Things to Know When Buying Your First Gun


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What do you Need to Buy a Gun?

Purchasing your first gun is not something to take lightly. Not only will you need to get the necessary accessories, but you’ll have to learn proper gun handling skills as well.

Responsible ownership starts with a foundation of knowledge to keep you safe and build confidence.

Before even making your first gun purchase in Maryland, you’ll want to brush up on the laws and regulations. Know your rights for carrying a firearm and all the steps to go through to obtain one legally.

Consider your motive for buying a gun — are you planning for home defense, concealed carry, or interested in picking up a new hobby? This will provide the basis for your research, and it will also help you select the right gun for your intentions.

To buy a handgun in Maryland, you’ll have to obtain a Handgun Qualification License. The application process will require a fingerprint background check before submitting your HQL application.

Applicants are also required to complete a Handgun Qualification License Course, which can be completed at Heritage Training and Shooting Center. In the 4-hour course, you will learn the pillars of State Firearm Law, Home Firearm Safety, Handgun Mechanisms and Operation, and an Operation and Handling Demonstration.

Once you’ve completed the registration process and are cleared, you’re going to need someplace to put the gun.


What Gun Should I Buy?

If you feel secure in your household, you may only need a gun bag or holster. If you have children or sense that too many people could come into contact with your firearm, you can consider a gun safe or locker. No matter how often you train with your gun, proper maintenance is critical for safety and functionality, and a gun cleaning kit is essential. 

When you determine that you want to make a gun purchase in Frederick, Maryland, responsible ownership starts with awareness and confident handling.

Heritage Training and Shooting Center has a retail outlet with a knowledgeable team of staff that can help you make an informed decision, as well as a state-of-the-art indoor gun range where you can test out rental guns before you buy an identical model.

Heritage has a welcoming facility and the convenience of onsite training, retail, and a range that will get you where you need to be to make your goals. See what you can accomplish with Heritage today.

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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.