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Texas Specific Courses

Texas License To Carry a handgunTexas Concealed Handgun License Course

NRA Courses

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Home Firearm SafetyHome Firearm Safety Course

Personal ProtectionPersonal Protection Course

Pistol Saftey Pistol Shooting Courses available

Rifle SafteyRifle Shooting Courses available

Shotgun SafteyShotgun Shooting Courses available

Range Safety OfficerRange Saftey Officer Training

MuzzleloadingMuzzleloading Courses Available

ReloadingReloading Courses Available

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Texas License TO Carry (LTC) Course

This course is divided into two parts. The classroom portion is approximately 5 hours plus written exam. The Range portion will be about 1 hour depending on skill level. If you are a new shooter you may need additional instructon not included in this course. The separate class is for basic shooting skills and marksmanship and can include the shooting proficiency for your LTC. To pass the proficiency test requires a score of 175/250, (70%) or better. if you are unable to pass during the LTC class, you will need to enrolling in our basic learn to shoot class. One on one sessions are available.

To apply for a Handgun License in Texas you must be:

You may qualify using either a semi-auto or Revolver, and does not effect what you can carry.

The shooting proficiency test will consist of 50 rounds of timed fire on the state specified target. 20 rounds at 3 yards 20 rounds at 7 yards and 10 rounds at 15 yards. Class costs and scheduled dates are listed on the schedules page, or call 214-668-1190 or email dan@shootsafe.com.

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NRA Instructor Training Courses

The first time you take an Instructor Training course, it will take two days to complete. These courses are normally conducted over a weekend.

The NRA Instructor Training Program is designed to train experienced shooters to teach NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses to beginning shooters. NRA The NRA Instructor Training Programs are directed at teaching these experienced shooters HOW TO TEACH others to shoot.

Instructor Training Courses are available in the disciplines of:

During the Instructor Training Course, the Training Counselor and his staff will be evaluating each Instructor Candidate to insure they have not only the knowledge and skills needed to train beginning shooters, but also a Positive Attitude toward safe firearms handling to pass along to their students.

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Fundamentals Of Shooting

The pistol, rifle, and shotgun courses described below are designed to teach beginners the fundamentals of safe firearms handling and how to shoot.

Pistol Shooting Courses

The Complete Course

The entire course is about 8 hours long.

During that time, the student will learn the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.

Shooting exercises will include common shooting positions. As a part of the shooting experience, the student will learn about care and cleaning necessary for handguns.

Topics such as basic guideline for purchasing a pistol, legally transporting it to and from the range or field, and safe home storage are also discussed.

Most Requested Course

This introductory course is 3 to 4 hours long.

A popular alternative to the Basic Pistol course is FIRST Steps. New firearm owners are encouraged to take the "first step" of obtaining training and this program is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper operation of Your New Handgun.

Since this orientation is model-specific, and teaches only the most basic shooting skills, it is not a complete "course" in the traditional sense of the word, however, it does provide a thorough introduction to:

This course will include some initial practice with your firearm under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

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Rifle Shooting Courses

The Complete Course

The Basic Rifle Shooting course is about 14 hours long.

During that time, the student will learn the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for owning and using a rifle safely. The course teaches the students about:

We will also discuss other firearm ownership necessities, like:

Most Requested Course

This introductory course is 3 to 4 hours long.

A popular alternative to the Basic Rifle course is FIRST Steps--Firearm Instruction, Responsibility and Safety Training.

New firearm owners are encouraged to take the "first step" of obtaining training and this program is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper operation of Your New Rifle.

Since this orientation is model-specific, and teaches only the most basic shooting skills, it is not a complete "course" in the traditional sense of the word, however, it does provide a thorough introduction to:

This course will include some inital practice with your firearm under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

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Shotgun Shooting Courses

The Complete Course

The Basic Shotgun Shooting course is about 10 hours long.

During that time, the student will learn the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for owning and using a Shotgun safely. The course teaches the students about:

We will also discuss shotgun ownership topics, like:

Most Requested Course

This introductory course is 3 to 4 hours long.

A popular alternative to the Basic Shotgun course is FIRST Steps--Firearm Instruction, Responsibility and Safety Training.

New firearm owners are encouraged to take the "first step" of obtaining training and this program is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper operation of Your New Shotgun.

Since this orientation is model-specific, and teaches only the most basic shooting skills, it is not a complete "course" in the traditional sense of the word, however, it does provide a thorough introduction to:

This course will include some initial practice with your firearm under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

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Home Firearm Safety

This course is about 4 hours long.

During that time, the student will learn the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.

The student will also learn to identify and load/unload various types of pistols, rifles and shotguns. We will also discuss the different types of Ammunition used, the firing sequence and proper cleaning of firearms.

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Concealed Carry Personal Defense

Do you have 4 hours to learn how to effectively defend yourself while your are away from home?

Now that you have your License To Carry, we can help you learn to REALLY conceal your handgun on your body and use it from concealment to defend yourself, your family or friends while away from home.

