Firearm Safety Course in Medford
Learn all the safety procedures required to obtain your Class A license or FID card in the state of Massachusetts.
What You Will Do
- A detailed gun safety course that is MA State Police-approved and prepares guests to acquire licenses in over 30 states
- Learn how to safely handle a firearm and ammunition, including information on loading and unloading, proper storage techniques, different types of ammunition, and various parts of the handgun
- Receive comprehensive safety training in a Massachusetts State Police-approved safety course, and find out about state laws pertaining to storage, transportation, and use of a firearm
- Course and all required books included
- Collect three gift certificates upon completion of the course, including certificates for firearm purchases and further classes
There is no shooting component for this class, and no experience is necessary. This course follows the LTC-007 (NRA Home Safety Course) curriculum. Classes sometimes run late and eating beforehand is recommended.
- 377 Ratings
- Jean Claude
The instructor was knowledgeable, professional, and patient.
Hands on approach
Experienced instructor and good program.
Great class very informative
This is a great instructional class, especially for beginners. The instructor does a good job of explaining the basics thoroughly. More time handling the firearm so as to gain comfort/confidence would be beneficial. Overall, highly recommended.
Small class size; real world application and examples; direct interaction with instructor, not just presented with a video; great value.
Paul of the Firearm Safety Academy is professional, courteous and highly knowledgeable. I moved from out of state (NYC) and learned so much from taking this mandatory course. I have every intention of returning to the Firearm Safety Academy for more classes (particularly the Gun Cleaning Workshop), once I receive my FID (Medford will only permit new applicants an FID. After five years, you can apply for your LTC).
Excellent class, very informative and interactive. I would highly recommend to friends and family!
Awesome class! I learned so much, Paul is an excellent instructor! Highly recommend
A very detailed presentation. No stone is left unturned. Paul was extremely patient and courteous, answering any and all questions in great detail. His attention to one's safety in his class teaching is obvious. His depth of knowledge appears endless. Thank you. I will be taking other courses that he offers as soon as I have my LTC! Matt G
The Firearm Safety Class (007) was everything I was expecting and more. I learned alot and the class was very valuable. The best parts of the class were: 1) The instructor (Paul): Our instructor's presentation and teaching style was calm, clear and concise. It was obvious he had tons of experience and was there for us to teach us everything needed and more, rather than just someone covering required content. Paul did not just to go through the motions. He was very detailed with the content and provided excellent examples, great commentary and great advise throughout the class. I can see where this class could have been "streamlined" whereby an instructor could have simply read through all the content and finish in a few hours. However, if that was the case, I would have been disappointed and the class would have not delivered the value that it did. I appreciate how Paul took his time to cover/explain many things along the way that really made sense and how he was able to answer many questions I had before needing to ask. Bottom line, Paul was an excellent instructor and really made the class truly valuable. I took the class with my 3 kids. Knowing the class was to be about 4 hours long, I was bit concerned going into the class that my daughter (the youngest) would lose interest at some point. However, I was pleasantly surprised she paid attention throughout the entire class. I believe Paul's presentation style was a factor in holding her attention for the entire class. 2) Hands-on Loading/Unloading: One major aspect of the class was the ability actually handle 5 real guns and load/unload each of them. This started with Paul took out five different pistols and showed us how to load and unload them. Then, each person was able to take a turn at loading/unloading each one. It's one thing to watch an instructor demo how to load/unload a gun, but it's a much different thing (in a good way) to be able to try to do it yourself with real guns and dummy ammo. That was very good and a unique experience. I believe this is a differentiator over other classes out there. 3) Price: The $88 price point for this class was great. I believe this is a bargain for the value received. One suggestion to improve the value of the class would have been to include handouts of the content. There was so much good info/advise provided that I felt the need to take notes throughout the class to use for future reference. Other than the suggestion for handouts, I honestly don't have any further suggestions to make the class better. I was very satisfied with the class, the content and instructor. One negative thing to mention is that the discount certificate for Four Seasons is worthless. The discount is good for 30 days after the date of the class. However, I don't believe I will be able to actually receive my LTC within 30 days making the discount pretty much worthless. I guess I could go buy some accessories, but I know I won't be any gun accessory before buying a gun. Bottom line... the class was fantastic! I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested.
- Audrey A.
Paul is very knowledgeable, his enthusiasm about guns and gun safety held the attention of the class. He gave us one on one instruction handling guns. I left this class very upbeat and feeling confident. I would highly recommend his class. I would not hesitate to sign up for another one of his classes.
Professional and thorough training! After taking the class I feel I have a good grasp of the safety elements of having a gun in my home. The class spent lots of time drilling the "Always" fundamentals. I will take more classes!