The Home Defense Course and Maryland HQL Course is a comprehensive course that focuses on the use of a firearm as a tool for self defense in the home.
*Regular Option - Live-Fire session is conducted in groups of 5 students on a scheduled date. Live-Fire date is scheduled upon completion of the virtual training.
**Meets the Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL) Course requirements**
This is a Hybrid course, which means the course consists of both virtual classroom and face-to-face instruction. The classroom portion is completed in a virtual environment and the Live-Fire will be completed at a local firing range. Live-Fire will be completed upon successful completion of the virtual instruction. After payment/registration you will be emailed the URL (link) to access the virtual training. Upon completion of the virtual training, your Live-Fire session can be scheduled.
Course is 6 hours of virtual classroom instruction, followed by range time.
Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan
Defining a Personal Protection Plan, Home Security, Alarms, Home Defense, Mental Exercises
Self Defense Firearms Basics
Safety, Understanding Semi-Automatics, Understanding Revolvers, Understanding Modern Striker-Fired Handguns, Home Defense Shotgun Fundamentals, Defining Gauge, Shot Size, Shotgun Chokes, The AR-15, Gun and Ammo Malfunctions and how to deal with them, Selecting a Handgun, Ammo
Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
Defensive shooting versus Marksmanship, Grip, Shooting Platform, Aligning the Muzzle to Target, Point Shooting, Unsighted/Sighted Fire, Flash Sight Picture, Trigger Control
The Legal Use of Force
Defending the Home, Defending Property
Violent Encounters and Their Aftermath
When Left with No Other Choice, When Right to Use Deadly Force Ends, Immediate Aftermath, Phone Calls to Make, When Police Arrive, Statements to Police, During and After your Arrest
Gear and Gadgets
Flashlights, Weapon Mounted Lights, Lasers, Firearms Storage
Basic and Advanced Skills
Creating a Training Program, Dry Firing, Drills, What's Next?
Maryland Firearms Law
Purchase & Transfer, Carry or Transport, Possess a Carry Permit, Home Safety, Safety Devices
Live Fire Exercise
Firearms, Ammo, Targets, Eye & Hearing Protection
Home Defense Course Certificate
Maryland HQL Course Certificate
Required by anyone applying for the Maryland HQL
**Course hours can go towards the MD Wear and Carry Permit training requirements and earns you a $25 discount.**
TMG FirearmsU Virtual Classroom Online
Live-Fire Location (Primary):
Maryland Small Arms Range
9801 Fallard Court, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772