Firearms University

Firearms University at TGC is designed to teach a wide range of firearms safety and shooting skills to people of all abilities. There’s a gun safety course for everyone, whether it’s the first time you’ve picked up a firearm or you’ve been shooting for years.

With our friendly training staff, you are guaranteed to have an enjoyable experience. Let’s take your firearms proficiency to the next level!

New to firearms? Start here.

We’ve created a program designed to help you every step of the way. Start your training journey with personal safety and protection basics that serve as an excellent starting point.

Start with the basics

Academy Prep

Once you have become familiar with the basics of firearms training, it’s time to take your next steps. Academy Prep is for the shooter who is proficient and wishes to delve deeper into firearms training to improve their skills. These courses include our Firearms Carry Course, TX License to Carry (formerly CHL), and our Handgun 201.

Learn about our Academy Prep Courses

Constitutional and License to Carry

Now that you know how to use your firearms, it’s time to become familiar with the legalities involved in carrying a firearm. Taking the Firearms Carry Course is an imperative part of responsible gun ownership.

Register for Firearms Carry Course

Shotgun and Rifle Training

Looking for rifle and shotgun training? Learn how to shoot a rifle or a shotgun in a private setting. From learning first steps to cartridge reloading and muzzle loading. Those already versed in basics can take our private, personally customized courses to improve and hone your shotgun and rifle shooting skills.

Request a private Rifle or Shotgun course today!


The Academies

The Academies at Firearms University is where you get to put the fundamentals and skills you have learned to work.  These six-week training academies are progressive and build upon one another. Each academy has a unique course of fire as an end-of-course exam to show your developed proficiency level.

When you go through all three of the Firearms University Academies we guarantee you will feel confident in your ability to handle your firearm, protect yourself, and defend your family. 

The Academies begin with the Marksmen Academy, move to the Gunslinger Academy, and end with the Gunfighter Academy.  We have even created a basic safety and fundamentals academy for youth with our Blast Camp.

Begin your training today with the Academies at Firearms University
The Marksman


Texas Gun Club’s Competition Nights offer shooters, regardless of experience or skill, the opportunity to improve their skills, and learn new techniques with practical defensive handguns and equipment to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios.

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Private Training

We understand that some people learn better in private settings and that we all struggle with availability and scheduling. That is why Texas Gun Club offers the convenience of private training, where we can better evaluate your skills and proficiency and progress at your pace.  All of our courses are available in a private setting.

Starts at $199 for 2 hours of one on one instruction. Shotgun and Rifle training requests can also be made with this form.

Specialty Courses

Occasionally, we offer courses that encompass more than just the standard training topics. From maintenance to prepping, even bundled training packages, there is a specialty offering for you.

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Firearms University

The Basics

Completely new to shooting? Take your very first shots with us! Perfect for new shooters just looking to have a good time on the range! First Shots is a 30-minute class designed to make brand new shooters, or those who have not shot in a long time, feel comfortable and safe to enjoy their time on the range.

Take a First Shots class

Handgun 101 is THE BEST PLACE TO START!  It is the first complete basic course in Firearms University.  In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of handgun shooting and safety.  The fundamentals taught in this course will set you up for success as a shooter.  Although this is called a basic course, the majority of shooters benefit from starting here.

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Academy Prep

Now that you know how to use your firearms, it’s time to become familiar with the legalities involved and gaining an understanding the owning a handgun. It is your responsibility to know the laws and regulations related to carrying a gun. This course is designed for Constitutional Carry or the License to Carry.

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This course provides the education and assessment necessary to obtain a Texas License to Carry. It includes the four hours of instruction as mandated by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Students are required to pass a firearms proficiency demonstration and a written exam.

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The logical next step from 101.  In this course, we incorporate the use of a holster and will cover more advanced topics like performing reloads and handling malfunctions.  This is a prep course for the Academies in Firearms University.  Once you have completed this course you can join us for our Action Pistol Night and practice drawing from the holster here at Texas Gun Club.

Find a handgun 201 class

The Academies

The first of the Academies here in Firearms University.  This six-week academy will cover the fundamental skills in depth for more advanced training and subsequent Gunslinger and Gunfighter Academies.  All of these skills and drills will be performed from the holster.  A qualifying course of fire will be shot at the end of the course and range time practice drills will be provided to ensure your best success in moving along the path to proficiency to Gunslinger

Register for The Marksman

The Gunslinger Academy is a six-week, advanced skills-based training academy focusing on adding tactical concepts to the skills learned in The Marksmen Academy.  Some of these tactics include movement, maximizing shooting efficiency, shooting in low light, and shooting under stress.  These important tactics added to fundamentals are crucial to get you ready for The Gunfighter Academy.

Register for Gunslinger Academy

The Gunfighter Academy is the pinnacle of the path to proficiency in Firearms University.  In this six-week, tactics-based academy, shooters will develop tactics like movement and multiple target engagement, unorthodox shooting positions, shooting in low light, using barricades, and moving through doorways and corridors, as well as advanced methods of concealed carry.  Those who complete The Gunfighter Academy and pass the qualifying course of fire have something to feel proud of.

Register for Gunfighter Academy

Designed for students ages 12-17 looking for a special summer camp experience with a desire to learn about shooting sports and competitions

Register for Blast Camp

Specialty Courses

While gun safety is of the utmost importance, maintenance is also an integral part of gun ownership. That is why we offer a variety of firearms maintenance classes taught by our Professional Gunsmith and Armorer.

Find a Firearms Maintenance Class

Obtaining your license to carry requires state-mandated curriculum. This range proficiency and safety class is for those who have completed that managed curriculum online.


This course is complimentary and designed to help remove curiosity about firearms. The Team at Texas Gun Club partners with parents and children to discuss firearms safely and how to react when a firearm is introduced by others without a parent or responsible adult supervision.


Are you looking for a new career path? These courses are designed to provide participants with the concepts and skills necessary of a non-commissioned security officer in the State of Texas.



For questions regarding training, please use the form below.