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Why Obtain a Texas License to Carry?

Even with the passage of Texas HB 1927, which allows for the permitless carry of a handgun in Texas, most people are still choosing to get a License to Carry. Permitless carry is very restricted when compared to the LTC. The Texas LTC gives legal protections and multiple benefits when carrying a gun that are not covered under permitless/constitutional carry in Texas. Not only are there advantages within Texas law for having an LTC, the online class also covers material that every gun owner is responsible to know and is crucial to be aware of. 

Benefits of the LTC include:

– Trespass Protections – Campus Carry – School Zone Carry – Carry in 37 States – Peace of Mind When Carrying – Law Enforcement Interactions – No Background Checks When Buying Guns – Protection If Carrying Past No Gun Signs – Learn the Carry Laws – Legal Protections of an LTC

Ages 18+ can attend and be licensed! Click here for more information.

Getting a License to Carry is an important moment for those seeking to provide protection to themselves and their loved ones. Something equally important is ensuring you have the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively carry, and understand the laws involved with doing so.

Online Courses

These courses are in 2 parts:

    • Part I (Online Learning) – The eLearning (online) portion is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that allows you to learn at your own pace. Fulfills the classroom training requirement for a Texas LTC. 4 hours long and can be taken at your own pace from anywhere.
      Broken into 15-20 min video segments. Start the class immediately after purchase, or later. Start and stop the class as many times as needed. LTC-101 Certificate of completion immediately available to download

    • Part II  (Shooting Proficiency) –  The Proficiency Demonstration (shooting qualification) is required for every student that completes the online license to carry classroom portion, regardless of what website you take the class through. Train Protect Defend is a Texas LTC instructor and can administer the proficiency demonstration. This is part of the Texas DPS requirement to obtaining your LTC. The proficiency demonstration consists of 1-2 hours of “range instruction” and a 50 round shooting qualification. You will need to bring and gun, 50 rounds of ammo, at least one magazine for semi-automatics and hearing and eye protection. Rental equipment is available for those who do not have a handgun they want to use.

Texas Online Classroom and Shooting Proficiency (Part 1 & 2 as a package)

Fulfills the classroom training requirement for a Texas LTC. 4 hours long and can be taken at your own pace from anywhere. Broken into 15-20 min video segments. Start the class immediately after purchase, or later. Start and stop the class as many times as needed. LTC-101 Certificate of completion immediately available to download.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR SHOOTING PROFICIENCY (You will receive an email to schedule after the online portion is completed)

  • *Handgun that is .22 caliber or larger.

  • *One magazine if shooting a semi automatic.

  • *Hearing and eye protection

  • *50 rounds of factory ammo (please no re-loads)

* You can rent a .22 semi automatic, hearing and eye protection, and ammo at the time of your appointment from the instructor for 35$.Shoot

Texas Online LTC Proficiency Only (Part 2 Only)

SHOOTING (PROFICIENCY ONLY) SESSIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS OF ANOTHER PROVIDERS ONLINE COURSE

Prerequisite: Completion of an approved online LTC classroom courses.

The Proficiency Demonstration (shooting qualification) is required for every student that completes the online license to carry calassroom portion, regardless of what website you take the class through. Train Protect Defend is a Texas LTC instructor and can administer the proficiency demonstration. This is part of the Texas DPS requirement to obtaining your LTC.

If you took the online course through another instructor that did not include the shooting portion of the LTC then you can choose one of the options below to purchase just the shooting portion of the course.

The proficiency demonstration consists of 1-2 hours of “range instruction” and a 50 round shooting qualification. The material covered and how the range instruction portion is administered is determined by the LTC instructor. We offer both private sessions and group sessions.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR SHOOTING PROFICIENCY (You will receive an email to schedule after the online portion is completed)

  • *Handgun that is .22 caliber or larger.

  • *One magazine if shooting a semi automatic.

  • *Hearing and eye protection

  • *50 rounds of factory ammo (please no re-loads)

* You can rent a .22 semi automatic, hearing and eye protection, and ammo at the time of your appointment from the instructor for 35$.Shoot

Instructor Led (100% in-person) Courses

About this Course:

    • Students must be proficient in the use of a firearm and firearms safety prior to attending any of our LTC classes. 

    • This is the classroom portion of the course and will last approx. 4 – 6 hours.

    • There will be a firearm proficiency portion at the range which will last approx. 1-2 hours

    • You must pass a written examination with a score of 70%.

    • You must show proficiency with a handgun, either a revolver or a semi-automatic, with a score of at least 70% (175 out of 250) See course of fire below.

Topics to be covered:

    • Laws that relate to weapons and the use of deadly force

    • Handgun use and safety

    • Non-violent dispute resolution

    • Proper storage practices for handguns

State Application:

    • You do not need to apply prior to taking the course, however it is recommended to speed up the process. For details on how to apply for the LTC with DPS, please go to the step-by-step instructions will detail how to navigate the DPS website and get your application successfully submitted.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR CLASS:

  • *Handgun that is .22 caliber or larger.

  • *One magazine if shooting a semi automatic.

  • *Hearing and eye protection

  • *50 rounds of factory ammo (please no re-loads)

* You can rent a .22 semi automatic, hearing and eye protection, and ammo at the time of your appointment from the instructor for 35$.