Course Descriptions

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LTC (CHL) Class (Local)

Who is this for?
You want a License to Carry; you own a handgun, you already know how to load and shoot (if not, see "Learn to Shoot"), and you live within 40 miles (give-or-take) of McKinney, TX.

Description:
This course is one of the requirements for the Texas License to Carry. The classroom portion is done online, through a vendor from whom we have negotiated a discount for you. After registration, you will be provided the discount code. The classroom work is quite easy. It takes about 4 hours, but you can split that up over several days.The required range training and Proficiency test are done on a private range, in groups of 5, and takes about an hour. Getting the license from the state then takes 2-3 weeks, depending on how busy they are.

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LTC Class (Not Local)

Who is this for?
You want a License to Carry; you own a handgun, you already know how to load and shoot, but you do not live near McKinney, TX

Description:
This course is one of the requirements for the Texas License to Carry. We will offer you the classroom portion online, and refer you to an instructor in your area who will provide the required Proficiency test. Getting the license from the state then takes 2-3 weeks, depending on how busy they are. The classroom work is quite easy. It takes about 4 hours, but you can split that up over several days. If your handgun skills are weak or even non-existent, the instructor in your area will usually help you with that, for an additional fee.

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Learn to Shoot

Who is this for?
Individuals who have never shot a handgun before. You may have an interest in buying a gun, but don't know what type to get, or what the choices are. Time is a factor, and you find it hard to do the research needed.

Description:
This 2-hour class is an "Intro to Pistols", for people with little or no experience with handguns. Class sizes are limited to 6, but are usually less. We meet at a private range, learn about safety, the mechanics, ammo, and the fundamentals of shooting, then spend an hour in supervised shooting. After one of these sessions, most people are able to pass the LTC Proficiency, if that is an interest for them. Even if not, it is a good benchmark.


Intermediate Pistol

Who is this for?
You have already learned to shoot. You own a gun, know how to load/unload, aim and fire. You can hit the broad side of a barn, but would like to refine those skills somewhat. Sure, you can just practice more, but you know that there are tricks to becoming a marksman that are not intuitive, and will likely take you months, or even years to learn on your own. One private lesson will cost you less than the ammo you will save.

Description:
This is a private session, scheduled whenever we can get together. We meet at a private range, test some gun-handling and safety skills, then go over the entire shooting platform. You learn what helps or disturbs accuracy, and how to diagnose a problem. After practicing shot groups at increasing distance, we do some drills, like one-handed, weak-handed, or the famous "Dot Torture".

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Defensive Shooting

Who is this for?
You are a reasonably experienced shooter, not a beginner, but not a competitive shooter. Most of your experience is at a commercial range, standing in one place, shooting at one target. You would like some more aggressive experience in tactical defensive shooting. A holster is not required, but if you have one, we can train with it. This is usually scheduled on demand.

Description:
Class size is 1-2. We meet at a private range, discuss the safety rules, then go through a series of drills of increasing difficulty, like rapid fire, draw-and-shoot, flash-picture and point-shooting, multiple targets, steel, timed drills, shooting on the move.


Handgun Safety Course (Online)

Who is this for?
You need a certificate to prove you have had a Handgun Safety Course. This IS NOT VALID for the Texas LTC.

Description:
This is an online course (46 minutes), with a short test. After passing the test, you can pay $50.00 by credit card, and print out the Certificate right away. During the test, be sure to indicate that you need the certificate only, so you get the right one.


Shotgun 101

Who is this for?
You are interested in the ultimate home defense solution, where a high skill level is not required. Maybe your interest is on behalf of a wife or girlfriend who might not spend much time training with a handgun.

Description:
Class size is usually 1, but may be more. We meet at a private range, learn about shotguns in general, but focusing on the tactical pump-action used by police. We cover safety, loading and unloading, the wide variety of ammo types available, and the ones commonly used, and practice with dummy rounds. Then on to the range, for live fire and combat reloading.


Church Security Team Training

Who is this for?
Church members or staff who volunteer for on-site security.

Description:
Advanced marksmanship and gun-handling training for volunteer security at churches. Participants are expected to already have a valid Texas LTC, a concealable handgun of suitable caliber, and a holster.


Ladies Training

Of course, ladies are welcome in any of the classes above, but sometimes they are more comfortable in a ladies-only class. I am glad to schedule such a class, but generally only do so when I know that several people have requested that. If that is something you would prefer, let me know. If I know several people are queued up, I will schedule a ladies class. In any case, the "Learn to Shoot" class tends to be mostly women, anyway.


LEO Qualifications

TCOLE Retired or Out-of-State Federal Officer Firearms Certificate.

McKinney Firearms Training
McKinney, TX 75070
(214) 335-3511