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MA/ CT LIVEFIRE License to Carry (LTC) a Pistol Safety Course 10/28, 11/04 & 11/18/2018 (Nov. & Dec. classes special $85.00

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This course is great for people 15-20 years of age looking to get their Firearms Identification Card.  And people 21 years old and older to apply for your License to Carry permit)  (LTC)

This is a SHOOTING course.  This course consists of handling several different types of firearms.  The only way to learn is by seeing, hearing and doing.  There is NO online portion or video games to this training course. You will learn firearms storage laws, self-defense laws, transportation laws and many more. (This class meets the Chicopee Police Dept. resident requirements for applying for their License to Carry Permit.)

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

 Topics covered in this class will be Massachusetts & Connecticut General Laws pertaining to firearms, safe storage of firearms, safe handling of firearms, child proofing firearms, Identifying and unloading different firearms, cleaning firearms, different types of ammunition and laws pertaining to transportation of firearms. This class is also great for people who want to get into Airsoft guns (To learn safe gun handling). If these guns are handled improperly, there could be some accidental discharge resulting in injuries. If your child wants to get into Airsoft training then he/ she should take this class on gun safety.

At the conclusion of this class you will HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE NECESSARY FOR OWNING AND USING A FIREARM SAFELY and receive a Massachusetts State Police Certificate and a Certificate of Completion to apply to many other states . This course exceeds the requirements to apply for your Firearms Identification Card (FID) or License to Carry/ Concealed Carry permit in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Florida and any other state that requires a LIVE FIRE firearms safety course.

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Up coming. Live-Fire License to Carry/ Pistol Permit Course!

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We are offering this course on the following dates; May 20th, May 27th, June 3rd, June 16th and June 24, 2018. Times are approx. 8am-4pm. 

Why pay for a Non-Live Fire Course somewhere else and only be able to apply in Massachusetts. If you take this course you’ll be able to apply in MA, CT, RI, and many more states for your license to carry a pistol.  (We hold these courses daily for anyone interested)

Cost of class is: ($110) Please pay using link above. (Credit Processor charges a small service charge) (Great for people 15-20 years of age looking to get their Firearms Identification Card.  And people 21 years old and older to apply for your License to Carry permit)  (LTC)

Please Click Here: Application to apply. 

ATTENTION:   (You can fax applications to 413-301-5180 prior to start of class or send them to SSD Tactical training, Inc. P.O. Box 443 Ludlow, MA 01056)

This is a SHOOTING course.  This course consists of handling several different types of firearms.  The only way to learn is by seeing, hearing and doing.  There is NO online portion or video games to this training course. You will learn firearms storage laws, self-defense laws, transportation laws and much more. (This class meets the Chicopee Police Dept. resident requirements for applying for their License to Carry Permit.)

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

 Topics covered in this class will be Massachusetts & Connecticut General Laws pertaining to firearms, safe storage of firearms, safe handling of firearms, child proofing firearms, Identifying and unloading different firearms, cleaning firearms, different types of ammunition and laws pertaining to transportation of firearms. This class is also great for people who want to get into Airsoft guns (To learn safe gun handling). If these guns are handled improperly, there could be some accidental discharge resulting in injuries. If your child wants to get into Airsoft training then he/ she should take this class on gun safety.

At the conclusion of this class you will HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE NECESSARY FOR OWNING AND USING A FIREARM SAFELY and receive a Massachusetts State Police Certificate and a Certificate of Completion to apply to many other states . This course exceeds the requirements to apply for your Firearms Identification Card (FID) or License to Carry/ Concealed Carry permit in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Florida and any other state that requires a LIVE FIRE firearms safety course.

(Live-Fire) Massachusetts/ Connecticut License to Carry and Non-Live Fire (LTC) Firearms Safety Courses

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Classes forming now:  February 25, 2018. March 11, 25 and 31, 2018. 

These classes are great for people 15-20 years of age looking to get their Firearms Identification Card.  And people 21 years old and older to apply for your License to Carry permit)  (LTC).

These courses consist of handling several different types of firearms.  The only way to learn is by seeing, hearing and doing.  There is NO online portion or video games to this training course. You will learn firearms storage laws, self-defense laws, transportation laws and many more. (If you do the Live Fire course then this class meets the Chicopee Police Dept. resident requirements for applying for their License to Carry Permit.)

