Child Gun Safety

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1. We the permit holder should be a positive role model for our children.
2. Children should be taught the difference between television, toys and real firearms.
3. Children should be taught what to do if they come across a firearm without an adult present:
a. Stop
b. Don’t Touch
c. Run away
d. And tell a Grown Up

We here at SSD Tactical Training offer an NRA Eddie Eagle Child Gun Safety Class to children in Pre-K to 4th Grade for free. During this class the child will learn what to do if they see a gun. 1. Stop 2. Don’t Touch 3. Run Away 4. And Tell a Grown Up!

Stay Safe

Safe Gun Handling!

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Remember while handling your firearm/ pistol keep your trigger/ index finger outside of the trigger guard at all times to prevent an accidental discharge. A good place to have your index finger would be high on the slide (If semi-automatic) or high on the trigger guard on a revolver (Do not put an fingers in front of cylinder when firing the revolver the discharge from the cartridge can cause significant damage to your fingers). Trigger finger goes in trigger guard and on trigger when ready to shoot your firearm. Remember “Off target, Off trigger”!

Stay Safe

SSD Tactical Training.

Self-Defense Pepper Spray

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C. 140 § 122C Self Defense Sprays (Massachusetts Laws)

(a) As used in this section and section 122D, “self-defense spray” shall mean chemical mace, pepper spray or any device or instrument which contains, propels or emits a liquid, gas, powder or other substance designed to incapacitate.
(b) Whoever, not being licensed as provided in section 122B, sells self-defense spray shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than 2 years.
(c) Whoever sells self-defense spray to a person younger than 18 years of age, if the person younger than 18 years of age does not have a firearms identification card, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300.
(d) A person under 18 years of age who possesses self-defense spray and who does not have a firearms identification card shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300.

Classification: Misdemeanor
Penalty for selling without license: Fine not to exceed $1000 or not more than 2 years HOC or both
Penalty for selling to person under 18 if person has no FID Card: Fine not to exceed $300
Penalty for person under 18 possessing without FID Card: Fine not to exceed $300
Right of Arrest: No Right of Arrest

§ 122C NOTES
1. License to sell: A license under Section 122B is required to sell Self Defense Sprays.
2. No FID/LTC Needed for Adults: No license to purchase needed for person over 18.
3. Under 18: Person under 18 may purchase with FID Card. (15-18 years old needs a Firearms Identification Card)
4. Possession Under 18: Person under 18 may not possess without FID Card

Women’s Self-Defense Class

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SSD Tactical Training will be hosting a Women’s Self-Defense Class on July 17 & 31, 2015 from 6pm-8pm.

This training is for all women even if you already have some form of self-defense training and already have your License to Carry a Pistol/ Firearm. We teach the combatives (Hand, Knee and Foot Strikes), blocks, wrist grabs, bear hugs, chokes etc;

Come train with us and get reality based training.

The cost is only $50.00 for either day.

If interested contact us at 413-204-0592 or email us at

Looking forward to seeing you in training


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SSD Tactical Training would like to say;

Happy Independence Day to all the present and future License to Carry a Pistol/ Firearm Permit card holders and to all the people who invoke their 2nd Amendment Right!

Thank you to all the service personnel who fight to protect the U.S. Constitution!


UTAH Multi-State

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UTAH Multi-State Concealed Carry Permit

This 4 hour class meets the requirements to apply to the state of UTAH for a non-resident Concealed Carry Permit.

Upon completion of this class you will be able to apply to Utah. When you receive your UTAH Concealed Carry Permit you can legally carry in approximately 31 states.

This course teaches the safe handling of firearms, safe storage of firearms, safe operation of firearms, and firearms laws.

Upon completion of this course you will be issued a certificate, application and finger print cards for the state of UTAH. (Finger prints will be done at the class) You will also be issued a CD with important information. All materials and equipment will be provided by the instructor/ instructors.

The following recognize the Utah non-resident concealed firearm permit: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

For more information please contact SSD Tactical Training at 413-204-0592 or email us at

Exemption for Muzzleloaders

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Exemption For Muzzleloaders and Ammunition Therefor: Subsection (p) has long provided a nonresident exemption for muzzleloaders. Recent changes have included residents as well. Currently under this exemption, a person who does not have an FID or LTC, even a statutorily disqualified person, can possess not only black powder rifles and shotguns (muzzleloaders), but also the ammunition for such guns. This includes the ball, black powder or Pyrodex powder, and percussion caps. It is the opinion of the Executive Office of Public Safety that this exemption allows only for “Carrying or Possession” as stated in (p), and does not apply to purchases. Therefore, while no FID or LTC is required to purchase the muzzleloader itself (because of an exemption in section 121), an FID would be required to purchase the ammunition because muzzleloading ammunition still comes under the regular definition of ammunition in section 121.

License to Carry a Pistol/ Firearms

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C. 140 § 131 License to Carry Firearms

All licenses to carry firearms shall be designated Class A or Class B, and the issuance and possession of any such license shall be subject to the following conditions and restrictions:

Class A LTC entitlements

(a) A Class A license shall entitle a holder thereof to purchase, rent, lease, borrow, possess and carry:

(i) firearms, including large capacity firearms, and feeding devices and ammunition therefor, for all lawful purposes, subject to such restrictions relative to the possession, use or carrying of firearms as the licensing authority deems proper; and

(ii) rifles and shotguns, including large capacity weapons, and feeding devices and ammunition therefor, for all lawful purposes; provided, however, that the licensing authority may impose such restrictions relative to the possession, use or carrying of large capacity rifles and shotguns as it deems proper.


A violation of a restriction imposed by the licensing authority under the provisions of this paragraph shall be cause for suspension or revocation and shall, unless otherwise provided, be punished by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000; provided, however, that the provisions of section 10 of chapter 269 shall not apply to such violation.

Classification: Misdemeanor

Penalty: $1000 – $10,000 (c.269 § 10 does not apply)

Right of Arrest: No

Action by Licensing Authority: May suspend or revoke LTC


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C. 140 § 131P Basic Firearms Safety Course

(a) Any person making application for the issuance of a firearms identification card under section 129B, a Class A or Class B license to carry firearms under section 131 or 131F, or a permit to purchase under section 131A, who was not licensed under the provisions of this chapter on June 1, 1998, shall, in addition to the requirements set forth in said sections 129B, 131, 131A or 131F submit to the licensing authority a basic firearms safety certificate; provided, however, that a certificate issued by the division of fisheries and wildlife pursuant to the provisions of section 14 of chapter 131, evidencing satisfactory completion of a hunting safety course, shall serve as a valid substitute for a basic firearms safety certificate required under this section.