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Mike Briggs teaches specialized classes geared toward individuals and small groups.

Classes are held at the Pioneer Sportsmen's Club in Dunbarton, NH (where Mike has served as club President and also the Chief Range Officer).

Classes may also be held at other qualified facilities in the New Egland area, by pre arrangement.

Click here for directions to the training facilities at the Pioneer Sportsmen's Club.

Topical Instruction includes:

Private Instruction

All New England Tactical classes (e.g. Intro to IDPA, Defensive Rifle, Steel Challenge, Concealed Carry) are available on a private & semi-private basis. Learn specific skills, whether you are a new gun owner or an experienced shooter.

$60 per hour for private lessons
$80 total per hour for semi-private lessons
$100 total per hour for a group of three

Minimum of two hours per session. 

Introduction to International Defensive Pistol Association Competition

This course is designed for those who want to improve or get started in America’s fastest growing practical pistol discipline, the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

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Introduction to Defensive Rifle

This class will help you to develop your defensive rifle skills. 

Topics covered by this course include but are not limited to:

  • Techniques to improve your target acquisition speed on single and multiple threats

  • Proper trigger control

  • Rifle to pistol transitions

  • Re-Loading drills

  • Malfunction remedies

  • Shooting on the move

  • House clearing basics

  • A complete equipment/ammunition review


This course is taught in one day on the range.  It is limited to a maximum of three students. 

 Introduction to Steel Challenge

This course is designed for those who want to participate in this fast and exciting sport. "The ultimate display of speed and accuracy" with a handgun.  This is a one-day course taught on the range. Maximum class size is 3.

Here's what Massad Ayoob had to say about Steel Challenge Shooting ....

"The Steel Challenge, is one of the most enjoyable and defensive-skill building handgun games I have ever shot." 

Basic Concealed Carry

This class provides everything you need to become a law-abiding conscientious CCW licensee, Including:

  • How to obtain CCW licenses for New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

  • A certificate that is recognized as proof of proficiency in these states (and most others) to obtain a CCW.

  • A comprehensive explanation of the judicious use of deadly force.

  • How to safely (and discretely) carry a concealed firearm.

  • Basic safety and marksmanship skills (a refresher for some, a revelation for others).

  • A complete equipment overview featuring the following methods of concealed carry: inside the pants, outside the pants, tuckable holsters, ankle holsters, pocket holsters, belly bands, undershirt holsters, shoulder holsters, and fanny packs.


This is a one-day course taught in the classroom and on the range.

 Introduction to Handgun Safety and Marksmanship

This is a six-hour course for the new or prospective gun owner. The material is presented in either one or two sessions.

Please Contact us to sign up for your Private Lesson or Class
New England Tactical
P.O. Box 702
Contoocook, NH 03229

Tel. 603-746-3004
Fax. 603-746-3723

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