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Texas LTC Course $90

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   Christine Sanders

You will need for class time:


  • Bring your handgun and ammunition, you need it to qualify.

  • Make sure that your handgun is properly and safely functioning before the course. Sharing of firearms, between students, is not allowed. An unsafe or improperly functioning firearm may result in the student not being allowed to take the shooting portion of the qualification, at the instructor's discretion.

  • If you are not a current LTC holder, please make sure your weapon is UNLOADED.

  • Bring your weapon and ammunition in a range bag or something similar. 


  • Make sure you have adequate hearing and eye protection.

  • You will need 50 rounds to qualify; it's a good idea to bring an extra 50 rounds, in case you do not qualify on the first attempt.

  • Please contact us in advance of the course, if you are requesting ammunition, to be sure that we have it in stock.

  • Private lessons are available for those who need marksmanship assistance, please contact us at the range to arrange a lesson.

  • Make sure to bring a packed lunch as we will eat lunch at the facility. 

Note:  If you miss the class you are scheduled for, you have 30 days to use the registration. There will be no refunds for non attendance.   

Please Note: Safety is our Number One priority at Armed Texans! Our Instructor's decisions are final regarding all aspects of the course. A Range Safety Officer will be present at all times during the shooting portion of the course. 


Where you learn where to carry....


LTC classes are a mixture of many topics and activities. This is a course that informs students about Texas Law regarding firearms. It also tests Basic Knowledge of Texas Firearm Laws (in the lecture portion of the course) and shooting proficiency in a DPS prescribed shooting qualification.

This is not a course that teaches you how to shoot. Please see our Handgun Fundamentals Course for assistance with Beginning Instruction. We also offer private instruction in this category, if needed.


Class times are 8:30 am – 1:30 pm followed by an optional 2 hour Fundamentals Class that teaches basic marksmanship skills for an additional $50 for those that are not familiar with their handgun or are not comfortable with handgun safety.  This will include a practice LTC qualification.  If you chose to register for the prep class, then the LTC qualification will follow (unless otherwise noted)


From the LTC website applicants can: THIS DOES NOT NEED TO BE DONE PRIOR TO CLASS.

• Complete and submit the LTC web application (can do this prior to class)

• Submit the application fee through DPS application

• Schedule electronic finger prints through DPS application


Then complete the application process by uploading supplemental documents to DPS application and proof of LTC course.

Texas DPS will require Electronic Fingerprints to be done. All applicants will have to submit fingerprints electronically AFTER completing their online applicant submission to TX DPS. (Regardless if you have been fingerprinted through another state agency.)  During the online State application, you will be able to choose the time and location of your fingerprinting appointment. 

In Class Information is presented through a combination of PowerPoints, lectures, hands on, and range time. Topics covered will include (but are not limited to):



The Legal Aspects:

  • Eligibility - Who is eligible to apply for a Texas LTC?

  • The Brady Laws - history, purpose and current law.

  • The LTC State of Texas Statutes.  States that recognize Texas LTC right to carry (and vice versa)

  • Suspension and Revocation - causes and laws

  • Related weapons laws from Texas Penal Code 45

  • Where carry is allowed, and NOT allowed

  • Unlawful carrying of a weapon by a LTC holder

  • Criminal trespass by a license holder

  • Making a firearm available to a child (the laws against it of course)

  • Guns and Booze - the do's and don'ts. 

  • What to do (and NOT to do) when in the presence of law enforcement officers

  • Updated legal issues training from a Master Peace Officer that actively trains police officers. 


Non-Violent Dispute Resolution

  • Communication

  • Conflict Situation

  • Common signs of emotional disturbance

  • Conflict de-escalation techniques


Use of Force / Deadly Force

  • Define force and deadly force, where does the law draw the line?

  • Are you ready for the use of force? Are you capable physically and mentally?

  • Deciding what and how much force is legal and necessary

  • The escalating levels of force and violence

  • The legal process when force is used - What happens when it's all over?

  • Civil liability issues

  • Criminal liability issues

  • Justified self defense, Justified defense of property

  • Defense of others, family and third party persons and property.


Safe Handling and Storage of Firearms

  • Basic gun handling

  • Storage and safety

  • Basic maintenance and cleaning

  • Education of children and teens

  • Firearm inspection - is your gun safe? Is it clean? We will inspect your gun before qualification.


Basic Marksmanship

(If you are not familiar with how to clear malfunctions or reload efficiently it is highly recommended that you take the LTC Prep Class or you may not pass this course.)

  • Handgun types

  • Basic marksmanship - elements of an accurate aim

  • Accuracy errors - how to be a better shot

  • Range etiquette - what to do - and NOT to do while on the range

  • Range qualification, the shooting and scoring process

  • Minimum Handgun calibers for qualification

  • Semi-Automatic or Revolver?

  • What should you qualify with and what can you carry?

Interstate transport of firearms

  • Transporting firearms as a non-licensed person

  • Transporting firearms as a licensed person




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