TRAINING



Propagation is one of the founding principles of Southborough Rod & Gun Club, and we are proud to continue that tradition today. Several training courses are offered throughout the year and are open to both members and guests. See below for specific course information. If there are courses you would like to see offered that are not listed here, please feel free to contact us.

NRA Home Firearm Safety Course

 

The NRA Home Firearm Safety Course is designed for individuals who want to apply for a Firearms Identification (FID) Card  or License to Carry (LTC) permit in Massachusetts.

 

Course instruction includes:

  • Pistol Parts and Operation

  • Ammunition

  • Using a Pistol Safely

  • Operating a Pistol

  • Cleaning, Storing, and Transporting a Pistol

  • Shooting Fundamentals

  • The Bench Rest Shooting Position

  • Other Shooting Positions

  • Improving and Maintaining Shooting Skills

  • Massachusetts Laws Pertaining to Permit Application, Firearms Storage and Transportation

 

You may register by following the provided links on this page. 

 

The course will be offered during one instructional session lasting approximately 9 hours, starting at 8 AM and finishing around 5:00 PM. You must attend the entire session. Instruction will take place in a small group permitting a high degree of personalized attention. This course includes Classroom Instruction and Live Fire Exercises at a pistol range.

 

The NRA Home Firearm Safety Course is being offered at $110 per student. The Course Fee includes all course materials, use of firearms, ammunition, and hearing and eye protection. Lunch will be provided.

 

To register or for more information, contact Doc D'Errico. Students may also register by clicking on the dates on the right side of this page.

 

Click on a date to sign up for the NRA Home Firearm Safety Course

Basic Hunter Education

 

The Basic Hunter Education Course is now mandatory for first-time hunters looking to obtain a hunting license in Massachusetts. It also fulfills the requirements needed to apply for a Firearms Identification (FID) card or License to Carry (LTC) permit.

 

Course instruction includes:

 

  • Safe handling and storage of hunting arms and ammunition

  • Hunting laws and ethics

  • Wildlife identification

  • Wildlife management

  • Care and handling of game

  • Basic survival skills and first aid

 

In 2016, courses will be held at Southborough Rod & Gun Club in March/April and September. Please refer to the calendar for course dates and times.

 

The Basic Hunter Education Course and course materials are offered free of charge. Students must pre-register through Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife).

Click below to visit the MassWildlife website and sign up for the Basic Hunter Education Course

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