Maryland Handgun Qualification License (MD HQL)
Completes the State of Maryland requirements for residents to purchase a handgun.
This course will provide new and inexperienced shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a handgun safely.
Topics to be covered are:
- Handgun Safety
- Introduction to Types of Handguns
- Parts and Operation
- Types of Ammunition
- Mechanics of Shooting a Handgun
- Overview of Cleaning and Storage of a Handgun
- Discussion of Training Activities
Gear and Ammunition Requirements
- Handgun and owner’s manual (if available)
- 50 rounds brass cased or nickel over brass cased target ammunition (for use in live fire range practice)
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Note: Each class consists of approximately 3 hours classroom instruction with an hour in the range with the instructor assisting and supervising each of the participants as they fire their handgun.
Maryland residents who had not previously purchased a handgun prior to the October 2015 change in state laws must complete the MD HQL to purchase a handgun in the State of Maryland.
If you question the appropriateness of this course as relates to your experience level, please contact us.
Course fee for Maryland handgun qualification license is $135.00
Handgun rental and 50 rounds of ammunition for use in the range portion of this course are additional.