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

Tactical Rifle Training

Saturday, September 26, 8:30AM – 11:30AM


Concealed Carry Handgun Training

Saturday, September 26, 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

Jerry Gallo, DBA On Target Firearms Training LLC, in conjunction with Reading Rifle and Revolver, is offering a Tactical Rifle/Advanced Handgun Training course to qualified citizens at Reading, MA, outdoor range. This is not a beginner course. Prerequisite for Advanced Handgun is Intermediate Handgun from On Target.

Jerry is a former Special Agent with the Bureau of ATF having retired as the Firearms Instructor Coordinator – Boston Field Division and as a member of ATF’s Special Response Team Program for fifteen years.

Courses provide rifle and handgun specific marksmanship skills and are 𝑔𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑠 𝑤𝑜𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑀𝐴 𝐿𝑇𝐶.  All attendees will be required to bring a copy of their current/valid Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms.

Course Description – Tactical Rifle Training

Course is geared to individuals who own a sporter rifle or defensive semi-automatic rifle and will provide the individual shooter with Rifle/Carbine specific marksmanship skills, as well as effective engagement with the rifle. Proper and safe handling of the rifle/carbine as well as basic skill and techniques for rifle proficiency will be demonstrated.

Equipment Required: Rifle/carbine with a sling (mandatory), two magazines, 400-450 rounds of ammunition; pistol, magazines with 100 rounds of ammunition, secure belt, belt holster, magazine pouch and a total of 2 magazines, eye and ear protection and baseball cap.

Course Description – Concealed Carry Handgun Training

Course is geared to individuals wishing to carry a concealed handgun on their person for defense, either in- or outside the home or workplace. Proper and safe handling of handguns while carrying on your person as well as basic skill to survive an armed encounter will be demonstrated.

Equipment Required: Handgun of choice, 350-400 rounds of ammunition, secure belt, IWB holster, or other concealment holster and a total of 3 magazines, eye and ear protection and baseball cap.

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

Jerry Gallo, Instructor