Step-2 Take a LTC classLone Star Gun Training has classes several times a month.
Private classes are available by special arrangement.
Check out class availability on the calendar page.


Q: Where are the classes and range qualification held?

A: Classes are held at the Holiday Inn Express conference room in North Abilene, TX. The range qualification (shooting) portion is conducted at Abilene Gun Club near Lake Fort Phantom. Classes can also be held at a YOUR location. We just need a room big enough for everyone, and a TV or white wall that everyone can see. Call us if you’d like to arrange a special class. 325-400-9582

Q: How much does it cost to get a Texas License to Carry?

A: There are three fees that you’ll be paying:

  1. The Texas LTC application fee that you pay to the state is $40. (You may qualify for a discounted fee — check HERE)
  2. Getting your fingerprints scanned and transmitted to the DPS costs $9.95 (The DPS no longer accepts inked fingerprint cards.)
  3. Lone Star Gun Training’s LTC class is only $69!

The only remaining cost is that of 50 rounds of ammo for your gun.

Q: How long is the course?

A: The new applicant License to Carry Class consists of about 5 and a half hours. This includes 4 hours of classroom instruction, then time to take the written test. Then we’ll head to range to complete the shooting qualification test, which takes about an hour. Upon successful completion, you’ll be awarded your class completion certificate (LTC-100).

Q: What is included in the course?

A: Everything you need to complete your Texas License to Carry application is included, except fingerprints and ammo for your gun.

Included: Coffee/Drinks throughout the day, class handouts, passport photos/LTC-6 photo holder paperwork (if needed), Class completion (LTC-100) form, Range fee, B-27 target, and hearing protection. If you don’t have a gun to use for the shooting qualification, we have modern, semi-automatic rental guns available, with AMMO INCLUDED, for only $30.

Classroom instruction includes topics such as:
• Legal Aspects of Licensed Carry
• Texas Laws Regarding Force/Use of Force
• Non-violent Dispute Resolution
• Situational Awareness
• Identification of LTC & Gun Related Signage
• Safe Handling & Storage of Firearms
• Carry Techniques and Options
• Basic Marksmanship and Briefing of Range Procedures

What is NOT included: Teaching you how to shoot! You should have some experience with shooting pistols — at least enough to know how to safely handle and operate your gun in a public setting. If you need to learn the basics of pistols, and receive hands-on instruction, you may be interested in one of our 2-Hour Private Pistol Training Sessions. Schedule a private training session AND a LTC class and receive them BOTH for $200! Contact us at 325-400-9582 for more info or to get registered!

Q: How do I sign up for a class?

A: Go to the calendar to see when classes are available. Click the class you would like to attend, and then click on the blue “Register Now” button. Fill out the registration form, and submit it! You’ll then be directed to a page to make payment to confirm your reservation. Within 24 hours, you will receive a confirmation email with info and links that you’ll want to review before class.

Don’t see a class that fits your schedule? Contact us to see about scheduling a private class. Or, get a few friends together, and we’ll try to arrange a class just to fit y’all’s needs. :-)

Q: What do I need to bring to class/shooting range?

A: Bring your Texas driver’s license or ID card, and a notebook/pad and pen.

For the range, you’ll need your firearm, at least 50 rounds of commercially manufactured ammunition (no reloads), and hearing & eye protection. We will provide disposable ear plugs if needed. To protect yourself from ejected hot casings, it is recommended that you wear a hat/cap, closed toed shoes, and a shirt with a close-fitting collar.

DO NOT BRING ANY FIREARMS into the classroom ! ! — Leave your firearm/ammo secured in your vehicle until it’s time for shooting qualification at the range.

Q: What are the written test and shooting test like?

A: The written test consists of 25 multiple-choice and True/False questions. Pay attention in class, and you’re sure to pass!

The shooting qualification test consists of firing 50 rounds total, from 3, 7, and 15 yards as follows:

B-27 Target
3 yard line – 20 shots:
• 1 shot in 2 seconds, 5 times
• 2 shots in 3 seconds, 5 times
• 5 shots in 10 seconds, once
7 yard line – 20 shots:
• 5 shots in 10 seconds, once
• 1 shot in 3 seconds, 5 times
• 2 shots in 4 seconds, once
• 3 shots in 6 seconds, once
• 5 shots in 15 seconds, once
15 yard line – 10 shots:
• 2 shots in 6 seconds, once
• 3 shots in 9 seconds, once
• 5 shots in 15 seconds, once

No Pass/No Pay Guarantee!
— If you fail either the written test or the proficiency test, we will work with you personally to help you through. If you still cannot pass, we will REFUND all fees paid, minus $10 for range fees.

Q: Can I shoot the range qualification with a revolver?

A: Yes! You can qualify with EITHER a semi-automatic, OR a revolver! Regardless of which one you qualify with, your license will allow you to carry a revolver OR semi-auto — or BOTH! :)

Q: Are your instructors qualified to train me for my LTC?

A: Our instructors are Texas Certified “License to Carry” Instructors, having successfully completed the requirements set forth by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The Texas DPS certifies individuals to teach coursework and provide training for individuals seeking to qualify for a LTC. Certified instructors are required to comply with all applicable state and federal statutes. Instructors must submit an application, pay the required fees, pass state and federal background checks and attend training as required by the Department.

Our instructors are also NRA Certified Instructors and Range Safety Officers, and have considerable experience teaching in the classroom, as well as supervising range activities.

I have a few more questions…

Shoot us (heh, heh) a message, and we’ll be glad to answer your question to the best of our ability.