Barry Donadio, Pistol Instructor, seen here at the White during his days in the US Secret Service (Photo by Christy Bowe of Imagecather News)
On January 11th 2020 Public Security LLC will host a Maryland Handgun Qualification License class (HQL) in Queenstown, Maryland.
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
For: MEN, WOMEN, 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.
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.
Each student is required to buy 50 rounds of 9mm ammunition from an American manufacturer prior to the class or at the shooting range upon our arrival. 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
Immediately after class, we will go to:
“On Target Shooting Range”
2618 Annapolis Rd, Severn, MD.
PLEASE SAVE IN YOUR GPS PRIOR TO CLASS TO SAVE TIME
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. Therei is also a live scan finger printing site in Easton, Maryland.
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 FEAR OF FIREARMS, THIS CLASS MAY NOT BE FOR YOU. IF YOU DECIDE THAT YOU WILL TAKE THIS CLASS, YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO TELL THE INSTRUCTOR PRIOR THE THE CLASS OF YOUR FEAR.
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.
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.
After you obtain your HQL, you may want to use us to take the required 16 hour training class for your Maryland wear and carry pistol license.
16 Hour REQUIRED Initial Maryland State Pistol License Course
You need a 16-Hour training in order to obtain a pistol license you are trying to obtain in the State of Maryland:
After you take the 4 hour classroom you will need to individually schedule with Barry a TWO one 6 hour blocks to live fire practice with your pistol, do advanced drills and qualify under the Maryland State standard. You are required to pay instructor fees in advance and you are responsible for all the costs listed below:
$50 for Instructor travel time and $50 an hour for Instruction time. Total $650
On Target inc Shooting Range cost is as follow $28.00 for the first hour and $16.50 an hour after that. 12 hours ( if you have a legal place to shoot, we do not have to use the range. We need written permission to shoot a 9mm on the property PRIOR to shooting.)
750 Rounds for the 8-hour training based upon course needs and your performance, you may need to buy more bullets at the range.
9 mm bullet (box of 50) $14 Dollars (you would need 15 boxes)(Do NOT buy steel core ammunition such as TulAmmo) Buy Remington, Winchester, Federal name or any other quality name brand ammunition manufacturer:
Eye and Ear protection Rental $1.50 each (You may use your own)
After you have your wear and carry pistil license you will need an 8 hour refresher every time you reapply for your pistol license.
8 Hour Maryland State Pistol License Refresher Course
If you need your 8-Hour refresher training for the pistol license you already have:
After you take the 4 hour classroom you will need to individually schedule with Barry a one on ONE 4 hour block to practice, do advanced drills with your pistol and qualify under the Maryland State standard. You are to pay instructor fees in advance and you are responsible for all the costs listed below:
$50 for Instructor travel time and $50 an hour for Instruction time. Total $250
On Target Inc. Shooting Range cost is as follow $28.00 for the first hour and $16.50 an hour after that. ( if you have a legal place to shoot, we do not have to use the range. We need written permission from the property owner to shoot a 9mm on the property PRIOR to shooting.)
500 Rounds for the 8-hour training based upon course needs and your performance, you may need to buy more bullets at the range.
9 mm bullet (box of 50) $14 Dollars (you would need 10 boxes)(Do NOT buy steel core ammunition such as TulAmmo) Buy Remington, Winchester, Federal name brand or any other quality name brand ammunition manufacturer:
Eye and Ear protection Rental $1.50 each (You may use your own)
We do HQL certifications for your staff at your company
Barry will travel to your location and train your entire staff at your company. Call to arrange.
Barry Donadio is on call to help those who need to get their 8 hour or 16 hour course done one on one at the spur of the moment. Call right away if your in a bind. 202-631-1153 Barry’s direct cell number.
Barry Donadio is a Tactical Pistol Instructor who is a former member of the United States Secret Service Emergency Response Team (ERT) at the White House. He also served in the U.S. Army Infantry, U.S. Army Military Police, as a New York City Special Patrolman, as a Suffolk County NY Criminal Investigator SPCA, in the U.S. Air Force Security Police, and as a U.S. Air Force SWAT Team Leader
Served in multiple middle eastern conflict and war zones in 6 different countries
He is the current President of Public Security LLC. This firm protects multiple Political figures as well as other high-risk clients.
Donadio is also the current Sergeant at Arms of the Maryland Republican Party (MDGOP)