 Topics covered in this class will be Massachusetts & Connecticut General Laws pertaining to firearms, safe storage of firearms, safe handling of firearms, child proofing firearms, Identifying and unloading different firearms, cleaning firearms, different types of ammunition and laws pertaining to transportation of firearms. This class is also great for people who want to get into Airsoft guns (To learn safe gun handling). If these guns are handled improperly, there could be some accidental discharge resulting in injuries. If your child wants to get into Airsoft training then he/ she should take this class on gun safety.

At the conclusion of this class you will HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE NECESSARY FOR OWNING AND USING A HANDGUN AND SHOTGUN SAFELY and receive a Massachusetts State Police Certificate and a Certificate of Completion to apply to many other states (Live Fire Class) . This course exceeds the requirements to apply for your Firearms Identification Card (FID) or License to Carry/ Concealed Carry permit in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Florida and any other state that requires a LIVE FIRE firearms safety course.

If you’re not sure if you want to train with us then please check out our reviews on our website at www.ssdtacticaltraining.com or Facebook.

 

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October is Domestic Violence Month. Women only LTC Non-Live Fire Course. Held on 10/28/2016

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Non-Live Fire License to Carry (LTC) Safety Course

Class Location/ Date/ Time:        Classes held on a continuing basis. Please check calendar for schedule. (Must have 4 students to run this course)

Cost of class is: $50 per student (PayPal charges a small service charge $2) (Great for people 15-20 years of age looking to get their Firearms Identification Card.  And people 21 years old and older to apply for your License to Carry Pistol permit)

Please see Application to apply. 

This is NOT A SHOOTING class. It’s approximately 4hours in length.

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

Topics covered in this class will be Massachusetts  Laws pertaining to firearms, safe storage of firearms, safe handling of firearms, child proofing firearms, Identifying and unloading different firearms, cleaning firearms, different types of ammunition and laws pertaining to transportation of firearms. This class is also great for people who want to get into Airsoft guns and people who have an LTC looking for a refresher. All Airsoft guns are replicas of real firearms and should be treated as such. The plastic BB’s that come out of these guns can travel at speeds of 300-800 feet per second. If these guns are handled improperly, then there could be some accidental discharge resulting in injuries. If your child wants to get into Airsoft training then he/ she should take this class on gun safety.

At the conclusion of this class you will HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE NECESSARY FOR OWNING AND USING A FIREARM SAFELY and receive a Massachusetts State Police Certificate. This course meets the requirements to apply for your Firearms Identification Card (FID) or License to Carry/ Concealed Carry permit in Massachusetts.**

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Gun Ownership, Concealed-Carry Permits Up Among Women and Minorities

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Gun Ownership, Concealed-Carry Permits Up Among Women and Minorities

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A member of the Second Amendment Sisters, a women’s gun group, practices at a range in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo: Scott Houston/Polaris /Newscom)

Antonia Okafor, a Dallas resident, says she believes a gun can be the great equalizer for women to defend themselves—one reason she is now the southwest regional director for a group called Students for Concealed Carry.

“We see ourselves as doing this as a means of empowerment,” @antonia_okafor says.

State laws allowing residents to carry concealed weapons have been enacted in all 50 states, with varying degrees of regulation—most recently on college campuses.

“We see ourselves as doing this as a means of empowerment,” Okafor, 26, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “Real feminism is about empowerment and taking our safety into our own hands.”

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Okafor, who is black, said more female role models, such as Olympic gold medalist Kim Rhode, have inspired more gun ownership among women.

But Okafor—a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, where she became involved in the movement—said her mother is opposed to guns.

In an April poll by ABC News of issues millennial women are most concerned about, gun rights scored even with equal pay and abortion, each getting 11 percent.

A study by the Crime Prevention Research Center earlier this month found concealed-carry permits have boomed nationally, but particularly among women and minorities. “In eight states where we have data by gender, since 2012 the number of permits has increased by 161 percent for women and by 85 percent for men,” the report says.

From 2007 through 2015, concealed-carry permits issued by state and local governments increased about 75 percent faster among nonwhites than whites, according to the report.

Okafor noted that those living in the inner city “are the most likely to benefit” from self-defense.

“A lot of minority homes didn’t have father figures growing up,” Okafor told The Daily Signal. “The right to bear arms is a way to protect our community. Every weekend people are dying in cities riddled with gun control.”

