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.

• 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). Noise cancelling headsets (Bose, Sony, etc.) are not hearing protection.
• Hat with a brim; clothes suitable for training; footwear appropriate for rapid movement (no sandals or open-toe shoes). This class is conducted outdoors rain or shine—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.
• 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. No revolvers or .22 caliber pistols.
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.
• 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 thumbstrap and must not require a support hand to hold it open during re-holster. There are quality, inexpensive kydex/polymer holsters out there that will serve you well for training, whether with us or other instructors (many will have similar requirements to ours).
Belt-mounted magazine pouches (kydex/polymer preferred) to hold at least two magazines.
• Dummy ammunition for your firearm (10 rounds recommended). We may be able to provide some.
250 rounds of live ammunition for your firearm.
• Handheld tactical-style flashlight (tail cap switch recommended). If you have a weapon-mounted light, 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 but there are a few places local to grab a quick bite.
• 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. 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.

Additional resources:
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.