Pistol Training

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Learn to Shoot

This class is suitable for absolute beginners, but also for people who have shot just a little, but are still not comfortable with it, or who plan to take the LTC (CHL) class and need to learn to shoot first.

Class sizes are usually limited to 7, but may be smaller. We meet at a private range, spend some time indoors learning the safety rules, how guns work, ammo types, action types, and the fundamentals of shooting, then go on the range and shoot. Your experience is closely supervised with safety and success in mind.

If you don't have your own handgun, we can provide guns and a selection of ammo for $25.00. You will get to try several guns in different calibers, often including .380, 9mm, .45, and snub-nosed revolver.

If you are bringing your own gun, please bring 50 rounds of ammo as well.

Training now also includes the use of the Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger training pistol (SIRT).


Length: 3 hrs
Cost: $65.00 (No range fee)
Private session: $75.00


Combo Class

Increasingly, we are being approached by people who feel a need to get a License To Carry, have no experience with a handgun, and want a personalized experience. This class sequence combines "Learn to Shoot" with the state CHL/LTC requirements in a private two-day sequence, one of which would need to be a weekday.

One day would be done in the classroom, and covers all the classroom training for both classes. The other day is done at the range. In some cases it may be prudent to put off the Proficiency to a third day.

If you don't feel the need to do this in a completely private setting, and don't have scheduling issues, it is more cost-effective to simply take one of our public "Learn to Shoot" classes one weekend, and the LTC class the next. They are offered on alternate weekends for that reason. These are small, no pressure classes.

Cost: $480.00 for 2 people, assuming we provide all guns and ammo.

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Intermediate Shooting Instruction (Private Instruction)

For those who already know how to load, fire, and clear their gun, this live-fire pistol instruction is intended to fine-tune your skills. Attention is given to the complete shooting platform:
  • foot position
  • stance
  • arm position
  • grip
  • eye dominance
  • sight picture
  • breathing control
  • trigger control
  • follow-through
Close-in targets (3-yd) are used to determine the difference between Point-of-Aim and Point-of-Impact, and targets further out (5-10 yds) are used to work on achieving shot groups.

Weather permitting, training is given at our private outdoor range NE of McKinney.

Length: approx 1 hour
Cost: $65.00 (One person) (Range fee is included; you must supply your own handgun and ammo)

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Defensive Shooting

Primarily for somewhat intermediate shooters, this is an introduction to Tactical Training, and is offered privately or in small groups (2-4). Most people who own a handgun practice at commercial ranges (which usually disallow holsters), standing in one spot, shooting at one target from a ready position, and using slow, deliberate fire to maximize marksmanship. While this is a necessary step in your development, it does little good when you are faced with an armed carjacker in a parking garage.

This course is taught entirely at a private outdoor range NE of McKinney. Students draw and fire at FBI targets, do rapid-fire and timed drills for marksmanship, shoot at multiple targets, shoot from concealment, and reload during timed drills. Students will also learn flash-picture acquisition. The goal is to maximize speed, accuracy, and efficiency.

Most civilians respond poorly in a crisis situation, because they have not trained enough to have muscle-memory instincts. Changes in adrenalin levels and blood pressure will cause fine motor skills to dissipate, leaving only muscle-memory between you and disaster. This course is intended to give you the tools and confidance to develop those instincts.

Participants must have the following equipment:
  • Handgun (semi or revolver) (any caliber) (longer barrel is better)
  • Holster (OWB [preferred], IWB, Shoulder)
  • 2 magazines (semi) or speedloader (revolver)
  • 150 rounds of ammo


Length: 1.5 hrs
Cost: $65.00 (One person) (Range fee is included; you must supply your own handgun and ammo)

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