About The Class

Our class meets the requirements set forth by law in Massachusetts to obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry, a MA FID Card. 

Ready to apply for your Massachusetts license to carry?

Do you want to get your Mass LTC, license to carry?  Our basic Firearms Safety Class is semi-private and fulfills the Massachusetts firearms safety class requirement to apply for your Massachusetts license to carry (Mass LTC).  Our LTC course is 5-Star rated and it gives you the information you truly need to be a gun owner in Massachusetts.  Becoming a competent shooter is a process that starts with building a solid knowledge in gun safety and the law.  After you take our basic firearms safety class you will receive your MA LTC training certificate and can apply for your MA LTC.  We also offer expert live fire training in a semi-private training environment.

Note: Quincy, Weymouth, Hingham, Rockland and Sharon require that you attend a Live Fire Training class BEFORE applying for your MA LTC. You MUST take our non-live fire basic firearms safety class in Rockland, MA BEFORE taking our live fire class.

** You will receive your certificate to apply for your Massachusetts LTC.  If you attend our semi-private safety class, you will qualify to attend a semi- private Live Fire Class for an additional $100 fee, in Holbrook  **

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Semi-Private Live Fire class will be available to students who have attended our class, on a limited basis, at an additional cost of $100 for the Live fire class.  All Live Fire training is conducted in Holbrook, MA during the week, starting at 9:00 am.  Live Fire Training runs approximately two hours.  Please check our live fire schedule for details and current classes.

* Due to Moon Island live fire shooting qualification requirements, Brookline residents will require extra training at an additional cost.  Contact the Brookline Police Department Directly for more information.

South Shore Gun Training is fully licensed and insured.  All of our instructors are licensed, certified and insured.

Classroom Style Training…

The class is a complete discussion on the laws in MA and neighboring states, where you may and may not carry a firearm, self-defense laws in MA, storing, carrying & transporting firearms legally, routine traffic stops for gun owners, and all of the necessary do’s and don’ts are part of our curriculum. Students learn about semi-automatic pistols, revolvers, single and double action mechanisms. You will learn the different types of firearm & ammunition malfunctions and how to deal with them. We discuss the licensing application and interview process in Massachusetts.

Semi-Private Class room training is conducted in Rockland, MA and runs approximately 3.5 hours.  Training is conducted weekday evenings from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM and on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.  Check our schedule for our current classes.  Our classes are semi-private basis and the fee for Non-Live Fire LTC class is $125*.

LTC holders in need of “brush up” instruction, or re-certification are welcome.  We take pride in our ability to help shooters understand the proper techniques that will lead to a lifetime of safe and competent firearm ownership.

Private Classes are available with prior arrangements for groups of 6-12 at our facility in Rockland, MA  Please contact us for information.

5 Star Rated Class, in business 10 years, thousands of happy students.

Tom is a great instructor. He knows the area very well and does a great job answering questions and making you feel like you learned something. I found his class through Google and it worked out very well.

Shawn Silva

Tom is top notch. Clear and concise about a very serious subject. Your life and your family’s lives. Do not hesitate to use him as your instructor.

Dave McCreary

Great class, very informative and helpful. Tom has great energy and is very engaging. I would recommend the class to anyone looking to apply for a LTC or FID.

Lisa Ceccarini

jamal Francis
jamal Francis
Class was great, Tom was detailed learned a lot with each scenario, gained knowledge and a better understanding of laws
Arthur Tarnovean
Arthur Tarnovean
I took this gun training course on Dec 11, 2023 given by the owner / trainer Tom WeitbrechtI. I was very impressed with his performance and knowledge. He shared with the class a lot of information not only on gun safety but also on state and federal gun laws.
Jason Walker
Jason Walker
Great class. Very professional and informative. Tom really goes into not only gun safety but gun liability, which was super helpful. Great all around!!
Jack Murphy
Jack Murphy
Took the gun training class on Saturday morning not knowing what to expect. Tom gave a little bit of his background and then went into instruction of guns/ammunition, safety and laws of gun ownership. The class was very informative and included by-the-book instruction as well as real world knowledge. I know Tom will be there to answer any questions that I may have in the future. I would highly recommend South Shore Gun Training to anyone interested in getting their gun license. Thank you Tom.
HIGHLY recommend for anyone looking to get their LTC. Tom is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable - the 3.5 hour class flew by. You are doing yourself a favor taking the class with South Shore Gun Training.
Will K
Will K
Tom was great! Well informed, enthusiastic, and made the overall experience and lesson very enjoyable! Would recommend this class to anyone looking to take their basic firearm safety course!!
kevin callahan
kevin callahan
Tom was great and very knowledgeable and has a great teaching style. Highly recommend this course to anyone interested in getting your LTC.
Brendan Morrison
Brendan Morrison
I attended South Shore Gun Training in Rockland back in June for my MA LTC gun training class. I was very pleased with the experience and knowledge that Tom provided. He made sure to cover all of the information in a way that was easy to understand and follow. I went in not know much about guns, gun safety, or gun laws. However after leaving the course I had plenty of resources and notes on what Tom covered. I highly recommend taking your LTC training class at South Shore Gun Training! I also did my live fire training/Beginner Handgun Training class (required by my town to get my LTC) with South Shore Gun Training. For this course we went to Holbrook Sportsman's Club and my instructor was Joe Morgan. Again SSGT delivered a high caliber training with very useful information and practical steps to understand how to use a firearm. I had never even held a real handgun before this class but when I left I felt much more comfortable. One of the main things they stressed in both the classroom aspect and the live fire class is to practice and actually get some more handgun training. Be a responsible LTC holder and carry out safely practice your Second Amendment Right!