Texas Gun Club

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 is 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.

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.

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.

The Academies

The Academies at Firearms University is where you get to put the fundamentals and skills you learned in previous classes to work. These six-week training academies progressively build upon one another. Each academy has a unique end-of-course exam to demonstrate your proficiency level.

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

The Academies begin with the Marksman, continues with Gunslinger, and end with the Gunfighter Academy. The Academies also include a basic safety and fundamentals academy for youth, Blast Camp.

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.


Texas Gun Club Competitions offers 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.


Private Training

Private Training at Texas Gun Club offers the convenience of flexible scheduling and the comfort of learning one-on-one.

  • Starts at $199 for 2 hours of private, one-on-one instruction.

  • All of our courses, (including shotgun and rifle training) are available in a private setting.

Firearms University Courses


First Shots

Entirely new to shooting? Take your very first shots with us! First Shots is a 15-20 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.

Handgun 101

Handgun 101 is the best place to start! In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of handgun shoot and safety, which will set you up for success as a shooter. Although it is a basic course, most shooters benefit from starting here.

Rifle 101

In this 2 hour class you will learn fundamentals of rifle safety and accurate shooting, which will set you up for success as a shooter. This class gives you the foundation needed to be a safe and accurate rifle shooter.

Shotgun 101

In this 2 hour class, you will learn fundamentals of shotgun safety, shotgun manipulation, and accurate shooting, which will set you up for success as a shooter. This class gives you the foundation needed to be a safe and accurate shotgun shooter.


Firearms Carry Course

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

License to Carry (LTC)

This course provides the education and assessment necessary for obtaining a Texas License to Carry. It includes 4 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.

Handgun 201

In this course, we incorporate the use of a holster and cover more advanced topics like performing reloads and handling malfunctions. This course is a prerequisite for the Academies Courses. Once completed, you can join us for our Action Pistol Night and practice drawing from the holster on our range.

Handgun 301

The Handgun 301 course, an advanced level following 201, focuses on enhancing speed and precision in shooting through diverse drills. It covers progressive shooting techniques for defensive scenarios, including holster drawing, reloading, and malfunction handling.


A Girl & A Gun

A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a club established by women shooters for women shooters. Whether you are a defender, a competitor, or just want a casual, fun night out at the range with the girls, A Girl & A Gun is for women of any skill level.

Home Defense

We all want to feel — and be — safe in our homes. In this class, we intend to demonstrate how you can make your home safer and more secure. Learn practical techniques and strategies to protect your loved ones and property.

OC Pepper Spray Class

95% of potential situations you might find yourself in will NOT require a firearm, and the first time you have to defend yourself or a loved one should not be the first time you try using pepper spray. Learn what OC pepper sprays are the most effective, traveling with pepper spray, Texas laws after you defend yourself with pepper spray, and how to “stage” your pepper spray.

Firearms Maintenance

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

Range Proficiency Test

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.

S. A. F. E. Kids

This complimentary course is 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.

Texas Security Board Certifications & Qualifications

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.


Marksman Academy

This six-week academy will cover the fundamental skills in depth for more advanced training and subsequent Gunslinger and Gunfighter Academies. All 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 practice drills will be provided to ensure your best success in moving along the path to proficiency.

Gunslinger Academy

The Gunslinger Academy is a six-week, advanced skills-based training academy focusing on adding tactical concepts to the skills learned in the Marksman 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 getting you ready for the Gunfighter Academy.


The Gunfighter Academy is the pinnacle of 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.

Blast Camp

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