Firearms Training Offered
- Scheduled and Individual Courses
Invitation to Elected Officials, Law Enforcement, and Spouses
It is my policy to allow any elected official or law enforcement officer to monitor any of my CHL or Hunter Education classes. If you are the spouse or parent of a student and curious about what is taught but aren't sure you want a license, you may audit that class free of charge. If you decide to become licensed you may do so by passing the examinations and paying the regular class fee.
Dietert Center Club Ed
Club Ed Community Education has License to Carry courses with me instructing:
- Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
- Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
Note that these are the new shorter original license classes. Make sure you receive a class information page.
- Buying Your First Handgun: Classroom Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6:30-8:30 PM. Range session Saturday, July 22, 2017.
This class won't tell you what gun I think you should buy; it's about helping you make up your own mind about what firearm to select, based on your needs. Interactive sessions will help you identify what firearm you want, learn how to shop for it, and find training on how to shoot it. In the hands-on session you'll get to fire several different types of handguns and learn how to handle them safely.
Go to the Club Ed website to sign up for my classes, or to see what else they offer.
Individual LTC Classes
I will schedule courses for individuals or groups. Normally I teach these classes at the Buck & Bull Club, but I am available for a class at your location if it is suitable. Contact me to set a date. Download class information.
I usually teach Texas Hunter Education with a group of instructors. However, if you can get a group of eight or more together, I can schedule a class at your convenience, and within the Hill Country at your location.
Students will need a pencil and their social security number. The fee is only $15, cash. Please, no checks or credit cards. Parents of students under the age of 17 must check with the instructor before the first class, as they must sign the registration form.
Scheduled classes run from July to December.
Our 2016 classes in Kerrville are sponsored by Club Ed, the Kerr County adult education program. Go to the Club Ed website to sign up for these classes, or to see what else they offer. The Hunter Ed classes will be at the Hill Country Shooting Sports Center. You must attend both classes to meet the Parks and Wildlife Department's requirements. The dates are:
- July 25-26, Monday and Tuesday, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
- October 24-25, Monday and Tuesday, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
- November 14-15, Monday and Tuesday, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
- December 5-6, Monday and Tuesday, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
You will need your social security number, and students under 17 must have an adult sign their form. The class costs $19.00. For information call Larry Arnold at 830 459-5419.
Our 2016 classes in Fredericksburg are sponsored by Fredericksburg Community Education, and will be at the Gillespie County Ag Extension Office. You must attend both classes to meet the Parks and Wildlife Department's requirements. The dates are:
- August 13-14, Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Sunday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. (Bring your lunch on Saturday.)
- September 10-11, Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Sunday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. (Bring your lunch on Saturday.)
Please register for the Fredericksburg classes through Fredericksburg ISD Community Education, http://www.fisd.org/commed/Pages/default.aspx.
The next Club Ed Women on Target event will be Saturday, October 15, 2016. This is an opportunity for women who have never fired a gun to learn how. For women who know how to shoot it's also a good review, and an opportunity to learn about different firearms. Students will spend almost all of the day shooting handguns, shotguns, and rifles. The emphasis is on safety, target shooting fundamentals, and fun. It's a great mother-daughter activity. I get to teach the rifle and handgun portion, and we have some great instructors running the shotgun training. Deb Wardlaw is in charge, meet her at http://www.debwardlaw.com/.
The last Women on Target day filled quickly. If you were on the waiting list, or want to participate in this event, register early.
Individual and group training is available by arrangement.
I am available for public speaking engagements on firearms and gun rights related subjects. In particular I have a half-hour PowerPoint All About Texas License to Carry program suitable for breakfast or lunch meetings.
Courses include First Shots Rifle and First Shots Pistol. These four-hour courses are taught on an individual basis, and provide training on how to safely handle and competently fire a particular firearm.
For more detailed First Shots information.
The state mandated training for a Texas concealed handgun license. Five to seven hours of instruction including the practical shooting test and the written final examination.
Note: As of September 1, 2013, renewing a Texas CHL no longer requires taking a class.See the Texas Concealed Handgun Instructor Association website. Download my CHL class information page.
The Texas required training course for hunters born on or after Sept. 2, 1971. Note: Other states, like Colorado, require Hunter Education regardless of age. Fulfills out-of-state hunter training requirements. At least ten hours of instruction including the written final examination and certification. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website has more Hunter Education information.
For more detailed Hunter Education information.
As a Texas Qualified Handgun Instructor I am authorized to conduct the shooting practical required to maintain a Retired Federal or Out-of-State Officer Firearms Card. Download your required certificate.
For more detailed LEO Requalification information.
For more information contact Larry Arnold.