We are two individuals with extensive firearms training. We wanted to bring our experience to those that were looking to get their License to Carry (LTC) in Massachusetts, further their firearms training with individual coaching, or consult us about property defense.
Who We Are
Josh Collins and Mike Shaw are both certified NRA Instructors. In addition to that, they have a combined 30 plus years of law enforcement experience, with many of those serving on a regional SWAT team. Both have served as firearms instructors, certified by the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee.
Josh and Mike take the knowledge gained from the NRA, and combine it with their law enforcement background to create a unique classroom experience. That has an emphasis on ensuring the students leave with not only the knowledge necessary to obtain their LTC in Massachusetts, but that they have a basic understanding of how firearms work, through a hands on portion that is geared towards those with little to no firearms experience.
Josh Collins and Mike Lee set out to share their love of firearms and training and had a strong desire to bring it to the public. Together, they created Reaper Tactical and set out on a journey where they educated those with a unique approach that would give the student an experience that left them feeling comfortable with a firearm, and they had great success.
Mike was tragically lost on October 7th in a motor vehicle accident that took him way too soon. Reaper Tactical closed shortly thereafter. After much thought and discussion, Josh and Mike Shaw started Thin Line Defense with the idea of carrying on the mission of Reaper Tactical, as both knew that’s what Mike Lee would have wanted. Mike, Mike, and Josh were more than just coworkers, they were best friends. We are proud to carry on in a way that Mike would have wanted, and we know that he is with us every day. Always remembered, never forgotten.
What We Offer
Basic Firearms Safety Class
This is the necessary class to obtain your LTC in Massachusetts. This is taught with a combination of lecture, group discussion, and hands on exercises. These are held at our classroom at 28 Town Forest Rd., Webster MA.
In Home Instruction
We offer in home instruction as well. Whether it be one on one, or with a small group.Email us for more information and how we can help you.
We can offer you unique, individual coaching to hone basic skills, or we can tailor a program more for your interests, whether they be for home defense, or are more tactical in nature.
28 Town Forest Road
Webster, MA 01570