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Church Security Certification

Periodically, for a variety of reasons, a crazed gunman or terrorist will choose to attack a location, with a goal to kill everyone in sight. They usually choose soft targets like churches, schools, or movie theaters. Schools and movie theaters have to jump through a lot of hoops to create a legally viable security plan, but churches do not; by state law, they are allowed to enable unmarked volunteer security teams, made up of church members who already have a License to Carry. Ideally, those people should have additional training of the type commonly called "Run-Hide-Fight".

Thanks to the Texas Legislature, this training already exists, in the form of the Texas School Safety Certification. While initially designed by DPS for schools, the training transfers seamlessly to a church setting.

Our classes are designed to train and evaluate volunteers to carry defensive handguns on a church campus. During the state-mandated two days of instruction we walk students through real-world scenarios and situations where they must defend church members against active shooters or other threats. The four core topics covered in this course are

  • Protection of persons
  • Interaction of license holders with first responders
  • Tactics for denying an intruder entry into a public area or classroom
  • Methods for increasing a license holders' accuracy with a handgun while under duress

Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Certificate of Training from McKinney Firearms Training.

This training is the same offered in many business environments (but at lower cost).

The cost for this training is $200.00 per person (you provide a handgun and ammo). Classes require a minimum of 3 people, and a maximum of 6. There are no other fees.

Day 1, 8 hours

  • 50 round live fire Pre-Qualification- 90% (225) score on LTC qualification
  • Pre-Qualification Written Test- based on existing LTC laws and regulations (90% required)
  • Classroom Training, using the state curriculum
Day 2, 8 hours
  • Classroom Training, using the state curriculum
  • Shooting under duress 200 round live-fire proficiency using hostage targets
  • Final written exam (90% required)

McKinney Firearms Training is one of a very few companies to be certified by DPS to offer this training. If you would like to be notified of the availability of this training, submit your email here. Opt out any time.


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