Firearms Training Offered

Scheduled Courses

Texas Concealed Handgun License Course

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, January 13, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM

What a bargain: The Texas License to Carry fee has dropped from $140 to $40. Join more than a million Texans who have one. Make sure you receive a class information page.

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

  • Classroom Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM. Range session Saturday, February 10, 2017.
  • Classroom Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM. Range session Saturday, March 10, 2018.

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.

My Club Ed Community Education ImPRESSions public relations class:

  • One session, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m., Dietert Center.
  • One session, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7 to 9 p.m., Dietert Center.
  • One session, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m., Dietert Center.
  • One session, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7 to 9 p.m., Dietert Center.

I hear two complaints about "the media." First, "Why don't they give us more coverage?" Second, "Why don't they leave us alone?" The answer may be because you aren't telling "them" your story. imPRESSions is a hands-on workshop to learn to work with local media, increase favorable press exposure, use advertising, and manage controversy. You will write your own press release and learn how to submit it. Freedom of the Press serves you; learn to use it.

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

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.

We now have an online registration system for Hunter Education classes. For 2017 classes go to the class page to register. The class fee is $15 cash, payable at the beginning of class. I'm sorry, but due to state restrictions we cannot accept 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.

Students will need a pencil and their social security number.

Scheduled classes run from July to December.

The Kerrville classes will be held at the Hill Country Shooting Sports Center. You must attend both classes to meet the Parks and Wildlife Department's requirements. The dates are:

  • October 23-24, Monday and Tuesday, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Class page
  • November 13-14, Monday and Tuesday, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Class page
  • December 11-12, Monday and Tuesday, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Class page

To find the HCSSC take Loop 534 in Kerrville to Farm Road 1341. Follow 1341 east to the microwave tower. btngooglemap.gif

I have a 2017 class in Comfort sponsored by the Comfort 4-H Club. It will be at the Comfort VFW Hall Post 8569. You must attend both classes to meet the Parks and Wildlife Department's requirements. The date is:

  • October 7-8, Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Sunday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Class page (Bring your lunch on Saturday.)

The VFW Hall is at 626 Front St., Comfort. btngooglemap.gif

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

Women on Target

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

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

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.

Texas Concealed Handgun License Course

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.

For New License and Renewal License detailed information.

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.

TCLEOSE 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.