For all 4 hour HQL, 16 hour and 8 hour wear and carry students
YOU MUST READ THE ENTIRE SET OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO BE PREPARE TO TAKE THIS CLASS THAT INCLUDE USING LIVE BULLETS WITH FIREARM.
Public Security LLC will host a Maryland Handgun Qualification License class (HQL) in Queenstown, Maryland.
10 PERSON LIMIT due to coronavirus pandemic
FACECOVER / FACEMASK OR CLOTH REQUIRED
The first 10 people that we receive payment from will be permitted in this class.
Handgun Qualification Class Course (HQL) $125
Class instructed by Barry Donadio (Former U.S. Secret Service)
QUEENSTOWN SPORTS CENTER
620 4H Park Road Queenstown, Maryland
(NOT IN 4 H PARK)
For: MEN, WOMEN, YOUTHS
(min age for youths is 14)
(same price for youths)
Public Security LLC will be providing HQL training for $125 per person. This training is required for those seeking their HQL in Maryland.
This is the required class to have in order to buy a pistol in the state of Maryland. The class is a required 4 hours long, followed up with shooting the required one shot from a pistol at the range.
YOU MUST RSVP WITH BARRY DONADIO by either text, cell phone, email or Facebook.
Payment in the form of a money order or check is due PRIOR to class by sending to:
Barry Donadio or
Public Security LLC
1831 Anchorage Drive
Chester, MD 21619.
You may also use this link to pay through Paypal
Payment must be received PRIOR to the class in order to reserve a seat in the training. If you do not attend the class, there are no refunds once payment is made.
We do accept Paypal payments. Just use Barry's email to send payment: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send through PayPal as "friend" or "family" to avoid transfer fees.
We can also accept credit card payments, but there is a 4% transaction fee applied. Provide us with your email and we will issue an invoice that you can use to pay with a credit card online.
If you want to shoot more than the 1 required shot the student is required to buy their own rounds of 9mm ammunition from an American manufacturer prior to the class or at the shooting range upon our arrival. You do not need to do this if your not going to shoot extra.
You may bring your own pistol, unload and on safe.
Please do not bring ammunition inside the classroom. Leave ammunition in your vehicle until we arrive at the shooting range. In addition to shooting for your HQL, we will also use the remaining bullets to train you to be a better tactical shooter with some pistol drills.
You are required to have your own transportation to and from the the shooting range. We are not authorized to transport students.
This Facebook event page is not necessarily an accurate estimate of seating availability.
The class is very informal and relaxed with no pressure or stress. Round table atmosphere. Bring coffee and or food. Comfortable clothing. Sharing personal experiences during class encouraged. Past classes have been generally overall a good time and fun. Ask other past students.
Barry Donadio, former U.S. Secret Service, will instruct the class and gear it towards self-defense/combat shooting. Please, Facebook friend him so you can send him your cell number to hold your spot in the class. Barry's direct cellular 202-631-1153.
Class sharply begins at:
9 am to 3 pm at
Queenstown Sports Center (upstairs classroom(
620 4H Park Rd
(This is NOT inside the 4H park where the county fair is held)
Immediately after class, we will go to:
Schrader's Outdoor's LLC
16090 Oakland Rd., Henderson MD 21640
(About 25 mins away)
PLEASE SAVE IN YOUR GPS PRIOR TO CLASS TO SAVE TIME
There is an additional charge for range use $10 that students are required to pay. Bring ID inside to range and you will need to fill out a form with emergency contact.
We hope to be done by 3 pm but may be longer, depending on wait for the shooting range.
If you are taking this class, contact us ASAP so we know who is coming to the class. Classes fill very fast. Participants must arrive on time to receive credit for the training.
Once training is complete, fill out your HQL application online at the Maryland State Police website. It is important to let us know when you completed your application, so we can give you credit for taking the class online. Students needing a letter from us proving class completion may request one from us.
Fingerprinting is the responsibility of each student to obtain their HQL. Live scan fingerprinting is at a separate location once you begin the application process We recommend MARI (Mid Atlantic Regional Investigations) on West Street in Annapolis. There is also a live scan finger printing site in Easton, Maryland. ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR FINGER PRINTS, YOU MUST FINSIH AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION WITH THE MARYLAND STATE POLICE WITHIN 48 HOURS OR THEY MAY VOID YOUR FINGER PRINTS.
Once your application has been electronically submitted you must notify Barry Donadio so he can check you off electronically on the Police website verifying that you took the HQL class.
This is the Instructor number for Barry Donadio that needs to be submitted to the State Police with your application.
Below is a link to the Maryland State Police website for HQL
This training will be given on a periodic basis (once a month). Check with us for other classes.
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PLEASE DO NOT BRING FIREARMS OR BULLETS INSIDE THE QUEENSTOWN SPORTS CENTER / THE FACILITY IS SHARED WITH MANY OTHER GROUPS.
DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL 8 HOURS PRIOR TO THIS CLASS. ANY STUDENT WITH THE SMELL OF ALCOHOL ON THEIR PERSON WILL BE TOLD TO LEAVE. NO REFUND WILL BE GRANTED.
IF YOU ARE TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS THAT PREVENTS YOU FROM OPERATING MACHINERY, DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THE CLASS UNTIL YOU ARE NO LONGER TAKING THE PRESCRIPTION. YOU CAN NOT TAKE CODEINE, PERCOCET, COUCH MEDICINE WITH CODINE OR ANY OTHER NARCOTIC BASED MEDICINE 8 HOURS PRIOR OR DURING THE CLASS AND SHOOTING PORTION. IF YOU APPER TO BE UNDER ANY INFLUENCE OF A NARCOTIC, YOU WILL BE TOLD TO LEAVE. NO REFUND WILL BE GRANTED.
IF YOU ARE A CONVICTED FELON, SEX OFFENDER OR SOMEONE WHO IS BARRED FROM POSSESSING A FIREARM LEGALLY, YOU ARE NOT LEGALLY PERMITTED TO ATTEND THIS CLASS. DO NOT SIGN UP FOR IT.
IF YOU ARE USER OF MARIJUANA OR HAVE A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD, CHECK WITH THE MARYLAND STATE POLICE TO SEE IF THEY WILL ISSUE YOU A HQL PRIOR TO TAKING THIS CLASS. IF YOU HAVE A SMELL OF MARIJUANA ON YOU AT CLASS, YOU WILL BE TOLD TO LEAVE . NO REFUND WILL BE GRANTED
IF YOU HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A MENTAL DISORDER SUCH AS PTSD OR ANY OTHER METAL DISORDER, YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THIS CLASS UNLESS THE MARYLAND STATE POLICE AUTHORIZES IT. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THE CLASS.
IF YOU HAVE CLAUSTROPHOBIA YOU MAY CONSIDER NOT TAKING THIS CLASS. THE SHOOTING RANGE REQUIRES BOTH SHOOTER AND INSTRUCTOR TO SHOOT FROM A SMALL CONFINED SPACE FIRING LANE. IT CAN BE HOT, CRAMPED, LOUD AND UNCOMFORTABLE DURING THE SHOOTING PORTION OF THIS CLASS.
IF YOU HAVE A SIGNIFICANT FEAR OF FIREARMS, THIS CLASS MAY NOT BE FOR YOU. THIS IS NOT A CLASS DESIGNED TO MAKE YOU OVERCOME YOUR FEAR NOR IS IT THERAPY. THERE ARE TIME RESTRAINTS AND OTHER STUDENTS WILL BE GREATLY INCONVENIENCED IF THEY NEED TO WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO OVERCOME THEIR FEAR. IF YOU DECIDE THAT YOU WILL TAKE THIS CLASS, YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO TELL THE INSTRUCTOR PRIOR THE THE CLASS OF YOUR FEAR OR ANY PRIOR NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES WITH FIREARMS SO THEY CAN BE PREPARED. WE CAN ALSO ARRANGE TRAINING FOR YOU PRIOR TO THE HQL CLASS TO WORK ONE ON ONE TO HELP RELIEVE YOU OF THE FEAR OF FIREARMS.
UNSAFE ACTS WITH A FIREARM IN THE CLASSROOM OR ON THE RANGE MAY LEAD TO BEING TOLD THAT YOU MUST LEAVE. NO REFUND WILL BE GRANTED.
PERSONS WHO REPEAT SIGNING UP FOR CLASSES AND DO NOT ATTEND MAY BE BARRED FROM TAKING OUR CLASSES IN THE FUTURE.
PERSONS THAT HAVE NERVE DAMAGE IN THEIR FINGERS OR HANDS AND HAVE GREAT DIFFICULTY FIRMLY GRIPPING A PISTOL OR PULLING THE TRIGGER WITH A RESISTANCE OF 5 POUNDS MAY NOT BE BEST SUITED FOR THIS CLASS UNTIL THEIR CONDITION IS CORRECTED.
PERSONS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH BALANCE OR THAT USE A CANE MAY CONSIDER NOT TAKING THIS CLASS UNLESS THEIR CONDITION IS CORRECTED BECAUSE THE SHOOTING PORTION OF THIS TRAINING IS DONE IN THE STANDING POSITION.
ANYONE LYING ABOUT ANY OF THE ABOUT POINTS WILL BE TOLD TO LEAVE. NO REFUND WILL BE GRANTED.
MILITARY VETERANS: You are not to take the class to your HQL. Just submit your DD-214 with an honorable discharge to the Maryland State Police with your application.
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