Strong Foundations Firearms Education - Basic and advanced firearms training and education
Classes Offered

Contact us at 774-237-9347 or info@StrongFoundationsFE.com to schedule a group or private class.

Basic Firearms Safety Class:
This is a 4 hour certificate gun safety class which is the prerequisite for applying for a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms (LTC).  This handgun safety course is Massachusetts approved and does not include any range time so it can be taught completely in a classroom or in your home.  Students will have the opportunity to learn hands-on safe handling of firearms. Upon successful completion you will receive a state certificate to be submitted with your firearms license application. This class is the best option for those of you who are experienced with guns but are required to take the class to be eligible to apply for your license.  

It is also a great option for those who want to be familiar with firearms and be able to handle them safely in a home environment.  Many of my students are family members of gun owners who may not have any desire to shoot but want to be able to safely handle the guns that are present in their home.   

Andy teaching a MA basic firearms safety class for LTC Scheduled class in our classroom: $75/person

Private group  - 15 person maximum (Class held at your location):
     2-3 people: $100/person
     4-10 people: $75/person
     11-15 people: $65/person           

Private session: $150 (there may be an additional travel expense stipend depending on location) 




NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting:
The NRA now offers two ways to take this basic pistol class.  The first is the traditional class taught in a classroom and then on the range.  This is called "INSTRUCTOR LED ONLY" on the NRA class website. The second is a blended format which combines online learning for the classroom material and live range time with an instructor.  Currently I teach both versions.  Please check my class schedule for dates and availability.  

The access for the NRA class information is on the NRA website, http://www.nrainstructors.org/home.aspx. 

If you are serious about wanting to learn how to shoot a handgun this is the course for you.  All the fundamentals of pistol shooting are incorporated in this comprehensive class designed by the NRA and standardized nationwide.  When you finish this course you will have the confidence to start shooting on your own.   
Andy providing a student with pointers on the fundamentals of shooting


Private group (15 person max):
     2-5 people: $110/person
     6-10 people: $100/person
     11-15 people: $90/person           

Private session: $150/person

NRA Basic Rifle class:
A basic introductory class to rifle shooting. This class teaches the basics of shooting fundamentals and shooting positions.  All the training you need to start learning how to properly handle and shoot a rifle. (Like us on Facebook for notices of upcoming classes.)

NRA Personal Protection in the Home:
Course goal: To develop in the students the basic knowledge, skills and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a firearm for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding citizen's right to self-defense.  

This is an 8 hour class that includes both classroom and range exercises.  This is not a basic pistol class and students are expected to have a good skill set regarding the safe handling of pistols and basic handgun shooting skills.  In the class we will be discussing the use of firearm in a responsible and ethical manner, developing the proper mindset for self-defense and the pistol skills required.   We will also be discussing the specifics of Massachusetts law regarding self defense in the home, this lesson will be presented by an attorney who is also a police officer.  

Finally we will go out on the range and develop skills including using a flash sight picture, proper use of cover and concealment, firing from different positions and more.  If you are serious about preparing yourself properly to keep a gun in your home for the purpose of self defense this class is a must.  (Like us on Facebook for notices of upcoming classes.)


NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home:
The goal of this program is to develop in students the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective, responsible, and ethical use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home.  

This is a 2 day (14 hour) class that is comprehensive in nature.  The course material covers concealed carry, the defensive mindset, and avoidance and awareness techniques.  We will also be discussing the specifics of the legal aspects of concealed carry and self-defense, this lesson will be presented by an attorney who is also a police officer.  On the range we will be skill building covering concealed carry, presenting from concealment, shooting positions and movement.  We will also cover topics such as choice of firearms and holster and carry techniques.  This is not a basic pistol class and students are expected to have a good skill set regarding the safe handling of pistols and basic handgun shooting skills.  (Like us on Facebook for notices of upcoming classes.)



HR 218, LEOSA Qualification class:
This course is for retired law enforcement officers wishing to become qualified under the provisions of HR 218.  This is a range-based class that will include a review of the state mandated curriculum and the live-fire qualification course.  You will be required to provide your own firearm and ammunition (50 rounds minimum).  Upon successful completion of the course you will receive your LEOSA qualification certificate good for one year.   

NOTE: You must comply with the requirements of 501 CMR 13.00 regarding Identification cards.  Please call or email for details.

Group (15 person maximum): $50/person

Andy teaching a MA basic firearms safety class for LTC

Individual Coaching:
Private: $50 per hour (2 hour minimum)


NOTICE:
Because of a conflict of interest I am unable to provide the Basic Firearms Safety course for the purposes of firearms licensing to residents of Chatham. I would be happy to refer Chatham residents to another local instructor.

Phone: 774-237-9347
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