MD Handgun Qualification License

MD Handgun Qualification License

MD Handgun Qualification License

MD Handgun Qualification License is training that helps to understand the technicality, safety, and functionality of a pistol.  For instance, to be able to be license in Maryland, this class is mandatory.  Therefore, under the COVID-19 health crisis, Falcon offers this class on Virtual training.  In addition, you will need to schedule an appointment for the DRY FIRE AND LIVE FIRE requirement.

MD Handgun Qualification License training is 3.5 hours online and the live component is 1 hour. Therefore, during the 3.5 hours, the student will learn State Firearm Law, including discussion of what constitutes a regulated firearm, Home Firearm Safety, Handgun Mechanisms, and Operation. One hour in the range will be dedicated to Operation and Handling Demonstration with dry fire exercise and live range drill.

MD Handgun Qualification License (HQL)

Training Topics

1) State Firearm Law – Overview of the State firearm laws, including discussion of what constitutes a regulated firearm, how to properly purchase or transfer a firearm, were allowed to carry or transport a firearm, when necessary to possess a carry permit, who is prohibited from possessing firearms, and state law relating to minors, permissible levels of force, and use of deadly force.  Note we are not a law firm or an attorney.  If you have a question regarding Maryland firearm law, seek legal advice, or contact the Maryland State Police.

2) Home Firearm Safety –  Overview of handgun and firearm safety in the home, including discussion of access to minors, locking and storing of firearms, and use of safety devices, such as secure lockboxes.

3) Handgun Mechanisms and Operation – Overview of the proper operation and safe handling of a handgun, including cleaning and maintenance, the loading and unloading of ammunition, and the differences between revolvers and semi-automatic handguns.

4) Operation and Handling Demonstration – Orientation component that demonstrates the person’s safe operation and handling of a firearm, to include a “live fire” component in which the applicant safely shoots the firearm. An applicant may not be required to fire in excess of 15 yards during qualifications.

The Virtual Experience

Before the training, you will receive a link to our online training portal. You MUST click the link and register on the portal to secure a spot. 

The meeting will be either on Google Meet or Zoom.  You will need to sign in 15 minutes before the meeting so we can confirm connectivity. You MUST have an audio and video connection to participate in the meeting.  Two days prior to the meeting, the link and password will be sent to you.  You will need to click the link to gain access to the meeting.