Pistol Classes Taught By Former Secret Service For 2022

Barry Donadio Celebrity Author
2 min readFeb 15, 2021


Barry Donadio Former U.S. Secret Service ERT, The White House (Photo by Christy Bowe of Imagecather News)

With the recent state of affairs moving into 2022, it may be time you consider getting legally armed in Maryland. 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 through emails.

Donadio said; “We have had a huge increase of women seeking handgun training for self-defense in 2022. We have been working with scores of women to get them legally armed and lowering their risk to become a target and victim of crimes.” We build confidence, we conquer fear, we empower women, we train seniors and we teach to win.”

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.


May 21st 2022 Handgun Qualification License HQL Class

June 11th 2022 Handgun Qualification License HQL Class

July 9th 2022 Handgun Qualification License HQL Class

All from 10am to 3pm Handgun Qualification License HQL Class

All held at American Legion Post 278 Stevensville, Maryland

This article was originally reported in the Saturday Morning Vogue Review

Instructor Barry Donadio

Public Security LLC


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Barry Donadio Celebrity Author

President of Public Security LLC, Former U.S. Secret Service, Celebrity Author, American Politician, Sergeant at Arms of the MDGOP, Pro-America