Sheriff Nichols, right, watches a student in his basic hand gun training course. Submitted photo

WILTON — The Wilton Fish & Game Association will be offering a basic hand gun training for ages 21 years and older under the instruction of Sheriff Scott Nichols. Participating students will undergo a four hour training at the Wilton Fish & Game location on Rt.2 in Wilton. The class will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

The next class will be on Saturday May .16. There are 15 students per class so that there is adequate instruction per student. Participants are required to pre-register and pay a $25 class fee to hold their spot. To register please call Sharon at 778-3690 or email [email protected]

The benefits of taking this class is each participant will receive a certificate of training from the Sheriff’s Office that they can use 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.