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"Legitimate defense can be not only a right but a grave duty for someone responsible for the life of another" – pope john paul II

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to the most popular questions we get asked. Don't see your answer listed? Simply contact us and we will respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible!  Thank you.

Who can apply?

Read the requirements at the Texas Department of Public Safety

Do I have to be a resident of Texas?

No you may apply for a non-resident license and meet the eligibility requirements.

Can I take the LTC class at DPS?

No, License to Carry training and qualification classes are only given by DPS certified instructors.

If I’m licensed in Texas can I still carry in another state?

Before traveling to another state check with that state on their requirements for concealed carry and to make sure they recognize your Texas license.

Will I need my own handgun prior to the LTC class?

If you don't have one yet you don't need to go out and buy one.  You can try out a few of ours.  Please check out the First Step Pistol Class if you are not proficient with a firearm.

We have a group in Austin from out of town.  Do you rent shotguns?

While we don't rent shotguns.  You are welcome to use one of mine during one of my instructional classes.   Looking for something to do while in town?  How about an afternoon of sporting clays at Capitol City Trap & Skeet.  Shotgun usage incuded in per person group price.  Call or email me for details - renee@austinhotshots.com   512-784-4234

What if I don't have my own firearm?

Austin Hot Shots offers firearm rental (for use during instructional classes)  in both pistol and shotgun.  You will have a choice of one of the following for $30.00 plus ammunition fee.

  • Glock 19 (9mm)                                                         Beretta AL-391 Urika (12 guage)
  • Glock 34 (9mm)                                                         Beretta AL-390   (20 guage)
  • Springfield 45 - Model 1911 (45 auto)                            
  • Sig Sauer P232 (.380 auto)
  • Browning High Power (9mm)
  • Ruger LCR (38 special)
  • Desert Eagle (9mm)
  • Beretta 92FS Inox (9mm)

What are the shooting qualifications needed to successfully pass the LTC course?

To successfully qualify, shooters must complete the following course with a minimum score of 70% (175 out of a possible 250)

  • Stage 1:  Twenty shots fired at 3 yards
    • Five shots fired, 2 seconds allowed between shots
    • Ten shots fired, 3 seconds allowed between shots
    • Five shots fired in 10 seconds
  • Stage 2:  Twenty shots fired at 7 yards
    • Five shots fired in 10 seconds
    • Five shots fired in two stages:
      • Two shots fired in 4 seconds
      • Three shots fired in 6 seconds
    • Five shots fired with 3 seconds allowed between shots
    • Five shots fired in 15 seconds
  • Stage 3:  Ten shots fired at 15 yards
    • Five shots fired in two stages:
      • Two shots fired in 6 seconds
      • Three shots fired in 9 seconds
    • Five shots fired in 15 seconds  
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