What you need to bring and further instructions (READ THESE CAREFULLY):
You must supply your own equipment.
• Mass. LTC Class A or FID permit (must be with you during class)
• 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 ear 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—wear clothing appropriate for the weather.
• A pump-action or semi-auto shotgun chambered in either 12 or 20 gauge. Your
gun must have a butt stock — NO guns with stand-alone pistol grips allowed.
See below for examples of stock types:
• Be familiar with how your shotgun operates and test fire it before the class date.
• A way to carry spare ammo. A side-saddle on the receiver or stock is ideal or
use something like shotgun cards, bandolier sling, or belt-mounted pouches. Pants or jacket pockets are not a proper means to carry ammo.
• Bead, ghost ring, or rifle sights are acceptable. Optics such as red dots are also fine–no magnification.
• A tactical sling is recommended but not required.
• Dummy ammunition appropriate for your firearm (4 to 5 rounds recommended).
• Live Ammunition: 75 rounds of lead birdshot (#6, 7.5, 8, or 9 are acceptable); 25
rounds of buckshot; 5 slugs.
• Water or sports drinks to stay hydrated and snacks.
• 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
test all of your equipment ahead of time to be sure of fit and function.
• Get some range time in ahead of the class date, especially if you haven’t shot in
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.