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Sportsman's Alliance Of Maine

National Rifle Association

Sunday May 19, 2024
2pm - 5pm:

Course Objectives:
Handgun Safety Overview
Hello handgun: nice to meet you!
Shooting Fundamentals
Safe storage
Future training opportunities

Training will be held at Big Pine Gun Club. We have firearms and .22 rimfire ammunition for students to use.

Every participant will start on a .22 rimfire handgun.

You are welcome to bring your personal handgun and ammunition. Hopefully we’ll shoot at the outdoor ranges. If weather forces us indoors we will need to stick with .22 rimfire unless you bring non-jacketed centerfire ammunition with a muzzle velocity less than 1000 feet per second.

All firearms will be kept unloaded on the safety table and accessed only when on the firing line.

Please bring the following:

Eye protection: this can be safety shop style glasses, shooting glasses or your regular glasses.

Hearing protection: Bring hearing protection if you have it or foam ear plugs will be available.

Proper clothing: We will plan to be outside but if it rains class will be held inside at the clubhouse. Please bring a hat and wear a high neck line and closed toe shoes as flying brass casings are hot. Insect repellent is helpful!

Water: Please Bring water and a snack if desired.

Cost $20.00 for the course: For more information and to register contact Cathy Cody at:

LIMIT of 12 participants per class.

NRA Basic Pistol is an entry level program for anyone who wishes to become familiar with handguns of all types.

The course is designed to meet the educational requirements needed to obtain a Maine state concealed carry permit.

The course involves classroom time and range sessions.

Topics covered include:
safety rules, types of pistols and selection,
ammunition basics, fundamentals of pistol shooting,
shooting positions, common shooting errors,
gun cleaning and maintenance, and maintaining skills.

The course will be taught by NRA-certified instructors on Saturday, June 29, 2024. This will be a single day session starting at 8 AM in the clubhouse on Rt 150, Willimantic, ME . Expected duration is 8 hours. We will break for lunch. Enrollee's must be law-abiding citizens, and at least 18 years of age. Certificates will be awarded after completion.

Pre-registration is required. The fee is $80.

Students may use their personal handguns, but we provide a variety of handguns for students to use. We will provide .22 rimfire ammunition. Students wishing to use center fire pistols must bring approximately 100 rounds of ammunition.

Weather permitting, we will use the outdoor pistol ranges. Otherwise we will shoot .22 rimfire indoors.

Students must bring eye and ear protection .
Please bring a bagged lunch. Water and snacks will be provided.

Class size is limited to 18.
Registration deadline is June 15, 2024.

To register or for questions please email Rob Cody, at

NRA Personal Protection in the Home is an intensive course involving classroom instruction and range sessions. The course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and provides information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.

Students must possess some prior basic knowledge and skills. Completion of the NRA Basic Pistol course or possession of a Maine concealed carry permit fulfill those criteria, but neither is required. If unsure about eligibility, please contact Rob Cody at the email address below.

The course will be taught by NRA-certified instructors, and a Piscataquis County Law Enforcement Officer.
Date is Saturday, August 31, 2024. We will start at 8 AM in the clubhouse on Rt 150, Willimantic, ME. Expected session duration is 8-10 hours. Enrollees must be law-abiding citizens, and at least 21 years of age. Certificates are awarded upon completion.

Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited to 18. Students are encouraged to use their personal self-defense handguns, but we will provide a variety of handguns students may use.

Students must bring eye and ear protection and, at minimum, 100 rounds of practice ammunition. We further recommend students bring snacks, hydration, and a lunch.

The fee is $80. Registration deadline is August 17, 2024.
To register or for questions please email Rob Cody, at

All of the funds generated by the above classes are returned to the club.

The above members donate their time for the classes.

You do not have to be a member to take the above classes.


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