FAQ About LTC Class
The handling of a firearm is considered an action of responsibility, that is why we address different questions such as the following:
There are lots of Texas License To Carry instructors and classes around, what makes your classes unique?
I saw an advertisement for a cheaper LTC class on a coupon website. Why is your price a little higher?
Cheaper coupon type classes are usually large impersonal classes. I only teach smaller classes where I can give quality instruction and personal attention and ensure safety. My classes are priced as low or lower than most other instructors. I work hard to make the classes as enjoyable, informative and stress-free as possible. I will answer your questions and help you before or after the class. My private class rates are lower than any instructor, if available at all.
Where do you hold your handgun classes?
I hold my classes in a comfortable classroom setting at one of the Houston Metropolitan area Gun Ranges. I can travel to your location for a private class if preferred. I will hold private classes in homes, meeting rooms and churches and conduct the shooting tests at nearby shooting range.
How do I register for a class?
Visit my calendar and select your class.
How do I apply for a new Texas License to Carry?
You will receive an email with the links and instructions to apply for your license. You can start the application before you attend the class
What should I expect at a LTC class?
The Texas LTC class is at least 4 hours of classroom instruction plus the time it takes for breaks and to shoot the proficiency test at the range. The classroom instruction will cover the DPS required subjects using PowerPoint presentations, videos and hands-on exercises. There is a standard 25 question written test at the end of the class. The questions are multiple choice and true/false. If you pay attention in class, you should have no problem on the written test.
What do I need to bring to a LTC class?
Bring a black ink pen and paper for notes for the classroom portion. You can use your own handgun or rent one at the range. Rental prices start at $35.00 which includes a handgun, ammunition and maintenance. If you bring your handgun it must be UNLOADED, one UNLOADED magazine and 50-100 rounds of factory Brass Full Metal Jacket ammunition.
What kind of handgun and ammunition do I need to bring?
Your handgun can be a semi-auto pistol or revolver of any caliber. It must be in SAFE and RELIABLE working condition. You will need 50-100 rounds of ammunition for the shooting test. The ammunition must be factory loaded BRASS ammunition, NO RELOADED or cheap foreign ammo can be used for safety and reliability reasons.
How much experience with shooting handguns do I need to have before I take a LTC class?
Students new to shooting handguns are welcome. The Texas LTC class is not intended or designed for people who have never or rarely shot a handgun, but inexperienced students usually pass the shooting proficiency test without a problem. A student needs to be familiar with his or her handgun and know how to load a magazine and load, operate, shoot and unload the handgun safely before the class. If a person is completely new to shooting handguns, I suggest he or she enroll in an introductory handgun class and gain some experience at a shooting range before taking the LTC class. If a student does not pass the range qualification test the first time, I will have him or her shoot it again if time allows or schedule another trip to the range at a later date ($30-40 extra fee). I offer an Introduction to Handguns class and shooting lessons for newer shooters needing instruction and practice. You can schedule a conference call with members of the staff at email@example.com
What is the LTC Shooting Proficiency Test?
The shooting proficiency test requires students to shoot 50 rounds of ammunition at a “B-27” human silhouette target. Students shoot 20 rounds from 3 yards, 20 rounds from 7 yards and 10 rounds at 15 yards in specific steps with time to rest in between. For maximum points, students need to shoot most of the 50 rounds into the center 13″w X 18″h area of the B-27 target. A student must score 175 out of 250 possible points to qualify (70%). An LTC student needs to be familiar with his or her handgun and know how to load a magazine and load, operate, shoot and unload the handgun safely before the class.
A LTC student needs to be familiar with his or her handgun and know how to load a magazine and load, operate, shoot and unload the handgun safely before the class.
When can I apply to Texas DPS for a License to Carry?
What are the requirements for obtaining a License to Carry in Texas?
The best source of information on requirements and everything related to concealed handgun licenses is found on the Texas DPS LTC website.
I lost my LTC-100 Certificate of Training. Can I get a replacement?
Yes. Email me with the date or month and year of your class and I will confirm your class completion and email you a replacement certificate. There is a $5.00 fee for replacement certificates.
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