Frequently Ask Question
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This course DOES NOT teach you how to shoot. You must already know how to safely handle and accurately shoot a handgun before you take this course. We STRONGLY recommend that students take a Basic Pistol course if you have not handled or shot a handgun on a regular basis, or have had previous handgun training.
Frequently Asked Questions HOW LONG IS THE LTC CLASS?
• The Texas Department of Public Safety requires a minimum of 4 to 6 hours of training for a new applicant.
What is the cost of the LTC class?
WHAT DO I NEED FOR THE CLASSROOM PORTION?
• Comfortable clothing, pen, clipboard or hard surface to write on, and a current State of Texas Drivers’ License or a photo I.D. Card from another state.
DO I NEED TO BRING LUNCH/DINNER WITH ME?
• There will be short breaks throughout the day, and an opportunity to purchase lunch at the event.
• You may bring snacks/food with you if needed.
WHAT TOPICS ARE COVERED IN THE LTC CLASS?
The classroom knowledge portion of the course includes the following topics as outlined by the Texas Department of Public Safety:
Basic handgun use and safety including use of restraint holsters for open carry;
Safe gun storage with the view to prevent access by a child;
Non-violent dispute resolution;
Texas laws pertaining to use of force as a defense, licensing requirements and laws regulating license holders.
WHERE IS THE CLASS HELD?
• The classroom portion will be held at Five:Nineteen Church.
• 4095 Bristol dr Beaumont, Texas
WHERE IS THE SHOOTING PROFIENCY TEST HELD?
• The range qulification will take place at Leger's Shooting Range .
• 14061 US-90, Beaumont, TX 77713
WHAT KIND OF GUN DO I NEED TO BRING?
• You DO NOT need a gun for this CLASSROOM portion. Please DO NOT bring a gun INSIDE the building during the classroom portion. If you bring your gun, leave it in your vehicle. There will be opportunity to sign up for range qualifications for the same day. See Range Qualification Section.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO OBTAIN A TEXAS LTC?
• You must be at least 21 years of age or 18 years of age and on active duty in the U.S. Military, and not a convicted felon. Eligibility requirements are listed on the Texas DPS website. Also copy and paste the following link in your browser for more information.
WHEN I GO TO THE RANGE FOR THE SHOOTING QUALIFICATION, WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE RANGE?
CHECK WITH YOUR RANGE. (This is our recommendation:)
• A .22 caliber or larger revolver or semi-automatic that is in good working condition. Rental guns are available.
• 50 – 100 rounds of factory ammunition. RELOADS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
• Two magazines for a semi-auto handgun. One magazine is ok if you don’t have two available.
• Hearing protection if you have your own; otherwise some will be available.
• Eye protection if you have your own; otherwise some will be available.
• Clothing that is suitable for a shooting range and weather conditions.
IF I QUALIFY WITH A REVOLVER, CAN I CARRY A SEMI-AUTO HANDGUN?
• Yes, and vice versa.
AT WHAT DISTANCES DO I HAVE TO SHOOT FROM DURING THE RANGE QUALIFICATION?
• From a standing position, you will fire 20 rounds from 3 yards, 20 rounds from 7 yards, and 10 rounds from 15 yards. The target will be a B-27 silhouette.
WHAT IS THE PASSING SCORE FOR THE RANGE QUALIFICATION?
• You must score 70%+, or 175 points out of the possible 250 points in order to pass.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT PASS THE RANGE QUALIFICATION?
• You may take the range proficiency test up to 3 times before you are classified as failed. You must have 50 rounds of ammunition for each attempt.