We will conduct the classroom session on February 20, 2021 virtually (9:00 am - 4:00 pm).
Once you register and pay for this class, we will send you our class contract which will come via email through Square.com. This document will need to be signed electronically as it contains our safety waiver, obligations and more.
If you do not receive your contract within 24 hours of registering for this class, please check your spam folder.
This is a virtual class (you need a device that will work with newrow.com) and the student understands that one has to be 21 years old to apply for an HQL license in Maryland.
Visit https://smart.newrow.com/room/testPage/ to make sure your device will work using Newrow before registration.
The first 10 students registered for this class will have their range qualification at The Machine Gun Nest in Frederick on Saturday, February 20th upon completion of the virtual classroom section. If you are the 11th person to register through the 20th, your range qualification will take place on Sunday, February 21st at The Machine Gun Nest. The time is TBT, but will be between 9:00am and 12:00 pm.
Our virtual Maryland Handgun Qualification License training is a five-hour block of instruction which includes classroom instruction on state firearms law, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation, and a component that requires the applicant demonstrate the ability to safely fire a handgun.
Training is valid for 3 years and must be completed prior to applying for a Handgun Qualification License.
A person may not purchase, rent, or receive a handgun after October 1, 2013 unless they possess a valid Handgun Qualification License (HQL) issued by the Maryland State Police. Click the "More Information" above to see exceptions.
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. An applicant may not be required to fire in excess of 15 yards during qualifications.