NRA Instructor Certification

In accordance with our Club's By-Laws, training, outreach, and education are a major objective of the Club.

We offer training and certification in the following disciplines:

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor

NRA Basic Rifle Instructor

NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor

NRA RSO Instructor (CRSO)

NRA PPITH Instructor

NRA PPOTH Instructor

USAA Level 1 Instructor 

        Hunter Education Instructor

Most instructor certification courses are given infrequently, once per year or less.   If we cannot generate enough interest to fill the classes, they will be cancelled.

For questions, contact SLSC Training Coordinator John Mountjoy,, (301) 904-6156.

Upcoming events

    • 27 May 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 28 Oct 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • SLSC Rifle Range
    NRA Approved High Power Rifle National Match Course
    • This is a 50 round course of fire with up to 5 sighting rounds allowed prior to firing for record. NRA rules will be followed.
    • Metallic sights only are allowed.
    • You will be firing from the prone, standing and sitting or kneeling positions.
    • Contact Dick for a copy of the match program which contains detailed match, equipment and match entry fee information.

    Find more info at our NRA High Power National Match Course web page.

    Match POC:


    • 9am-2pm


    • $10.00 for SLSC Members
    • $15.00 for Non-Members
    • $5.00 Juniors

    Sign Up:

    • Contact match POC to sign up.
    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • SLSC Clubhouse, Archery Range & Trail

    MD DNR Hunter Education Class - Traditional Classroom Format.

    1. Minors under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    2. On the first day of class, a booklet will be distributed, called todays hunter. We will use that booklet to teach the remainder of class, and to be taken home as a study guide.
    3. The course will begin at 9am, please be flexible on the departure time, as we will have a lot of material to cover: a classroom review, field walk, live fire, and 50 question test. Attendance is required both days.
    4. You will participate in a lecture covering hunter ethics, basic firearm safety and handling, and tree stand safety.
    5. You must successfully complete a 50 question Maryland specific exam with a minimum score of 80%.
    6. You must participate in field exercises which will include firearms handling and live firing. You will be evaluated in each of these activities. These activities take place outside, so dress accordingly.
    7. Students will not bring firearms and ammunition to the workshop. Firearms, ammunition, eye and ear protection will be furnished. If you prefer, you may bring your own ear and eye protection.
    8. Upon successful completion of all of the above and approval of the instructors you will be issued a Certificate of Competency in Firearm Safety and safe hunting practices which allows you to purchase a hunting license.
    9. This traditional class is free of any costs to the student.
    10. An online resource can be used to study in advance, . Do not take the online test, There is a cost of $15 to take the final test, which is not valid for this class (we give the test for free).
    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • SLSC Clubhouse

    This class is for people who would like to become NRA Range Safety Officers.  The class takes place from 8AM-4PM.


    SLSC Members: $30

    Non-members: $40

    Register here TBA

    POC for the class:

    Ted V:

    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 17 Dec 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • SLSC Clubhouse Weekday Evenings & Dyn Pistol Pit#4 on Sun AM
    • 12


    This course runs as follows:

            Monday, December 11   5 PM - 9:30 PM  Classroom

            Wednesday, December 13   5 PM - 9:30 PM  Classroom

            Friday, December 15    5 PM - 9:30 PM  Classroom

            Saturday, December 16  1:30 PM - 5:30 PM  Pits #4 & #5 (Meet in clubhouse)

    Possible extended hours to complete hot-range quals:  

                    Sunday, December 17th  2:30 - 5:30 Pits #4 & #5

    Students must attend all days of class in order to earn course credit.

    Sanner's Lake members receive priority advance sign-up opportunity for this class beginning  October 20th.  The general public may sign-up beginning November 1st.

    This course satisfies the training requirement for first-time applicants who wish to apply for a Maryland Wear and Carry Permit.  This course covers Maryland Law, safety, handgun types and function, concealed carry methods, use of deadly force, and live fire training and testing. 

    Note that this is NOT an introductory-level class.  It is expected that all students are competent and confident with their firearms.  Incompetent or unsafe firearms handling will be grounds for immediate dismissal without refund.

    Student Requirements:

    •21+ years old meeting MSP criteria:


    Students must bring the following to the class:

    •Students must bring their own safe and operable centerfire handgun (semi-automatic pistol or revolver) in caliber of 9mm /.38 Special or larger.  

    •Handgun must be boxed/cased and unloaded.  Loaded magazines must be separate from the firearm.  All local, state, and federal laws apply.

    •Firearm owner’s manual and basic cleaning kit.

    •At least 2 magazines or 2 speedloaders, appropriate to your firearm.   Bring 4 or more if available.

