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


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Interstate Transportation of Firearms - Is allowed by US Code Title 18 > Part 1 > Chapter 44 > S.926A

Instructor Referrals - I work with the following NRA Certified Instructors, and can recommend them if you are searching for a course that may be closer to your home:

    - John Oswecki is an NRA Training Counselor and Certified Instructor from CT. John and I teach all courses together in MA
      and CT. Visit his web site, Concealed Carry Pistol Class

    - Tom Cheffro, NRA Certified Instructor. Located in Everett, MA. Boston Firearms Training Center 
    - Ray Colson, NRA Certified Instructor. Located in Ludlow, MA. LTC Firearms Course

    - Jeff Tishman, NRA Certified Instructor. Located in Kinderhook, NY. Olde Kinderhook Firearms Training

Gun Shops
- Looking for a local gun shop in Berkshire County? Try one of the following:

    - A&J Sporting Goods, 10
Depot St, Housatonic, MA 01236. Tel.413-274-5008. See Joe 
      Aberdale or Peter Bailly. Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM -
      2:00 PM.

    - Avid Sports, 1575 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Tel. 413-997-3600. Guns, fishing, archery.

    - Bentley Hollow Family Firearms LLC, 2155 Hancock Road, Hancock, MA 01267. Tel. 413-458-8224.
      John and Jane Roberts are also NRA Instructors. Small shop - nice people.

    - Dave's Sporting Goods, 1164 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Tel. 413-442-2960

    - Paladin Firearms, 1534 Hartsville New Marlborough Rd., New Marlborough, MA 01230 
      Tel. 413-528-2009. Owner Bill West is also a gunsmith and NRA Certified Instructor.

    - Petes Gun Shop, 9 Grove St., Adams, MA 01220. Tel. 413-743-0780. Owner Tom Decker.

CT Gun Shops - If you live in CT try this gun shop:

     - HighRidge Arms, 465 Spring Street, Windsor Locks, CT 06096. Tel. 860-758-7045. Owner John Oswecki.

Attorney Referrals - If you need to consult with an attorney who specializes in Massachusetts firearms law, try one of the following:

     - Jesse Cohen in Framingham, MA

     - Keith Langer in Wrentham, MA

     - Jeff Scrimo in Lenox, MA

     - Stephen F. Burke in Springfield, MA

     - Ralph D. Sherman in New Britain, CT

The National Rifle Association is the defender of your Second Amendment rights, visit the

Firearms Legislation - Stay up to date on proposed firearms legislation by visiting the NRA-ILA

Women's Programs - Join in! Explore the diversity of NRA Women's Programs

Local Gun Clubs - If you're a resident of Berkshire County or the surrounding area, and enjoy the shooting sports, you should consider joining  the Lee Sportsmen's AssociationLenox Sportsmen's Club or the Stockbridge Sportsmens Club.

MA Firearms Records Bureau - MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security,
Firearms Records Bureau

Where to Shoot - Want to find a place near you to shoot? Visit

Concealed Carry Information - Resources and forum  can be found at USA Carry

Attention M&P Pistol Owners - Hands down, the best Smith & Wesson M&P pistol custom work is done by Burwell Gunsmithing 

Pistol Grips - The finest custom, one-of-a-kind wood grips for your 1911, Hi-Power, J-Frame, Beretta or Ruger
are hand crafted by 
Exotic Grips by Esmeralda

Pistol Competition - The International Defensive Pistol Association offers competition with real life scenarios -

Free Targets - Download and print your own, including error analysis targets - Printable Targets

Flashlights - A personal defensive flashlight is a must! I use a Fenix PD30 with strobe feature - 
Fenix Tactical

The Smith & Wesson M&P pistol is being adopted by law enforcement agencies and civilians around the globe. Click on the M&P image to view an interactive introduction to the M&P.

Holsters - Click on the holster image to visit Comp-Tac, a manufacturer or custom holsters and accessories made of kydex. They have great customer service and quick delivery. The holster shown is their infinitely adjustable C-TAC inside-the-waistband model.


Massachusetts: Resident LTC/FID application - Download PDF

Massachusetts: Non-resident LTC application - Download PDF

Massachusetts: Changes of Address form - Download PDF

New Hampshire: Non-resident license application - Download PDF

Maine: Non-resident license application - Download PDF

Connecticut: E-mail a request for non-resident application - E-mail Link

Florida: Non-resident application request online form - Web Link

Arizona: Link to State firearm license info - Web Link