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Maryland Handgun Qualification License Training (HQL) Wednesday January 17 at 3 P.M.

January 17 @ 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 3:15PM at Hendershots in the second floor classroom. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for check in.

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 of your choice from our rental inventory. We even supply the ammunition!

Included in the class is the following:

  • Eye and ear protection on the range
  • Targets
  • Rental handgun
  • Ammunition
  • Classroom instruction
  • Assistance with your HQL application
  • 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!

Hendershots now has LiveScan fingerprinting equipment in the store. There is a State mandated fee for the fingerprint service that is NOT included in the cost of training.

NOTICE: If you have been convicted of a crime, the MSP will NOT issue you a HQL. See http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmStatutesText.aspx?article=gps&section=5-101&ext=html&session=2015RS&tab=subject5.

Allow two weeks for delivery of your HQL once your application has been submitted.


Philip Andrews


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