Classes Offered

Western Massachusetts Training & Education Academy offers many classes in personal safety and self-defense, for individuals and the whole family.

Developing A Personal & Home Protection Plan:

This is a MUST take class for new or experienced gun owners and or users. In our society we have fire drills, lockdown drills, active shooter drills and tornado drills, but many americans NEVER consider do I or should I have a plan incase someone breaks in. This class gives you a wide view of what to do and what not to do. The safety of family is paramount. Prepare your family for the worst, but always hope for the best. This class is wriiten by USCCA which is a national company for firearm owners and users. This course outlines, how common is violent crime in america, why conflict Avoidance is So important, Situational Awareness, The color codes of awareness, Action-v-reactin, etc. You won't be disappointed by this class. The maximum is 10 people. The class is 4 hours in duration and the cost is $50.00 per person. Please note, all classes are lecture unless stated otherwise.

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License to Carry (LTC)

Successful completion of this class will allow you to apply for a Concealed Carry Permit (CCW). See MA state laws.

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Self Defense- Firearm Basics:

This class is USCCA material and is designed to teach the participants: Four Universal Firearm Sfety Rules, Properly clearing Semi-automatics and revolvers, additinal safety Considerations, Double action v- single action, Handgun size and weight, ammunition and ballistics, along with other valuble information. The maximum is 10 people. The class is 3 hours in duration and the cost is $50.00 per person. Please note, all classes are lecture unless stated otherwise.


Shooting Fundamentals:

This USCCA course covers topics such as - Muscle memory explained, Proper grip, Stance, or "shooting platform", Point shooting, flash Sight Picture, Sighted fire and trigger control. All essential components and is the foundation of a good shooter. The maximum is 10 people. The class is 2 hours in duration and the cost is $35.00 per person. Please note, all classes are lecture unless stated otherwise.


The Legal Use of Force:

This USCCA course covers all the topics regarding Use of Force. This includes: Reviewing the Legal definotions of Reasonable Fotce and Deadly Force, Understanding the Use of Force Continuum, The Four Pillars for justifying Use of Deadly Force, How Defense in the home differs from Outside and Defending Property. This class is a MUST for ALL GUN OWNERS!! We have all heard wives tales about being automatically able to shoot someone for entering your home, well it depends on what state you reside in. This course gives you a explicit breakdoown to keep you safe and make you a well informed and reponsible gun owner/user. The maximum is 10 people. The class is 4 hours in duration and the cost is $80.00 per person. Please note, all classes are lecture unless stated otherwise.


Violent Encounters and Their Aftermath:

This USCCA class covers a multitude of great information for those who carry or have a weapon for home protection. It breaksdown the what to do, what noy to do. This covers: Understanding Fight or Flight, The Physiological Reactions Associated With extreme stress, Issuing Commands and Reviewing Our Options, When We Are Left With No Other Choice, When The Right To use Deadly Force Ends, The Immediate Aftermath, Dealing With the Police. The maximum is 10 people. The class is 3 hours in duration and the cost is $50.00 per person. Please note, all classes are lecture unless stated otherwise.


Gear And Gadgets:

This USCCA class covers: Explaining Holster Retention, Types of Holsters Including Inside the waistband, outside the waistband, pocket holsters, Satchel holsters, Purse holsters and more, Other Gear including flashlights, belts, mounted lights, Night Sights, and Lasers, Gun Safes and Storage. A great class to find out options that fit your individual lifestyle. The maximum is 10 people. This class is 2 hours in duration and the cost is $50.00 per person. Please note, all classes are lecture unless stated otherwise.

Testimonials

This class is a must for any beginner or experienced person interested in learning how to defend their home, family, and themselves. The instructors have a wealth of training and experience from both law enforcement and military training. I felt secure and safe throughout the entire class. Overall great class!

-Mr. Keith Wiliams from Easthampton

Alan did a great job helping me with the firearm and making sure I was safe with it. I was uncomfortable at first, but Alan and Lee made sure I was doing everything right and then I felt comfortable with the firearm. Lee did a good job at explaining everything.

-Ms. Leslie Garcia from Greenfield