*   Winter months are October - February and may require separate range day depending on the weather.
**  Classes are non-refundable. We understand life changes and will accommodate up to 2 rescheduled classes.
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Texas Pistol and Handgun Classes

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Entry- Level Basic Pistol Training Class focusing on safety, operations, and ammunition.
$ 74.95
per student
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Texas Basic Pistol Training


Texas Basic Pistol Training Class

consist of one-on-one, in-person training that teaches the new and beginner student how to safely use, store, and maintain their firearm. These classes are focused entirely on the student AND the gun they own - how to use it for recreational purposes, how to store it when not in use, the correct ammunition to purchase, and how to care for the pistol and how to optimize its performance.

We strongly recommend

those who are new or inexperienced with firearm ownership to attend this class. This class establishes the basic, fundamental, essential training and understanding necessary to be a responsible gun owner. This is a


training environment where all students attending these classes are treated equally, fairly, and with respect; questions are encouraged during our classes and there are no "stupid" questions - right?  We want questions during this class.
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Texas Pistol II Class: Shooting with Confidence
Pistol 2:  Shooting With Confidence!
$ 149.95
per student
Level II
Shooting Class!
This class is focused on both the novice as well as the average pistol student. You learned the "basics" from previous classes, now you'll learn how to apply those skills to become a better shooter. The class is primarily divided into two (2) parts: Part 1: A complete, in-depth class focused on the basics of shooting, dry-fire, and sighting your firearm. Part 2: Entirely at the range applying the skills you have developed during Part 1 as well as the lessons learned during your basic pistol instruction. Together, you'll shoot more accurately, group better, and be prepared to show off to your friends and enter competitions. If you're interested in shooting better; this is the class for you.

This class requires students to purchase or provide the following items which is equivalent to purchasing 200 rounds of ammunition. Students will continually use these training tools at home after the class has completed.
Sightmark Pistol Boresight: Available at many gun stores or on Amazon; est. cost is $30.00 +/-.
Laserlyte Training Catridge: Available at select gun stores or on Amazon; est. cost is $75.00 +/-.
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Advanced Pistol Shooting and Gun Classes
Pistol 3:  Defensive Pistol
Due to safety issues you must show proof of completing both classes in order to participate in this course; no exceptions will be extended; proof of completion is required!
This applies to military and law enforcement alike - no exceptions are granted!
$ 224.95
per student
This class is focused on the intermediate, experienced pistol student. You've learned the "basics" from previous classes.  You've learned how to shoot accurately.  Now it's time to learn how to defend yourself during a violent encounter! The class is primarily divided into two (2) parts:

Part 1: A complete, in-depth class focused on how to defend yourself during a life threatening event. Skill development on how to present your firearm, use your firearm, and when to shoot is highly enforced and regulated. Learn defensive options such as "racking" the firearm when you are hurt, changing "magazines" when you are hurt, shooting with your "weak hand", and more.

Part 2: Entirely at the range applying the skills you have developed during

Pistol I: "Basics Pistol Training"

as well as the lessons learned during your secondary course

, and the classroom portion of the Pistol II Class

. This class was designed to prepare and

improve your chances for surviving an encounter.


Warning: Due to the nature of this class, it can be a potentially dangerous course! Each and every student is responsible for keeping the class safe.  Students WILL be required  to sign a "liability release" before taking this course. 
Part I: In the classroom:
The importance of firearm safety, practices, and awareness.
Drawing from the holster or the safe.
Practices designed to improve your accuracy - Timed Dry Fire Exercises.
Defensive positions including: Standing, kneeling, squating, and prone positions - Timed Dry Fire Exercises.
Assistance Shooting (back-up): Having a second, defensive shooter - Timed Dry Fire Exersices.
Force-on-force defensive shooting options - Timed Dry Fire Exercises.
If you have been shot: How to rack, change magazines, and continue the fight - Timed Dry Fire Exersices.
Follow-though: Understanding the principles of follow-through and how it applies to a shooting event.
Part II: At the Range:
Applying firearm safety practices and awareness.
Drawing from the holster or the safe exercises will be conducted with LIVE Ammunition!
"Point and Shoot" exercises will be conducted using TIMED exersises with LIVE Ammunition!
"Tactical Positions" will be applied using TIMED exercises and positions.
Joint, or "backup" exercises will be TIMED with LIVE ammunition.
"Force on Force" exercises will be practiced using "training" guns, with a concentration to work with your partner.
If you have been shot! TIMED exercises on how to reload, rack, and continue the fight - LIVE Ammunition.
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Texas Defensive Pistol Training Course

