Basic Pistol Instructor-Lead Training

Scarborough Fish & Game Association provides firearms safety training classes.

  • climate controlled classroom
  • covered and supervised shooting range
  • experienced NRA certified instructors
  • open to the public

Our facility is wheelchair accessible and assistance is available for the disabled. Please advise us if you have any special need.

Range safety and accessibility improvements have been funded, in part, by a major grant from The NRA Foundation.


2024 Basic Pistol Class Schedule

  • 20 Apr 8am-5pm (this class now full)
  • 17 Aug 8am-5pm
  • 19 Oct 8am-5pm
  • 7 Dec 8am-5pm

Course Description

This course is NRA Instructor Lead Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. It is a beginners level course, and is especially pertinent to first time gun owners. The course is open to novice shooters, as well as those with previous firearms experience. The class takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor. The course satisfies the training requirements to obtain a Maine Permit to Carry Concealed Firearms. To register for a class please download, print and complete the registration form below. Classes start promptly at 8AM on Saturday. Please arrive a few minutes early. Class size is limited to 10 participants. All classroom and range sessions must be attended to complete the course.


$125.00 per person ($225.00 for couples) S F & G Club members – $100.00 per person or $200.00 per couple


On Saturday, please bring your cased firearm, one or more magazines, plus at least 80 rounds of ammunition.

If you do not own or have access to a firearm:

We recommended not purchasing a firearm for the class. Our instructors have suitable firearms available for class use. They can provide general guidance on firearm selection, given students’ experience, objectives and abilities.

You may download a registration form here for the August class: Basic_Pistol_Plus_signup

Have registration questions? Please contact: Hank Wheat (207-282-1851)

2024 USCCA Concealed Carry Class schedule

  • 23 Mar 8am-5pm
  • 11 May 8am-5pm
  • 22 Jun 8am-5pm Public and Train a Teacher Day (this class now full)
  • 9 Nov 8am-5pm

Course Description

This is a beginner’s level course, open to novice shooters as well as those with previous firearms experience. Concealed Carry is a comprehensive course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self-defense. The course is a complete guide to understanding conflict avoidance and situational awareness. Instruction methods include classroom and live fire range time.

What You Will Receive

  • Certificate of Completion

The The USCCA Concealed Carry course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm or ammunition as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Class size is limited to 10 participants. Fees for this class are:

$125.00 per person $225.00 for couples

S F & G Club members – $100.00 per person or $200.00 per couple

You may download a registration form here for the November class:  USCCA App

If interested, contact Carl Dick (