GOAL Education

We provide a wide array of courses and offer everything from a class for new shooters to certification training for those wishing to become firearms instructors.

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Our GOAL is Education. We believe that safe firearms handling lessons serve as a core element of preserving the public safety. Our staff provides quality training for individuals interested in the proper use, handing and safe storage of firearms. We provide courses to new shooters, as well as certification training for those wishing to become firearms instructors. We also provide referrals to instructors around the state.

Youth Education. GOAL firmly believes that the future of our nation depends on our youth. If we don’t want our children to think of guns as toys, or worse yet, as a way to solve arguments, we must education them. Therefore, we promote the National Rifle Association’s award-winning Eddie Eagle® GunSafe program, which teaches children and important safety message. Our members and activists have been successful at getting the program into elementary schools across the state to teach the life saving message to young children. If they find a gun, “STOP! Don’t Touch! Leave the area. Tell an adult.”

Gun Owner Education. Due to the overwhelming number of local, state and federal firearms laws, GOAL is a highly respected source of information for the state’s licensed gun owners. Our popular Massachusetts Firearms Law book is currently in its eighteenth printing. We have researched and created fact sheets on subjects ranging from the licensing structure of Massachusetts gun laws to the transportation and storage requirements for gun owners in the Commonwealth. We have debuted several courses for current gun owners and sportsmen and women on intermediate topics or introductions to new shooting sports and disciplines. For the full range of these seminars, check out the training and education schedule.

Upcoming events

    • 10/19/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ
    • 6

    Course Description:


    This 4-hour concealed handgun seminar is designed for individuals who are currently carrying a concealed firearm or those who are considering firearms for self-defense. This course will be taught by Attorney Lisa Steele Esq. and Jon Green. Lisa Steele is an AWARE Board Member and an appellate attorney who practices in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.  She has special interest in, and expertise in, lethal force issues. She has written briefs for lawyers (“Defending the Self-Defense Case”) and articles for the public (“Owning and Carrying Non-Firearm Weapons”).  Lisa organized an AWARE class on Courtroom Survival.  She is co-chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Forensic Evidence Committee.  Jon Green is GOAL’s Director of Education and Training and Owner of Range Success. He has over 20 years as a full time curriculum author, firearms and MA gun law instructor, having trained thousands of individual from basic to advanced courses of study. Guests will have the opportunity to try on many of the newest and most popular holsters and carry systems from various manufacturers. Certificates will be awarded for full attendance. This is a non-live-fire course. 

    Topics include:

    • Lawful use of deadly force and its aftermath
    • Concealment methods & carry option for different environments
    • Mace, pepper spray, Kubotan, and other less than lethal force tools
    • Product overview: guns, holsters, ammunition, and other essentials
    • Training resources and references
    • Question and answer period
    • 10/28/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online Zoom
    • 24
    Register

    Still our most popular training course by a long shot! GOAL’s MA Gun Law for Citizens course provides students with an understanding of the applicable statutes and regulations regarding possession, storage, transport, reporting requirements, transfers, ammunition, various state rosters and much more. 





    • 10/30/2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10/31/2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Nauset Rod & Gun Club
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course

    Sponsored by GOAL 

    Date: October 30-31, 2021

     

    Course Time:           9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day

    Course Location:    Nauset Rod & Gun Club

    Cartwright Path
    Off Oakleaf Rd
    Eastham, MA 02642

     

    Course Outline:

    MA Gun Law for the Range Safety Officer

    Lesson I: Introduction to the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course

    Lesson II: The Role of the Range Safety Officer & Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

    Lesson III: Range Inspection and Range Rules

    Lesson IV: Range Safety Briefing

    Lesson V: Emergency Procedures

    Lesson VI: Firearm Stoppages & Malfunctions

    Lesson VII: Test & Review

    Various Live Fire Exercises and Demonstrations

     

    Special Notes:

    ·      Class size will be limited to 9 students. You must pre-register before October 10, 2021. No walk-ins will be allowed. You are registered only when tuition and the completed application are received!

