Frequently Asked Questions

How to I sign up for the Massachusetts Gun Safety Course?

Easy! Contact us to sign up or fill out our form to inquire here. We usually have classes every Saturday morning at 11:00am ET and the cost is $100.

Where can I find the Massachusetts Resident Firearms License Application?

A link to obtain the application can be found on the Mass Gov website here.

I lost the pin for my FID/LTC – What now?

Call (617) 660-4722. Remember, when you renew your LTC or FID you will be issued a new pin.

Where can I obtain a copy of the ATF Form 4473?

You can get a copy of the ATF Form 4473 on the ATF website. Save time by sending us the completed form back here.

How do I get my LTC or FID in Massachusetts?

The Mass Gov website has a brief overview of what is required here. If you have any questions, or would like further details on the process, please contact us.

What will you learn in an NRA basic course?

Using the NRA training method of Total Participant Involvement, basic courses provide hands on learning opportunities in the following areas:

  • Safe firearm handling
  • Firearm parts and operation
  • Ammunition and its function
  • Shooting fundamentals and an opportunity to develop them on the range
  • How to select, clean and store a firearm
  • Review of various activities available to help participants develop and improve their shooting skills
  • Attractive certificates are awarded to participants who successfully complete each basic course

What is the NRA’s FIRST STEPS Program?

FIRST (Firearm Instruction, Responsibility and Safety Training) STEPS is the latest addition to the NRA’s training programs for new shooters. It provides hands-on orientation to one specific rifle, pistol or shotgun model in as little as three hours, including a one-hour shooting session on a range.

What materials are available on the basics of shooting?

NRA publishes student manuals for each course in the program. While they are not a substitute for hands-on training, they are helpful and you ca order them directly from NRA. Contact the NRA Training Department for a Basic Firearm Training brochure.

When you’ve finished your course, not only will you have learned the basics, you will be on your way to pursuing a lifetime of shooting. By joining one of the nearly 10,000 NRA-affiliated clubs located across the U.S., you can meet people who share your interest, and make lasting friendships.

For more information about NRA affiliated clubs, call 800-672-2582.