Welcome to SAFER Maine

This is SAFER Maine, Statewide Access to Firearms Education & Resources, a service of Gun Owners of Maine.  This web portal offers online firearms training and information for gun owners, available free of charge, 24 hours a day.

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    SAFER & Permitless Carry Radio Interview
    by Todd - Thursday, October 15, 2015, 10:32 AM

    Jeff Zimba and Todd Tolhurst appeared on 92 Moose with Jon James on October 15, the day Permitless Carry became effective in Maine.  They discusss the new law, concealed carry, the importance of training, and how SAFER answers that need.

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    Constitutional Carry is Effective October 15, 2015
    by Admin - Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 1:06 PM

    Maine's new Constitutional Carry, or Permitless Carry, law becomes effective on October 15, 2015.  On that date, anyone who 21 years of age or older (or 18 years of age and on active duty in, or honorably discharged from, the US Armed Forces the National Guard) and not otherwise prohibited from carrying a firearm may carry a concealed handgun without obtaining a permit from the government.

    The text of the new law can be read at http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0245&item=19&snum=127 .


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    Welcome to SAFER, the Statewide Access to Firearms Education and Resources project, a service of Gun Owners of Maine.  This the SAFER Introduction to Basic Handgun Safety & Concealed Carry course.

    In this course, you will learn the principles of handgun safety, the fundamentals of handguns, the practical issues surrounding concealed carry of a handgun, and the legal issues related to firearms, concealed carry and personal defense. We'll also discuss how to move beyond this basic introductory course and obtain hands-on training from qualified instructors, and extend your skills into intermediate and advanced topics.