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What is the USCCA

USCCA stands for the “United States Concealed Carry Association.” The USCCA was founded on the belief that every responsibly armed American has the right — and the duty — to be his or her family’s ultimate protector.

The USCCA has a network of instructors certified to teach a variety of classes focused on safety and the use of a handgun for personal protection. Rather than trying to cover all material in a long class, the USCCA allows instructors to conduct a series on mini-classes tailored for the interest of the students.

We will be offering the following USCCA Classes in 2024

USCCA Women's Basic Pistol

This is part one of a three-part series designed for women by Beth Alcazar, a USCCA Training Counselor. Women’s Basic Pistol is designed to reach students who are brand new to firearms (and maybe have never picked up a gun before). The fundamentals of shooting will be introduced, reviewed, and built upon, while also exploring universal safety rules. How to select a handgun for personal use will also be covered. Students will have the opportunity to handle and shoot a variety of handguns in a safe and friendly environment.

In this introduction module, Beth Alcazar introduces students to the basics of handgun safety, including how to safely clear (unload) a semi-automatic pistol. Alcazar goes on to explain and demonstrate the seven basic fundamentals for safe and accurate shooting. The lesson is rounded out by taking those basics, and putting them into practice both in the classroom and on the shooting range. This lesson will act as a building block as the student progresses to Women’s Intermediate Pistol.

Class Date Registration Link
March 9, 2024
April 6, 2024
May 4, 2024


USCCA Women's Intermediate Pistol

This is part two of a three-part series designed for women by Beth Alcazar, a USCCA Training Counselor. This course is for Women that have completed a Basic Gun course, or the Women’s Basic Pistol course and are now ready to proceed in their journey with the Women’s Intermediate Pistol where the student will now focus on more advanced concepts and skills.

In this module, Beth Alcazar expands on the building blocks outlined in Women’s Basic Pistol, with a detailed and visual explanation of the differences, the pros, and the cons of semi-automatics and revolvers; and even how these firearms can malfunction (and the procedures for correcting those malfunctions). Alcazar then introduces the student to holster options for concealed carry, and what every woman (and man) should know about establishing boundaries using the “color codes of awareness.” This lesson is summarized with a number of on and off the range exercises, allowing the student to put these intermediate skills to practice.

Class Date Registration Link
To Be Scheduled

USCCA Women's Defensive Pistol

This is part three of a three-part series designed for women by Beth Alcazar, a USCCA Training Counselor. This course is for Women that have completed a Intermediate Gun course, or the Women’s Intermediate Pistol course. They should have acquired a firearm for personal protection and be comfortable with it.

In the final module of the series, Beth Alcazar introduces the student to a number of advanced topics, skills and drills. Topics include a detailed explanation of what students should know avoiding, escaping, and defending against an attacker, and even what the student should know about their obligations under the law when it comes to the legal right to use force. Alcazar then explains and demonstrates a number of methods of drawing a firearm including from a holster or from a handbag. Three different types of reload methods are demonstrated, and the student is introduced to what they should expect, and what they should know when visiting a live fire range for the first time, including a number of important range commands. This lesson is also concluded with a number of on and off the range drills, including learning how to use cover and concealment, and even how to shoot on the move.

Class Date Registration Link
To be Scheduled

Introduction to Handguns and Firearms Safety

This is an entry-level course; excellent for individuals new to firearms to learn and practice firearms safety. This course is conducted in a small class size format, limited to four students or less per instructor. Feel comfortable and receive hands-on instruction handling several types of pistols and revolvers. This class is geared towards new and beginner students but can also be a refresher for the more experienced shooter.

Gain the confidence you need to handle firearms safely and responsibly. Students completing the course receive a USCCA Basic Handgun Firearms Training Certificate. (Honored in several states) Your course includes live-fire on the range with real handguns, with real ammunition.

Class Date Registration Link
March 16, 2024
Class is Full
April 14, 2024
May 11, 2024

Basic Firearms Safety and MA LTC Permit Licensing Course

We are Massachusetts State Police Certified Basic Firearms Safety Instructors, providing you an approved course to obtain your Massachusetts Gun Permit.

Your Massachusetts License to Carry (LTC) Course is a comprehensive class of two safety courses completed together, providing you extensive hands-on practice with handguns. This lesson is conducted in a small class size format, limited to four students or less per instructor. Feel comfortable and receive hands-on instruction handling several types of pistols and revolvers. This class is geared towards new and beginner students.

Students completing the course receive both a Mass BFS LTC Certificate and a USCCA Basic Handgun Firearms Training Certificate. (Honored in several states) Your course includes live-fire on the range with real handguns, with real ammunition.

Class Date Registration Link
To Be Scheduled

Handgun Markmanship Simplified Course 101

Marksmanship Simplified Course 101 introduces the new shooter to the fundamentals of marksmanship. New shooters will build familiarity and confidence, as all skills are taught in isolation to allow for maximum attention to be applied to the mechanics of shooting, rather than the context.

Class Date Registration Link
March 23, 2024
April 20, 2024
May 18, 2024