MD Handgun Qualification License

What is it?Maryland firearms safety training course

In this Maryland firearms safety training course, students will receive instruction on firearm safety, handling, Maryland state firearm law, handgun parts and operation, and basic maintenance of a firearm. Additionally, a basic use-of-force lecture will be included.  This 4-hour course covers time in the classroom, our simulation lab and live firing on the range.


Who needs it?

As of October 1, 2013, Maryland residents must possess a valid Handgun Qualification License (HQL) before they can purchase or receive a handgun.


What is included?

The rental of a GLOCK 17, range fees, ammunition, and a certificate of completion are included in the price of the course. You must be fingerprinted to complete your HQL Application. We offer fingerprinting services at an additional fee. Click here for more information. Our helpful staff are also available to help students through the application process.


Duration: 4 hours

Cost: $160


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Have already taken our Basic Handgun Course?  All you need to finish your HQL is our MD HQL Law Add On.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $70


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Heritage Training and Shooting Center is a state-of-the-art facility with classrooms, simulation labs, range and firearms retail store all designed with comfort in mind.