About us....
For several years FVF provided a firearms education service. Training centered around US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) curriculum-based self-defense courses in firearms, primarily handguns.


FVF no longer offers basic or advanced firearms classes. Here in Maine, since LD652 was passed ("Constitutional Carry" - no permit required), the firearms education business has suffered the consequences. Many apparently believe that they know all there is to know about self-defense with firearms. They apparently also understand all the safety considerations and feel they're informed enough, so they believe they know what one should know to keep from getting killed or injuring someone who they had not intended to injure, or, worse yet, kill.
These days fewer people apparently do not see the sense in receiving firearms training.
However, we are continuing to help folks select and purchase a firearm that meets their self-defense, hunting needs or for recreational needs. FVF will also assist with private firearms sales and their transfer.
FVF is not a "gun shop" in the traditional sense. As mentioned on the FVF Home page, FVF does not carry an inventory and FVF is not a licensed gunsmith, but we know a couple of good ones in the area. Finally, FVF is also not a pawn shop. FVF's "trading" is primarily online purchasing. FVF is a registered dealer with several major distributors, e.g. Cheaper-than-Dirt, Grab-A-Gun, Primary Arms, Palmetto State Armory, Brownells, Davidsons, Lipseys, and Zanders - to mention only a few.