Benefits of Obtaining a Texas Gun License

Women’s Class


A Texas License to Carry (LTC) offers a range of benefits that extend beyond just the ability to conceal a handgun. Here are some key advantages:

**Enhanced Personal Protection:**

* **Deterrence:** Most criminals prefer easier targets. Openly carrying a firearm can deter potential attackers.
* **Self-defense:** In a dangerous situation, an LTC allows you to legally respond with a firearm if necessary.
* **Confidence and peace of mind:** Knowing you have a means of self-defense can provide a sense of security and well-being.

**Legal Benefits:**

* **Streamlined firearm purchases:** With an LTC, you no longer need a separate background check when buying a handgun from a licensed dealer.
* **Reciprocity:** Your Texas LTC is recognized in over 30 other states, allowing you to legally carry concealed in those jurisdictions.
* **Trespass protections:** An LTC provides specific legal protections against being charged with trespassing for carrying a concealed handgun on private property (unless posted signage explicitly prohibits it).

**Additional Benefits:**

* **Employment protections:** Texas law prohibits employers from banning LTC holders from keeping firearms in their vehicles parked on company property (unless the employer is a government entity or certain safety-sensitive businesses).
* **Enhanced legal knowledge:** Obtaining an LTC requires training in firearm safety and Texas gun laws, promoting responsible gun ownership.
* **Lifetime investment:** An LTC is valid for five years and can be renewed for life, making it a worthwhile investment.

However, it’s important to remember that carrying a concealed handgun is a significant responsibility. Before obtaining an LTC, it’s crucial to undergo proper training and understand the legal implications and ethical considerations involved.

I hope this information helps! Feel free to ask if you have any further questions about Texas LTCs or specific benefits that may interest you.

Firearms Safety Class

September 5th & 12th. Timeslots 9:30am & 12:30pm Cedar Ridge Gun Range (see map below)

 (Please read the requirements below before registering)

**Please make sure you CAN attend PRIOR to registering, “There will be NO refunds” as we will guarantee your spot which will not be available to another student. Range fee is also PrePaid. 

***First come-first served…this training will NOT be offered at this price again***

We will cover basic firearm safety rules. Learn how to safely and properly handle, use and store a handgun. Learn proper basic pistol shooting fundamentals such as aiming, grip, stance, breathing, trigger control, and much more.

**Age Requirement is 18 yrs and older. Children are not allowed on the Range, Only the registered individual may attend the class**

Click HERE to register….

Come range ready with:

  • Picture ID is Required
  • Semi-automatic handgun or revolver (UNLOADED and in a BOX/or CASE) of any caliber in good repair and have no modifications that will make the handgun less safe.  (handguns available to rent)
  • Baseball cap (optional)
  • Safety glasses (limited availability from range)
  • Ear protection that covers your ears (limited availability from range)
  • Footwear that entirely covers both feet (if it rains it may be MUDDY)
  • 50 rounds of commercially produced ammunition (minimum)

Use commercial ammunition only.

If you are Renting one of OUR firearms, NO STEEL or ALUMINUM Case Ammunition is allowed to be used.

**Please notify the Range Instructor in advance if you need to rent a firearm, first come first serve**

**Please notify the Range Instructor of any medical accommodations required**

5 Levels of Shooting Competence

                   What Level or Type of Shooter are you?

Intentionally Incompetent
A classic example of Intentionally Incompetent gun owners are those who are aware of organized shooting events,
but refuse to attend or even acknowledge the potential benefits.
Typically, these individuals mislead themselves and others by fabricating lies justifying non-participation or below average
results: You may hear them say things like…
“Competition shooting will get you killed.”
“Organized/target shooting isn’t real shooting.”
“Marksmanship is for soldiers/police/hunters and very different than marksmanship for competition.”
“I’m horrible on paper targets, but I’m deadly in the field.”

The UI does not know what he or she does not know. The UI represents the majority of all gun owners and includes people
(police and military) who carry a gun for a living. The UI is incompetent but does not know he or she is incompetent
because he or she had no training or low-level training and has not yet experienced a situation exposing his or her
Examples of the UI can be found everywhere:
**The officer who only practices shooting his weapon a few times per year only to pass the POST or department
mandatory range qualifications is UI.
**The gun owner who buys a gun and box of ammo, only attends mandatory CCW classes, fires a few shots at the
range and then places the gun in his closet, confident he or she can use it effectively to protect him or herself is UI.
**The hunter who only attends mandatory hunter safety and only shoots once a year to sight-in his or her rifle before going
hunting is UI. **Most plinkers are UI. **Military personnel who only shoot the same course of fire as in Basic training
(even with an “Expert” qualification) are still UI. **Any gun owner who has never attended an organized shooting
event beyond a mandated safety/basic training course is UI.

The next level of competence hits you like a ton of bricks because you immediately become aware that you know very little, or
previously held notions are incorrect, and that there is so much to learn. This often happens when the UI
attends his/her first organized shooting event. This is the quickest, cheapest and safest way to figure this out.

If the CI makes the effort to learn, through study, proper training and practice, the CI develops into the CC. The
length of time needed to develop from CI to CC is directly related to the quality of the training or events attended
and the motivation of the student. Study brings you to the level of theoretical knowledge. You understand the
concepts, but to apply them, you have to think about them. In a lot of subjects or skills, you might never move
beyond this level. Every decision and action occurs as a result of an intricate thought process and has not yet
reached the reflex response level.

The speed of reflex. Riding a bike, driving a car, touch, typing and speaking in your native tongue are common
skills most people are Unconsciously Competent in. At this level, theoretical knowledge is transformed into practical
knowledge. Study might get you to CC, but only proper practice and training will get you to UC.

The UC has programmed his mind and body (after thousands of correct repetitions) to react in a fraction of a
second with consistent responses that require no perceivable thought process. The UC functions flawlessly even
under stressful situations because the UC’s extensive training overrides his conscious thought process. As you can
imagine, the UC is not common in today’s society.

CONSCIOUS UNCONSCIOUSLY COMPETENT (very rare & often not considered a sixth level)
The highest level of competence is the ability to do something without thinking about it, yet retain a level of
awareness of how you do it. This level of competence enables you to teach the skill to someone else and is the
identity of a true Master. Many people who are experts at something find it difficult explaining it to someone less skilled.
They are so unconsciously competent, that they don’t know how they do it. They just do it. The CUC is a UC who can effectively teach others to reach a similar level of skill.

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