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Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL) Training July 10, 2021 10am-3pm

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Hybrid Virtual Firearm Training

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the 5 hours + range time will be in a hybrid format meaning both virtual and in person. The class room training will be virtual. The live fire range qualifications will be in-person and will be scheduled during the classroom instruction on the premises of the TCP Black Shield Shooting Range.

This change in policy does not alleviate any of the handgun permit training requirements set below. Those electing to participate in virtual handgun permit training will require a real time, bi-directional audio and visual connection using Zoom communications video software with a computer, laptop or tablet device.

Maryland Handgun Qualifications License (HQL): is required in order to purchase handguns in Maryland. To obtain the HQL you must complete the required training provided by a Qualified Handgun Instructor certified by the Maryland State Police, training provided by TCP Black Shield.

Our HQL Training FAR exceeds the baseline requirements of the state. We provide all materials including firearms and ammunition for this training Safety course. This class is for students who have never fired a firearm or for students who have fired before but are uncomfortable with the experience. Whether you want to start a new hobby, take additional steps to protect yourself and loved ones, or you want to exercise your second amendment rights, this class will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to build a solid foundation so that the idea of owning/shooting a firearm won’t be so intimidating.

This Firearms Course discusses:
Firearm safety
Safe firearm storage
Pistol mechanism & operation
How to properly load/unload firearms
Ammunition fundamentals
Proper pistol shooting skills, shooting positions, & common shooting errors
Clearing pistol stoppages
Pistol maintenance, selection & use

Students will then implement the shooting techniques and safety precautions taught in class by practicing Live Fire at our outdoor gun range.

Who needs it?

As of October 1, 2013, Maryland residents must possess a valid Handgun Qualification License (HQL) before they can purchase or receive a handgun.

What is included?

The rental of a GLOCK , range fees, ammunition, and a certificate of completion are included in the price of the course. You must be fingerprinted to complete your HQL Application. Our helpful staff are also available to help students through the application process.

Duration: 5 hours

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If you choose to carry and own a gun it is very important that you explore your local and state laws so you fully understand your rights and the laws that govern gun ownership. It is also important to know your local and state laws governing the use of “lethal deadly force”. If someone breaks into your home, can you shoot them even if they are not visibly armed? If someone attacks you in public, do you have a duty to retreat? Under what circumstances can you legally display your gun? Are there places where you cannot carry a gun? Can you travel across state lines with your gun? These are just a few of the questions you want to answer as you make the decision to own a gun.


Neglecting to understand the legal issues including your rights and your risks is careless. You put others and yourself at risk.  Also, the better you understand the laws the better equipped you will be to make quick decisions when under great stress. There are some basic defensive tips everyone should know and make part of their daily lives whether or not you carry a firearm.


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