Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about the application process and our course offerings, please watch our explainer video below!


I want to get my firearm license, which kind of firearm license should I apply for?

If 21 years old (or older) we always recommend applying for the License to Carry (LTC) even if you never plan on carrying a firearm. The LTC is the license which gives you the most options for purchasing (pistols, rifles, and shotguns). If you are 18-20 years old you are restricted to applying for the Firearms Identification Card (FID Card) which allows you to purchase “low capacity” rifles and shotguns. Once 21 years old, a FID card holder can apply for their LTC once you’re 21. Those 14-17 years old can apply for their FID card with parental consent for possession (cannot take possession until 15 years old).

Which class is the right class for me to take?

All of Steve’s courses are certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as “Basic Firearm Safety Courses” and are taught by MA Approved Instructors In accordance with MGL Ch. 140, Sec. 131P (a) to satisfy the state’s training requirements. The class you choose to take is up to you! Please watch our explainer video below to learn more about the firearm safety class options at Steve’s.

Once I take the class do I receive my license automatically?

Think of class as the key that opens the door to your application process. The state requires successful completion of a basic firearm safety course before you can apply for your license. You will go through the application process with your local city/town police department – Steve’s is there for unlimited support as you’re going through the application process.

How many classes do I have to take before I can apply for my license?

You only need to take one class, one time in order to be eligible to apply for your license.

I’ve never handled a firearm before, is the Basic Pistol Shooting Course right for me?

Yes! The course is designed for the very beginner. Part of what makes up the premium experience at Steve’s is that all the shooting is conducted one-on-one where you’re coached for success!

Once I’m licensed, where do I go to shop for guns and ammo?

Stop by and see us at Steve’s Tactical in the same location as our training center in Stoughton – we’re a full service, federally/state licensed firearm retailer! All students get $20 off their first firearm purchase in the shop.

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Phone: (781) 436-0549
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