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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Women's 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. A textbook is included. 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 weeks, in-person classroom sessions 5:30 – 8:30pm. October 18 & 25, 2023. Optional two hour range instruction session will be chosen by the student on one of these dates: October 26 & 27, separate fee.

Alice Bean Andrenyak

  • Session 1: Oct 18 - 25th, 2023
    Wed for 1 week from 5:30 - 8:30 pm

    Will run

Adult Ed Center, Topsham


35 Republic Avenue
Topsham, ME 04086 Get directions

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