For LTC classes (somewhat experienced shooters), go to Training Schedule, choose LTC
For LTC Range Training only, go to Schedule, choose LTC
For Basic Pistol, go to Schedule, choose "Learn to Shoot" (class) or QuickStart (private)
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Welcome to McKinney LTC and Firearms Training!
We provide Texas LTC (CHL) Handgun License classes, firearms training / safety courses, introductory pistol and shotgun classes, and private instruction for residents of the Collin County area, including McKinney, Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Allen, Princeton, Anna, Celina, Trenton, Blue Ridge, Leonard, Farmersville, Greenville, Bonham, and nearby communities, as well as providing specialized firearms training for the Palmer and Melissa school systems. LTC Range Training is taught at a private range a few miles east of McKinney.
Handgun License classes are taught online, as directed by The Texas Dept of Public Safety. Classroom instruction requires approximately 4 hours, plus a short test, plus the shooting proficiency test. This is a no-fail course, and is offered at a discount to our students.
Many people who are interested in getting a gun license have not yet learned to shoot, so for them, we also offer a Learn to Shoot class. These are classes of 7 or less, sometimes 3. We meet at a private range, spend a little time indoors learning the safety rules, action types, and some fundamentals, then go on the range and shoot under direct supervision. Students taking this class generally do very well on the LTC Proficiency.
1. Firearm safety
2. Handgun features and nomenclature
3. Revolver vs. semi-automatic
4. Action types
5. Ammunition types
6. Safe pistol loading and clearing
7. Eye dominance
8. Establishing the shooting platform
9. Laser pistol training
10. Dry-fire and live-fire practice
McKinney Firearms Training is also certified to teach the School Safety Certification. This is Active Shooter training for school employees. Read about it here.
There is a shorter version of the above for Church Security team training.
PLEASE NOTE: CHL and LTC both mean the same thing. CHL has now been replaced by LTC, but that is a cosmetic change. Texas License To Carry.
TCOLE or LEOSA Proficiency offered by request, $25.00.
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Individuals who are legally eligible to own a firearm, and meet further requirements of the State of Texas, may apply for and receive a license to carry a handgun in public. Texas is a "shall issue" state, so they are required to issue the license if you meet the statutory requirements. Note that a gun license in Texas is not required either to buy a gun, or to keep one at home or in your vehicle.
Each student must determine for themselves their eligibility to obtain a Gun License. Please review eligibility requirements closely before registering, as we cannot be responsible for this. The DPS makes the final determination on these matters. If, after reading the material on this site, you need to speak to a DPS representative about an eligibility issue, call 512-424-7293 from 8-5 M-F.
Introduction to Pistol Shooting
Taught entirely at a private firing range, this pistol course is intended for beginners of any age. Owning a gun is not necessary (but helpful); loaner guns are available (with ammo) for a small charge.
For teachers and other employees of public/private school systems, this two-day class is intensive active shooter training. It includes identifying threats, barricading classrooms, helping students escape, self-defense strategies with or without a firearm, combat mindset, and other topics. McKinney Firearms Training is the first company in Dallas certified by Texas DPS to teach this certification course.
Women are now the biggest demographic for both pistol training and concealed carry classes. Increasingly, women are seeking to empower themselves. We understand that dynamic, and welcome ladies into our classes. A custom "Ladies Only" class can be scheduled on request, but there has never been any feedback to suggest that ladies felt uncomfortable in our classes. The "learn to Shoot" classes in particular are already 80% women.
Frequently Asked Questions about the LTC process or firearms training.
LTC classes and separate pistol training are typically offered 2-3 times each month. Shotgun and advanced pistol are offered privately, so contact us for those.
Register for a class here. All spaces are reserved in advance, and class sizes are limited.
I have never shot a gun, or at least not in many years.
Learn to Shoot
I know how to shoot some, but would like some additional training.
I travel a lot, and would like my wife to learn how to use a home defense shotgun.
I got into trouble, and need a court-ordered Safety Class.
Online Safety Class
I'm not ready now, or too busy. Are there classes later?
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