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Maryland Wear & Carry Training Class (Clubhouse - Wkday Eves & Pit#4 & #5, Sat PM)

  • 11 Dec 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • 17 Dec 2017
  • 5:30 PM
  • SLSC Clubhouse Weekday Evenings & Dyn Pistol Pit#4 on Sun AM
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This course runs as follows:

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

        Tuesday, December 12   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) 893-4192.

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.

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

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