Classes and Instruction

Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL)

Handgun Qualification License training qualifies students to apply for the license to purchase a regulated firearm in Maryland. This is a four-hour block of instruction which includes classroom instruction on Maryland State firearm law, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation, and a component that requires the applicant demonstrate the ability to safely fire a handgun.

Beginner Pistol Shooting Course

Students will learn the basics of handgun shooting, safe handling of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, safe storage and safety within the home, handgun owner’s responsibilities, semi-automatic and revolver mechanisms and operation, ammunition selection, and Maryland State firearm laws.  Each student will receive one on one shooting instruction with semi-automatic pistols and revolvers in a live fire training exercise on the range. The Beginner Pistol Shooting Course also qualifies students to apply for the license to purchase a regulated firearm in Maryland.

Maryland CCW (Concealed Carry) Handgun Permit

The Concealed Carry (CCW) Permit training is a total of 16 hours of instruction for an original application and 8 hours of instruction for a renewal application. The approved training will include instruction on state firearm law, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation, and a component that requires the applicant to demonstrate gun safety and proficiency with a minimum score of 70% accuracy.     

New Applicants

Renewal Applicants

One on One Instruction

One on One instruction is goal based instruction that focuses on improving the student’s knowledge, skill and performance in any area of pistol shooting, maintenance, equipment and accessories selection and use, as well as private instruction for the Maryland HQL and Handgun Permit certification.

Metallic Cartridge Reloading

Students learn how to select equipment, components and to use the reloading manual and reloading data. Students learn how to set up a reloading press, and how to set up and adjust reloading dies and equipment. This course includes a full day of hands-on reloading training by an NRA Certified Instructor with over 45 years of reloading experience. Successful completion earns each student an NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading certificate.