Firearms Training Offered

Scheduled Courses

Texas License to Carry Course

Invitation to Elected Officials, Law Enforcement, and Spouses

Nothing I teach is secret. It is my policy to allow any elected official or law enforcement officer to monitor any of my LTC 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, August 13, 2022, 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
  • Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM

Texas is one of the 25 states where you can carry a handgun without a license.

However, getting a Texas LTC has several advantages. You can use your Texas license to carry in many states which have reciprocity agreements. There are several locations where you can carry with a LTC, but not without one. Taking the LTC class will give you valuable information about where you can carry, what self-defense acts can be justified to keep you out of jail, and how to interact with law enforcement.

This is the Department of Public Safety certified course required to qualify for a new Texas LTC. The one-session, 6-hour class will be taught in the Mildner Classroom at the Buck and Bull Club range, and is limited to 12 students. Make sure you receive a class information page.

Club Ed Community Education Buying Your First Handgun course with me instructing:

  • Classroom Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, 6:00-8:00 PM. Range session Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.

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.

Winning the Self-Defense Encounter:

  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Some answers to vital self-defense questions: How important is it to win a gunfight? Who's the Bad Guy? How valuable is a protective order? In self-defense we spend lots of time practicing techniques, and some time practicing tactics. This highly-interactive class will focus on self-defense strategy for the handgun licensee, but it's also applicable for those using other self-defense methods.

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.

Hunter Education

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.

I am teaching Texas Hunter Education classes in Kerrville, through Club Ed. To sign up, contact the Dietert Center at (830) 792-4044 or email They are located at 451 Guadalupe St. in Kerrville. Their website is Class size is limited.

We now have an online registration system for Hunter Education classes. Once you sign up with Club Ed, you must also register with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at the TPWD link.

Club Ed classes are:

  • Oct. 1-2, 2022, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. TPWD link
  • Nov. 5-6, 2022, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. TPWD link
  • Dec. 3-4, 2022, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. TPWD link

Contact me, or check the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website for more Hunter Education scheduling and other information.

Individual and Group Training

Individual and group training is available by arrangement.

Public Speaking

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.


First Shots Training

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.

Download my First Shots First Shots information page.

Texas School Safety Course

The state-approved training for Texas school employees with a license to carry. The class is 15 to 20 hours of instruction, including the shooting under stress test and the written final examination.

Note: Graduates of this class must recieve written authorization from their employer before carrying on the premises of their school.

For more detailed School Safety Class information.

Download my SSC class information page.

Texas License to Carry Course

The state-mandated training for a Texas license to carry a handgun. Five to seven hours of instruction including the practical shooting test and the written final examination.

For more detailed License to Carry information.

Download my LTC class information page.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Course

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.

TCOLE Retired Officer Requalification

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.