LADIES, WE WILL SHOW YOU WHAT TYPE PURSE TO LOOK FOR AND HOW TO DRAW FROM IT SAFELY! We have some you can use in class.

BOTH MEN AND WOMEN: You will practice drawing a loaded handgun from concealment, (your purse or strong side hip holster) and using it to engage one or more targets. We will discuss other recommended equipment you should have, ammunition type to carry, and help you understand how to increase your shooting speed while maintaining defensive accuracy. This course will be about 4 hours long.

WHAT TO BRING.

  • Your center fire handgun (preferably 9mm/38 or larger)
  • 2 magazines or speed loaders for it
  • Your strong side holster(if you have one)
  • your hearing and eye protection and hat for the range.
  • 3 boxes (150 cartridges) of factory range ammo. (that is the cheap stuff!)
  • Personal Protection in the Home Course

    This course is about 8 hours long and is designed for beginning to intermediate pistol shooters.

    The course is designed for law abiding adult citizens.

    It includes information on state law concerning Handgun Possession, Ownership and the Use of Deadly force. It also covers Strategies for Home Safety and defending your home against intruders.

    Participants should be experienced shooters to maximize what can be learned from this course. Each shooter must be able to show mastery of these basic skills:

    • safe gun handling
    • shooting a group
    • zeroing the firearm
    • cleaning the firearm

    This course will introduce the student to defensive shooting and teach basic defensive handgun skills. It exposes the student to several schools of thought regarding defensive shooting techniques. Once the fundamentals are learned, students are exposed to new ideas in a measured fashion and encouraged to experiment and choose techniques best suited to them. We will also discuss how to select a handgun for self-defense.

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    Personal Protection Outside the Home Course

    This Intermediate Level Shooting Course is Presented in Two Parts.

    Part 1: The Basic Course

    The basic course takes nine hours and can be taken alone.

    Students will learn to present a handgun from concealment and shoot targets in the center of mass. This requires students to have already mastered safe gun handling and basic marksmanship skills prior to attending the course.

    This is Not A Basic Shooting Course; it Requires Advanced Shooting Skills.

    This course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude involved in safely, responsibly and effectively employing a concealed handgun for self-defense. The student must learn and practice many diverse shooting skills in order to respond quickly and appropriately to a broad range of threats he or she may encounter outside the home.

    The course also covers the unique safety and legal issues that apply when a handgun is carried in public. This includes legal and ethical ramifications when responding to a life threatening encounter, and the legal, moral, emotional and social aftermath of the use of deadly force outside the home.

    The large amount of new content in this course precludes any substantial review of fundamental shooting techniques or basic safety information.

    While there is a large amount of new material in this course, it builds on the basic defensive shooting skills, safety principles and legal concepts presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In the Home Course. Therefore, this course presupposes the student has taken and mastered the knowledge, skills and attitude taught in the previous course.

    Part 2: Advanced Personal Protection

    Advanced Personal Protection includes an additional five hours of Special Shooting Techniques.

    The Advanced Personal Protection Outside the Home Course includes:

    • presenting a handgun from concealment
    • shooting targets in the center of mass
    • engaging multiple targets
    • moving to cover
    • point shooting

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    Range Safety Officer Training

    This course teaches the basic duties a Range Safety Officer performs. It provides a thorough introduction to:

    • the role of Range Safety Officers (RSOs)
    • range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • range safety briefings
    • range inspections and rules
    • emergency procedures
    • how to clear firearm stoppages and malfunctions

    The skills acquired in the course require regular practice, which should initially take place under the supervision of a qualified individual - like an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO).

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    Chief Range Safety Officer

    This is an Instructor Rating!

    Requirements needed to apply for the Chief Range Safety Officer rating are:

    • Be certified as an NRA Range Safety Officer (a Nine Hour course)
    • Complete the NRA Basic Instructor Training course; (a Six Hour course). Already being an NRA Certified Instructor in any discipline will fulfill this requirement also.
    • Successful completion of the eight hour Chief Range Safety Officer course and application to the NRA Training Department for certification.
    • Please refer to the Schedules page for class date and other information.

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    Muzzleloading

    Courses in Shooting Black Powder firearms are very similar to those for modern firearms in some respects, yet very different in others. During the class, the student will learn the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for owning and using a black powder pistol, rifle or shotgun safely.

    Whether it is for a rifle, shotgun, pistol or the "cap and ball" revolver. These firearms are a world apart from modern firearms.

    1. they load differently
    2. they shoot differently
    3. they require a whole new base of shooting and safety knowledge

    These classes will present all the essential information you will need to make your acquaintance with muzzleloading firearms a pleasant, rewarding and responsible experience.

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    Reloading

    Reloading courses are approximately nine hours long and cover almost everything you need to began reloading in safety.

    There are two separate courses offered.

    1. Basic Metallic Cartridge reloading for those who want to learn how to load for rifles and handguns
    2. Shotshell Reloading for those interested in shotguns

    Look at the "schedules"Class Schedules page for class dates and sign up information.