The San Antonio Firearms Training LTC (License To Carry) / CHL & Basic Pistol Course Combo is an economical way to take both our 4 hour Basic Handgun Course and our Texas CHL/LTC Courses.
This package was created due to our observation in our CHL class that easily over 80% of our CHL/LTC students really needed to attend the Basic Handgun Class at least as much as (or in the majority of cases more than) they needed to take the CHL/LTC class.
This is the ideal way for the vast majority of people to take the LTC / CHL course. By taking the Basic Pistol Course first the student will learn to shoot the handgun to a level of proficiency that ensures that they will pass the CHL course and be well on the road to a level of proficiency that will allow them to defend themselves or their loved ones in an emergency.
In fact, since all of our instructors are LTC instructors, we finish the Basic Handgun Class by running the CHL qualification course. Upon passing that course you will have earned a certificate for completing the proficiency portion of the CHL course. This means that you will not be required to shoot on the day of the LTC Course. For many students this takes the highest anxiety portion of the CHL class out of the equation and makes the day far more enjoyable (and a couple of hours shorter).
The two courses must be taken on separate days. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT ORDER THE CLASSES ARE TAKEN IN. You will only be required to shoot in the Basic Handgun Class. That is when you will shoot the LTC qualification.
We feel that our private range and classroom provide the best venue in the area for teaching in an ideal learning environment. The fact that the range is private means that when our class is shooting, we are the only ones shooting. When we are teaching we can sit at the picnic tables in the shade and discuss the specific techniques or topics without worrying about the sound of gunfire from other shooters. This provides an ideal relaxed atmosphere for new shooters and experienced shooters alike. For more info and directions to our range click the following link:
We understand that learning to shoot can be intimidating. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
If you have a problem with your coupon/Groupon code please email us at contact@SanAntonioFirearmsTraining.com with your name, coupon code, and the date you want to take the class. If you need to rent a gun, please include that information in your email as well. (After sending this email, please make sure to look in your SPAM folder for a response before sending angry or indignant emails repeatedly.)
For more information on each of the two separate courses included in this package please see their respective pages:
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Posted by Mario R on 13th Feb 2021
Before taking the Basic Handgun and Licesnce to Carry courses with Chris and Julie, we had never fired a gun or handled one at all. Obviously, we were very apprehensive about it. However, in this changing world, we considered it a must and took the courses. That was one of the best decisions we had taken. The didactic portion covers at length the basics of handgun handling and the laws that govern it in Texas. The handling of the gun part was very safe and well orchestrated by both instructors. We were at ease at all times and feel very confident about handling handguns. Excellent experience for adults of all ages. One of the best educational investments we have made in recent memory.
Posted by Noel F. on 19th Jun 2020
Basic handgun class. As a new gun owner, it was a great learning the proper techniques to use a handgun and how to shoot but most important was safety takes precedence no matter what. Chris, Julie, and Eric are definitely the right people teaching this class - Professional, patient, and full of knowledge to pass on!! Had a lot of fun while learning!!!
Posted by Debra Lozano on 29th Apr 2020
You will walk away from these classes learning a lot. I will definitely be recommending this class to many others.
Posted by ER on 5th Apr 2018
The instruction provided by Chris and his team is excellent and worth your time and investment if you are wishing to learn more about pistols, ammo, technique, and more. He's easy going, firm, and cares about the safety of yourself, and his team, and that is what you want in a firearms instructor. Want to build confidence? Want to learn? Want to really throw some brass and do it well? Pick this course, and leave feeling like a lethal weapon. Regardless of age, knowledge, or experience, everyone will leave this course with more confidence and wiser than when you arrived.
Posted by Susan on 8th Feb 2017
What an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday. This 60+ lady is not new to hunting (long guns), but new to handguns. I was comfortable with all aspects of these classes, all questions answered and discussed. Real life situations were reviewed with clear, functional solutions for each scenario. I would take any class this group offered, it is that professional and knowledgeable an organization.
Posted by Clay Lake on 28th Nov 2016
Chris did an outstanding job as our instructor. He kept the class attention and new all the rules and regulations. I am now waiting to take the basic handgun training which time did not allow all the same day. My wife and I are waiting for his next basic training.
Posted by ino covarrubias on 9th May 2016
if you are a beginner like my wife and I then this class is just what you need. The instructors are GREAT, wonderful. The only thing is i wish it was longer because we learned so much and i'm sure there was so much more they could have shown us. I just have nothing bad to say about these folks Great Class. Would recommend this class to anyone.
Posted by Marta Alonzo on 7th May 2016
The materials and presentation of the class were on point. I learned so much!
Posted by Brandon Snedeker on 16th Apr 2016
I am a Marine Vet and a former state police officer from another state. I too the LTC class for a permit to carry in Texas and I have to say that Chris and Julie are professional, trustworthy and offer a good dose of humor during their classes. They made me feel relaxed and at home like I was qualifying with my old buddies. I do have to say that Chris seems to know a lot more about firearms and techniques than most of my former firearms instructors on the police force. The only disappointing thing....Eric shaved his beard. I was looking forward to a fellow bearded brother but I guess I must walk that path alone.
Posted by John Wilkes on 21st Mar 2016
The instructors are friendly, safety conscious, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. That made me feel at ease and comfortable in asking questions.
The training was comprehensive and delivered in a way that created a favorable learning environment. A CHL requires understanding the complex laws and safety issues involved. The manner of the training presentation gave me the confidence that I could apply the training in “real” world situations. That enabled me to pass my exam!
I would definitely recommend San Antonio Firearms Training to anyone.
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