Course Descriptions

The Course Descriptions provide a basic overview of my standard training options. Contact me with your specific training requirements and we will develop training tailored to meet your needs.

Firearms Training Courses designed to meet your individual needs.

Defensive Pistol Skills $150

This course builds on the fundamentals of shooting, but incorporates many skills necessary to carry a handgun or using one in self defense. Defensive Pistol benefits both novice and experienced shooters. Class incorporates additional aspects of shooting and emphasizes improved weapons handling, increased speed and improved accuracy. Training incorporates specific tasks such as the draw, multiple target engagements, target transitions, use of cover/concealment, and movement. A major goal is to develop skills that allow your brain to focus on the tasks at hand while the marksmanship becomes second nature. This is not a beginner class! If you are a new gun owner, sign up for Basic Pistol first. The class lasts at 6-8 hours and the cost is $150 due upon arrival. Class requires a minimum of 250 rounds* of ammunition, Outside the Waistband Holster (Kydex preferred) and at least 1 magazine pouch. Bring lunch, water and a chair. See less

NRA Basic Pistol Course $125

The NRA Basics of Pistol Course is intended for all individuals, regardless of previous shooting experience, but is particularly good for new or novice shooters that have never attended a formal firearms course before. The course requires successful completion of a written test and live-fire qualification.

Course topics include: firearms safety, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, and shooting range safety. Students receive a NRA certificate of training upon successful completion of the course. The instructor led course typically lasts 9 hours and requires a minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition*. (link for dates and to register)

NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course $150

Similar in format to the NRA Basic Pistol Course, the Basic Rifle Shooting Course focuses on firearms safety, proper operation of different rifle actions, ammunition knowledge, the fundamentals of shooting, maintenance, etc. Students receive a NRA certificate of training upon successful completion of the course. The class typically lasts 8-9 hours and requires a minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition.

Texas License to Carry (LTC) Course $75

The License to Carry Course consists of a minimum of 4 hours of classroom instruction, a written test and proficiency demonstration (qualification) . The LTC course focuses on four areas: laws related to weapons and the use of deadly force, handgun use and safety, non-violent dispute resolution and safe gun storage. The entire course lasts approximately 5 1/2 hours and requires 50 rounds* of factory ammunition.

Most importantly, if you are a new handgun owner or have little shooting experience, I highly encourage you complete the NRA course or my Basic Pistol Course before applying for your LTC. Sign up now

Basic Pistol & LTC Combined Course $175

This is a combined dual course and full day of training.  Perfect for the new handgun owner looking to get basic training on the proper use of a handgun and their LTC in the same day.  The course begins with safety, basic overview of handguns, stance, grip, and the fundamentals of shooting.  Basic Pistol concludes with live fire training on the range.  Next, we immediately transition to the License to Carry qualification.   The course concludes with the State’s required classroom training and written test for your LTC. The course lasts 9 hours and requires 150 rounds* of ammunition.

New for 2022: Open Training Saturdays $25

Starting 29 January 2022, I will open the range to people who have previously taken a firearms course with SMT. The intent for the Open Training days are for people to come back to the range and continue to build on their proficiency. Priority will be to handgun training, but I may open the rifle line as well. I will be on the range to provide coaching, feedback and recommendations (if desired), but the intent is for you to work on what you need to work on. I just provide the venue and targets. Cost is $25 per person, stay as long as you like and you must register in advance. Typically, these are scheduled on the last Saturday of the month.

* If you need to rent a handgun or purchase ammunition, please contact me to make arrangements. I have a variety of handguns available to rent.

Let’s discuss your training needs.

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