Since its inception as a firearms training company in 1994, Tombstone Trading Company has remained committed to providing comprehensive firearms training to individuals of all experience levels. Even today, we continue to uphold our mission of empowering responsible gun owners through our exceptional training programs.

Our flagship offering is a four-hour class that caters to both experienced shooters and novices alike. This class takes participants through the NRA Home Firearms Safety training curriculum, a mandatory requirement for obtaining a Massachusetts License To Carry (LTC) or Firearms Identification Card (FID Card).

Backed by over 40 years of combined training experience, our instructors are not only knowledgeable but also friendly and engaging. We take great pride in offering one of the finest firearms courses available in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. With our expert guidance and supportive environment, you can embark on your firearms training journey with confidence.

Choose Tombstone Trading Company as your trusted partner for comprehensive firearms training. Join us and discover why we are regarded as a premier provider of firearms education in Massachusetts.


Jason Turcotte, Head Instructor for Tombstone Trading Company

In 2014, Jason transformed his lifelong passion for firearms and his extensive training background into a fulfilling career. With a deep-rooted love for firearms cultivated during his formative years, where hunting with his father sparked his enthusiasm at the age of 12, Jason’s journey led him to become a certified NRA Firearms Instructor and a Massachusetts State Police certified Basic Firearms Instructor.

However, Jason’s expertise extends far beyond the realm of firearms. With a diverse range of training experience, he has positively impacted the lives of thousands of individuals worldwide. From imparting knowledge on computer and technology usage to guiding others in business networking and online marketing strategies, Jason’s training prowess is truly remarkable.

At Tombstone Trading Company, we consider ourselves fortunate to have Jason as our Vice President of Operations and Head Instructor. His unique blend of passion, experience, and dedication allows us to deliver exceptional training programs and ensure the highest standards of instruction.


Matthew ChalifouxMatt grew up in a hunting family and was introduced to firearms at a young age. He began his shooting hobby using BB guns, like most children do, and progressed into firearms as time went on. Growing up, he had access to lots of land where he was able to set up his own rifle and pistol ranges, and that’s where he spent most of his time.

Matt has numerous years of instructor experience going back to his early teens as a martial arts instructor, which he continued through college. After college, he worked full time for the U.S. Postal Service as a Letter Carrier and Acting Supervisor before enlisting as an Infantryman in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Shortly after he graduated Basic Training his unit was activated for a deployment to Iraq where he was assigned as a machine gunner for the security of convoy operations and Protective Service Detail for the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq and his aides. During this time, he received extensive training in protective services from agencies such as Blackwater and the State Department. Shortly after his return from Iraq, his unit was again activated for a deployment to Afghanistan, where he was an Infantry Team Leader providing security for Provincial Reconstruction Teams. An unfortunate injury sent him back home, where he was eventually retired from service and awarded the Purple Heart.

Matt joined Tombstone Trading Company as a team member in early 2017 and expressed interest in becoming an NRA instructor, a goal he achieved in October of 2017.