Texas Online License To Carry Course
If you are uncomfortable sitting in a class full of people, have a busy schedule, or just don't want to wait for an open seat to become available, then skip ahead of the waiting line and take the classroom portion online in the comfort of your home , office, or anywhere using your phone, computer, or tablet. This is the official State of Texas DPS online course to get your LTC and leagaly carry a pistol in Texas. The online course is a minimum mandated 4 hours long and is required to get your LTC. You can take the online class at your own pace , 30 minutes a day or finish it all at once. It saves your progress so you can come and go at your convenience, it's up to you. After completing the online course you will receive a downloadable form called a LTC-101 form that you need to print out . Now you need to find a certified LTC instructor near you to finish your required 1 to 2 hours of range instruction training. The range instruction training is a separate fee which is determined by the instructor you attend. After successfully completing the range training the LTC instructor will signe your LTC-101 form which you then turn into the State or Texas (links provided below). The range fee is currently $60 if you take your Online class through this website link at the bottom . If you take the online course somewhere else and then come to Ranch Patrol Firearms Training to complete the range training the fee will be $80. Ranch Patrol Firearms Training is located in Athens Texas and has range training available at night during the weekdays . Call or text to schedule an appointment for your range training.
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License to Carry
Texas Online LTC Course $60
Handgun License $80
Texas has changed the name of the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) to License To Carry ( LTC ). In the LTC CLASS you are required and expected to already know proper firearms safety and how to shoot and load your pistol. Ranch Patrol has a Safety Class to get you familiar with your pistol. The LTC class is not a firearms training class . The LTC class covers law , where you can and can't carry , laws that relate to the use of force and deadly force , holsters and safe storage of your firearms. The LTC class is a 4 to 6 hour long class plus range time . We offer a range on site so no range fees are required . After the class , there will be a short multiple choice/ T/F test and a shooting test. The shooting test is a timed test and covers accuracy , safe handling , and following directions . B27 targets will be used .
What to bring to LTC class:
You will need a pistol , does not matter if a revolver or semi -auto is used and there are no caliber size requirements so a 22 can be used now . No laser or red dot sights allowed, 50 rounds of factory loaded ammo ( no reloads ), plus hearing and eye protection . Do not wear shorts or open toe shoes . No loose clothing for hot spent brass to catch in. When you attend the LTC class leave your pistol unloaded and locked in your vehicle . Bring in class with you your I.D. , something to eat and drink (no alcohol) and a learning attitude . The LTC class cost $60, $10 discount for groups 4 and larger. Private Classes available . We offer a Safety Class for first time shooters.
$10 discount for Active Military, Veterans, Retired Police, and First Responders
BEFORE you can turn in your LTC-100 you must complete the LTC State Application CLICK HERE for the LTC State Application
After you pass the LTC class the Instructor will give you a LTC-100 form that must be sent to the Great State of Texas that informs the State that you passed. Click here to submit LTC-100<C-101
(on the left side of the states page click on "Submit LTC Supporting Documents")
You must complete the LTC State Application BEFORE turning in your LTC-100
Pistol Safety Class $60
The safety class is for beginners who have never shot a pistol, who are uncomfortable with their pistol , or need to refresh themselves with their pistol. The class is a 2 hour long course that covers :
-Safe handling and operation
-Loading and unloading
-Sight alignment and sight picture
This class covers the basics and is recommended before taking your LTC but not required .
What To Bring for safety class :
Bring your UNLOADED pistol in a case and a cleaning kit to class with you .
DO NOT bring a loaded gun in the classroom . Bring your I.D. , holsters are optional but recommended, a snack and drink , eye and hearing protection . There will be some live fire/range time so bring but leave in your locked vehicle at least 50 rounds of ammo. Dress for the weather . No open-toe shoes and no shorts or dresses . Federal law requires you to be a U.S. citizen in order for Ranch Patrol LLC to train you .
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