• Texas Handgun Training

    Handgun training courses from basic skills to advanced self-defense. Texas LTC, NRA, Handgun Skills Series and much more.

LTC Eligibility

Texas is a "shall issue" State meaning that any person who meets the statutory eligibility requirements must be issued a Texas License to Carry a Handgun.  Click the "Read More" link for eligibility requirements.

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Getting an LTC: 3 Steps

  1. Take a CHL Class at Texas Handgun Training
  2. Apply online with Texas Dept. of Public Safety
  3. Get digital fingerprints with Morpho Trust (a/k/a FAST)

The LTC class can be taken either before or after applying with DPS.

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Class Fees for PSC Members

Texas License to Carry a Handgun Class:  $95 
Handgun Skills Series:  
    Basic Handgun Skills $99
    Intermediate Handgun Skills I & II $99 each
    Advanced Handgun Skills i & ii $99 each
NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home: $150
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home: $150
Private Training Sessions (1 to 3 people) $125/hr.

Texas Handgun Training

Beyond the LTC

star ring logoWhether you already have a Texas License to Carry a Handgun or are thinking about it, putting an LTC in your wallet shouldn't be your end goal.  While the license makes it legal for you to carry a self-defense handgun, it doesn't mean you are ready to deal with a deadly assault. Get handgun training and start with the basics.  Then get a shooting mentor and have a practice plan every time you go to the range. 

The Handgun Skills Series of courses is an excellent way to develope the basic skills necessary to effectively use a handgun in a self-defense situation.  Currently, the Series

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Training: Sport or Self-Defense?

CLC 08 bustOver the years, I have had a number of people ask if I shoot for sport or to train for self-defense.  At first I thought that was an unusual question but after having it asked a number of times, I came to realize that a lot of folks who either don't own guns, or don't use the guns they own, tend to think it as an "either or" situation.  I enjoy shooting as a sport and this has a direct impact on the amount of time and ammo I spend at the range. However, the highest and best use of a gun is to preserve innocent life, so this aspect of gun ownership must be taken seriously. 

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Training Is For Everyone

CLC 08 bustI make a living as an attorney, but I've also been a firearms instructor for over 40 years for at least two reasons.  First, I enjoy teaching and secondly, I believe that responsible firearms ownership demands proper training.  Whether shooting for sporting purposes or for self-defense, every gun owner owes it to themself and to their loved ones to do so properly, safely and proficiently.  This is even more important when we have spouses, children or grandchildren who depend upon our ability with firearms, whether for instructional purposes or to defend their lives should the need arise.

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Big Gun or Little Gun?

CLC 08 bustRest easy, I'm not about to get into this Ford v. Chevy argument -- well, at least not with both feet anyway.   I do want to make an observation from my CHL classes and I hope it will make some of the guys out there reconsider the theory that "the little lady needs a little gun."  Of all the students I've taught, only four failed to pass the shooting portion of the CHL class on the first attempt.  In every case, the gun was the problem; i.e. it was too small and kicked like a mule! All four of the women passed on the second attempt using a larger gun. 

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