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Maryland Handgun Qualification Class (HQL) Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 3PM

October 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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. This class begins at 3PM at Hendershots 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!

Included in the class is the following:

  • Eye and ear protection on the range
  • Targets
  • Ammunition
  • Classroom instruction
  • Your HQL application will be completed online in the classroom!
  • Complimentary range badge and lanyard so that the student may continue to use our indoor range in the future!
  • Students are welcome to bring their own handguns and ammunition BUT PLEASE LEAVE THEM IN YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL THE RANGE PORTION OF THE TRAINING.



Hendershots is equipped with free WiFi throughout the building. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop or other mobile device and complete their HQL application during the class. Employees will also assist with the application upon request at one of our computer stations within the store!

There are THREE FEES associated with this training:

  1. The training fee ($99.99)
  2. Hendershots now has LiveScan fingerprinting equipment in the store. There is a State mandated fee for the fingerprint service $64.50 that is NOT included in the cost of training.
  3. The fee for the HQL License is $50 payable online only to the Maryland State Police. 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. The MSP does not accept cash or checks.

Hendershots provides laptop computers in the classroom to complete the online application as part of the class. Students are still encouraged to bring their own laptop or other mobile device and complete their HQL application if they wish.


Philip Andrews


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