Maryland HQL - Handgun Qualification License
A Maryland resident must possess a valid Handgun Qualification License (HQL) before they may purchase, rent, or receive a handgun. You do not need a Handgun Qualification License to own a gun you already own. Maryland non-residents do not need an HQL.
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, as well as the laws on self-defense and the use of deadly force.
*A criminal background check is conducted for all applicants when submitting applications after training.The customer must be at least 21+ to obtain a Maryland HQL permit and attend class.