P.O. Box 443 Ludlow, MA 01056 413-204-0592


NRA Certified Basic Pistol Class

Class will be held on the below Date/ Times and locations.

Date/ Time:     

Please see Training Calendar for up coming classes.  

Class Location:

SSD Tactical Training

100 Verge St. Unit #2 (Off Parker St. Near Railroad overpass)

Springfield, MA 01129

Cost of class is:   $100.00  (2 or more saves 10 %(PayPal service charge will apply).  (Cannot be combined with any on going special discounts)

Must pre-register for the class.

(Please see Application Tab to apply.

(This class is taught by retired/veteran police officers)

Space is limited: You must reserve a seat in this class. Please see application on how to pre-register. In order to run this class we must have a minimum of 3 students.

Class Description:

This is approximately an 8 hour class. This is a shooting class.

            Topics covered in class will be Massachusetts General Laws pertaining to firearms, safe storage of firearms, safe handling of firearms, child proofing firearms, purchase, possessing, carrying firearms in a vehicle, point of aim/ point of impact, choosing the right handgun for you, Identifying and unloading different firearms, cleaning firearms, different types of ammunition and laws pertaining to transportation of firearms.

On the Range we will conduct basic marksmanship, firing the handgun with two hands, firing with one hand right & left hand, loading and unloading a pistol safely, firearm malfunction clearing drills (These will be done in classroom) and firearms proficiency drills.

            At the conclusion of this class you will HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ATTITUDE NECESSARY FOR OWNING AND USING A PISTOL SAFELY and meet the requirements to apply for your License to Carry a Firearm in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and many other states. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a NRA Basic Pistol Safety Course certificate and Massachusetts State Police Basic Firearms safety certificate. Which meet the requirements to apply for a MA, CT, RI and most other states License to Carry a pistol.


We will provide the ammunition, targets, ear protection, safety goggles and firearms necessary for the class.

Required Equipment: We will be shooting in all kinds of weather (Rain, Sleet, Snow or Shine) so please bring appropriate clothing and foot wear. (There is a canopy to stand under if it is raining.)

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4 thoughts on “NRA Certified Basic Pistol Class”

  1. John Marcelina says:

    I had posted elsewhere on this site (general comment about SSD Tactical) . And moderators can move it to the appropriate page but to post again….Excellent and informative class structure, attention to all details, and very accommodating to personal schedules. J.M.

  2. pensivelion says:

    Dave is one of the most professional and well educated firearms instructors that I’ve ever had the privilege to learn from. I took the class with my girlfriend, and Dave kept it loose and fun while ensuring that we had a full knowledge of both gun safety and gun laws. I’d recommend this course for a LTC or as a refresher. The live fire really rounds out the course allowing the student to leave with confidence. He answered every possible question the class threw his way. You’ll enjoy this course and leave being completely satisfied.

  3. I think that a firearms safety class is something that every gun owner should go through to make sure that they know how to use and store their weapons. I like that by the end of the course you will know how to handle and use the weapons that you own. I believe that these safety courses are a great way to reduce the cause of accidental deaths due to firearms.

    1. tact21 says:


      I truly agree. Massachusetts is very strict. How’s it out in Colorado?

      Stay Safe

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