Pistol Class

Pistol Class is Back!

Upcoming 2023 Dates

14 October / 18 November / 16 December

The Wilton Fish & Game Association  offers basic hand gun training for ages 21 years and older under the instruction of Sheriff Scott Nichols.  Participating students will undergo four hour training at the Wilton Fish & Game location on Rt.2 in Wilton.  Classes are held on Saturdays beginning in October through the month of May. There are no more than 15 students per class so  there  is adequate instruction per student. Participants are required to pre-register and pay a $25.00 class fee to hold their spot. To register please call Sharon at 207-557-8133 or email sborthwick48@gmail.com   

If you are a new shooter and are unsure about what to purchase, please call Sheriff Nichols at 207-778-2680.  We have had too many new shooters arrive at class with a handgun recommended to them by either unscrupulous dealers or uninformed friends and end up very unhappy.  

The benefits of taking this class is that each participant will receive a certificate of training from the Sheriff’s Office that can be used as proof of required training in order to obtain a concealed handgun permit.  This certificate is recognized by the state because Sheriff Nichols is a certified firearms instructor through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn safe gun practices.  Students must bring their own unloaded hand gun in a holster with at least 50 rounds of ammunition.  Also remember to bring a belt for your holster and hearing and eye protection.  No magnums are allowed on the indoor range.  

Course Requirements.pdf