License To Carry (LTC) Class
Instructor: Victoria Kogan
Max Class Size: 10 students
Class time: 8:00am-2:30pm
This is the in-person License to Carry Class with both the classroom portion AND the range proficiency demonstration.
- You must be able to operate your firearm and load magazines by yourself for the range qualification.
- This class is for you to demonstrate your ability to handle your gun safely in a self-defense scenario.
This class is NOT a beginner handgun class. You should be comfortable using your pistol independently and safely on the range. If you are a beginner novice with a firearm, you must get handgun training prior to this LTC class. LTC students should be able to demonstrate COMPETENCE and CONFIDENCE with their gun handling.
After successful completion of this class, you will receive a Certificate of Training (LTC-100) which YOU must submit to DPS as part of your LTC application process.
MUST BRING WITH YOU:
- Certificate of Completion of the Online LTC Class. Please bring a printed copy of this certificate. You will receive the certificate from your online LTC Class provider after successful completion of the online course. (If you have a problem with printing, just show up early and discuss with the instructor to get your PDF printed at the range.)
- If you’ve never been to Shady Oaks Gun Range, please print, fill out, and bring with you: Questionnaire, Range Rules, and Insurance Waiver. Or you can show up a few minutes early to complete the form at the range during check-in.
- Texas drivers license or state-issued photo ID is required by the range.
- Handgun of your choice (Rentals available if needed, no charge for the rental, but ammo is additional fee. Show up a few minutes early to make arrangements.) All firearms must be in a bag or case when you arrive for check-in.
- Ammunition: You will need 50 rounds for the shooting qualification. (Available for purchase if needed.)
- Hearing and eye protection are required on the range. (Loaners available if needed, but it’s always better and more sanitary to bring your own personal equipment.)
- Closed-toed shoes are required on the range (no sandals or flip flops).
- Snacks and beverages (We do not take a “lunch” break — bring a sandwich, snack, COFFEE, beverage, etc. for a working lunch during class.)
What does the class cover?
- DPS Module 1 – (2 hours) ‐ Laws that relate to weapons and to the use of deadly force
- DPS Module 2 – (1 hour) ‐ Handgun use and safety, including use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns
- DPS Module 3 – (30 min) ‐ Non‐violent dispute resolution
- DPS Module 4 – (30 min) ‐ Proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child
- Range Instruction Fundamentals – (1 hour) – Discussion of range etiquette, clearing malfunctions, managing recoil, and marksmanship fundamentals. This is classroom discussion only and not for beginner novice shooters. You must have a basic level of proficiency before this class.
- We will follow the course of fire per the Texas DPS requirements: texreg.sos.state.tx.us/fids/201700716-1.pdf
- Optical enhancers such as lasers, red dot sites, or scopes, are not permitted by Texas DPS when qualifying.
- Effective Sept. 1, 2017 – There is no minimum caliber requirement of the handgun used to demonstrate proficiency. (You can use .22LR)
- You only need one magazine. The shooting portion is generally split into strings of 5 rounds each with plenty of time to reload between strings. Use of ammo speedloader is okay.
- Please know you are NOT required to use your compact carry pistol. In fact, unless you practice a lot with it, you are strongly encouraged to use a full-size gun because you will be shooting 50 rounds. This can be a little intense with a little gun if you don’t do this regularly. It can also be difficult to hit the 15 yard shots with a small gun. You want the biggest, heaviest gun you’re comfortable using or use a .22LR pistol.
It is required that each applicant take a written test that consists of 25 questions multiple choice and true/false questions. A score of 70% is required to pass the classroom portion of class. The test does not have “trick” questions. Simply paying attention in class will be sufficient to successfully answer the test questions.
Certificate of Training
Once you have completed the LTC Class requirements, the instructor will give you a Certificate of Training. It is your responsibility to submit your Certificate of Training to TXDPS for processing. Your Class Completion Certificate is valid for two years after your LTC class.
PLEASE WATCH THESE TWO SHORT VIDEOS BEFORE CLASS:
Sign up to reserve your spot in this class. To do this, add a number in the field below, click “Get Tickets” and proceed to checkout. The name used for the class reservation does not need to match the name on the LTC paperwork — Signing up for the class simply guarantees you a seat in the class.