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Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Coed Basics of Pistol Handling

with Alice Bean Andrenyak


In a non-threatening safe environment with no live ammunition present, learn the basics of: handgun safety at home; how to handle a pistol safely; parts of a pistol and ammunition; fundamentals of pistol shooting including holding, stance and aiming; common malfunctions; cleaning; and selecting a pistol just right for you. The optional two-hour range time is separately scheduled and has a fee of $50 payable to the instructor. If you go to the range, you’ll fire either your own pistol or one from the instructor and try to put five rounds of ammunition through 4 separate target circles at ten feet using only 20 rounds. You will need 50 rounds of ammunition for your personal handgun. If “renting” a pistol from the instructor, she will have 50 rounds of ammunition for you for a cost of $25. To pass this nationally rated course and get certified you must: attend all sessions and actively participate, pass a written examination, and pass the ten-foot shooting qualification, all within two weeks of the last class session. Certification can be used to apply for a Concealed Carry Permit. Two week classroom sessions 9:00 - Noon. April 22 & 29, 2024

  • Session 1: Apr 22 - 29th, 2024
    Mon for 2 weeks from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Will run


    only 5 seats left

Adult Ed Center, Topsham


35 Republic Avenue
Topsham, ME 04086 Get directions

Room: 2

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