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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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(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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(Live-Fire) Massachusetts/ Connecticut & (Non-LiveFire) License to Carry (LTC) Firearms Safety Course

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Courses held on the following dates:

Sunday December 10, 2017

Saturday December 3o, 2017

Sunday January 07, 2018

Saturday January 13, 2018

Sunday January 21, 2018

Go to our site to sign up.

 Class Location: 100 Verge St. Unit #2, Springfield, MA 01129

Time:  8am-approx. 4pm   

(P) 413-204-0592         

Our LiveFire course will allow to apply in MA, CT, RI, NH and many more states for your license to carry a pistol. 

Our Non-LiveFire Course will allow you to apply in Mass.

(We must have 4 students to run the class)

Cost of class is: ($100 LiveFire) ($65 Non-LiveFire) (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 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.

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

Please check out our online store at shop.ssdtacticaltraining.com

MASSACHUSETTS FIREARMS LICENSING INFORMATION LICENSE SUITABILITY

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Some helpful information for those seeking a Massachusetts License to Carry a firearm.
FID Cards

Even with the 2014 changes in Massachusetts firearms law, M.G.L. Chapter 140, §129B still states “the licensing authority shall issue if it appears that the applicant is not a prohibited person.” However, while the FID Card is a “shall Issue” license, a new (although somewhat complicated) procedure does exist to deny or suspend for suitability.
To deny or suspend the FID Card for suitability, the licensing authority may file a petition with the court. Said petition must be accompanied by written notice to the applicant describing the evidence in the petition, and such petition must be based on specific reasons outlined in the statute. If a petition to deny is filed, the court has 90 days to hold a hearing and the petition shall stay the issuance or renewal of the card. Upon filing a petition to suspend or revoke, the court has 15 days to determine if there is sufficient evidence to support a finding that the applicant is unsuitable. The card is suspended upon filing of the petition until a determination is made by the court. If the court determines there is insufficient evidence for such finding, the licensing authority may not file another petition on that cardholder or applicant for 75 days. If there court determines there is sufficient evidence for a finding of unsuitability, it shall hold a hearing within 75 days.
Basis for determination of unsuitability:
 Reliable, articulable, and credible information that the applicant has exhibited or engaged in behavior to suggest the applicant could potentially create a risk to public safety; or
 Existing factors that suggest that the applicant could potentially create a risk to public safety.
Court determination:
 The court has 90 days to make a determination if the cardholder or applicant HAS exhibited or engaged in behavior that could create a risk to public safety
 The court has 75 to make a determination if the cardholder or applicant COULD potentially create a risk to public safety.
 If no determination is made within the specified time period, the court shall enter a judgment that the applicant is suitable.

LTC
Effective 1/1/14 there are new standards for denying, suspending or revoking an LTC for unsuitability. The licensing authority may deny the application or renewal of a license to carry, or suspend or revoke a license issued under this section if, in a reasonable exercise of discretion, the licensing authority determines that the applicant or licensee is unsuitable to be issued or to continue to hold a license to carry.
A determination of unsuitability shall be based on:
 Reliable and credible information that the applicant or licensee HAS exhibited or engaged in behavior that suggests that, if issued a license, the applicant or licensee may create a risk to public safety; or
 Existing factors that suggest that, if issued a license, the applicant or licensee MAY create a risk to public safety.
Aggrieved person right to appeal
 Within 90 days of the denial, suspension or revocation
 Within 90 days after the expiration of the time limit for the licensing authority to respond to the applicant
 Any time after a restriction is placed on the license.
Court determination:
 If after a hearing the court finds there is no reasonable grounds for the denial, revocation, suspension or restriction, and the petitioner is not prohibited by law from possessing the license, the justice may order the license to be issued or the restriction to be removed.

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. ***

4 HR Basic Firearm Safety Course

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4 Hour Basic Firearm 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: $65 per student (PayPal 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 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.**

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

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.