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/ Handgun Training

September 24, 2022

8:00 am -4:00 pm 

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

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.

The cost for a half day session will be $85.

The morning session 8:00 am  – 11:30 am will focus on Tactical Rifle/Carbine Training.

The afternoon session 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm will focus on Handgun Training.

Both sessions will include the skill drills and steel targets.

 The cost for the  full day course for Members is  $135, for non Members $160.

 The course will provide the individual shooter tactical rifle/carbine and handgun specific marksmanship skills, and is geared to individuals who have a MA LTC and possess a moderate skillset/ proficiency with a both rifle and handgun (pistol/revolver).

The theme of the course will be the proper and safe handling of rifles and handguns while carrying on the person as well as basic skill and techniques for firearm proficiency.  Timed Skill/Drills will be completed.

Attendees will be required to bring the rifle of choice, (with a sling) magazines and 300 rounds of ammunition, handgun of choice – 200-250 rounds of ammunition; secure belt; belt holster, magazine pouch and a total of 3 magazines, if available, eye and ear protection and baseball cap.  Attendees will also be required to bring a copy of his/her current/valid Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms (Pistol Permit).

Students will be required to articulate and demonstrate proper and safe handling of rifles and 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 one on one training, please contact Jerry at, or 617-593-7475, or

Jerry Gallo, Instructor