. We may have a small quantity of 9mm dummies to borrow.
• 300 rounds of live ammunition.
• Handheld tactical-style flashlight (tail cap switch recommended). If you have a weapon-mounted light (not required), you must also have a handheld flashlight.
• 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.
• Feel free to contact us for advice on choosing any equipment for this class. And try on and test all of your equipment ahead of time to be sure of fit and function.
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 a class for new shooters nor is it the time to try out a gun you’re unfamiliar with.

Recommended reading:
What is Training Gear?
What Pistol Should I Bring to Class?
What Do I Wear to a Firearms Class?

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 paladingrouptraining@gmail.com with any questions.