Maryland HQL-Handgun Qualification License
A Maryland resident must possess a valid Handgun Qualification License (HQL) before he/she may purchase, rent, or receive a handgun. You do not need a Handgun Qualification License to own a gun you already have. We will cover the importance of firearm safety, situational awareness, personal protection, and the basic nomenclature and operation of handguns, where you can and can’t carry your firearm in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as the Virginia laws on self-defense and the use of deadly force.
*A criminal background check is conducted for all applicants when submitting application after training.
The customer must be at least 21+ to obtain a Maryland HQL permit and attend class. This permit is available to be obtained by current residents or non-residents of the state.