Course Of Study:
The suggested course order to progress in your skills.
Home Firearm Safety (MA LTC)
This course offers hands-on training for basic knowledge necessary to safely handle and unload a pistol, rifle, or shotgun.
Basics of Pistol Shooting
This course offers hands-on training for basic knowledge necessary to safely operate, load, and shoot a semi-automatic pistol.
Intro to Rifle,
Home Defense, or
* Home Firearm Safety (MA LTC)
This course offers hands-on training for basic knowledge necessary to safely operate, unload, and safely handle a semi-automatic pistol. This is a great first step to acquire your MA License to Carry (LTC). The Don Firearms offers this course within 4 hours in the classroom to provide sufficient opportunity to acquire knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary for owning and storing a firearm safely. This course meets the requirement for a Massachusetts License To Carry (LTC) as well as the standard requirements for many additional states' nonresident concealed carry permits. CAVEAT: this course does not require shooting. If you would like to shoot, an additional small fee is necessary.
(Course fee $135)
* Basics of Pistol Shooting
This course offers hands-on training for basic knowledge necessary to safely operate, load, and shoot a semi-automatic pistol. This is a great second step after taking the Home Firearm Safety. The Don Firearms offers this course with 5 hours with the classroom and 3 hours range time to provide sufficient opportunity to achieve the attitude and skills necessary for optimal success. This course also meets the requirement for a Massachusetts License To Carry (LTC) as well as the standard requirements for many additional states' nonresident concealed carry permits.
(Course fee $160)
* Conceal Carry
Statistics show a violent crime is committed in the US every 24.6 seconds. In this class, we will use pistols to explore safe and proper concealment carry techniques, gain defensive pistol knowledge, engage in a variety of shooting drills like the Tueller Drill. We will explore the color code of situational awareness, work through the demands of mental exercises in various situations, and techniques for point shooting. Lastly, we will work from the holster, achieving efficient reloads, and clearing malfunctions. This intensive 4-hour course covers practical, moral, physical, ethical, and financial considerations for concealed carry swag as well as defensive shooting tactics for any encounter whether driving or walking.
(Course fee $99)
* Home Defense
In our Home Defense course, we help students design their personal and home protection plans. This course will provide students strategies for defensive shooting fundamentals: working through sighted and unsighted shooting. Given the laws in Massachusetts, we will clearly define the legal use of force, violent encounters, and their aftermath. In this 4-hour course, students will walk away with a clear plan to protect their home and families.
(Course fee $99)
* Intro to Rifle Shooting
This Intro to Rifle is for anyone that is interested in learning to shoot modern sporting rifles. This course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to safely handle, load, fire a rifle. Most of the time will be on the range in a comfortable learning environment. Students will be guided through rifle manipulation drills, range exercises designed to increase their comfort level, and develop a solid marksmanship skill base with a rifle.
(Course fee $99)
* Moon Island Practice
The Don Firearms offers private session time to prepare Boston and Brookline applicants before their qualification test at Moon Island. We generally suggest that students, who have received their test date from local police headquarters, to schedule private time 2-3 days to practice before their qualification test date with TDF. We will model the session after the actual qualification, providing applicants all the strategies to ensure you score more than the minimum 210. Over this 2-hour session, we will work through shooting in both single-action and double-action modes from 7 to 15 yards.
(Course fee $85)
* Skill Development
This is a 2 hour coaching session that includes specialized pistol shooting tasks aimed to sharpen a student's trigger control and precision accuracy abilities. During this session, TDF will provide some diagnostic suggestions to improve the beginner shooter into becoming an intermediate shooter. Through several shooting drills, TDF will help design a self-paced shooting development program so students do not have to waste hundreds of dollars in ammo trying to gain better accuracy and performance.Through this session, we give students the knowledge, skills, ability to self-assess, and target templates to make range sessions intentional and effective.
(Course fee $85)
* Personal Coaching
Ever wonder why your shoot is falling or why you cannot acquire bullseye hits? During this private range session, TDF will work with students to fix any proper grip, trigger control, or muzzle alignment issues. We will work with students to design techniques for differentiating between marksmanship versus defensive drills. Consider scheduling time with TDF to hone in on your shooting skills.
(Course fee $79)
* Survival Bag
Have you ever run out of gas on the highway in the winter? Has there ever been a home fire in the neighborhood that displaced your family? Have you ever considered how many hours you could survive without shelter? A survival bag for the car and in your home is a must! In this class, TDF goes over disaster stages, SMOLE strategies for survival, and packing lists for both Bug-Out bags (B.O.B) and I'm Never Coming Home bags (I.N.C.H). Join us for this critical exploration of how to take your survival into your own hands.
(Course fee $49)
* Private Sessions
If you and your friends or family are looking for a private session just for you. We offer privates courses. We will host an exclusive class on an agreed upon date and time. The minimum requirement is 5 paying students. Benefits for the organizer. Call or text us for more info.
(Course fee $350)