Upcoming Events and Training

    • 01/27/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 5
    Register

    Massachusetts / Federal Gun Law & Regulation for the MA residents/LEO/Retailers.

    This 3 ½ hour, in-person seminar explains state and federal laws and regulation in layperson terms. Students will explore applicable MGL and CMR as it pertains to definitions, gun purchase, possession, transport, record keeping requirements, buying/selling, interstate transport, interstate purchase, ammunition storage and best practices for gun owners.

    Jon Green has been the Director of Education and Training for Gun Owners’ Action League since 1999. He served on the NSSF Range Advisory Committee for 4 years and has owned and managed FFL 01 Businesses. He has taught similar classes to thousands of citizens, hundreds of Mass State Police BFS Certified Instructors, Massachusetts Hunter Education Instructors and Massachusetts Environmental Police Officers.

    Attendees will receive a hard copy of the slide show, GOAL Gun Law booklet, various state/GOAL handouts and a certificate of attendance.


    • 02/15/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ: 361 W. Main St Northbourough MA
    • 12
    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
    • 02/17/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 11
    Register

    Before You Carry & Defend presented by Bill Dalpe (Patriot Firearms School & Defense)

    Completing a licensing course is the first step in your firearms training. Have you purchased or in the process of considering purchasing your first firearm and want to learn the fundamentals of being a responsible armed defender? Are you curious to know the correct way to safely stage and store a firearm in your home or how to carry in accordance with federal and local laws? Have you considered if carrying a firearm fits into your personal protection plan and if so, which type would suit your needs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Before You Carry & Defend course is the next step and will be the most critical course you will take through your firearms training journey.

    Your home is your castle, and it should be the safest place for you and your family. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals in making your home and the people in it safe by reviewing the latest strategies and methodologies on developing a detailed and realistic home defense plan both with and without the need for a firearm. You will learn the many aspects to becoming a responsible armed defender: physically, mentally, morally, financially, and legally.

    A firearm is the tool of absolute last resort, and no one should want to use one unless necessary to protect your family from grave bodily harm. What if you were forced to use your firearm? What are the laws of self-defense? What is the legal use of force? Our Before You Defend & Carry course answers these and many other questions surrounding a violent encounter and the aftermath to expect after the police arrive. We will cover and dispel the mistruths centered around the Castle Doctrine and duty to retreat.

    By the end of this course, you will have a clear picture of how to develop and effective home defense and personal protection plan to defend your family. You will also be able to determine if a firearm fits into your plan and if yes which type will suit your personal needs.

    Students will also leave with a copy of the USCCA’s Concealed Carry & Home Defense book ($50 value).

     

    What You Will Learn:

    ·       The laws of self-defense

    ·       Castle Doctrine & Duty to Retreat

    ·       How and why, you should carry

    ·       Firearms and gear review

    ·       Development of a personal & home protection plan 

    ·       The basics of firearms self-defense 

    ·       Legal Use of Force

    ·       And more... 

    You are not required to own or possess a firearm to enroll in this course.  Note: Before You Carry & Defend is a non-live fire 4-hour class. 

    • 02/19/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northbourough, MA 01532
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Instructor Jim Colonies

    This course is perfect for Range Safety Officers / Instructors and is open to all. Participants practice first aid and CPR skills on manikins and watch the AHA course videos. A skills evaluation is conducted during the session. Successful completion results in a two-year Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED certification eCard from the American Heart Association. Students are required to purchase and bring to class the AHA workbook from the AHA at a nominal fee https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-fa-cpr-aed-student-workbook

    • 02/20/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 7
    Register

    Massachusetts / Federal Gun Law & Regulation for the MA residents/LEO/Retailers.

    This 3 ½ hour, in-person seminar explains state and federal laws and regulation in layperson terms. Students will explore applicable MGL and CMR as it pertains to definitions, gun purchase, possession, transport, record keeping requirements, buying/selling, interstate transport, interstate purchase, ammunition storage and best practices for gun owners.

    Jon Green has been the Director of Education and Training for Gun Owners’ Action League since 1999. He served on the NSSF Range Advisory Committee for 4 years and has owned and managed FFL 01 Businesses. He has taught similar classes to thousands of citizens, hundreds of Mass State Police BFS Certified Instructors, Massachusetts Hunter Education Instructors and Massachusetts Environmental Police Officers.

    Attendees will receive a hard copy of the slide show, GOAL Gun Law booklet, various state/GOAL handouts and a certificate of attendance.


    • 02/24/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 W. Main St Northborough, MA
    • 11
    Register

    Date: February 24, 2022

                5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

     


     

    MASSACHUSETTS & SELF-DEFENSE LAW

    Do you own a gun?

    Do you have a License To Carry?

    Do you know Mass. Law of Self-Defense?

     

    This course on the law of self-defense will equip you with knowledge that you need to know in order to maintain your innocence if you ever have to use force, especially deadly force, which a firearm represents. If you are forced to go to your gun to protect yourself or innocent others you cannot breach the law either deliberately or unknowingly.  To do so results in severe consequences. Remember, the courts expect you to KNOW THE LAW.

