Not sure which class to take?
To learn more about the application process and our course offerings, please watch our explainer video!
Do I need to bring my own firearm?
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) and gives you the ability to carry a pistol. 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. 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?
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 process.
How many classes do I have to take before I can apply for my license?
I’ve never handled a firearm before, is the Basic Pistol Shooting Course right for me?
Once I’m licensed, where do I go to shop for guns and ammo?
What is the next step in the application process after I take my course?
Your next step is to apply through your local police department in the city/town where you reside. Since the application process is different for each city/town, you’ll need to see what exactly your town will require. You can accomplish this a few different ways: (1) do a quick Google search for your town and MA License to Carry – for example: “Stoughton MA License to Carry” – often times towns will publish information on their website as fas as what they’ll require and whom to contact. (2) stop into your local Police Department and explain to the nice folks at the dispatch window “I’ve taken my firearm safety course, how can I proceed with the application process” and they will help guide you. Most departments are open 24/7, 365 days per year, they are used to getting this question so don’t be afraid to stop in. (3) call the non-emergency line for your local police department and explain “I’ve taken my firearm safety course, how can I proceed with the application process” and they will help guide you.
I live in Stoughton, MA - how can I apply for my firearm license?
Since we are based in Stoughton, we wanted to make it easy for all of the Stoughton students to find what they need. Click here and follow the directions exactly. Remember, we’re here for help if you need it!