Education & Classes

The Cresap Rifle Club offers NRA firearms education and Maryland hunter safety training programs to the public.

NRA Education & Training:

Whether you are interested in recreational shooting, competition, hunting, gun collecting, historical reenactment, home safety, or personal protection -- the basics are where to start! NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses teach you the safety principles and help you develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude that are needed to successfully pursue your shooting interests.

The Cresap Rifle Club has a team of certified volunteer NRA instructors that are ready to introduce you to the shooting sports. We are a non-profit organization and work hard at keeping the cost of the classes to a minimum. Everything needed to successfully complete this class is included in the suggested donations listed below including the course material, firearms and ammunition. You do not need to own a firearm in order to participate. For more information on the course outline and subjects covered please visit the NRA Education and Training programs web site.

Women's Intro to Shooting Course:

Find course information here: Women's Intro to Shooting Course Overview PDF

Maryland Hunter Education:

The goals of Maryland's Hunter Education Programs include the reduction of hunting accidents and violations; promotion of safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunting activities and to continue the traditions of the hunting experience. In 1966 Maryland started with a voluntary program of hunter education. In 1977, the Maryland legislature made it mandatory for all first time hunters to complete a hunter education course.

The Cresap Rifle Club has a team of certified volunteer Maryland hunter education instructors that are available to teach you the fundamentals of a safe hunting experience. The club holds several classes a year that are available to the general public. The Cresap Rifle Club does not charge a fee for the classes and all program material is included. Join our newsletter, check our website, or visit the range and speak to range officers to learn more about classes and the schedule at Cresap.

Other Courses

Cresap offers other courses including Maryland HQL, Conceal Carry, CMP Clinics, and more. Check our event calendar on the homepage or at the range calendar for dates.