CQD 101 Handgun utilizes Simunition™ firearms teaching you the basic skills to increase your defensive capabilities in close quarter environments. Students will develop new skills including room clearing techniques, weapon manipulation,  risk management, communication, and use of force decision making. Test your newly acquired skills against static targets. All equipment provided.    

Prerequisites- Students should be able to demonstrate safe firearm handling skills.
What to bring- Sturdy footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning (no sandals or open toe), long pants, prescription glasses if needed, sturdy belt, pen/notepad 
What not to bring- No Live ammo/firearms/weapons allowed in classroom.

Our training is currently on hold until further notice. We are hoping to re-start classes in the near future. If you are interested, please contact us. We will call you once classes resume.

Another consideration during these tough times is the Gun Owners of Maine SAFER course.  It is free. It is online. It is good education.

**Disclaimer: There is no hands on training for the SAFER course.  State Police will NOT accept it for a concealed carry permit application.

Classes TBA

Women's Tactical Defense


Next Class:  TBA or call to schedule a private class!!!

Join us for some classroom and practical exercises. We focus on a lot of real-life scenarios and practical application.

Learn about:  - Safety in public - Walking to your car

                   - Legal - What you can and cannot do!

NRA Basic Pistol Class

Pre-pay and pick up your book to reserve your seat!


Next class:


Concealed Carry Fundamentals

Date: TBA


This concealed carry class will cover Maine Law, Use of Force, Situational Awareness and Avoidance, carry and holster options, and live fire exercises.  We limit class size to 6 people for a more intimate and enhanced learning experience.

USCCA Basic Handgun

Date: TBA


 The Basic Pistol class is for someone who wants to learn the proper way to safely and responsibly use handguns. Topics covered include: Firearm Basics (Revolver/ Pistol), What to look for when purchasing a firearm, Shooting Fundamentals, Gear and Gadgets, and Basic/Advanced Skills. Class size is limited to 8 people.

If interested, stop in to sign up and pick up your book to reserve your seat. 

Please click the SAFER image for free education!

Close Quarters Defense Carbine & Pistol Classes!

Next Classes 

Close Quarters Defense Pistol Class

Next date: TBA



If interested, contact Eric Kliem at:



(207) 602-8113

Carbine:   $159

 Pistol: $149

Taught by Region One Protective Services LLC at Liberty Tree Arms.