Following is a summary to give you an idea of what to expect on the day of class.
You will be informed of the time you need to arrive on the day of your LTC class. Please arrive promptly and someone will be there to show you the classroom, restrooms and, most importantly, the coffee/snack area, (if applicable).
If you have chosen one of our morning classes, will have the coffee brewing for all those who need it! Please keep all firearms UNLOADED and put away in some type of case. We will not be touching these until we are safely in the shooting range area.
The State of Texas mandates this class to last 4 hours not including the time for the qualification or any breaks we take so the total time will be 5-6 hours. For your comfort and convenience, we have vending machines with water, cold drinks and snacks, but you are welcome to bring your own if you like. We will not be stopping for a formal lunch break. This is a very relaxed environment and the instructor promises to take plenty of short breaks throughout the day.
You will need at least 50 rounds of ammunition. We recommend you bring 100 rounds just to be on the safe side. If you don’t have your own pistol, there will be firearms at the range you may rent for $20. However, keep in mind you will need to purchase the ammo from the range for those guns.
Also, please bring your own eye and ear protection if you have them. If not, you may purchase a set at the range for about $5 or we have several nicer sets to choose from.
As for the qualification itself, if you have any worries about being able to shoot well enough to pass, put them aside. You will do just fine and have a great time doing it! We’ve had students in the past who had very limited exposure to firearms and they still easily met the state’s standards. (Just remember, like anything else it’s your responsibility to keep practicing after you get your LTC!) Once the class is over, your instructor will present you with your LTC-100 Certificates of Completion. This is the form that shows you have taken the class, passed the qualification and the written test. Mail it in with the various other paperwork, then sit back and wait for the mailman to bring you your license.
One thing you can do to get the ball rolling a little quicker is to start the online application process now with the Department of Public Safety. Once that is complete, there will be a link to setup your fingerprint appointment. Please follow the instructions. You don’t have to do this before the class, so it’s completely up to you. If you do choose this option, then just click on the following link and follow the step-by-step instructions.
We hope we have answered some of the questions you may have had. Please don’t hesitate to email us if you have more.
Please remember to bring your driver’s license or ID card.