Okafor said increasing gun ownership could mark a political shift among both women and minorities away from pro-gun control Democrats to pro-gun rights Republicans in the longer term.

‘I’ve Begun to Look at Republicans’

However, JaQuan Taylor, a senior at Georgia Tech, is a Democrat and president of the college group that advocates allowing students and faculty to carry concealed firearms while on campus. Taylor, who is black, said he doesn’t plan on switching parties, but he is more open now.

“It’s more challenging for me to pick a politician that wants to take away guns or prohibit them in anyway,” Taylor, 22, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “I vote for the person more than the party, but I usually vote Democrat because they are pro-education. Since I’ve gotten a gun, I’ve begun to look at Republicans.”

Taylor said he joined a marksmanship club at Georgia Tech and then “became comfortable with getting a gun to protect myself.”

He said he believes as more African-Americans learn about gun laws, more are buying for self-defense.

He doesn’t see the gun issue as a left-right matter, but more of an issue of freedom, Taylor said.

“It seems like with the push for gay marriage, there is a push for freedom in all directions. That’s a good thing,” he said.

The data on women and minorities should come as no surprise, said Crime Prevention Research Center President John Lott, a noted economist and author of the recent book, “The War on Guns.”

“Women benefit more from having a gun than a man because of the large strength differential between a male-to-woman attacker compared to [a] male-to-male attacker,” Lott, the author of the August study, told The Daily Signal.

Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control group founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, questions the research but said any increase in recent ownership is driven by fear.

“The rate of American gun ownership has been in serious decline over the last 40 years, so it’s not surprising that gun manufacturers are desperately seeking to tap into new markets and that they’re using the politics of fear to drive new sales,” Everytown for Gun Safety spokesman Andrei Berman told The Daily Signal in an email.

Members of the gun rights group Second Amendment Sisters make themeselevs heard near the Washington Monument on April 14, 2014. (Photo: Chuck Kennedy/KRT/Newscom)

‘Self-Defense and Firearms Were Demonized’

Lynne Roberts, the Massachusetts state coordinator for the pro-gun Second Amendment Sisters, said classes at a Braintree, Massachusetts, shooting range went from about five women per month a decade ago to 35 in the past year.

“We have to tell them to call before so we’ll have enough instructors,” Roberts told The Daily Signal. “Now we have to limit it to 26, and it always fills.”

She added that in recent years, an increasingly diverse group of women has sought to learn about guns for the first time. They include single mothers and married women, from 22 to 82, in occupations such as nurses, small-business owners, social workers, accountants, and lawyers. They travel from Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine, as well as other parts of Massachusetts.

Roberts also sees a potential political shift.

“Women are voting typically on the Democratic side because over the last two or three generations self-defense and firearms were demonized,” she said. “Women were told they can’t take care of themselves. That’s changing.”

Responsible gun ownership does not represent a political shift, said Brendan Kelly, spokesman for the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a gun control group.

“Owning a gun and supporting sensible laws that keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people are not mutually exclusive,” Kelly told The Daily Signal in an email, adding:

In fact, what we know is that 90 percent of the American public, including more than 70 percent of NRA members, support expanded Brady background checks. Expanded Brady background checks are more popular with the general public now than they ever have been.

The so-called Brady bill of 1993 required gun dealers to run all purchasers through a national system for instant criminal background checks. In 2013, President Barack Obama pushed for legislation to require sales at gun shows to go through the same checks, but the measure died in the Senate even while it was controlled by Democrats.

‘Government Can’t Always Protect Them’

Restricting guns isn’t the answer, National Rifle Association spokesman Catherine Mortensen said, arguing that violent crime in cities such as Chicago is one reason why traditional Democratic constituencies are buying guns for self-defense.

“Americans have seen the government can’t always protect them—from the terrorist attack in San Bernardino to the shooting in Orlando,” Mortensen told The Daily Signal.

Mortensen calls the NRA the “oldest civil rights group” in the United States.

“We are proud to defend the right to self-defense of everyone regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation,” she said.

Larry Pratt, president of Gun Owners of America, said he believes the increase in gun ownership and concealed carry could represent a political realignment.

Pratt recalled a friend, a college professor who was a liberal Democrat and an atheist in favor of gun control. After two of the professor’s friends were robbed and murdered, however, he got a gun. The professor gradually became more conservative on other issues and became a Christian, Pratt said.

