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


NRA Range Safety Officer

Firearm safety depends on all of us
. Are you a member of a local shooting or sportsmen's club? Help to keep it a safe place to shoot by becoming an NRA Range Safety Officer. As an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, I conduct the Range Safety Officer course on an as-needed basis. The course can be held at your club. Contact me for information and fees for private or group courses. We have given this course for several clubs in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Course develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, an Instructor Application/Course Evaluation form, and Lesson Plan.

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO) is an Instructor level course. The successful completion of this course will allow individuals to educate, train, and certify NRA Range Safety Officers. As a minimum, candidates must already possess the NRA Range Safety Officer credential before enrolling. This is a two day course, and includes Basic Instructor Training (BIT) plus discipline specific training. At the discretion of the NRA Training Counselor, current NRA Certified Instructors who have taken BIT within 24 months of the CRSO course may not need to repeat it.