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NRA Defensive Pistol , Maryland Wear & Carry Training Class (Clubhouse - Wkday Eves & Pit#1 & #2, Sat PM)

  • 14 Nov 2018
  • 18 Nov 2018
  • 4 sessions
  • 14 Nov 2018, 5:00 PM 9:30 PM
  • 15 Nov 2018, 5:00 PM 9:30 PM
  • 16 Nov 2018, 5:00 PM 9:30 PM
  • 18 Nov 2018, 9:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • SLSC Clubhouse Weekday Evenings & Dyn Pistol Pit#1 and 2 on Sat AM
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  • NRA Defensive Pistol
  • NRA Basic Pistol For SLSC members
  • Sanner's Lake Member registration - must be signed in to sign up for this type.

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This course runs as follows:

  •  Wednesday, Nov 14: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Classroom
  • Thursday, Nov 15: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Classroom 
  • Friday, Nov 16: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Classroom
  • Sunday, Nov 18: 09:30 AM Pit 1 (Meet in clubhouse)

This Course will encompass the following 

NRA Basic Pistol / HQL : Cost $65.00 for SLSC Members , 75.00 For Nonmembers

  • Wednesday, Nov 14: 5 PM - 9:30 PM Classroom
  • Thursday, Nov 15: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Classroom
  • Friday, Nov 16: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Classroom
  • (Live Fire) Sunday, Nov 18: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Pits #4 & #5 (Meet in clubhouse)
  • Please register at 

NRA Defensive Pistol : Cost $ 65.00 for SLSC Members , 75.00 For Nonmembers

  • Wednesday, Nov 14: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Classroom
  • Thursday, Nov 15: 5:00 PM -9:30 PM Classroom
  • Friday, Nov 16: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Classroom
  • (Live Fire) Sunday, Nov 18, 9:30 PM - 5:30 PM Pits #4 & #5 (Meet in clubhouse)
  •  Please register at

Maryland Wear and Carry : Cost 100.00 for SLSC Members, 200.00 For Nonmembers 

Maryland Wear & Carry 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, Maryland HQL and the Maryland Wear and Carry re-qualification.  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 (Nov  2018 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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