McDermott & Company, Inc.
Robert J. McDermott - Firearm Instructor


MA Pistol License Course©

Our Massachusetts Pistol License Course (LTC-020) has been certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as meeting the training requirements for both a pistol license (LTC) and a rifle/shotgun license (FID). Connecticut and Florida have approved an amended version of this course with live fire.

Course Goal - To teach the knowledge, skill and legal requirements necessary to own, handle and use a firearm safely. The course includes information on Massachusetts requirements for licensing, storage and transportation.

We have licensed a small, exclusive group of Firearm Schools and Instructors to use our proprietary Massachusetts Pistol License Course curriculum.

Course Objectives - Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Massachusetts firearm regulations.
  2. State the cardinal rules of safe firearm handling.
  3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of firearm nomenclature and operation, including safe loading and unloading procedures.
  4. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of ammunition including operation, safe storage and ammunition failures.
  5. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of shooting fundamentals.    

This course is presented in a classroom environment, and can be done at your suitable location for private groups. It is also a segment of the Multi-License course.

An optional live fire session, approved by the State as a course addendum, can be added upon request. Contact us for details.

Length of Course - The course takes approximately 5+ hours to complete, depending upon the number of students participating and the number of questions that arise. Connecticut with live fire is a day long course. 

Upon Successful Completion of the Course - Participants will receive a Massachusetts Basic Firearm Safety Course Certificate (LTC-020) pursuant to M.G.L. c. 140 s. 131P and 5.15 CMR 3.00. This certificate meets the requirements for first-time license applicants.


Copyright Notice: This course was developed by Robert J. McDermott and is registered with the United States Copyright Office. Use of this course title or curriculum without the express written permission of the owner is prohibited.

* NOTE: This is not an NRA approved course.