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Open Range Safety Class $35

Course Description

This course familiarizes shooters with basic firearms safety rules, Armed Texans range protocols, the proper handling of revolvers and semi-automatic handguns, loading and unloading of handguns, basic malfunction drills, and the fundamentals of pistol shooting in a classroom setting using dry fire training techniques.  Each student should bring their primary handgun, a quality retention holster, at least two magazines (for semi-automatic pistols), and an appropriate range bag or case.  No ammunition is needed.  This is a 2 hour course of classroom instruction.  Upon completion of this course, students will be issued an Armed Texans Safety Card.   

LEOs/Active and Retired Military w/LTC:  $25 

Married Couples: $55

Armed Texans Range Safety Course (Pistols)

10 Cardinal Rules of Firearms Safety


  • Firearms should be unloaded when not in use.

  • Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.

  • Never point a firearm at anything you are not willing to destroy.

  • Use only the correct ammunition for your firearm.

  • Function test all firearms prior to loading.

  • Know the mechanical characteristics of your firearm and how to operate it.

  • Always wear hearing and eye protection wherever live ammunition is being fired.

  • Keep your finger straight and off the trigger (and the manual safety engaged, if applicable) until you are ready to fire.

  • Do not fire until you are certain of your target and the entire line of fire.

  • Obey all range safety rules and all commands from Range Safety Officers and Instructors. 


Safe Handling of Pistols

  • All basic firearms safety rules apply.

  • Definition of retention holster

  • Handgun Actions and Types

  • Common Handgun Calibers & Ammunition Labeling

  • Loading & Unloading Revolvers/Semi-Auto

  • Shooting Stance/Grip/Sighting/Trigger Control etc.

  • External and After Firing Safety

  • Clear/Safe/Unload/Secure


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