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"Absolutely brilliant place. Real professionals. Safety taken seriously and you're trained to use the guns properly. Lots of one on one guidance. I've been to another gun range before and can tell you that's not the case everywhere."

J. Faye

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"This place is AMAZING!! Great staff! They are super knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The facility is beautiful. I seriously can't say enough good things about this place. Will definitely be looking into becoming a member soon."

R. Orander

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"Highly recommend this place. Nice range facility and well stocked shop. The classes are great too. I’ve taken private lessons to work on shotgun skills and took their newly added simulator class and both were great experiences."

M. Benjamin

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"I really like how they took range safety precautions seriously here. Drove 1 hour here. Even though there’s closer options nearby, I’ll return back to this place for the friendly service the staff has here."

D. Jeong

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"From sales to service to an amazing indoor range, Cape Gun Works has it all. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The shop is loaded with great products and always plenty of great firearms for sale!"

R. Buckley

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"Cape Gun Works is run as a highly professional, well-thought out business. I’ve been dealing with them going on two years now and have purchased guns, ammo, accessories, gunsmith work, range time, and both private and group lessons at the beginner and intermediate levels"

T. Silver

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"This was an excellent experience. We would definitely do it again. I had never held a gun before and knew literally nothing. The instructors where informative, knowledgeable and patient."

W. Mitchell

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"Knowledgeable people that are eager to help. Great inventory at reasonable prices. Many classes are available for varying degrees of experience. Highly recommended."

T. Tetzlaff

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"This was my first time to Cape Gun Works and I will say I left very impressed. Thanks for your welcoming attitude, your friendly staff, and your excellent customer service. Keep it up, it really goes a LONG way"

D. Blackrock

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"They’ve been better-stocked throughout the past year than any other gun shop. Every time I stop in, Tim goes above and beyond helping me out with anything from body armor to optics."

E. D’Oliveira

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"It is just all around a 10/10 experience every time I come in. I look forward for many more years with you guys. As well thanks to these guys I heard about USCCA and it's great to have legal protection, Thanks for your service and wonderful referral."

J. Collins

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"10/10 would totally recommend Cape Gun works to everyone from beginner to experienced in both firearms and archery! I've purchased a long rifle, ammo and a bow from them so far."

C. Ricci

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"Cape Gun Works is an amazing range and store. They have a wide variety of products, their staff is always extremely knowledgeable and helpful, the store is clean and well managed. The employees are friendly, there’s always coffee brewed & they even have an archery selection."

J. Carran

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"I couldn’t help but join the range here. Every single staff member I’ve dealt with has been extremely nice and helpful. Great selection of guns and ammo (even in these Democratic times). It’s worth the drive from wherever you’re coming from."

J. Solomon

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"I would like to Thank Cape Gun Works for all the private Training! Especially Rod he sold me my 1st gun and I asked if he would give me a couple of class. He was so patient with me and help me so much. I highly recommend CGW!!"

M. Taft

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"Excellent customer service. Knowledgeable employees. Great ownership. Always worth the trip. As a customer I felt really appreciated as every one working here was willing to assist. Would recommend a visit."

CRF599

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"They were polite, knowledgeable, and professional. They made it a comfortable and fun environment for us. Store and range were perfectly clean."

H. Belval

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"An excellent, welcoming gun range. I always feel welcomed when I go there, both from the staff and range members. Everyone is happy to help you out if you need it. The range is clean and well-lit with adjustable lighting in the firing booths."

N. Schomburg

Get your LTC or FID in a 4-hour class.

If you are a MA resident, you need to first take a 4-hour Firearms Safety Class. (We call this a LTC Class.) After successfully completing the class, you will be given a certificate. Call your local police department and ask when the firearms licensing office is open. Bring the certificate, positive ID, and your checkbook to the licensing office. You will fill out an application, pay a fee, submit to fingerprinting and photography, and then wait. (Note: The application is very detailed, and asks if you have ever been charged with a criminal offense. Answer truthfully. Any omissions will cause a delay.)



Why do you have to wait? The background check takes a while. Massachusetts was a “may-issue” state, which gives the local police chief wide discretion in the granting of firearms licenses. Now that is changing a bit based on new supreme court rulings to a "shall issue" state. However, you may be invited to an interview with the chief, or their designee, to meet in person, before the license is granted. Massachusetts will continue to require training, like the LTC class we offer. Some departments take a few weeks. Others, a few months. Your local police may have more information on their website. Please contact them for details on you local requirement.

Once the background check is completed, and you are not ineligible, you will be issued an unrestricted License to Carry. You will usually receive a post card in the mail telling you to pick it up at the licensing office. You will also be given a PIN number, like your ATM card, which you will need for any firearm purchase. Once you have your LTC and your PIN, you may now lawfully purchase and carry a firearm in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You must have your PIN at every purchase.

Now then, a few caveats: If you are over 15, but under 21, you can apply for a Firearms Identification Card after you complete the class. This allows you to purchase certain rifles and shotguns, and their ammo. Some communities require a live-fire certification in addition to the LTC Class. Be sure and check, and let your instructor know that you need a live-fire class. We will help you make arrangements.

This is a general description of the LTC application process in MA. Again, some communities require things that others do not. Be polite and patient when dealing with the licensing authority.

There’s lots more to know, but this should get you started. The LTC class is only the beginning of what can be a satisfying, life-long learning experience. See you in class!



Couples LTC Class

Interested in getting a license to carry along with your significant other? Maybe you want one but your partner is a bit shy? Maybe “gun curious”? Or maybe you both can’t wait to get properly trained and out onto the range? Either way, this is the class for you. Our husband-and-wife training team will take you through the MA Firearms Safety Class, and you will each receive a certificate allowing you to apply for your license. This will be a 4 hour class (no live fire) filled with information, along with specific knowledge for female gun owners. (No, the same holsters don’t work for ladies!) After class, there will be refreshments…wine, cheese, and soft drinks… and a question / answer reception. This one is going to be fun, and it will fill up quickly, so don’t wait. Normally $125 per person, this couples-only event is specially priced. (Maximum 15 couples). Note: Some police departments have a live-fire requirement for issuance of a LTC. A live-fire segment can be added later, if necessary. Check with your local police. (Max 15 couples. 1 registration = 2 people)

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