The Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL) allows Maryland citizens to purchase, rent, or receive a handgun. It is not a permit to carry a concealed handgun. For CCW, please see our Maryland Wear & Carry classes.
We provide you with hours of training by live instructors (not a multi-hour video) licensed by the Maryland State Police. This allows you to ask all the questions you need and includes your practical exercises and live-fire training. You won’t be sitting for hours listening to us talk!
This course includes classroom instruction, practical exercises, and live-fire qualification. Safety gear is required and can be provided at the class. A signed Waiver and Assumption of Risk is required for this class. Download, print, and sign our waiver (waiver file link) before you come to class.
Maryland HQL is offered as part of our Basic Handgun class. This class is generally scheduled on Saturday mornings. Check our registration site or training calendar for exact dates or register for Basic Handgun now.