The Lowell Sportsmen’s Club sponsors several formal NRA and general training programs. Check the list below to find contact info, details, and the current training schedule. See the complete training class calendar.
- Home Firearms Safety Course
- Home Firearm Safety Instructor Course
- NRA RSO Safety Course
- Chief Range Safety Officer Course
- Massachusetts Firearms Law Presentation
- Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearms Permit
- Advanced Revolver Training Exercise
- Defensive Pistol Skill Builder Course
- BSA Rifle Merit Badge Course
We also have additional opportunities for basic instruction at the weekly open range times for:
Registrations for NRA courses will only be accepted with a check made out to the Lowell Sportsmen’s Club on a first come, first serve basis. A deposit of $25.00 is required to secure a space in a class. Please send your deposit (and class selection(s)) to:
Attn: Training Committee
Lowell Sportsmen’s Club
P.O. Box 102
Lowell, MA 01853
Upcoming Training Events
Home Firearms Safety Course
$120 for non-members, $100 for members.
Home Firearms Safety classes consist of one Saturday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm. This class is recognized by Massachusetts as a Basic Firearms Training Class (LTC-007), which meets the training requirement for application for a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms. The day’s training will include a live-fire exercise. All course materials, firearms, and ammunition are included.
See Course Schedule
To pay by cash or check, contact email@example.com or call Charlie O’Donnell (Chief Instructor) at 978-467-4325 to reserve a spot or to get more information.
To pay by credit card or Paypal, use the form below. Be sure to indicate which month’s class you like to register for. The instructor will contact you to confirm your spot.
Home Firearm Safety INSTRUCTOR Course
$200.00 for non-members and $100.00 for members of the Lowell Sportsmen’s Club.
This course consist of two Saturdays, with all course materials, firearms, and ammunition included. To register for a course or to obtain additional info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rick Plzak (Chief Range Safety Officer) at 617-699-7068.
See Course Schedule
NRA RSO Safety Course
$65 for non-members, $50 for members.
To register for a course or to obtain additional info, please contact email@example.com or call Rick Plzak (Chief Range Safety Officer) at 617-699-7068.
See Course Schedule
Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO) Course
$200 for non-members, $100 for members.
This course consist of two Saturdays, with all course materials included. The first class is the Basic Instructor Training required for all CRSO candidates that have not taken BIT within the last two years. The second class is the actual Chief Range Safety Officer curriculum. To register for a course or to obtain additional info, please contact Rick Plzak (Chief Range Safety Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-699-7068.
See Course Schedule
Massachusetts Firearms Law Presentation
$5.00 for handouts and refreshments, payable at the door.
There will be a PowerPoint presentation and question-and-answer discussion of Massachusetts Firearms Laws. Topics covered will include MA regulations regarding possession, transfer, storage and transportation of firearms. Registration is not required. To obtain additional info, please contact email@example.com or call Charlie O’Donnell (Chief Instructor) at 978-467-4325.
Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearms Permit
Advanced Revolver Training Exercise
$30.00 for non-member (must be accompanied bya sponsoring member), $20.00 for members This course is primarily a hands-on shooting class with some initial classroom activities. It is designed to provide the skills, attitude and knowledge to actively react in a defensive shooting situation. Live-fire sessions will involve drawing and shooting at a standard target at various ranges
from three to twenty-five yards and will require re-loading. Shooting activities will be conducted in two sessions. There will be an initial practice round with no time constraints followed by a timed test round with time limits for completing each stage.
Students must provide:
- Firearm: 5/6/7 or 8 shot .38/.357 double action revolver
- Ammunition: 100 rounds .38 SPL SWC or wad cutter
- Holster: Hip holsters only are permitted. No shoulder holsters, cross-draw or behind-the-back holsters. If a retention holster is used, the retention device must be engaged whenever the firearm is holstered.
Defensive Pistol Skill Builder Course
$30 non-members (must be accompanied by a sponsoring member), $20 membersThe Defensive Pistol Skills Builder Course reviews the common skills that are necessary to successfully survive a concealed carry encounter. Some physical movement is required and participants must be able to kneel, sit, and lie down on the ground. The entire course occurs on the range. In addition to basic safety topics the course explores, situational awareness, legal considerations(specifically to Massachusetts), mindset, and the physiological reactions your body will have during a life threatening incident.
Shooters must bring:
- semiautomatic pistol with a 10 round capacity and a minimum of two magazines
- 200 rounds of ammunition
- a concealment garment must be worn
- hip holsters only are permitted. No shoulder holsters, cross-draw or behind-the-back holsters.
BSA Rifle Merit Badge Course
Back in 1911 this Merit Badge was originally called “Marksmanship” and it’s one of the oldest badges a Scout can earn. In most cases they could only complete the requirements at summer camp. The Lowell Sportsmen’s Club is now offering a new program that allows a Scout to complete the requirement in about 6 hours which includes classroom and live firing on the range.