The Woburn Sportsmen’s Association has provided a Firearms Safety course as a public service for over twenty years. This Basic Firearms Safety Course is taught by instructors who are certified in the Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection, Rifle and/or Pistol disciplines.
The course consists of ten hours of instruction that highlight the safety principles as they relate to the possession, storage and use of firearms. A summary of the laws which relate to the ownership and possession of firearms is presented (see Note 1).
The Basic Pistol course as approved by Massachusetts as LTC-2. The discussions include demonstration and displays of the various firearm actions with the goal of providing the information necessary to assure that the firearms are handled safely. A basic understanding of ammunition types and its proper handling and storage is also covered. The course concludes with a live fire practice consisting of fifty rounds of 22 caliber ammunition fired from a semiautomatic pistol and, optionally, fifteen rounds of 38 caliber fired from a revolver. During live fire activities each student is under the direct supervision of an instructor.
Approximately 1900 students have received certificates over the time the Association has been presenting this and similar courses. Students who successfully complete the course will be issued The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of State Police, Basic Firearms Safety Certificate valid for a License to Carry (LTC).
Please note that according to
Massachusetts State Law Chapter 180, no person under the
age of twenty-one (21) may be issued either a Class A or
Class B License to Carry (LTC). Students should
generally meet the requirements of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts for an FID or License to Carry.
Massachusetts also requires you to be a citizen of the
Scheduled Courses meet on Monday/Thursday nights, or
Wednesday evenings/Saturday afternoons depending on the
session. Participants must attend both classes. A fee of
charged which covers the cost of training materials and
ammunition. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per
course and you must be at least 21 years of age
to attend. A signed liability statement
is required before a student may attend the
course. See Schedule Registration 2017 for further details on
course policies and registration procedures.
If you have any questions, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note 1: For detailed information or questions regarding state and federal firearms laws, please consult with a qualified attorney.