Safety and Training

Gun Range Safety and Etiquette

Practicing good gun range safety and etiquette isn’t just good manners—it’s good sense! Gun range safety and etiquette is a blend of common sense, courtesy and safety. A day at the range is fun, and good gun range etiquette makes it even better.

Our club requires shooters to attend a safety class prior to using the range and is reviewed at time of your membership interview.This certifies that you’ve read and understand the NRA Basic Rules of Gun Safety and the specific rules that apply at the range you’re using. Remember that there may be other gun safety rules that are enforced on your range, but these three rules are ALWAYS appropriate, no matter where you are

  1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction
  2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot
  3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use

Firearms Training

Upcoming Safety & Training Classes

Intermediate Handgun Training

Saturday, June 20, 8:30AM – 11:30AM


Advanced Handgun Skills Training

And Utilizing Bunkers

Saturday, June 20, 12:30PM – 3:30PM

Location: Reading Rifle & Revolver Club, Reading

Fee: One session (1/2 day), $75; or, both sessions (full-day), $125/members, $150/nonmembers

Courses provide handgun specific marksmanship skills and are 𝑔𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑠 𝑤𝑜𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑀𝐴 𝐿𝑇𝐶.

Course Description – Intermediate Handgun Training

Students must possess a moderate skillset/ proficiency with a handgun. Proper and safe handling of handguns while carrying on the person as well as basic skill and techniques for handgun proficiency will be demonstrated.

Course Description – Advanced Handgun Skills Training

Intermediate Handgun training is a prerequisite for this class. Drills to test shooters on demand performance is the theme of this course. Each drill tests a different shooting performance measure with a defined scoring zone and time standard. Drills will also test individual ability to accomplish these drills with a single-hand.

Equipment Requirements

Handgun of choice, OWB holster, magazine pouch, secure belt, and safety equipment (eye/ear protection and baseball cap), three magazines (per session) and 250-300 rounds of ammo (per session)

Students will be required to articulate and demonstrate proper and safe handling of handguns.  The basic fundamentals of shooting in a safe environment will be reviewed prior to any live-fire taking place. Students will be trained in a dry-fire scenario, the ability to properly draw from and recovery to a holster in a safe manner prior to engaging in live-fire drills.  All drills will be demonstrated by an experienced and professional instructor with real world experience.

Anyone wishing to sign up for this training, please contact Jerry at, or 617-593-7475, or

Jerry Gallo, Instructor