Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL)

This 4 hour course is designed to provide a hands-on instruction to the safe handling and proper ownership of a regulated firearm / handgun in the State of Maryland. As required by law, this class will cover:

  • State Firearm Law: Overview of the State firearm laws, including discussion of what constitutes a regulated firearm, how to properly purchase or transfer a firearm, where allowed to carry or transport a firearm, when necessary to possess a carry permit, who is prohibited from possessing firearms, and state law relating to minors, permissible levels of force, and use of deadly force.
  • Home Firearm Safety: Overview of handgun and firearm safety in the home, including discussion of access to minors, locking and storing of firearms, and use of safety devices, such as secure lock boxes.
  • Handgun Mechanisms and Operation: Overview of the proper operation and safe handling of a handgun, including cleaning and maintenance, the loading and unloading of ammunition, and the differences between revolvers and semi-automatic handguns.
  • Operation and Handling Demonstration: Orientation component that demonstrates the person’s safe operation and handling of a firearm, to include a “live fire” component in which the applicant safely shoots the weapon.

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