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Does your class fulfill the training requirement to receive a Massachusetts License to Carry (LTC) and a MA Firearms Identification Card (FID)2022-10-09T13:40:34+00:00

Yes, Our class meets the requirements set forth by law in Massachusetts to obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry, a MA FID Card.  We suggest applying for the LTC if you are 21 or over.  You must be 21 to apply for an LTC in MA, but you do not need an FID to apply for an LTC.  Applicants can apply for an FID card, from the age of 15-17, with a parent’s permission.

Where do I apply for a license to carry in Massachusetts?2022-10-09T13:39:53+00:00

Your Local Police Department in the City or Town Where you live is where you will apply.  Your local Massachusetts municipal Police Department (i.e. the police department in your city or town) issues Licenses to Carry (LTC) and Firearms ID Cards (FID) from the police department licensing officer.  You will need to attend a firearms safety class before applying for your firearms permit in Massachusetts.

Do I need to take a Live fire class to get my LTC, or FID?2022-10-09T13:38:13+00:00

Students who live in Quincy, Weymouth, Hingham, Rockland and Sharon are required to take a course in Live Fire training before applying for their license.  Brookline residents have a specific range qualification requirement. If you do not live in one of these communities, we suggest taking the live fire class after obtaining your license, so the information is fresh in your mind when you are prepared/ licensed to buy a gun. You MUST take our Basic Safety class in Rockland, FIRST, before taking a live fire class.

Will I receive a “Restricted” license from my Town?2022-10-09T13:37:40+00:00

Due to the recent Supreme Court Ruling, MA no longer issues restricted licenses.  If you are approved to receive a License to Carry in MA, it will be issued without restrictions.

Can I own a gun in my home or place of business without a license in Massachusetts?2022-10-09T13:36:43+00:00

In Massachusetts you cannot be in possession of a firearm or ammunition without a firearms permit, there are no exceptions.

Is it complicated, or difficult to obtain a firearms permit in Massachusetts?2022-10-09T13:36:10+00:00

In Massachusetts it is a fairly simple process to obtain your License to Carry, or FID card.  So long as you have a clean criminal record, the process is straight forward.

Where can I find additional information and support as a gun owner/ future gun owner in Massachusetts?2022-10-09T13:35:23+00:00

In Massachusetts, the advocacy group that support gun owners is the Gun owners action league www.goal.org

I am worried about the possibility of the laws changing and not having my license to carry, but I’m not ready to buy a gun at this time. What should I do?2022-09-24T14:32:30+00:00

Take the training, get your LTC and purchase a firearm when you are ready. You do not need to own a firearm to get your LTC.

What type of a gun should I buy for daily carry?2022-09-24T14:30:18+00:00

This is going to depend on a number of factors including how a given firearm fits your hand and your specific reason for carrying daily. We can discuss these factors and come up with some suggestions that will work for your specific needs.

I am nervous handling a gun. Is this normal?2022-09-24T14:29:53+00:00

Not only is it normal, it is healthy to have a fear and respect for a firearm. Time and practice will help you to become more comfortable handling firearms.

I hear that certain towns/ cities make it impossible to get a LTC. Is this the case for me?2022-09-24T14:29:24+00:00

Before you schedule your class, we will take a look at the town you live in and their track record of issuing licenses. As a part of our curriculum, we provide you with a copy of the required application for your LTC.

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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.

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Peter Pellegrini
Peter Pellegrini
Very knowledgeable and makes the course engaging. Would highly recommend
Aaron DaSilva
Aaron DaSilva
Great class. Tom is first-rate all the way, deeply passionate about safety and keeping everyone educated and protected. Thanks Tom!
Shaun O'Toole
Shaun O'Toole
I attended the South Shore Gun Training MA LTC basic firearms class a month ago. The instructor, Tom Weitbrecht, was a FANTASTIC teacher for my first introduction to firearms training. The class was easy going, welcoming, and I feel prepared for my first foray into becoming a responsible gun owner. I would highly recommend this course because Tom is both friendly and super knowledgeable! 10/10
Jay Kwod
Jay Kwod
The class was very informative, comfortable, and concise. Everybody attending walked away as safer and more responsible gun owners
Josh R
Josh R
Tom is a great instructor and very knowledgeable. He gives a lot of info not just on safety but on gun laws so you are very well aware of what you are allowed to do or not do. The laws are very confusing and he does a great job explaining them. I’d give him ten stars if I could.
Kyle Simon
Kyle Simon
Very knowledgeable teacher. Did very well at keeping everyone's attention throughout the entire 3 hours.
Graham Williams
Graham Williams
Went to south shore gun training, not sure what to expect. Class started on time Tom the instructor was very knowledgeable in the topic and class moved right along. Lots of information, but enough for you to wrap your head around. Thanks Tom for a very well presented class. Graham
Gordon Torrey
Gordon Torrey
Excellent job. Thank you
Witer Batista
Witer Batista
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