Ladies Nights at Baystate Firearms

Ladies Firearms Simulator nights offer fun and learning. Baystate Firearms and Training now offers Ladies Simulator nights every other Thursday from 7-9. Gather a group of your friends and register now for a night you will never forget. Your night will include complimentary pizza and refreshments. You and your group will receive an orientation to the simulator including an abbreviated basic firearms safety course. After that you and your friends can compete against each other in target shooting, carnival games or real life shoot or don’t shoot scenarios. The first ladies night was held on October 1, 2015 and was a huge success. The ladies laughed and learned and every one promised to be back. One participant said “Now this is what I call a ladies night! Forget the pampering – hand me a Glock!” The simulator is also available for other events such as bachelor parties, birthday events and corporate events. A recent bachelor who attended with his frends said “Words cannot describe how much fun I had at my bachelor party. Thank you all for the great time and great hospitality” You can book ladies night on our website or for other events call the store for details. Baystate Firearms and Training – your one stop location for all of your firearms safety and...

Firearms Simulator offers real life firearms training for everybody

Baystate Firearms and Training Firearms Simulator Offers Real Life Training for Everybody For some time, police departments have been using firearms simulators to train officers.  Simulators are used in place of live fire for a variety of reasons, including cost and environmental factors.  Baystate Firearms and Training now offers this technology to the general public.  The simulator is geared towards everybody: both beginner and advanced shooters. For experienced shooters we offer versatility and a range of experiences.   A live fire range is very limiting.  At many ranges you can only shoot paper targets and are prohibited from shooting from a holster or other positions.  With the simulator, your experience is not limited to paper targets, nor is it limited to a fixed position.  The firearms simulator allows for moving targets, steel targets, shoot/no shoot scenarios and practice from a variety of positions: holstered position, low light situations, and practice while kneeling, prone or crouching.  This makes the experience perfect for more advanced shooters. For beginners, the simulator allows inexperienced shooters to become familiar with real weapons in a safe and controlled environment.  The real firearms are equipped with lasers and CO2 to provide a realistic experience complete with recoil.   A beginner can gain confidence before taking the next step to a live fire range. The Baystate Firearms simulator is cost effective and time efficient.  In order to practice at a live fire range, you must buy ammunition, which is often in short supply or cost prohibitive.  In addition, following your live fire experience, you must clean and maintain the firearms.  With the simulator, you do not have...

Baystate Firearms and Training Opens in Peabody

The Barnes family aim to provide a one-stop shop for firearms and training with exceptional and attentive service.                                                Peabody, MA—May 13,  2015— Baystate Firearms and Training, a family owned and operated business, is now open at the Hallmark Building in Peabody at the ramp from Route 1 North  to Lowell Street (215 Newbury Street).  Carrying a wide variety of firearms, ammunition and accessories, the bright and friendly new retail store also buys and sells used firearms, handles firearm transfers, consultations and certified training.  The facility also has a state of the art firearms simulator and a training classroom offering Basic Firearms Safety, Home Firearm Safety and other training classes like their Ladies-only class.  The instructors at Baystate Firearms are police officers and members of the armed forces and all are certified Massachusetts firearms trainers through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the National Rifle Association, the Massachusetts State Police and The Municipal Police Training Council. Owner, Ray Barnes has an extensive background in training groups and individuals in the proper and responsible use of firearms. He is certified by the Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Police Training Council and the National Rifle Association as a firearms instructor. In addition, Ray is a licensed firearms retailer by the Department of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Peabody. Officer Barnes, along with his family and sales staff, are passionate about gun safety and assisting people in choosing just the right firearm for their level of experience. Baystate Firearms retail hours are:  closed on Monday, Tuesdays through Thursday open from 10:00am to 6:00pm, Friday open from 10:00am to...