About Us

Defensive Edge Firearm Safety course provide students with the confidence to become responsible gun owners in Massachusetts.  Participants will get hours of hands on experience with real firearms.

Instructor Rick Alford:

  • Certified Basic Pistol Instructor – MA State PC and NRA
  • Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor – MA State PD and NRA
  • Chief Range Safety Officer
  • Self Defense Expert
  • MMA Coach

f you are looking to become a safe, responsible gun owner in Massachusetts, our firearm safety courses are for you. Instructor Rick Alford is both NRA and Massachusetts State Police certified to teach the NRA Home Firearm Safety and NRA Basic Pistol Courses. His classes provide comprehensive training with patient instruction that is necessary to become one of the millions of gun owners in the United States.

About our NRA Home Safety Course (LTC-007)

This approximately 4 hour comprehensive course will teach you how to:

  • Safely handle hand guns (pistols), rifles, and shotguns
  • Properly load and unload firearms
  • Properly clean firearms
  • Safely store firearms in your home
  • Transport firearms in your vehicle in accordance with MA law

Real guns are used for teaching this course. There is NO LIVE AMMO permitted for this course. Students will handle real guns with training ammo (snap caps).

This gun safety course is accepted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Mass State Police to fulfill residents requirements to complete a safety course in MA.

We limit class sizes to 14 or below so that everyone in our class receives individual attention so that you leave with the confidence of knowing how to safely handle various handguns, rifles and shotguns.