On May 8, the SLSC grounds and ranges reopened after a 5-week shutdown. We are still operating under COVID-19 safety guidelines and the current operating rules are posted as you swipe in and at each of the ranges and on the website under the COVID-19 Info page. Most significant is the limit of 10 persons on the range. These restrictions may lesson as we progress to full operation. The board will notify members of any changes as they occur. The board is also looking into rehosting events. Watch the calendar and your email for event announcements.


  • 24 Sep 2020
  • 26 Sep 2020
  • 3 sessions
  • 24 Sep 2020, 5:00 PM 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • 25 Sep 2020, 5:00 PM 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • 26 Sep 2020, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • CLubhouse, Pits

The NRA CCW course is specifically designed to meet the minimum requirements of all the different states, which issue Concealed Carry permits. In it, the course covers 10 different classroom lessons.

MD Wear and Carry Initial Training Requirements:

Hours: 16
This course meets the minimum curriculum of instruction in the training and use of handguns as prescribed by the Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, pursuant to COMAR, SECTION of the annotated code of Maryland.

This is a two day course of both classroom and live-fire pistol qualification. Students must qualify with a score of 70% or better on the Maryland State Police Basic Pistol Handgun Course to receive their course completion certificate. Reasons for non-issuance of course

completion certificates include, but are not limited to:

   Firearms safety rules violation

   Negligent discharge of a handgun

   Repeated failure to follow instructions/range commands

   Blatant disregard for Instructor, Range Safety Officer, and/or Range Officer authority

Material covered in this course include:

   Maryland State Firearm Law

   Carrying and Transporting Firearms in Maryland and other States

   Home Firearm Safety and Safe Storage

   Handgun Mechanism and Operation


   Sight Alignment

   Position Shooting

   Dry Firing

   Range Practice

   Pistol Cleaning

MD Wear and Carry RENEWAL Training Requirements:

Description: Hands-on shooting course: designed to give you the tools required to successfully qualify for a Maryland Handgun permit. Successfully passing this course will not guarantee you will be approved for a wear and carry permit.

Hours: 8

Bring the pistol you intend to Wear & Carry, make sure it is clean, lubricated and functioning beforehand. The pistol should be a dedicated wear & carry self-defense pistol in a self-defense caliber (minimum 9mm or .38spl), and not be a “target”, or training pistol. You should bring your pistols operators manual and a basic pistol cleaning kit. Please leave all firearms and ammunition

in your vehicles until directed to retrieve them for the Classroom and/or Range. Special arrangements can be made if you do not own an appropriate pistol if requested in advance.

This course is for competent and safe shooters only. In order to shoot in this course you need to be able to SAFELY operate your firearm.  If you are uncomfortable safely handling and operating your firearm you should NOT register for this training.  We will disqualify and ask any unsafe shooters to cease participating in the course. (Note that SLSC offers numerous Basic Pistol Programs for individuals requiring instruction in pistol orientation and/or the fundamentals.)

Fundamental Rule – There is no live ammunition allowed in the classroom or in the same location as pistol cleaning or dry-fire practice.

Bring 300 rounds of factory fresh ammunition. Of the 300 rounds at least 25 should be the Personal Defense Ammunition (JHP,) you intend to carry should you receive MD State W&C Permit approval, (unless you have previously shot your Personal Defense Ammunition and are confident with its feeding reliability.)  If your handgun is new or you haven't fired it for a while, remember that put a pistol should never be used for personal defense until it has had at least 200-300 rounds cycled through it. You must have a proper fitting strong-side hip holster, that securely attaches to your belt, specific to the model of your pistol, to perform the drawing from concealment exercises we will practice. Soft nylon or holsters with a loose safety strap do not allow repeated safe re-holstering and are not allowed.  If you do not have a proper holster, you will not be able to perform the exercises beyond the MD State Mandated W&C Qualification Course, which requires only shooting from the low-ready position and has no drawing from a holster.  If this is the case, you will not receive the nationally recognized NRA CCW Certification.

Bring a light cover garment (center zipped light jacket, zipped hoodie or center button long sleeve shirt) for the drawing from concealment drills.

Light working dinners for Thurs and Fri class and lunch Sat will be provided (ordered in from a local restaurant). 

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

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