Barry Donadio To Instruct Multiple Handgun Qualification License Classes In Stevensville, Maryland In 2022

A Student of Barry Donadio’s HQL Class aims in with a Glock 17 9mm pistol

Public Security LLC is hosting multiple HQL classes in Queen Anne’s County at the American Legion Post 278 Stevensville, Maryland. Dates are January 16th 2022, February 20th 2022 and March 12th 2022. The lead Instructor is Barry Donadio who is a former member of the U.S. Secret Service.

Barry Donadio, Pistol Instructor

Go to the Public Security LLC website in order to review all required class expectations and protocols. Then, reserve a seat in the class and pay online. Any questions may be directed to Public Security LLC at 855–589–2267

Barry Donadio Pistol Instructor is a Former member of the U.S. Secret Service

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Handgun Qualification License Classes Taught By A Former Member Of The Secret Service 2021

Barry Donadio, Former U.S. Secret Service Emergency Response Team. The White House

With the recent state of affairs moving into 2021, it may be time you consider getting legally armed. Instructor Barry Donadio, a former member of the U.S. Secret Service can show you how.

The name “Donadio” is becoming a household name for those seeking who to go to for firearms training in Maryland. After protecting Presidents Bush and Obama, he moved into the private sector and opened his own private security firm called Public Security LLC. In addition to providing bodyguards and armed security, his firm teaches citizens how to use firearms for self-defense. He has become a major provider of the 4 hour pistol classes for those seeking their Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL) in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland and the Eastern shore. Donadio adds a nice touch for every client by sharing his cell number (202–631–1153) in case they ever have any questions during the process of obtaining their license. He does caution callers that his phone sometimes gets overwhelmed with calls. Be sure to leave a message if he doesn’t answer. He returns every call. He is also very responsive on Facebook and emails.

Donadio said; “We have had a huge increase of women seeking handgun training for self-defense”

Once students obtain their HQL, they move on to obtaining their wear and carry pistol permit. This process is is a little more complicated and it requires and addition 16 hours of training. Students also must shoot a qualifying pistol course to obtain the permit.

Donadio also teaches more advance firearms courses for student seeking to become experts with firearms.

One on one training is available for those seeking to acquire a higher comfort level with firearms prior to all formal classes.

Instructor Barry Donadio

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Barry Donadio Instructing HQL Class To Maryland Residents


Barry Donadio, formerly of the U.S. Secret Service and current President of Public Security LLC is now teaching the use of pistols to Maryland residents.
Under Maryland State law, residents are required to obtain a Handgun Qualification License (HQL) prior to purchasing a revolver or pistol.

In order to obtain the HQL, applicants are required to attend a 4 hour class on pistols and fire a pistol as a minimum qualification. The 4 hour classes are only authorized to be given by certified pistol instructors validated by the Maryland State Police. Mr Donadio currently holds the Instructor certification and is authorized to give the class. His classroom sessions are typically held on Saturdays from 7am to 12pm. He then brings class participants to various area shooting ranges to complete the qualification. He also instructs on a one on one basis with clients that request it.


The HQL can only be issued to applicants 21 years old or over. If you are 18 you may take the class which is good for 3 years, then apply for the license when applicant turns 21.

For upcoming classes, check Barry Donadio’s company page at or the Public Security War Fighting Facebook page.