Best place to take TCL ?

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  1. crash83

    crash83 New Member

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    Live up here in Spring and looking for somewhere to take the course.
    So far i've seen Spring Guns & Ammo and Carter Country both offer the course.
    But Spring guns & Ammo want 90.00 bucks...does this seem like a good price?
    Or should i keep looking?
    Want to do it sometime this week.
     


  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    I thought SGA had some kind of special going now, but not positive.
     
  3. Bozz10mm

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    $90 doesn't sound so bad. I think I paid $120, but that was 4 years ago.
     
  4. crash83

    crash83 New Member

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    Ok..just wanted to check.
    A buddy of mine swears I should only pay 40 bucks. But the 90 included lunch and range fees.
     
  5. Bozz10mm

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    I had to furnish my own lunch and ammo. Range fee was included though. If you just wanted to punch the ticket, a $40 class might do. If you actually want to learn something, I don't think you'd get much for $40.
     
  6. dermunkee

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    I enjoyed the class at Shiloh, it was pretty basic and cost $70 I think. The instructor was good.
     
  7. crash83

    crash83 New Member

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    It's not about punching the ticket..
    I can do that in South Houston cheap and dirty...just wanted to make sure it was on the up and up.
    I want to learn how to correctly carry
    And absorb all the info I can.
     
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  8. majormadmax

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    Then study ahead of the class...

    https://www.dps.texas.gov/InternetForms/Forms/LTC-16.pdf

    And the class--which must be between 4-6 hours--will address...

    (1) the laws that relate to weapons and to the use of deadly force;
    (2) handgun use and safety, including use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns;
    (3) nonviolent dispute resolution; and
    (4) proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child.

    (Source: TxGC §411.188. HANDGUN PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT)

    Also note that the requirement to qualify with a minimum .32 caliber was removed this year, so you can use any caliber (such as a .22LR) if you so desire. Also, it doesn't make any difference if you use a revolver or a semi-automatic handgun as it once did.

    The shooting test requires 50 rounds of ammunition, and shooting is at three distances:
    • 3 yards – 20 rounds fired
    • 7 yards – 20 rounds fired
    • 15 yards – 10 rounds fired
    The majority of students pass the proficiency test when they have completed shooting at 3 and 7 yards. However, all 50 rounds must be shot.

    The Texas LTC shooting test passing score is 175 points out of 250 points or a score of 70%. Here is the grading:
    • 5 points – shots fired in the X, 10, 9, & 8 rings
    • 4 points – shots fired in the 7 ring
    • 3 points – shots fired outside the 7 ring but on the silhouette
    • 0 points – shots fired outside the silhouette or off the target paper
    • Shots that hit just outside the ring but break the line count as the higher score
    The state allows for three chances to pass the shooting test. The vast majority of people--even those who have barely shot before (or even never)--pass during their first attempt. It's pretty easy.

    Good luck, and have fun!

    Cheers! M2
     
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  9. majormadmax

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  10. schmellba99

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    Texian Firearms on the west side, good group of folks over there and you'll get your money's worth out of Justin and his crew.
     


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