I'll be qualifying the week after next. My location will be doing it with the holster per HQC1 requirements. There seems to be two separate camps at the moment, ranges in NJ that require holster draw for HQC1 and the ranges that don't. I am concerned about the ones that don't.
The application fee is $50 to the state. What instructors charge is arbitrary, and I have signed up to qualify next week for $90, instructor is State Police certified. So cost is the same as about 6-7 boxes of 9mm. Reasonable, I'd say, we will need to continue solid opposition to some of the useless restrictions Murphy and his ilk propose.