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 an "Intro to Pistols", for people with little or no experience with handguns. Class sizes are limited to 7, 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.

If you are interested in the LTC, you should not take the Online version, as that requires finding a separate instructor to give you the range training, and that is very hard to schedule, and expensive. Our classes have both parts bundled together, at a discount.


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 2-3 weeks. View the checklist

Private classes are also available, on request. 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.


Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit (Non-Resident)

Who is this for?
You want a Concealed Carry License; you would like to do all the training online, at your convenience. You would rather not have to schedule a range session.

Description:
The Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit is available to all U.S. citizens. It has an easier process than Texas, both in training and in qualification, but is fully recognized by Texas. Everything is done online.

Read about it here.


Combo Class

Who is this for?
You want a Concealed Carry License, but have little or no experience with a pistol. You could take the "Learn to Shoot" class first, but would like to do everything in one day, due to scheduling problems.

Description:
This is an all day class (9-5). They are usually scheduled on Fridays, but on request, can be moved to another weekday. We do "Learn to Shoot" in the morning, go to lunch, and take the license class in the afternoon.


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.

contact us directly for this.


Handgun Safety Course (Online)

Who is this for?
You need a certificate to prove you have had a Handgun Safety Course

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.


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:
Class size is 1-4. 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.

contact us directly for this.


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 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.


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 Active Shooter Training

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

Description:
Advanced training for people working in either a school or business setting. It includes identifying threats, active shooter training, 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.


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 required to already have a valid Texas LTC (CHL), a concealable handgun of suitable caliber, and a holster.
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.


Online Range Requirement

Who is this for?
For those people that elected to take the Texas LTC online, and have a form LTC-101.

Description:
This is the range training requirement and Proficiency test. It takes 1 1/2 hours, all on the range. Depending on your skill level, we can focus on the fundamentals, or go to more advanced topics like defensive shooting.


LEO Qualifications

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

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