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Gun Raffle to Benefit U12 Girls Soft Ball!

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We are raffling off a Dickinson XX3T-2 Commando Tactical Defense Pump Shotgun. All proceeds go to the Diamond Jaxx U12 Girls SoftBall Team for equipment and field fees. Please consider buying a raffle ticket to help these young ladies. Each Ticket is only $10.00. Please Contact Dave at SSD Tactical Training, Inc. at 413-204-0592 for more additional information or for tickets.

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MA/CT Live Fire License to carry Course 04/6, 7, 27, 28/2019

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This course will allow you to apply in MA, CT and many more states for your license to carry a pistol.  (We hold these courses on a regular basis for anyone interested)

Cost of class is: is $95 (Normally $110) (Please visit our website to register)  (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 and Connecticut 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.

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

Connecticut Pistol Permit Info.

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FYI, to my student who might have lost the Connecticut State Police Phone number to apply for their CT Pistol Permit. Remember to ask for a Non-Resident Pistol Permit Packet advise them that SSD Tactical Training, Inc. Basic Firearms Safety Course is approved through them. See info below to call.

CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE
SPECIAL LICENSING 
AND 
FIREARMS UNIT

Phone: (860) 685-8290 
Fax: (860) 685-8496 
Web site: www.ct.gov/despp

 

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.

Gun related deaths! The Truth!

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Robert Göltl

February 16 at 7:09am

There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. U.S. population 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Do the math: 0.000000925% of the population dies from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death:

• 65% of those deaths are by suicide which would never be prevented by gun laws
• 15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified
• 17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons – gun violence
• 3% are accidental discharge deaths

So technically, “gun violence” is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100. Still too many? Well, first, how are those deaths spanned across the nation?
• 480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago
• 344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore
• 333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit
• 119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington D.C. (a 54% increase over prior years)

So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause.

This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation, or about 75 deaths per state. That is an average because some States have much higher rates than others. For example, California had 1,169 and Alabama had 1.

Now, who has the strictest gun laws by far? California, of course, but understand, so it is not guns causing this. It is a crime rate spawned by the number of criminal persons residing in those cities and states. So if all cities and states are not created equally, then there must be something other than the tool causing the gun deaths.

Are 5,100 deaths per year horrific? How about in comparison to other deaths? All death is sad and especially so when it is in the commission of a crime but that is the nature of crime. Robbery, death, rape, assault all is done by criminals and thinking that criminals will obey laws is ludicrous. That’s why they are criminals.

But what about other deaths each year?
• 40,000+ die from a drug overdose–THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT!
• 36,000 people die per year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths
• 34,000 people die per year in traffic fatalities(exceeding gun deaths even if you include suicide)

Now it gets good:
• 200,000+ people die each year (and growing) from preventable medical errors. You are safer in Chicago than when you are in a hospital!

• 710,000 people die per year from heart disease. It’s time to stop the double cheeseburgers! So what is the point? If Obama and the anti-gun movement focused their attention on heart disease, even a 10% decrease in cardiac deaths would save twice the number of lives annually of all gun-related deaths (including suicide, law enforcement, etc.). A 10% reduction in medical errors would be 66% of the total gun deaths or 4 times the number of criminal homicides……Simple, easily preventable 10% reductions!

So you have to ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why the focus on guns? It’s pretty simple.:
Taking away guns gives control to governments.

The founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the colonies. It is not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace.

Thus, the second amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution. It must be preserved at all costs.

So the next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look at these facts and remember these words from Noah Webster: “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force at the command of Congress can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power.”

Remember, when it comes to “gun control,” the important word is “control,” not “gun.”

SSD Tactical Training, Inc. up coming courses.

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SSDTT Weapons LogoIf you’re lookng for hand to hand self-defense training or firearms training check out our up coming training schedule and classes at www.ssdtacticaltraining.com or at our online store at http://shop.ssdtacticaltraining.com/ We will be offering the following courses:

1. (Live-Fire) Massachusetts/ Connecticut Firearm Safety Course to apply for your pistol license

2. Intermediate Level Pistol Course           3. Advanced Level Pistol Course

4. Tactical Shotgun Course                            5. Tactical Rifle Course

6. Civilian Tactics Course                               7. Personal Defense Course

8. Empty Hand Combatives/ Firearm Retention Course

9. Stop The Bleed (Save a Life). Instruction on wound packing and Tourniquet use.

Stay prepared, Stay Safe

Security, Self-Defense and Active Shooter Response Consulting.

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Our mission at SSD Tactical Training, Inc. is to increase firearms safety and self-defense tactics to our clients as well as enhance the personal safety and awareness to individuals seeking additional training. Safety is our #1 priority.

