February 11th, 2020
Maryland Handgun Qualification class scheduled on Feb. 15th in Oakland
The Maryland Handgun Qualification (HQL) class is being offered through Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Garrett College. The class is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, at the Southern Outreach Center in Oakland.
This Handgun Qualification License training includes classroom instruction on state firearm law, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation, and a component that requires the applicant to demonstrate the ability to safely fire a handgun. Unless otherwise exempt, as of October 1, 2013, a Maryland resident must possess a valid Handgun Qualification License before they may purchase, rent, or receive a handgun.
Students must be a minimum of 21 years of age and are not permitted to bring a weapon or ammunition to class. Approved HQL training courses are offered by Maryland State Police approved Qualified Handgun Instructors. Training is valid for 3 years and must be completed prior to submitting an application for a Handgun Qualification License. The Handgun Qualification License is only needed for purchasing, transferring, or renting a regulated firearm after October 1, 2013. You do not need a Handgun Qualification License to own a gun you already have.
The class is taught by John W Sagal, USAF Veteran, MSP Retired, and owner of J & J Baits, LLC. Sagal is a certified Maryland State Police Qualified Handgun Instructor and an NRA certified firearms instructor.
For additional information or to register, contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.