In accordance with the Firearms Safety Act of 2013, the Maryland State Police have developed a web accessible Licensing Portal where citizens will submit, and Maryland firearms dealers will process, firearms applications. The Portal is a web ‘dashboard’ that provides citizens the ability to submit and track multiple application types. It gives firearms dealers the ability to access and submit 77R applications to MSP on behalf of their customers, and MSP Licensing Division the ability to receive, process and report on multiple application types via a single system. The Licensing Portal will be available to the public January 1, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact Licensing Division at: email@example.com
Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL)
Unless otherwise exempt, as of October 1, 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 to own a gun you already have. The Handgun Qualification License is only needed for purchasing, transferring, or renting a regulated firearm after October 1, 2013.
IMPORTANT: If you already own a handgun or assault weapon prior to October 1, 2013, you do not have to complete the training to apply for the Handgun Qualification License.
For HQL training we like to work with Qualified Handgun Instructors:
CAROLINE SHOOTING ACADEMY LLC :
The CSA is certified to provide you with the required training for your Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL) & Maryland Wear and Carry Permit. Classes that fit your Schedule! Come join us and receive your HQL and Wear & Carry training from a retired Maryland State Trooper in a friendly, safe and clean environment. You will leave with confidence knowing how to handle, shoot and clean a firearm as well as an understanding of the Maryland firearm laws. Small class size to ensure a safe and productive learning experience. Range with reactionary steel targets and regulation paper targets.Firearms available for training (minimal extra cost), instruction and shooting at the same location. Comfortable classroom with bathroom and private instruction is also available.
DAN NELSON (Lead Instructor) CSA Course Cost:
24206 Asbury Dr. HQL 4 hours $100
Denton, Maryland 21629 Wear & Carry 16 hours (initial) $300
*Glock 19 9mm *Glock 22 40SW
*Ruger 22Lr Semi Auto *Revolver 38Sp
MICHAEL DOUGLAS PRIEST 4 Hour Course
for HQL, CCW, & Security Guard Permits
For easy reference, please download/print our free information sheet in Adobe PDF format that will walk you through start to finish on the Maryland HQL process (link below):
Direct Link: Maryland State Police HQL Page
Fingerprinting Service Providers
To apply for an HQL the law requires a fingerprint based background check. We have a preferred Maryland approved provider we like to work with — Inquires,Inc. Click here for their locations and to schedule an appointment online.
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Denton Maryland 410-479-9316 / Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat 12-3