We offer the following courses:

  • Armed or unarmed Facility Security Training (Corporate, Church, Residential Security, Etc.)
  • Active Shooter Response Training. (When to run, hide and fight. Tactics to survive an active shooting)
  • Empty Hand Combative Self-Defense (Personal protection of self and others)
  • Less than Lethal Training
  • Firearm Safety courses which meet the requirements to obtain your License To Carry Pistols/Firearms (LTC)/ Firearms Identification Card (FID) permits in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, NH, FL and many other states.
  • Intermediate and Advanced, Self-Defense Firearms education and training.
  • Force-on-Force reality based scenario training (Real life situational training)

Our instructors have Law Enforcement/ Military backgrounds with years of experience. They are NRA certified firearms instructors, Massachusetts/ Connecticut State Police certified firearms Instructors and police academy Use of Force, Firearms and Defensive Tactics instructors, as well as Simunition Force-on-Force instructors.

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Don’t let today be your day – our motto is “IF IT’S POSSIBLE, IT’S PREVENTABLE”!

 “The only source of knowledge is experience”.

                                                             “Albert Einstein”

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Civilian Tactics Course

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Our Civilian Tactics Course is designed to teach civilians the essential skills necessary to identify a possible threat, to protect yourself and family in and outside your home from violent encounters, understanding situational awareness and how not to put yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time!

The course involves three levels; Completion of all levels is required to advance from one level to the next. Each level focuses on personal safety and reinforces the essentials of self-defense shooting.

The course includes classroom, live fire range time (Utilizing your guns and 200-300rds of ammunition), practical instruction and Force-on-Force scenario based training (using Simuntion equipment).

Course Summary

  • Classroom Instruction
  • Live Fire Range Exercises
  • Reactive Shooting
  • Point and Shoot Drills
  • Utilizing barricades for cover
  • Cover v. Concealment
  • Weapons carriage
  • 540 degree awareness
  • Entries (In Home)
  • Recognition of threat and transition drills
  • Hallway clearing/ Room clearing (Home Protection)
  • Cornering
  • Formations (Patterns of Movement)
  • Proper Tourniquet applications

 Course Requirements

  • All students must be 21+ and have a valid License to Carry/ Pistol Permit or be active duty Military.
  • Minimum Attendance: Group of 4
  • Maximum Attendance: Group of 8

Contact us if you are interested or if you have any questions

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LEOSA Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act./ Military Law Enforcement

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Forming Certification Classes now! Cost is $50

If interested please contact us.

Qualified retired law enforcement officers/ Military Law Enforcement!

In 18 USC § 926C(c),[11] “qualified retired law enforcement officer” is defined as an individual who:

  1. separated from service in good standing from service with a public agency as a law enforcement officer;
  2. before such separation, was authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, and had statutory powers of arrest or apprehension under section 807(b) of title 10, United States Code (article 7(b) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice);
  3. before such separation, served as a law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 10 years or more; or separated from service with such agency, after completing any applicable probationary period of such service, due to a service-connected disability, as determined by such agency;
  4. during the most recent 12-month period, has met, at the expense of the individual, the standards for qualification in firearms training for active law enforcement officers, as determined by the former agency of the individual, the State in which the individual resides or, if the State has not established such standards, either a law enforcement agency within the State in which the individual resides or the standards used by a certified firearms instructor that is qualified to conduct a firearms qualification test for active duty officers within that State;
  5. has not been officially found by a qualified medical professional employed by the agency to be unqualified for reasons relating to mental health and as a result of this finding will not be issued photographic identification; or has not entered into an agreement with the agency from which the individual is separating from service in which that individual acknowledges he or she is not qualified under this section for reasons relating to mental health and for those reasons will not receive or accept photographic identification;
  6. is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance; and
  7. is not prohibited by Federal law from receiving a firearm.

Additionally, the individual must carry either:

  • photographic identification issued by the agency from which the individual separated from service as a law enforcement officer that identifies the person as having been employed as a police officer or law enforcement officer and indicates that the individual has, not less recently than one year before the date the individual is carrying the concealed firearm, been tested or otherwise found by the agency to meet the active duty standards for qualification in firearms training as established by the agency to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm; or
  • photographic identification issued by the agency from which the individual separated from service as a law enforcement officer that identifies the person as having been employed as a police officer or law enforcement officer; and a certification issued by the State in which the individual resides or by a certified firearms instructor that is qualified to conduct a firearms qualification test for active duty officers within that State that indicates that the individual has, not less than one year before the date the individual is carrying the concealed firearm, been tested or otherwise found by the State or a certified firearms instructor that is qualified to conduct a firearms qualification test for active duty officers within that State to have met the active duty standards for qualification in firearms training, as established by the State, to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm; or if the State has not established such standards, standards set by any law enforcement agency within that State to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm.