A Place to Shoot Classes

A Place to Shoot instructors are Texas State Department of Public Safety (TX DPS) Certified Concealed Handgun License Instructors. They are also National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified Firearms Instructors and/or NRA Range Safety Officers.  All instructors are current/former law enforcement and/or military and bring tremendous knowledge and experience to the classroom and to the range. A Place to Shoot provides professional firearms instruction in a variety of disciplines from basic safety and firearms handling skills through personal defense firearms training.

You can contact our instructor at hank@aplacetoshoot.com for any questions!

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All of our License to Carry (LTC, formerly known has Concealed Handgun License or CHL) instructors are Texas State Department of Public Safety (TX DPS) Certified Concealed Handgun License Instructors. They are also National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified Firearms Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers. All instructors are current/former law enforcement and/or military and bring tremendous knowledge and experience to the classroom and to the range. They are committed to 1) your safety; 2) delivering the best LTC (CHL) instruction available in Texas and 3) ensuring you are as prepared as possible for the responsibility of carrying a concealed handgun.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a legal resident of Texas, or apply for a non-resident license
  • Must be at least 21, unless active duty or honorably discharged from the military, then at least 18
  • Must not ever have been convicted of a FELONY
  • Must not be currently charged with a Class A or Class B MISDEMEANOR or FELONY
  • Must not be chemically dependent, including alcohol
  • Must be capable of exercising sound judgment
  • Must not have been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or a disorderly conduct, in the past 5 years
  • Must be fully qualified under federal and state laws to purchase a handgun
  • Must not be delinquent in any payments to the state of Texas, including child support and property taxes
  • Must not be restricted by a protective or restraining order involving a person
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony grade juvenile delinquent conduct in the previous 10 years

Subjects Covered

  • Safe Handling and Storage of Firearms
  • Basic Firearms Training
  • Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry in Texas
  • Use of Force (including Deadly Force)
  • Non-Violent Dispute Resolution
  • Situational Awareness & Mental Preparedness
  • Range Safety Briefing
  • Review and 25 question test

Required Equipment

Students are expected to be proficient with their handgun upon arrival. Students needing help are encouraged to schedule a private lesson with one of our instructors or schedule one of our Introduction to Handgun Courses.

Revolver or semi-automatic pistol (.32 caliber or larger), 50 rounds of ammunition, eye protection, and free disposable earplugs are available to students. Safety glasses cost $3.00 at the range.

Shooting Proficiency Test

  • 50 rounds shot from 3 different distances at a B-27 silhouette target.
  • 20 rounds fired at 3 yards
  • 20 rounds fired at 7 yards
  • 10 rounds fired at 15 yards

What to do before class or after completion

  • Visit the Texas Department of Public Safety (click link) and fill out online application for a NEW CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE
  • Register for fingerprinting (click link)
  • Pay the application fee (This fee is paid the Texas Department of Public Safety)
  • Print out the receipt/ to do list (This should have a large bar code across the top.)
  • Review the Frequently Asked Questions here (click link).

 

You can contact our instructor at hank@aplacetoshoot.com for any questions!

This course is intended for the individual with little or no firearms experience at all.  There is not a great deal of range time in this class. This is the perfect class for a new shooter or someone interested in preparing for the marksmanship portion of the Texas Concealed Handgun License class. Topics covered:

  • Handgun Knowledge
  • Safe Handling
  • Ammunition Knowledge
  • Fundamentals of Handgun Shooting
  • Range Shooting (limited to .22 LR, .380 ACP, 9mm, and .38 Special handguns)
  • One-on-One Training with Instructor

If you do not have a handgun, a .22 LR, .380 ACP, 9mm, and .38 Special (with ammunition) are included in the course.  If you currently own a handgun and want to take this class in order to become more familiar with that particular handgun, we encourage you to bring it.

Equipment Needed: Eye and ear protection, appropriate clothing/foot ware for range, water.

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The Basic Firearms Maintenance course will provide training in the required techniques to disassemble and re-assemble the pistol or rifle of the student’s choice.  Method of instruction will include:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Hands on performance

Topics Covered:

  • Basic firearm safety
  • Proper levels of maintenance required for the firearm
  • Applicable solvents and lubricants
  • Rust prevention and removal
  • Specific disassembly instructions for the weapon
  • How to check for unusual wear and tear
  • Specific re-assembly
  • How to safely accomplish function checks on the weapon

Equipment needed

This is a class for beginner to learn how to properly clean and maintain firearms.  He/she must have all necessary equipment, to include:

  • One Personal Firearm (Rifle, Shotgun, Revolver or Semi-Auto Pistol)
  • Cleaning Kit
  • Cleaning Patches
  • Solvents
  • Gun Rag (cottom medium size towel)

** Gun cleaning supplies can be purchased at A Place to Shoot.  Please contact staff prior to the class.

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Course Description:

Defensive Handgun 101 will lay the foundation for all of our defensive shooting training courses. Not only do we start with the basic fundamentals of pistol shooting, we also give you an introduction to the defensive mindset. This philosophy is at the core of everything we do and train about.

The speed of the class will depend on the experience level of the participants. As with all hands-on courses, there won’t be a lot of standing around. Our goal is for you to walk away knowing the essential fundamentals of shooting your handgun and to teach you skill-building drills that will make it all second nature.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 21 years of age with valid DL/ID or a License To Carry Handgun (LTC).
  • Introduction to Handgun Course is mandatory for anyone with no pistol experience.

Subjects Covered:

  • Handgun Safety and Handling
  • Safe Loading and Unloading
  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Skill building manipulation drills
  • Introduction to the 4 Step Draw
  • Drawing to Low Ready
  • Magazine Reloads
  • Malfunctions Drills
  • Live fire single round on single/multiple targets
  • Live fire multiple rounds on single/multiple targets

Required Equipment:

  • Desire to learn
  • Modern functional reliable handgun 9mm or higher with leather or kydex outside the belt holster
  • 200 rounds of factory ammunition, (no reloads, no steel case ammo)
  • Minimum of 2 magazines, (more makes for an easier training day)
  • Single or double magazine pouch
  • Magazine loader (optional)
  • Ear and eye protection
  • Hat to deflect brass
  • Comfortable clothing that will protect from hot brass burning skin
  • No footwear with exposed skin

 

You can contact our instructor at hank@aplacetoshoot.com for any questions!

Ladies do you want to learn to shoot a handgun?

Ladies do you want to learn how to protect yourself?

Ladies would you prefer to be in class with other women who are in the same position as you?

A Place to Shoot wants to help!

Whether you are an individual or a bring a group, this all women’s course is a great way to go from novice to a LTC holder! If you bring a group of 15 or more, you can choose your own course dates from Sunday – Friday, and will be eligible for a discounted price. We suggest that ladies begin with the first class and work their way through the following handgun classes:

Level 1: Ladies Introduction to Handgun

  • Basic Safety
  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Basics of Gun Storage
  • Types of Firearms

This class has about an hour of classroom instruction and about an hour of range time. You will shoot 4 guns, 4 times each. You will shoot .22 LR, .380 ACP, 9mm, and .38 Special caliber handguns.

Level 2: Ladies Beginner Handgun

  • Fundamentals of Shooting Part 2
  • Shooting Stances
  • Trigger Control
  • Grip/Shooting Techniques
  • Range Safety
  • Caliber Selection
  • Gun Selection
  • Carry/Home Protection

This Class has about 40-50 minutes of instruction and 1 hour and 20 minutes of range time! You will shoot 2-3 guns about 10 times.

Level 3: Ladies Gun Proficiency

  • Shooting and basic malfunction
  • Shooting stances
  • Range Safety
  • Proper Grip
  • Shooting Techniques

All instruction to take place on the range. You will shoot from 3/7/15 yards.

Level 4: License To Carry (LTC)

*See calendar and course description of our License to Carry classes for more details!*

LTC Class will be discounted to $59.95 with participation of other 3 courses!

Level 5: Conceal Carry for Ladies

  • Mental Awareness and Preparation
  • Handgun and ammunition choices
  • Carry options/methods
  • Drawing techniques
  • Slide lock back reloads and tactical reloads
  • Pistol malfunction clearing techniques

Instruction in classroom, with range demonstrations and shooting on the range.

Handgun can be provided if you reserve 24 hours prior to the day of class. Contact Hank (email below).

Ammunition is not provided with rental pistol and must be purchased at the shop.

Bring your carry pistol and 100 rounds ammunition. An UpLULA mag loader to help with loading magazines is recommended but not required. Eye/ear protection is required. Appropriate clothing for weather and range conditions.  Water and snacks.

You can contact our instructor at hank@aplacetoshoot.com for any questions!

Introduction AR-15/M4 Course

This course is designed for shooters that would like to learn more about the AR-15/M4 carbine platform and will provide students with a practical understanding of handling, operating and maintaining their firearm. The class begins with safe gun handling and storage practices. The student is then familiarized with the carbine’s various parts and will learn how to field strip and properly clean and lubricate an AR/M4. The training then shifts to the range where the student is taught and coached on the fundamentals of carbine marksmanship including stance, hold, sight alignment and sight picture, trigger control and follow-through.

All students will learn how to properly zero their rifle sight system at 25 yards. Students will zero from the prone position to obtain best sight-in group with iron sights, optics or with both.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

  • Fully-functioning AR-15/M4 Carbine, AK47 acceptable
  • 2 high-capacity (30 round) magazines (if you have more, bring them)
  • Minimum 100 rounds factory ammunition (NO STEEL CASE AMMO)
  • Eye and ear protection (electronic hearing protection is highly recommended)
  • Clothing appropriate to the venue (baseball cap, pants, closed-toe shoes required)
  • Shooting mat or ground cloth for shooting prone position off ground.

COURSE LENGTH: 4 hours

PREREQUISITES: None

ADDITIONAL CLASS INFORMATION:

  • All classes are held at our private range
  • Class registration includes range fees and targets
  • Schedule subject to weather

 

You can contact our instructor at hank@aplacetoshoot.com for any questions!

• CALL THE STORE DURING BUSINESS HOURS AND SPEAK TO HANK HUMPHREY FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO SET AN OUTLINE ON TRAINING THAT YOU DESIRE OR NEED. DATES AND TIMES LIMITED DUE TO OTHER CLASSES THAT ARE TAUGHT DURING THE WEEK.

Course Length:
• Recommended 2 hours for building solid skills. $99.95

• One Hour $59.95
• Additional hours requested will be discounted.

Extra person $39.95 (friend or family member)

This two-hour private lesson is detailed for the customer depending on which firearm they desire to become proficient with. Pistol or rifle, maybe both.

Pace of the private course and of shooting drills is based on the shooter. Pace with a novice will be slower than someone that is maybe a beginner, intermediate or advanced.

Eligibility Requirements:
• 18 years of age and older
• Less than 17 years must have parent, guardian etc. present during the course.

Prerequisites:
• Good Health, sound mind and ability to follow directions

Equipment Needed:
• Reliable, functioning firearm ( semi-auto pistol, semi-auto rifle or bolt rifle) Minimum 9mm
• 2 magazines your semi-auto firearm
• 100 rounds of factory ammunition for your semi-auto firearm (more the better)
• Bolt rifle 40 rounds (extra is better)
• Eye and ear protection
• Appropriate clothing for range and for weather

Basic Handgun
This class is for those persons, 14 years old or older who have little or no experience with a handgun or experienced shooters who want a solid foundation before taking other shooting classes. Minors (younger than 17) must have a parent or a guardian present for the course.
The 4 hour class is formatted to teach firearm safety, basic marksmanship and firearm handling skills. You leave with confidence in your gun handling, and shooting ability. You will train on your handgun to become skillful on its manipulation.
Our Intro to Handgun is a two hour class if you want a shorter class. Check out class description for Intro to Handgun.

Required Equipment:
Reliable handgun (pistol or revolver).
Rental handgun .22 LR and 9mm available.
Minors (14 years to 17) will be required to shoot a .22 LR handgun.
Minimum 150 rounds of factory ammunition.
2 or 3 magazines, speed loaders for revolver.
This class you will not be learning to draw from a holster, NO holster is required but you can bring to the class.
Safety eye protection
Ear protection (electronic eye muffs highly recommended but not mandatory.
Drinks, (water, Gatorade recommended)
Snacks

Prerequisites:
None.

Cost:
$99.95 with your handgun and ammunition
$145.00 with our rental 9mm pistol and 150 rounds ammunition
$110.00 with our rental .22LR pistol and 150 rounds ammunition

Maximum number of students per course: 5

We have created a practice session for Ladies that have successfully completed the Ladies Series Courses or current students. This practice session will be held twice a month on the first and third Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm. You only pay the standard pistol range fee of $10.95 plus tax. Target is included and foam ear protection. You will practice on the Security Range with Instructor Hank; this will provide a safe training environment along with structured drills to further develop your skills. You may register online or just show up on the practice day. Please call at least 24 hours ahead to confirm the session. This block from 10am to 1230pm is open for you to show up at any time. Come into the store first and then you will be directed to the Security Range.

Equipment needed
Your handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition for your caliber.
Eye protection
Proper range clothing to protect from hot brass and weather
Water