Governor Baker's reopening executive order allows ranges to reopen and firearm training classes to resume, subject to strict workplace safety measures, hygiene protocols, disinfecting requirements, and other operational protocols. The venues that we regularly utilize for training were notified of these requirements, and need to take steps to assure they meet these minimum requirements, not the least of which is sourcing materials that are scarce due to demand. In addition, "event space" is not yet allowed to open, plus the State guidelines suggest holding courses outdoors and require Instructors to remain 6' from students which essentially rules out safe live fire exercises. We will update this website and our course schedule at the appropriate time, but think it could be sometime late in the summer. In the meantime we have had to cancel numerous courses. Thank you, and stay well.
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.