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 Courses -  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.  

State 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. I'm also certified by the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification to conduct their concealed firearm permit training courses..  

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. John and I have a team of NRA Certified Instructors that 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 Courses - I offer regularly scheduled NRA courses in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The most popular are the 8-hour NRA Basic Pistol course which includes live fire and satisfies the training requirements of Massachusetts, Connecticut, etc., and the 4-hour NRA Home Firearm Safety which is classroom-only and meets requirements for a Massachusetts FID or LTC. Information on the NRA Basic courses can be found on this website. 

NRA Range Safety Officer Course - John Oswecki and I teach the NRA Range Safety Officer Course at gun clubs in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The course goal is to teach the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, conducting and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. Range Safety Officer training establishes a strong foundation for students to build on, and helps range operators to recognize the importance of developing a set of Standard Operating Procedures. 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 32 states, and the list is growing.  At only $51.00 for the initial permit, and just $15.00 for subsequent renewals, the Utah permit offers the best coverage for your dollar.   

Massachusetts Pistol License Course - This is a handgun specific course approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as meeting the training requirements for both LTC and FID. The course can be done with or without a live fire segment. This is not an NRA course. Connecticut has now approved an amended version of this course that includes live fire.

Multi-License Firearm Course - A truly unique 1-day, cost and time saving course that will allow participants to apply for licenses in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Utah, Florida, Maine and New Hampshire.  You choose which to apply for, but if you get them all you can legally carry in 39 states! Also available as a 34-state Utah and Massachusetts only course without live fire. This is not an NRA course.  

Courses at Westfield Sportsmen's Club - We have scheduled unique Massachusetts/Utah courses at the Westfield Sportsmen's Club. You can select from Massachusetts only, Utah only or both. See the Schedule page for more information.

Private On-Site Courses - We now offer courses for corporations and other private 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.

Duplicate Certificates/Lost Paperwork - Students are responsible for their certificates, applications or other student materials once issued. There will be a charge for duplicates that includes material cost, mailing and the Instructor's personal time. Duplicate certificates and applications will be dated the same as the originals, and students are responsible for reporting the original class date and location. If the student misses a State mandated application deadline, he or she must take the course again.

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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.

P.O. Box 382 
West Stockbridge, MA 01266-0382
Tel:  413-232-7700
Fax: 413-232-4644
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