    •Secure strong-side hip holster that covers trigger without a loose or floppy straps, secure gun-belt, and light cover garment(s).  Light cover garment can be a jacket or hoodie for drawing from concealment exercises.

    •At least 50 rounds of factory-new ammunition are recommended.  Recommend 100+ rounds just in case of challenges in qualification.  Also recommend at least 20-25 rounds of defensive ammunition (JHPs).

    •Eye and ear protection.

    Training tuition fee is payable via cash or personal check or money-order, payable to "SLSC-Training".  Course tuition is $200.  

    Sanner's Lake members receive a discounted fee of $100 in recognition of their previous fee payments.

    A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to reserve your seat in this class.  Make checks payable to "SLSC-Training" and mail deposits to:

           SLSC (DEC 2017 W&C Class - McCaskill)

           P.O. Box 1300

           Lexington Park, MD 20653

    We regret having to impose this requirement for a deposit, but the high number of last-minute cancellations has made this necessary.  If this deposit is not received within a week of registration, your seat in the class may be forfeited.  

    Evening sessions will include a light supper (such as pizza, etc.) in view of the fact that  many students will be coming straight from work.  The classroom offers a refrigerator and beverages.

           * MD state application fees and LIVESCAN fingerprinting fees are extra.  Application is $75 and LIVESCAN is approximately another $75.

          *We may be able to have Safe-Hire-Solutions available at this class to offer LIVESCAN electronic fingerprinting services.

    For questions, please contact Lead Instructor:  David McCaskill,, (301) 904-1660.

    Maryland is currently a "May Issue" state rather than a "Shall Issue" state with respect to concealed-carry firearms rights.  This means that the individual applying for the permit must provide substantiation of Good and Substantial reason(s) to wear and/or carry a firearm. Successful completion of the prerequisite training DOES NOT guarantee a positive determination by the Maryland State Police and/or the Handgun Permit Review Board (HPRB) on your Wear & Carry Permit application.

    Wear and Carry Permits MAY be issued to any adult citizen of Maryland who meet the following criteria:

    • 1. Has not been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor for which a sentence of imprisonment for more than one year has been imposed;
    • 2. Has not been convicted of a crime involving the possession, use, or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance;
    • 3. Is not presently an alcoholic, addict, or habitual user of a controlled dangerous substance unless under legitimate medical direction;
    • 4. Based on an investigation, has not exhibited a propensity for violence or instability that may reasonably render the person’s possession of a handgun a danger to the person or others;
    • 5. Has a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun, such as finding that the permit is necessary as a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger.
    • 6. Has successfully completed prior to application an appropriate firearms training course approved by the Maryland State Police.  Note that active-duty, retired, and honorably-discharged military do not require such training in order to apply for the W&C permit.

    Best regards, 

    John Mountjoy, SLSC Training Coordinator,, (301) 904-6156.

    • 16 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • 17 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • SLSC Rifle Range
    For information and to register visit -

    • 27 Dec 2017
    • 30 Dec 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • SLSC Clubhouse

    More info to come.

    2PM-4:30PM on first day is pre-qual.

    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • SLSC Clubhouse
    • 24

    New Member indoc class. Catch up/last class of the membership year...


    • Paper and pencil for notes
    • Bag lunch or money to get something quick
    • Eyes and ears for range tours

