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

Conceal Carry Training

Saturday, December 12 8:00AM – 11:30AM


Low Light Handgun Training

Saturday, October 24, 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

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.

Low Light Handgun Training

Course is designed to teach individuals the proper use of manipulating your weapon in low light situations to develop confidence and skills with the handgun in this type of environment.

Equipment Required: Handgun of choice; 200-250 rounds of ammunition for each session; secure belt; OWB or IWB holster, or other concealment holster; a total of 3 magazines; eye and ear protection; and baseball cap. In addition, low light training requires either a handheld or pistol mounted flashlight.

Courses are 𝑔𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑠 𝑤𝑜𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑀𝐴 𝐿𝑇𝐶.  All attendees must bring a copy of their current/valid Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms.  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.

Contact Instructor Jerry Gallo, 617-593-7475, or, to register today!