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Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course (HQL) Sat Sept 22

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Maryland HQL process consists of 3 steps:

  1. Education (4 hour HQL class)
  2. Livescan fingerprints ($64.50)
  3. Application ($50 payable to Maryland State Police)

We have computer workstations available in the classroom and will help your complete your online application.  Once the class is over, you simply have to wait for your HQL to arrive in the mail. It’s that simple!

This Maryland HQL Course is a FOUR hour class that exceeds the education requirements mandated by State law for applying for a Maryland Handgun Qualification License. The class begins at 10:00 AM at Hendershot’s in the second floor classroom. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are allowed in the classroom.  Please arrive 30 minutes early for fingerprinting.

Course Objectives:

  • Students must demonstrate the ability to safely handle a handgun. There will be hands on step by step instruction to accomplish this.
  • Discuss the difference between mechanisms and operation of a semi-automatic handgun, a single action revolver, and a double action revolver.
  • Discuss safety in the home and securely storing a firearm in the home.
  • Discuss Maryland Law about lawful transport, storage, and purchase of firearms in Maryland.
  • By law students must demonstrate the ability to load, fire and unload a handgun. This will be done on our indoor climate-controlled range with a firearm from our rental inventory. We even supply the ammunition!

Everything you need is included in the class:  eye/ear protection, targets, ammunition, and classroom/range instruction.  Also, each student receives a complimentary range badge and lanyard so they can continue to use our indoor range.  Students are welcome to bring their own handguns and ammunition but please leave them in your vehicle until the range portion of the training!



The fee for the fingerprint service $64.50 and is NOT included in the cost of training.

The fee for the HQL is $50 payable online only to the Maryland State Police (MSP). The license is good for ten years.

Students MUST have an email address and a Master Card or VISA Card to complete the online application. MSP does not accept cash or checks.



September 22, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Michael Faith


Hendershot’s Sporting Goods
19828 National Pike
Hagerstown, MD, 21740
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