No restriction on red dots.Yeah, apparently you can.
But you can't qualify with a red dot, you have to turn it off, or use one of their stock pistols.
And if you're shooting a DA/SA pistol, you have to do at least one of the fire drills using a DA pull. Those were the rules explained in the class.
No restriction on red dots.
OP, had the same experience as you during recent LTC class, but agree with @toddnjoyce as 9 of the 12 people in the class had never even held a pistol prior to the shooting test. Instructors spent 10 minutes at the range putting pistols into the student's hands, showing them where the mag releases were, showing them how to load mags, etc. It was pretty eye opening to me. TX shooting test also assesses the student's ability to follow directions. One student failed in our class because he speed dumped the 5 rounds loaded into his mag EVERY time the signal to fire was given
Very different experience to getting my LTCs for Utah and MA. In the Northeast, EVERY person in out LTC class had spent (at least) weeks shooting with friends/instructors before enrolling in the LTC classes. Shooting test in MA was actually a safety test (had to demonstrate that you could safely load/unload, cock/decock, hold and aim both revolver and semi-auto, without inadvertently covering anyone else in the room with the muzzles (grin), and then had to put 5 holes in a target 5 yards away with whatever pistol you brought/borrowed for the test.
Why? Permitless carry has no training or qualification requirement...Seems to me a little tightening up with the new regs is in order….
Lots of new gun owners in the last couple of years. It bewilders me hearing some of the things they say and think. Hollyweird and YouTube has given a lot of them the impression it ain’t that hard.
Thinking back to my first Texas concealed carry class, mid 90’s, we had to shoot, load mags, reload, demonstrate weapons manipulation/ safety handling, etc
out to at 15 yards. I remember one qual where we shot to 25 yards.
Seems to me a little tightening up with the new regs is in order.
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I don’t like the idea of increasing requirements because it results in elitism. How many times do gun owners trip over there own feet in promoting gun rights?
People may not like it, but it’s a persons god given right to use a gun without regulations.
Seems to me the answers are in how people teach and what they teach.
There are people who have physical limitations like my mother in law who are sharp mentally. You don’t just encourage a system where it’s hard for her to defend herself.