Firearms Safety


A Firearms Safety class is held at the club every spring.  The Firearm Safety course is now required by the State of Minnesota.  The club has offered this course since 1955.  The course is based on gun safety and handling of a firearm, hunter responsibility, ethics and game identification, plus many other areas.  The club has a group of certified volunteer instructors, but we are always looking for interested volunteers to assist and offer new ideas.

2024 DSC Firearms Safety Class - 76 students!

2024 DSC Firearms Safety Class – 76 students!


Registration date is March 18th from 7-8 pm at the Delano Sportsman’s Club. A parent or guardian is required to register each student.

Course is 4 weeks in length – held Tuesday and Thursday evenings except for March 25th which is held on a Monday evening.

Class Dates and Times are as follows:
March 19 & 21     7-9 pm
March 25 & 28    7-9 pm
April  2 & 4           7-9 pm
April 9 &  11         7-9 pm
April 13      Field Day      7 am- 12 noon 

Students must be 11 years old by class start date. Adults are welcome and encouraged to take this course. A parent or guardian is requested to attend the first class on March 19th. There is no course fee.

No firearms or ammunition are to be brought to classes by students. A firearm of some type (i.e., rifle, shotgun, BB gun, etc.… but not pistol) will be needed for the Field Day and each student is encouraged to bring their own. If student cannot bring a firearm, one will be provided to use on Field Day. Do not
bring ammunition to Field Day, the instructors will provide ammunition for students .22 rifles. Only .22 caliber will be permitted for firing on Field Day.
Field Day will be held rain or shine. Students should dress accordingly.

This Firearms Safety Training Course will cover hunter responsibility, firearm handling, marksmanship, wildlife identification, game management, conservation, game care, outdoor survival, water safety, and first aid awareness. Students successfully completing this course are eligible for their Minnesota Firearm Safety Certificate.

With any questions contact Garret Sarkinen at 612-716-4614 or email Email is preferred.

2022 Firearms Safety Class

Delano Sportsman’s Club finished up their Spring Firearm Safety Training class on Saturday, April 9th, 2023. Sixty-eight (68) students successfully completed the course.