(By Invitation Only)

Test your abilities with the Paladin Rifle or Pistol Q-Course (or both)
• Based on law enforcement and military qualification courses, we’ve put together a variety of stages meant to measure performance against a set standard (determined by us).
• Stages will be basic in nature but rest assured the performance standards will be on the high side; however, these standards should be achievable by those who train with some frequency.
• Course of fire will not be released beforehand. Take for granted that things like draw and first shot speed/accuracy; reload speed; shooting strong-side and support-side only; target transitions; accuracy/shot accountability; decision-making/performance under pressure; and other common tactical shooting skills will be tested. If you’re experienced in defensive shooting, you’ve done these drills or variations of them.
Equipment is the same as for a Pistol or Rifle Workshop.
• Those who pass will receive a button (image below) and a special certificate of completion. Those who do not pass will receive a certificate of attendance only.
This is still very much a class; instruction/feedback will be provided each step of the way.
• The day will start with a series of warm-up/refresher drills practicing the skills to be tested in the qualification; then attendees will shoot the qualification stages.

Rifle Workshop Equipment List
Pistol Workshop Equipment List

Upcoming Class Dates:

Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. RIFLE Q-Course (3 spots open)

Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PISTOL Q-Course (class is full)

Saturday, July 20, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PISTOL Q-Course (7 spots open)

Note: the time (9-4) is the estimated amount of time needed to run the practice drills and the qualification stages for a full class (8 students). If the class size is smaller, we may end earlier than 4 p.m.

By invitation only. Price: $90 per class per student ($80 for DF&GC members). Special discount: if you qualify to attend both sessions (rifle and pistol) you may register for both at the same time for a combined price of $160 for non-members and $140 for DFGC members.

Contact us and we’ll send you a link to the appropriate registration form (Rifle, Pistol, or Both). After we receive your registration, you’ll be contacted for payment. We accept Venmo and credit cards. Do not pay until contacted with either a credit card or Venmo invoice from us. Payment is typically due within 24 hours of invoicing in order to reserve your spot in the class.

Important Prerequisites

Pistol Q-Course: Students must have a valid Massachusetts LTC (resident or non-resident). This is an advanced-level class. Students must have taken our Defensive Pistol 2.0 class or Workshop classes to participate. Others are welcome, as long as they have taken several courses elsewhere (from a recognized academy/instructor) where drawing/holstering and tactical movement and shooting were part of the curriculum.

Rifle Q-Course: Students must have a valid Massachusetts LTC (resident or non-resident). This is an advanced-level class. Students must have taken our Defensive Rifle 2.0 class or Workshop classes to participate. Others are welcome, as long as they have taken several rifle courses elsewhere (from a recognized academy/instructor) where tactical shooting and movement were part of the curriculum. Note: there will be no pistol shooting in the Rifle Q-Course.


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