Our last firearm course was on March 7, 2020. We had to cancel all other course dates, plus all private courses, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the temporary suspension of license courses by the MA State Police, fluctuating travel and gathering size restrictions imposed by Governor Baker, DPH guidelines, and the closing of the event space venues that we normally use to conduct courses.
Due to the Governor's announcement that the emergency order expired on June 15th, we are in discussions with our host venues that are in the process of reopening, with a plan to resume our course schedule in late July. Watch here for course announcements, and thank you for your patience.
McDermott & Company, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Robert J. McDermott, an NRA Certified Instructor, NRA Training Counselor, NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, Massachusetts Certified Basic Firearm Safety Course Instructor, Utah BCI Certified Instructor and Massachusetts Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor.
We own the Massachusetts Pistol License Course, the Multi-License Firearm Course, and co-own the Massachusetts Concealed Carry I course with our friends at Boston Firearms, and we license a limited number of other Instructors to use these courses.
Together with our team of highly skilled associate Instructors, we offer regularly scheduled group firearm courses for persons interested in both recreational shooting and lawful self defense. Our team approach provides more individual attention for students who benefit from the collective expertise of the Instructor team.
We have trained literally thousands of individuals in New England and New York, and receive many referrals from licensing authorities and former students. Group courses are offered in western Massachusetts, the Boston area, Connecticut and eastern New York. Private courses are quoted upon request, but group courses offer the best value.
Our comprehensive firearm license courses can qualify you to apply for licenses in several states. Courses include firearm laws, safe gun handling practices, firearm operation and nomenclature, shooting fundamentals, care and maintenance, etc. Prior experience with firearms is not required. Think of these courses as "driver's education for firearms".
This course is designed to be the next level after completion of a basic licensing course, for individuals who desire to carry a firearm for lawful self defense. A few Massachusetts Police Chiefs require completion of such courses to qualify for unrestricted "carry" licenses.
Instructor development workshops are available in several disciplines to train experienced firearm owners to become NRA Certified Instructors. Prequalification requirements apply.
NRA Range Safety Officer courses are offered for individuals and shooting clubs in New England and New York. RSO's supervise shooting activities to promote safety and compliance with shooting facility SOP's.