NH Firearms Certification / LEOSA Class
Course Times/Dates:

Classes by appointment

Course Fee:

$125 per person plus range fee.

Course Certificate:

Students, either a completed Firearms Proficiency Certification Form or their LEOSA qualification card.

Course Description:

As per NH RSA 106-F:8c, all State Armed Guards / Private Investigators are required to attend 4 hours of instruction to include firearms techniques and safety, laws on the use of deadly force, and the moral and ethical use of force. They must also pass the State Firearms Proficiency live fire test.

This class Meets the requirements set forth by NH RSA 106-F:8c. We'll cover NH RSA TITLE LXII - CRIMINAL CODE CHAPTER 627 dealing with justification of deadly force. We will cover proper and safe firearm handling as well as tactics for the armed professional.

This course includes range time instruction with students' own firearm, bring your eye and hearing protection. The shooting portion of this class is held at outdoor range in Candia NH.

Students in this class will need their handgun, holster, 2 magazines or 2 speed loaders and at least 80 rounds. If you fail the first shooting qualification, you'll need an additional 80 rounds for each attempt. Students will have to score the 70% hit requirement (twice), but you must be able to safely load, draw, fire, re-holster your handgun. THIS CLASS IS NOT AN INTRO TO HANDGUNS CLASS. Students should already be familiar and safe with handling and firing a handgun. If you seek basic handgun instruction, contact the Instructor.

This qualification uses the FBI Q target at ranges from 3 to 25 yards. Students must demonstrate safe and proper gun handling, this means you will only make contact with the trigger when you are on target AND firing, and you must keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction at ALL times.

Please notify us in advance if you require the shotgun or rifle certification as well.


We also provide the class that complies with HR 218, Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act of 2004. We can perform the annual firearms qualifications for MA residents, who are retired LEOs who are eligible under LEOSA - or - Officers who retired from a MA agency or Federal Agents, regardless of their state residence. A Massachusetts LEOSA qualification card will be issued upon completion of this class.

We can also help if your retiring agency will accept a Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor conducting LEOSA Course-of-Fire or another accepted COF and your retiring agency will issue your LEOSA Qualification card.

Please indicate which class in the comment section of the registration form

Course Instructor:

Thomas Brown is a Senior Tactical Firearms Instructor with the New Hampshire Tactical Arts Group, a NH Court Officer, a Lethal Force Instructor for New Hampshire, a Massachusetts State Firearms Instructor, an NRA Law Enforcement Instructor, a LEOSA Instructor, a Force-on-force Law Enforcement Instructor, Patrol Rifle Instructor, a defensive knife Instructor and a Chief Range Safety Officer. His training includes courses from Lethal Force Institute, Defense Training International, Calibre Press, Combative Concepts, Personal Security Institute, Sig Academy (LE Instructor) and Simunitions. Thomas Brown has also appeared in court as an expert witness in the areas of firearms, safety and training, and is a Graduate of the Law of Self Defense Instructor Program. He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) and the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors & Armorers Association (MLEFIAA). He can be reached at TacticalGraphics@hotmail.com

Contact Information:

E-mail the instructor, Thomas Brown, at tbrown@gunsnh.com for more information or click register to enroll for a class.