“Owning a gun marked the break with the tenets of liberal orthodoxy—that government can take care of me,” Pratt told The Daily Signal. “That opened the door to a broader realignment.”

This article has been modified to correct the name of Students for Concealed Carry.

Up Coming Classes

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All class will be held at:

SSD Tactical Training, Inc.

 100 Verge St. Unit #2Rear

 Springfield, MA 01129 (map)

 

Please check our website at www.ssdtacticaltraining.com  for more information.

 

8 hour (Live Fire) License to Carry (LTC) Firearm Safety Course

Course dates: September 10, 17 & 18, 2016

Time: 8am-4pm

You only have to attend one of these days NOT all three.

This is an 8 hour multi-state approved Basic Pistol Course. This course teaches you safe gun handling, safe storage, range safety, transportation laws, Mass., CT Firearms Laws and includes live fire (Shooting) at the conclusion of the classroom portion. Upon completion of this course you will have met the requirements to apply in MA, CT, RI and most any other states for your License to Carry a Pistol (LTC or Long guns). Upon completion of this course you will receive a Mass State Police Certificate and an additional Basic Pistol Certificate for the other states as well. Please click on the applications tab above to apply. Pre-registration is a must. These seats fill quickly so pre-registration is a must to hold your seat.

 

4 Hour License to Carry (LTC) Safety Course Date:

Course Date: Thursday 09/25/2016

Time: 9:30am-1:30pm

This class is great for people 15-20 years of age looking to get their Firearms Identification Card. And people 21 years old and older to apply for your License to Carry Pistol permit) this is NOT A SHOOTING class. It’s approximately 4hours in length. (This Class is taught by retired/veteran police officers) Topics covered in this class will be Massachusetts Laws pertaining to firearms, safe storage of firearms, safe handling of firearms, child proofing firearms, Identifying and unloading different firearms, cleaning firearms, different types of ammunition and laws pertaining to transportation of firearms. This class is also great for people who want to get into Airsoft guns and people who have an LTC looking for a refresher. All Airsoft guns are replicas of real firearms and should be treated as such. The plastic BB’s that come out of these guns can travel at speeds of 300-800 feet per second. If these guns are handled improperly, then there could be some accidental discharge resulting in injuries. If your child wants to get into Airsoft training then he/ she should take this class on gun safety. At the conclusion of this class you will HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE NECESSARY FOR OWNING AND USING A FIREARM SAFELY and receive a Massachusetts State Police Certificate. This course meets the requirements to apply for your Firearms Identification Card (FID) or License to Carry/ Concealed Carry permit in Massachusetts. **

 

Utah multi-state concealed carry course

Course Date:  Friday, Sep 9, 2016

Time: 6pm-10pm

 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). All materials and equipment will be provided by the instructor/ instructors. The UTAH Concealed Carry course fee is $75.00 (PayPal service fee will apply) ***MUST HAVE 5 PARTICIPANTS TO RUN THIS COURSE*** You do not need to have your MA License to Carry first before taking and receiving your Non-resident UTAH Concealed Carry Permit. Go to APPLICATIONS tab and click on the appropriate License to Carry Course application, fill out application and send it at least one week prior to class. ***Must reserve your seat in advance, this course fills up quickly. ***

Shriners Walkathon & Women’s License to Carry

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Great weekend!

Shriner’s Walkathon was a great turnout!  Thank you to all who donated through SSD Tactical Training.  Looking forward to next year!

We also have the Women’s License to Carry Class underway today, from 9-5.  This is an 8 hour NRA certified Basic Pistol Course. This course teaches you safe gun handling, safe storage, range safety, transportation laws, Mass. Firearms Laws and includes live fire (Shooting) at the conclusion of the classroom portion. Upon completion of this course they will have met the requirements to apply in MA, CT, RI and most any other states for your License to Carry a Pistol (LTC). You will receive a Mass State Police Certificate and a National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Certificate as well.

Get your License to Carry a pistol before it’s too late!

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Get your License to Carry a pistol, firearms permit, concealed carry permit before it’s too late!

Our current administration is trying every means necessary to either block or revoke your ability to invoke your 2nd Amendment Right! They are now attacking Social Security retirees. Without our 2nd Amendment Right you will soon be unable to invoke any other rights. When one falls they all fall!

Contact SSD Tactical Training for your License to Carry a pistol now. We hold classes weekly (And/or daily if need be).

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