The goal of gun training (Live-Fire Shooting Courses) is to teach people how to use guns safely and well. It is up to the person carrying a concealed weapon to act like an adult and use common sense when handling firearms.

The Most Important Safety Rules for Guns

  • Treat every gun as if it were loaded.
  • Don’t touch the trigger until you’re ready to shoot at the target.
  • Always point the snout in a safe direction.
  • Know where you want to go and what’s beyond it.

Live Fire (Fundamentals) (cont’d)

  • All shots are taken from the “ready position,” which means the gun is already out of the holster and ready to shoot.
  • Any problem with the gun must be fixed by the shooter.
  • When it’s time, the shooter should reload.
  • Time is only kept for the exercises. The shooter’s score is not affected by the time it takes to reload or move between exercises.
  • If you don’t fire your rounds in the time you have, they will be counted as misses.

We have the creativity, drive, and experience to make new, custom firearms training products that use the latest technology and are made to fit the needs and wants of each customer. We also have the experience to know how to use the most up-to-date technology to solve the training problems of today, and we work hard to give the best ongoing service and support.


Eligibility (1.5 hours): Each student will fire 50 rounds from different distances that have been set in advance to show that they are skilled. To meet a minimum standard, this course of fire will be scored at a 70% success rate (35 of 50). A B-27 target will be used as the target. Hit or miss, the shooter will get a score. If the shot goes through the line of the 7 ring or is inside the 7 ring of the B-27 target, it counts as a hit.

For example, a shooter gets a score of 42 out of 50 if 42 of the rounds fired from his or her gun land on or inside the 7 ring of a B-27 target within the time limit.

We have a reputation for providing firearm training solutions that can’t be beat in terms of quality, safety, and how well they work with bullets. We are proud to design and build innovative shooting products and environments for law enforcement, military, home, and commercial range owners.

Even if you aren’t ready to get your license yet, gun lovers from Boston, Worcester, Springfield, and further away are welcome to come practice shooting at our modern indoor range. We like to think of ourselves as the “country club of shooting ranges,” which means that our facility is top-notch, always clean, and we’ll give you the best equipment available. People who like to use our indoor range, which is near big cities like Lowell, can become members and get unlimited access to not only our ranges but also our armory. We have semi-automatic handguns, revolvers, rifles, and shotguns worth more than $100,000 for our guests to use. If you don’t want to train or practice by yourself, you can bring a friend with you for no extra cost.

When you go to Firearms to get your firearms license, you’ll not only get thorough training from skilled professionals, but you’ll also get to take part in the largest gun education program in the country. Police and the National Rifle Association will work with you in small classes to make sure you get the hands-on training you need to improve your shooting skills. Students will be able to work with instructors one-on-one as they handle real guns. Every one of our classes for getting a license also has live-fire shooting, so students can leave feeling confident in their shooting skills.

Basic Firearms Safety Course

Our four-hour Basic Firearms Safety Course is for beginners who want to get their state licenses and FID cards. Our specialty training courses are for intermediate and expert shooters who want to improve their skills. Our Concealed Carry Classes (I, II, III, and IV), our Ladies-Only Basic Firearms Safety Course, and our self-defense classes are very popular. You can even book personal range time on the shooting range with a certified instructor if you think you need more practice. If you’d rather train with a friend, you can bring them to any BFS class for free.

When you choose to train for your Massachusetts LTC Class A or FID with us, we offer you a 100% money-back guarantee and a Certification for Life Program in case you ever need to be recertified. Sign up for a class at our gun school near Boston today to learn how to use a gun or to learn more about them.

A candidate must pass the live-fire test with a score of 35 out of 50, or 70%. The instructor must wait 90 days before letting the applicant retake the Enhanced Concealed Handgun Carry Course if the applicant doesn’t get 70% on the course after 3 tries.