Over centuries, modern firearms gradually replaced archaic weapons, such as the rapier and the sternly worded pamphlet. Take aim with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for a firearms-certification class (a $95 value)
- $80 for a firearms-certification class for two (a $190 value)
Certified by the NRA and the Massachusetts State Police, this 3.5-hour course teaches beginner shooters to safely handle, load, store, transport, and fire handguns. Instructors cover the essentials during a lecture-based session before participants head to the high-definition video simulator.
The program uses lasers to determine accuracy within a fraction of an inch as participants practice targeting and encounter virtual perpetrators projected onto a 70-inch high-definition screen. A replica Glock simulates the same feel and weight of a real firearm, and scenarios include the same ones police officers cover in their training. Afterward, participants take home a basic-firearms certificate and a shooter-safety certificate. Classes are held Tuesdays from 6:30–10 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Massachusetts Gun Safety
Though Massachusetts Gun Safety empowers students to safely handle firearms and hone in on targets, you’ll never hear the sound of live gunfire from within its walls. That’s because all target practice takes place in the school’s virtual simulator, where precise lasers replace ammo and high-definition video scenarios projected onto a 70-inch screen replace paper targets. In addition to offering simulated practice, expert instructors delve into the basics of gun safety and Massachusetts gun laws, required of budding sharpshooters who wish to convincingly impersonate John Wayne.