    • 03/05/2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03/06/2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Danvers F&G Club
    • 5
    Register

    NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Program

    March 5-6, 2022

     

    Course Time:             Saturday        8:00AM to 6:00PM

                                        Sunday           9:00AM to 6:00PM

    Course Location:     Danvers F&G Club www.dfgc.club

    Class size will be limited to 12 students. You must pre-register no later than February 20, 2021. No walk-ins allowed. Visit http://www.nrahq.org/education/training/rso.asp

    Course Tuition: $195.00 for GOAL members and non-Massachusetts residents that are members of their respective State gun associations. $275.00 for all others. NRA requires individuals to be 21 for certification although younger people are encouraged to attend. 100% attendance is required.

    NRA Chief Range Safety Officers are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. This course requires the NRA Range Safety Officer certifications as a prerequisite. The successful completion of this course will allow individuals to educate, train, and certify NRA Range Safety Officers.

    ***This course does not encompass the functions and responsibilities of a Range Officer, who conducts NRA competitive shooting events as defined by Rule 11.5 of the NRA Rule Books.

     

    The Range Safety Officer course which Chief Range Safety Officers instruct consists of:

    ·      Range Safety Officer’s roles and responsibilities

    ·      Range standard operating procedures

    ·      Range inspection and range rules

    ·      Firearm stoppages and malfunctions

    ·      Range Safety Briefings which include emergency procedures

    Notice

               • This is an Instructor Course and is open to experienced shooters only. The NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Training Course is designed to teach experienced NRA Range Safety Officers how to teach others to supervise range safety and shooting using the NRA lesson plans and training methods. You will be asked to demonstrate your firearm knowledge and skills during pre-course assessment exercises. Participation in this course does not guarantee certification as an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer.

         

             • Instructor Candidates must have 100% attendance!

              

             • Advanced registration only! Seating is limited. You become registered when we receive your completed application and full tuition.

              

             • All books and classroom materials will be provided.

              

             • Instructor Candidates will need to bring a note pad and pencils.

              

             • Refunds will be granted for student cancellations up to 14 days before course date. Application and full tuition must be received to complete the registration process.

              

             • The Pre-Course Questionnaire must be completed and submitted with tuition to secure a seat. Make checks payable to “GOAL” and mail or deliver to GOAL ATTN: CRSO, 361 West Main St. Northborough, MA 01532. You can pay by credit/debit card by calling Jon Green at 508-641-0116

     

             NO LIVE AMMUNITION ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM

    • 03/15/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ: 361 W. Main St Northbourough MA
    • 11
    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
    • 03/31/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 W. Main St Northborough, MA
    • 10
    Register

    Date: March 31, 2022

                5:30 PM – 9:00 PM


    THE CASTLE DOCTRINE


    The Castle Doctrine is an ancient legal concept that harkins back to the Roman Empire and has been transported to us by English Common Law. Simply stated, it is the right to defend oneself in one's home. The Castle Doctrine relieves one of the “duty to retreat” while defending oneself in one's home. However, counter to popular belief, it does not allow you to automatically shoot an intruder. While your gun can help keep you safe in your home, this session on the Castle Doctrine and the use of deadly force will help to keep you legal. Remember, the courts expect you to KNOW THE LAW.
    • 04/14/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 W. Main St Northbourough, MA
    • 12
    Register

    John McAdam, Ph.D.

    April 14, 2022

    5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

     

    SHOTS FIRED!

    You are forced to defend yourself with your gun.

    Whether a single shot or a volley of shots are fired

    what is the human response?

     

    You have won the physical fight and now you are face-to-face with the responding Police Officers.  While the officers are neither friend nor foe, they have a job to do.  They need to gather information, evidence, question witnesses and question you.  Make no mistake about it, this is a critical event for you.  How you present yourself to either the 9-1-1 Operator, the responding Police Officers and eventually to the Detectives is critical to your assertion of innocence.  Thinking that you have legally defended yourself and have nothing to hide may not be in your best interest.  Do you know your rights and why?  - KNOW THE LAW

    • 05/12/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ
    • 12
    Register

    KNOW THE LAW

    John McAdam, Ph.D.

     

    THE AFTERMATH

    OF A USE OF DEADLY FORCE

    You have won the physical fight and now you are face-to-face with the responding Police Officers.  While the officers are neither friend nor foe, they have a job to do.  They need to gather information, evidence, question witnesses and question you.  Make no mistake about it, this is a critical event for you.  How you present yourself to either the 9-1-1 Operator, the responding Police Officers and eventually to the Detectives is critical to your assertion of innocence.  Thinking that you have legally defended yourself and have nothing to hide may not be in your best interest.  Do you know your rights and why?  - KNOW THE LAW


    • 05/17/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ: 361 W. Main St Northbourough MA
    • 12
    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
    • 06/21/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ: 361 W. Main St Northbourough MA
    • 12
    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
    • 09/20/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ: 361 W. Main St Northbourough MA
    • 12
    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
    • 11/15/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ: 361 W. Main St Northbourough MA
    • 12
    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

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