Course Descriptions

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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 is for people who need to learn in a hurry. Class sizes are limited to 7, but are often less. We meet at a private range, learn about safety, the mechanics, ammo, and the fundamentals of shooting, then go on the range for 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.


LTC (CHL) Class

Who is this for?
You want a License to Carry; you own a handgun, and already know how to load and shoot (if not, look further up the page).

Description:
This course is one of the requirements for the Texas LTC. The classroom portion is about 4 hrs long, with a written test. The shooting proficiency test is done after class, and takes about 30 minutes (more for bigger classes). Getting the license from the state then takes 3-6 weeks. View the checklist

Private classes are also available, at your location or ours. Cost: $100.00 + $75.00/person.

If you cannot read a test written in English and require an interpreter, please inquire about a private class.


Combo Class

Who is this for?
You want a Handgun License; you do not own a handgun, and do not know how to use one.

Description:
This class combines "Learn to Shoot" with the state CHL/LTC requirements in a private two-day sequence.

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Intermediate Shooting Instruction (Private Instruction)

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, double-taps, multiple bad guys, timed shooting, and (optionally) draw-and-fire.

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Defensive Shooting

Who is this for?
You can hit a paper target at 10 yards, standing still, but would like more experience in crisis shooting.

Description:
This is a private session (or small group), scheduled whenever we can get together. We meet at a private range, work on some marksmanship skills, proceed through a series of scored drills and techniques for speed, and end with an assault drill. The goal is quickly and efficiently stopping multiple threats.

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Shotgun

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 1-4. 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.


AR15

Who is this for?
You are interested in America's favorite rifle, the AR15. You may have one already, and would like to better understand optics options, or how to clean it, or you may just be thinking about getting one, and are confused by the cost differential between models.

Description:
This is usually a private session, scheduled whenever we can get together. We meet at a private range for some indoor training, then on to the range for live fire. This class includes an introduction to these rifles, operation, cleaning, and shooting, as well as sights and optical devices.


School Safety Certification
Active Shooter Training


Who is this for?
Teachers, other employees of public/private school systems, and corporate employees

Description:
Advanced training for people working in either a school or business setting. It includes identifying threats, barricading classrooms/offices, helping students escape, self-defense strategies with or without a firearm, combat mindset, and other topics. Read about it, and request a reminder.


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