For LTC classes (if experienced), go to Calendar, choose License to Carry
For LTC Range Training only, go to Calendar, choose License to Carry (ignore online training)
For Basic Pistol, go to Calendar, choose "Learn to Shoot". Also available privately.
Welcome to McKinney Firearms Training!
We offer both beginner and intermediate pistol instruction, Handgun License classes, introductory shotgun classes, and private instruction for residents of the Collin County and Rockwall County areas, as well as providing Active Shooter Training for local school systems. Classroom training is done at your school, with range training at a private outdoor range a few miles E of Plano.
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 online at a discount to our students. The Proficiency test is given at our private outdoor range.
Our most popular class is the Learn to Shoot class. These are classes of 6 or less, sometimes 3-4. We meet at our private range, spend a little time learning the safety rules, action types, and fundamentals, then practice shooting under direct supervision. Students taking this class generally do very well on the LTC Proficiency, if that is their goal.
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
8. Establishing the shooting platform
9. Laser pistol training
10. Dry-fire and live-fire practice
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 CHL has now been replaced by LTC, but that is a cosmetic change.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.
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 shooting 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.
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 low-testosterone 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 do not shoot, but would like to buy a gun. I don't know what to get.
Choosing a Pistol
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 am interested in getting a License To Carry, but don't know how to shoot.
Learn to Shoot, then LTC Class
I am interested in getting a Concealed Carry License, and have a gun, but have questions.
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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