McDermott & Company, Inc.
Robert J. McDermott - Firearm Instructor
Qualifications - I'm an NRA Training Counselor, Certified Instructor plus a Chief Range Safety Officer, with credentials to instruct NRA approved courses in the following diciplines:
- Basic Pistol Shooting
- Basic Rifle Shooting
- Basic Shotgun Shooting
- Home Firearm Safety
- Personal Protection Inside The Home
- Range Safety Officer
- Chief Range Safety Officer
- Metallic Cartridge Reloading
- Shotgun Shell Reloading
- Refuse To Be A Victim
Instructor Training - As an NRA Training Counselor, I conduct Certified Instructor Training courses. Four or more Instructor Candidates are required to run a course. Private courses can also be done at your gun club.
Massachusetts Credentials - I'm certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Basic Firearm Safety Course Instructor, and I issue the certificate required to apply for Massachusetts licenses. Additional course content is furnished pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 140 s.130P and 515 CMR 3.00.
Instructor Team - John Oswecki and I partner to offer courses in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. John is an NRA Training Counselor and Certified Instructor, and is very knowledgeable on Connecticut firearm licensing requirements. NRA Certified Instructors Chris Chung and Dion Hightower also work with us, utilizing the proven Team Teaching concept. Together we instruct hundreds of students per year in our regularly scheduled group courses.
NRA Basic Pistol Course - This intensive 8-hour course meets the training requirements of Massachusetts, Connecticut, etc., and is great for first-time license applicants because it's pistol specific and includes hands-on live fire training. We schedule group courses monthly.
Other NRA Basic Courses - Refer to the More NRA Basic Courses page for a listing of group courses that are offered based upon demand. We can schedule an NRA Range Safety Officer course at your gun club upon request.
Utah Permit Course - A Utah concealed firearm permit issued to a non-resident is currently accepted by 31 states, and the list is growing. The course is Utah specific, but also accepted as meeting the training requirements for Florida, Maine, etc. As a Utah BCI Certified Firearms Instructor, I offer the Utah course on a regular basis. This is not an NRA course.
Massachusetts Pistol License Course - This is a new course approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as meeting the training requirements for both LTC and FID. This is not an NRA course.
Multi-License Firearm Course - A truly unique 1-day, cost and time saving course that will allow participants to apply for a Massachusetts LTC, a Utah Concealed Firearm Permit, a Florida Concealed Firearm License, plus New Hampshire and Maine licenses. You choose which to apply for, but if you get them all you can legally carry in 38 states! Also available as a Utah and Massachusetts only course. This is not an NRA course.
New! Private On-Site Courses - We now offer courses for individuals or small groups who cannot attend one of our regularly scheduled group courses, and price them on a sliding scale according to the requirement. The Massachusetts Pistol License Course, Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Course and a Multi-License Firearm Course (Utah/Massachusetts) can be done privately at your location. Please contact me for more information and a price quote.
Disqualification Concerns? For information on the reasons for denial of a Massachusetts firearms license, see the MA Firearms FAQ's page. If you still have any questions, please call or e-mail me for assistance, or see the Links page for a referral to an attorney who specializes in firearms law.
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Do you want a hunting license? Please note that Massachusetts, as well as most other states, requires all first time applicants for a hunting license to attend a Hunter Education Course. Although several of our firearm courses will qualify you for an LTC or FID, they will not qualify you for a hunting license. There are approximately 80 Hunter Education Courses offered across Massachusetts every year, and they usually fill up within a few days of announcement. These courses are conducted by volunteer instructors, are free of charge, and are approximately 15 hours in length. For more information on Massachusetts hunting regulations, license requirements and current course schedule, visit MassWildlife.