    ·      Silver Level Club Affiliates may send 1 person at no cost. Gold level Club Affiliates may send 2 people at no cost. Both are subject to availability and require written authorization from a club officer.  N/A

    ·      Course Tuition: $115.00 for GOAL members. Non-member tuition is $160. Gun Owners’ Action League. Sign up at www.goal.org

    ·      Tuition does not include NRA certification fees.

     

    NO LIVE AMMUNITION IS PERMITTED IN THE CLASSROOM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

    Please visit WWW.NRA.ORG for more information

    Return the attached application to: Jon Green GOAL 361 West Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Note: Seat in class is guaranteed upon payment of tuition and receipt of the completed application.

    Click Here to Download Application

    • 11/10/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ: 361 W. Main St Northbourough MA
    • 10
    Register

    CASTLE DOCTRINE – MASS LAW

    You have a License To Carry. You keep a gun in your home.

    You are knowledgeable of firearms safety practices. You are firearms proficient.

    Your home is sacred to you
    as are those who live in your home.

    You will protect your home, loved ones and possessions from any intruder.

    But do you KNOW THE LAW?


    • 11/10/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online
    • 25
    Register

    The GOAL BFS Primer for Certified Instructors ZOOM Edition.

    Topics Include:

    • Applicable laws regarding the possession, transportation and storage of guns within the Commonwealth
    • Suicide prevention and emotional health resources
    • Instructor requirements under 5.15 CMR 3.05 and Chapter 140 § 131P(b)
    • NRA policy and procedures for LTC 002 and LTC 007

    Seminar attendees will receive a copy of the slide show and supporting material. This Seminar is highly recommend for Massachusetts State Police Basic Firearm Safety Instructors. 

    • 11/16/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ: 361 W. Main St Northbourough MA
    • 8
    Register

    Course Description:


    This 4-hour concealed handgun seminar is designed for individuals who are currently carrying a concealed firearm or those who are considering firearms for self-defense. This course will be taught by Attorney Lisa Steele Esq. and Jon Green. Lisa Steele is an AWARE Board Member and an appellate attorney who practices in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.  She has special interest in, and expertise in, lethal force issues. She has written briefs for lawyers (“Defending the Self-Defense Case”) and articles for the public (“Owning and Carrying Non-Firearm Weapons”).  Lisa organized an AWARE class on Courtroom Survival.  She is co-chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Forensic Evidence Committee.  Jon Green is GOAL’s Director of Education and Training and Owner of Range Success. He has over 20 years as a full time curriculum author, firearms and MA gun law instructor, having trained thousands of individual from basic to advanced courses of study. Guests will have the opportunity to try on many of the newest and most popular holsters and carry systems from various manufacturers. Certificates will be awarded for full attendance. This is a non-live-fire course. 

    Topics include:

    • Lawful use of deadly force and its aftermath
    • Concealment methods & carry option for different environments
    • Mace, pepper spray, Kubotan, and other less than lethal force tools
    • Product overview: guns, holsters, ammunition, and other essentials
    • Training resources and references
    • Question and answer period
    • 11/30/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 W. Main St Northborough MA
    • 14
    Register

    LADIES WITH GUNS, LADIES ON TARGET LADIES LEARNING SELF-DEFENSE LAW

    As a professor most of my students were females and many were student athletes. And so, I thought women gun owners might like to have an opportunity to come together to learn about the law of self-defense. Self- defense is a natural right and if forced to go to your gun the law is very specific about the legal use of deadly force. Make no mistake about it, the law of self-defense can be counterintuitive. Also, winning the physical fight is only half the battle since losing the legal fight can result in you going to jail for a very long time. Be prepared not to lose the legal fight – KNOW THE LAW.


    • 12/08/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ: 361 W. Main St Northbourough MA
    • 14
    Register

    Self-defense is a natural right. As a LTC citizen you have the right to defend yourself with your gun - if justified. The “if justified” is determined by the law, the justice system and the courts. If you are forced to go to you gun, there will be two fights: the physical fight and the legal fight. Make no mistake about it, the law of self-defense can be counterintuitive. Winning the physical fight is only half the battle since losing the legal fight can result in you going to jail for a long time. Be prepared not to lose the legal fight – KNOW THE LAW of Self-Defense.


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