Basic Firearm Safety Course


The Tewksbury Rod & Gun Club offers a MA State Police approved Basic Firearm Safety course to both its membership and the general public.

In order to obtain a License to Carry (LTC) a firearm in the state of Massachusetts, you are required to attend a certified basic firearm safety course. Our course (LTC-007), referred to as the “NRA Home Safety Course“, is approved by the State Police and a certificate will be issued to you as proof of completion.

  • Instructors will provide hands on learning in the following areas:
    • safe firearm handling
    • firearm parts and operation
    • ammunition and its function
    • shooting fundamentals
    • how to select, clean, and store a firearm
    • overview of the MA Firearm law
    • live fire practical on the club’s fifty foot indoor range

The course is typically held the 3rd Saturday of the month between September and April, except December, as long as a minimum of 5 people register.  The course is a eight hour course which runs from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Coffee & donuts, along with a hotdog lunch will be provided.

The class costs $85 for TR&G Club members or $125 for non-club members. Immediate family (husband, wife, son, daughter) of TR&G Club members are also eligible for a reduced price ($85).

If you are interested in taking the course, please e-mail us at for an application.

Enrollment will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
Maximum Enrollment: 10 (minimum 5)
(note: your check will not be deposited until the date of the class and will be returned to you if you cannot attend)

Please Note: Students eligible to attend the Basic Firearm Safety course through The Tewksbury Rod & Gun Club are required to be at least 21 years old – the age requirement to obtain a License to Carry in the state of Massachusetts in accordance with MGL Ch. 140, Sec. 131(a) & (b); . Upon completion of the course, a student roster including your full name and date of birth will be submitted to the office of the Colonel of State Police as required under the Code of Massachusetts Regulations 515 Section 3.04.

For additional information contact: Send an e-mail to or call/text Rich Sorrentino at (978) 277-3050.

Course Schedule

Courses are held when a minimum of 5 people preregister.

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