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Handgun Qualification License (HQL) Class


Permit_Information

Permit Overview: Unless otherwise exempt, as of October 1st 2013, 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 (HQL) to own a gun you already have. The Handgun Qualification License (HQL) is only needed for purchasing, transferring or renting a handgun after October 1st 2013

Permit Process: To obtain a Handgun Qualification License (HQL), NON-EXEMPT applicants must complete the following steps (IN ORDER):

1. Complete MSAR's HQL Class; a MSP approved firearms training class. ($25.00 Per Person)
2. Complete a Live-Scan fingerprint based background. (Prices Vary)

3. Submit a ELECTRONIC HQL Application and Application Fee to the MSP. ($50.00 Per Applicant)

IMPORTANT NOTE: There are certain individuals who are exempt from possessing a Handgun Qualification License (HQL) entirely. There are also certain individuals who must possess a Handgun Qualification License (HQL) but are exempt from completing the HQL Class and/or Live-Scan fingerprints.

 


Class_Information
 

Class Overview: MSAR's Hangun Qualificaiton License (HQL) Class is is a MSP approved firearms training class that is mandatory for NON-EXEMPT residents of Maryland who wish to apply for a Handgun Qualification License (HQL). This class consists of 4-hours of classroom instruction and approximately 1-hour of range time. During the classroom portion of this class, the following topics will be discussed: Application Process, State Firearm Law, Home Firearm Safety and Handgun Mechanisms and Operation. During the range portion of this class, there will be a“live fire” component that requires each student to demonstrate the ability to safely shoot 1-2 rounds from a handgun. Upon successful completion of this class, each student will receive a HQL Training Certificate, which may be used as proof-of-training to apply for a Handgun Qualification License (HQL). Additionally, with the completion of this class, each student will receive a Voucher for FREE range time on one of our 25yd Pistol Lanes!

DISCLAIMER: Although this class satisfies the training requirements for the Handgun Qualification License (HQL), it does NOT guarantee the issuance of this Permit.

Class Fee: $25.00 Per Person; This fee inlcudes Classroom Instruction, Range Time, Test & Evaluation Firearm, Ammunition, Hearing Protection, Eye Protection, Target, HQL Training Certificate.

Class Length:Approximately 4-5 Hours. Although we try to estimate how long this class will take, the actual ending time is dependent on the number of student attending and the depth of class questions and discussions. Therefore, students should allow additional time to complete this class.

Class Location:This class is held at our facility (Maryland Small Arms Range), located at 9801 Fallard Court, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772.The classroom portion of this class will take place in our Private Classroom, located on the 2nd floor of our facility. The range portion of this class will take place on our Indoor Shooting Range, located on the 1st floor of our facility.

Material & Equipment Requirements: NONE. All necessary materials and equipment (firearm, ammunition, ETC.) for this class are provided for each student and included in the $25.00 Class Fee. The only thing that students MUST bring to this class is a valid Driver's License or State Issued ID. Students may also bring note taking materials (pen and paper), however it is not required.

Student Requirements:
Must be 21 years of age or older.
Must possess a valid Driver's License or State Issued ID.
Must be a legal resident of the United States of America.
Must be eligible by both State and Federal law to legally posses and handle firearms.
Must speak, write and understand English. (Entire Class is Conducted in English)
Must be physically capable of safely and effectively operationg a firearm.
Must be able to follow all directions given by the instructor.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Handgun Qualification License (HQL) training is only valid for 3 years. Therefore, applicants must submit their HQL Application within 3 years of completing this class.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This class satisfies ONLY the training requirements for the Handgun Qualification License (HQL). This class does NOT inlcude Live-Scan fingerprinting or the HQL Application and fees. However, as a convenience to our valued customers, MSAR has teamed up with Secure Fingerprints (a Maryland CJIS approved Live-Scan Provider) to satisfy all of your HQL application needs in one convenient location. Live-scan fingerprinting will be available on-site at our facility before and after each of our scheduled Handgun Qualification License (HQL) Classes at a first come, first serve basis. For fast and accurate service, please print and complete the Secure Fingerprints HQL Form in advance. Please contact Secure Fingerprints for pricing and payment information.

 

Class Schedule & Registration:


Here is a listing of upcoming dates for our Handgun Qualification License (HQL) Classes! Our HQL Classes are in very high-demand and due to limited space available, they tend to fill up weeks in advance. As such, we recommend registering ASAP to secure your spot in your ideal class date.

Once you have carefully chosen your preffered class date, you MUST register either in-store or online to reserve your seat. We do not accept walk-ins. Additionally, full payment must be made at time of registration. To register in-store, stop by our facility during normal business hours and visit our Gun Vault. Payment must be made in CASH during in-store registration. To register online, click REGISTER NOW next to the class date you have chosen below. This will link you to the HQL Registration Page, where you will click on the drop-down menu to select the class date you have chosen and the number of seats you are reserving. If a class date says REGISTRATION CLOSED, this means that the class is FULL. Once a class is full, we cannot allow any further students to register due to class size limitations. No exceptions will be made.

STOP! Before registering for any of MSAR's classes, we ask that you please take a moment to review our Class Policies regarding refunds, transfers, cancellations, attendance, behavior, ETC. We have adopted these Class Policies to ensure spaces are reserved only for sutdents who are truly commited to attendting the classes they have registered for. We believe that these Class Policies are fair to you, other students and to us and we truly appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
 

December 9th 2017 4:00pm to 8:00pm (NOT INCLUDING RANGE TIME) REGISTRATION CLOSED
December 16th 2017 4:00pm to 8:00pm (NOT INCLUDING RANGE TIME) REGISRATION CLOSED
January 13th 2018 4:00pm to 8:00pm (NOT INCLUDING RANGE TIME) Register Now!
January 20th 2018 4:00pm to 8:00pm (NOT INCLUDING RANGE TIME) Register Now!

 

STOP! Before registering for any of MSAR's classes, we ask that you please take a moment to review our Class Policies regarding refunds, transfers, cancellations, attendance, behavior, ETC. We have adopted these Class Policies to ensure spaces are reserved only for sutdents who are truly commited to attendting the classes they have registered for. We believe that these Class Policies are fair to you, other students and to us and we truly appreciate your understanding and cooperation.