Past events

16 Oct 2017 New Member Orientation (Clubhouse )
07 Oct 2017 NRA Basic Rifle Instructor Class
07 Oct 2017 NRA Basic Shotgun Class (Clubhouse & Shotgun Range)
01 Oct 2017 NRA Basic Pistol Class & Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL) Class
30 Sep 2017 New Member Orientation (Clubhouse )
13 Sep 2017 New Member Orientation (Clubhouse )
09 Sep 2017 Appleseed (Rifle Range)
26 Aug 2017 New Member Orientation (Clubhouse )
17 Aug 2017 New Member Orientation (Clubhouse )
13 Aug 2017 Basic Pistol Instruction Class & MD HQL Class (Clubhouse and Dyn Pit #4)
23 Jul 2017 NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Class - 23 & 30 JUL 2017
22 Jul 2017 USAA Youth Archery Class (Clubhouse & Archery Range)
17 Jul 2017 NRA CRSO Certification Class (Clubhouse)
15 Jul 2017 Women-on-Target NRA Rifle First Steps Class (Clubhouse & Dyn Bay #5)
08 Jul 2017 DNR Bow HunterCourse (Archery Range&Trail)
24 Jun 2017 ***CANCELED***USAA Youth Archery Class (Clubhouse & Archery Range)
11 Jun 2017 NRA RSO Class (Clubhouse)
27 May 2017 NRA Basic Rifle Class (Clubhouse Sat & Rifle Range Sun)
17 May 2017 MD Wear & Carry Seminar/Briefing Focused Upon Active & Retired Military & Vets
07 May 2017 MD HQL Training / NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (Phase 2) Class (Clubhouse and Dyn Pit #4)
23 Apr 2017 USAA Level-1 Archery Instructor Certification Class (Clubhouse & Archery Range)
22 Apr 2017 ***CANCELED*** Project Appleseed (Rifle Range)
17 Apr 2017 NRA Personal Protection Inside the House Instructor Certification (Clubhouse & Pit #5)
01 Apr 2017 DNR Hunter Ed Internet Course Field Day (Clubhouse, Archery Range&Trail)
31 Mar 2017 First Aid/CPR/AED Class (Clubhouse)
22 Mar 2017 NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home (PPOTH) -- 4-Day Class (Clubhouse & Dyn Pit #4)
11 Mar 2017 USAA Introductory / Basic Archery Class (Classroom & Archery Range)
26 Feb 2017 NRA RSO Class (Clubhouse)
25 Feb 2017 DNR Hunter Ed Instructor Workshop (Clubhouse)
19 Feb 2017 NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (Phase 2) Class and/or MD HQL Training (Clubhouse and Dyn Pit #4)
15 Feb 2017 NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home 4-Day Class (Dyn Pit #4)
04 Feb 2017 Appleseed Weekend Marksmanship Clinic (Rifle Range)
30 Jan 2017 Maryland Wear & Carry Training Class (Clubhouse - Wkday Eves & Dyn Pit #4, Sat AM)
13 Dec 2016 Maryland Wear & Carry Training Class (Clubhouse (Evenings) & Dyn Pit #4 (Sun))
03 Dec 2016 New Member Orientation (Clubhouse )
17 Nov 2016 2017 Training Program Planning Meeting
14 Nov 2016 Maryland Wear & Carry Training Class
05 Nov 2016 Basic Pistol Instruction Class & MD HQL Class (Clubhouse and Dynamic Pit #1)
02 Nov 2016 New Member Orientation (Clubhouse )
24 Oct 2016 NRA Pistol Instructor Class (Clubhouse)
19 Oct 2016 Maryland Wear & Carry Training Class
15 Oct 2016 WoT Intro to Handgun & Md HQL Class (Dyn Pits 1-3)
16 Sep 2016 Basic Pistol Instruction Class & MD HQL Class (Clubhouse and 1/2 Bullseye Range)
13 Aug 2016 DNR Trad. Hunter Ed Class(Clubhouse Archery Range&Trail)
20 Jul 2016 MD Wear & Carry July 20th-23rd Class
16 Jul 2016 WoT Rifle Class (Rifle Range)
09 Jul 2016 Basic Pistol Instruction Class & MD HQL Class (Clubhouse and Pit 1)
18 Jun 2016 WoT Practice Event (Dyn Pits 1-3)
18 Jun 2016 NRA Metallic Reloading Classes
05 Jun 2016 NRA RSO Class (Clubhouse)
25 May 2016 MD Wear & Carry 4-Day Class (Dyn Pit #1 Sat 1-6pm)
21 May 2016 WoT Pistol & MdHQL Class (Dyn Pits)
15 May 2016 NRA America's Rifle Challenge (Rifle Range & Dyn Pits)
14 May 2016 USA Archery Level-1 Instructor Course (Archery Range and Trail)
27 Apr 2016 NRA RSO 2-Day Class (Clubhouse)
23 Apr 2016 NRA HP Rifle Nat'l Match Course (Rifle Range)
23 Apr 2016 DNR Bow HunterCourse (Archery Range&Trail)
20 Apr 2016 MD Wear & Carry 4 Day Class (Dyn Pit #1 Sat 1-6pm)
02 Apr 2016 *** Cancelled***SLSC Basic Shotgun Course (Shotgun Range)
26 Mar 2016 First Aid / CPR Class (Clubhouse)
21 Mar 2016 NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) 2-Day Class (Clubhouse)
19 Mar 2016 Appleseed (Rifle Range)
12 Mar 2016 DNR Hunter Ed Internet Course Field Day (Clubhouse, Archery Range&Trail)
27 Feb 2016 NRA Rifle Instructor Class (Rifle Range)
20 Feb 2016 DNR Hunter Ed Instructor Workshop
23 Jan 2016 NRA Pistol & MD HQL

Sanners Lake Sportmen's Club
PO Box 1300, Lexington Park, MD 20653

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