About the SAS Staff

The SAS Group is Comprised of "Firearms Professionals" That Will Properly Educate You and Keep You Safe on the Firing Range. 


Director of the SAS Group

  • State of Michigan Recognized Firearm Training Instructor
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Oakland University, Post Bachelor Education at Wayne State University
  • 42 Years Experience Training Civilians, Police and Military
  • NRA Certified Instructor
  • NRA Life Member
  • NRA Recruiter
  • DNR Certified Instructor
  • Member of The National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • Member of IALEFI
  • Member IMDHA
  • Published Author — 98 Published Articles: SWAT magazine, Firepower magazine, Combat Knives and others


Range Master 

  • 35 Years Experience Training Civilians
  • AAA Skeet Shooter
  • Former PPC State champion and Highest Ranked Civilian PPC Shooter in the State
  • Master Armorer
  • NRA Life Member


Assistant Range Master

  • 21 Years Experience Training Civilians
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice – MSU
  • Private Detective 25 Years Experience
  • Security and Investigative Consultant
  • Executive Protection Specialist
  • Intellectual Property Expert
  • President of Michigan Council of professional Investigators
  • Member of National Association of Professional Process Servers
  • NRA Life Member


Assistant Range Manager

  • 21 Years Experience Training Civilians
  • NRA Certified Instructor
  • NRA Life Member


Attorney at law

  • Jurist Doctorate — Detroit College of Law (MSU)
  • Bachelor of Arts — Wayne State University
  • 2nd Amendment Advocate


Wendy Binder - NRA Life Member, DNR Certified Instructor, Member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation

Joe Pappas

Ross Weaver

Why SAS Group?

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The SAS Group staff cumulatively provides over 125 years of firearms training experience, tactical experience and legal knowledge to its students.

The SAS group provides the most comprehensive Concealed Pistol License training program of any training organization in Michigan. Offering the most current legal information and most effective self defense tactics available anywhere in the State.

The SAS group is the oldest CPL/CCW training organization in the State, providing 42 years continuous service to Michigan residents. It was founded in July of 1980 by James D. Binder.

The SAS Group staff members are not hobbyists, they are ardent shooters, they support the 2nd amendment listed in the "Bill of Rights" and live by the virtues that they expound.


There are no bargains in self defense training, no free lunch. Only irrefutable information and quality training are acceptable when your life is in jeopardy.

Quality is not an abstract concept, where comprehensive training from competent instructors producing superior skill is not measured in dollars in an unfriendly world.

Train with the Best...Why Settle for Less?

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Links and Resources

Second Amendment Related Organizations

National Rifle Association  |  nra.org

State and County Organizations Offering Concealed Pistol Licensing Information

Michigan State Police  |  michigan.gov/msp/

Attorney General’s Office State of Michigan  |  michigan.gov/ag/

Firearm,  Accessories,  Ammunition Sales and Service – Indoor Shooting Range

Double Action Indoor Shooting Center and Gun Shop  |  doubleaction.com

Concealment Holsters

Milt Sparks  |  miltsparks.com

Pro Second Amendment Legal Representation

James Makowski  |  makowskilegal.com

Mailing Address
SAS Group
P.O. Box 1123
Troy, MI 48099

Parking for all SAS Group students is located behind the building to the left, directly behind Verstand Engineering