Pistol IV: Tactical Pistol Class

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Pistol III: Texas Defensive Pistol Shooting Course
•  INDIVIDUAL, hands-on instruction.
  IMPROVE Sight Alignment.
•  IMPROVE Sight Picture.
•  IMPROVE target Acquisition
•  IMPROVE target Acquisition.
•  IMPROVE your Shooting Skills!
Designed for the beginning pistol shooter who has not received formal training in the safe, responsible, and proper handling of a semi-automatic pistol or revolver.
•  Learn Texas Laws
that protect you in the event you must use your handgun for personal defense.
•  Variety of fun and challenging targets.
•  Training for Shooting Positions: Students receive training for applying the Isosceles, Weaver, and one-handed positions (we'll explain them all).
•  Students receive personal training from our instructors to help improve their shooting skills and target acquisition
•  Class Duration: 5-6 Hours
•  50+ Rounds of Ammunition
•  Certificate of Achievement.
Part I: In the Classroom:
•  The importance of firearm safety, practices, and awareness.
•  Understanding, studying, and practicing the basics in a in-depth and focused environment.
•  Understanding, studying, and applying the theory of Sight Picture and Sight Alignment
•  Sighting your firearm for Accuracy and Confidence
•  Choosing a Stance: Choose the correct shooting stance to increase your marksmanship skills. Finding and improving your natural aiming position.
•  Breathing and Taking a Shot: Applying advanced techniques and fundamentals of taking your shot
•  Trigger Control: Understanding and practicing the importance of Trigger Control before you shoot and applying those concepts as you shoot.
•  Follow-through: Understanding the principles of follow-through and how it applies to shooting.
Part II: At the Range:
•  Applying firearm safety practices and awareness.
•  Applying Grip Control, adjustments and improvements - using Live Ammunition.
•  Applying Sight Picture, Sight Alignment, and shooting with BOTH eyes open - understanding why your field of vision applies to your shooting activities.
•  Choosing your correct stance, applying the stance, and proving the stance fits you best.
•  Shooting accurately, improving your skills and the bragging rights that come with them!
•  Adjusting Trigger Control for BEST performance - Live Ammunition.
•  Shooting with Confidence! Every Shot is the correct shot using Live Ammunition!

Level 1 Firearms LLC
*   Winter months are October - February and may require separate range day depending on the weather.
**  Classes are non-refundable. We understand life changes and will accommodate up to 2 rescheduled classes.
*   Winter months are October - February and may require separate range day depending on the weather.
**  Classes are non-refundable. We understand life changes and will accommodate up to 2 rescheduled classes.
*   Winter months are October - February and may require separate range day depending on the weather.
**  Classes are non-refundable. We understand life changes and will accommodate up to 2 rescheduled classes.
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Pistol I: Basic Pistol Training Class

Pistol II: Shooting with Confidence

Pistol III: Defensive Pistol Shooting Class

Pistol IV: Tactical Pistol Shooting Class

Basic Pistol Training (Pistol I), or
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course
This course is for those who have taken the Level 1 "Basic Pistol Training Class" or who have completed the NRA "Basics of Pistol Shooting Course (proof of completion required)". This is a full day class where students build upon their BASIC shooting skills and advance to shooting more accurately than they do prior to attending this course. Students are required to purchase a laser cartriage compatible with their caliber firearm. THe cartridge will be used in the classroom and afterwards for dry-practice to enhance their skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to advance to Pistol III: Defensive Pistol Course.
Level 1 Basic Pistol Shooting Class, or
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course (proof required), and
Completion of Level 1 Pistol II: Shooting with Confidence Pistol Course
Austin Texas NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting Instructor Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Students will learn discipline specific instructional methods for pistol, rifle, shotgun, and other personal protection teaching methods while evaluating and improving the performance of beginning shooters.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Austin NRA Basic Instructor Training BIT Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
The Flash Point Precision Training Instructor Program will be led by the Level 1 Firearms Development Team, which includes Level 1 Firearms Instructors certified to teach the Flash Point Precision methodologies.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Dallas Texas NRA Basic of Pistol Shooting Instructor Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
The Shotgun Instructor Course teaches instructors how to teach the Basics of Shotgun Shooting Course in the classroom and at the range. Topics include teaching students how to hold a Shotgun, Shotgun stances, parts of a shotgun. How to tell the difference between shotgun ammunition and which is best to use.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Instructor certification is valid for one year upon initial certification. After completion of the first year, instructors may renew their instructor credentials for up to three years at a time. NRA encourages instructors to remain active and would like to see at least one basic course taught per year.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Arlington Texas Women Only Firearm Classeshttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_classes.php
Houston Texas NRA Personal Protection in the Home Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_classes.php
Fort Worth Texas NRA Basics of Personal Protection In the Hone Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_classes.php
In addition, they must attend and successfully complete the appropriate NRA Basic Firearm Training Course prior to attending an NRA Instructor Training Course. Apprentice instructor ratings are available in the three disciplines of rifle, pistol, and shotgun.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Fort Worth Texas NRA Defensive Pistol Instructor Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Most instructor courses are discipline specific. During training students will learn about policies and procedures; improve public speaking skills; training methodologies; work in teams; learn about training aids; organize a course, prepare a budget; and learn how to instruct in a helpful and meaningful manner.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
All certified firearms instructors, as well as active-duty, veteran law enforcement and military personnel are eligible to apply to become Flash Point Precision Training instructors. Instructors will receive the training needed to help students build upon and improve their basic skills to effectively use their firearm and gain on target, well grouped shots each and every time.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
San Antonio Texas NRA PPITH Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_classes.php
Arlington Texas NRA Basics of Range Safety Officer Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_classes.php
Level 1 Firearms Training | Texas Gun Traininghttps://www.level1firearms.com/tx/index.php
Role-playing is an important part of instructor training, therefore, the minimum class size should be at least four students with additional students encouraged. Students will take turns working in teams and conduct portions of the training curriculum to understand how to teach their students.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Corpus Christi Texas Conceal and Carry Classhttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_classes.php
Instructor Training Courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and teach firearm courses - our Flash Point Precision Training Course will help you develop these skills.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
During the NRA Instructor Training Course, you will receive from your Training Counselor the NRA Trainers Guide, the appropriate NRA Instructor Candidate Packet which includes the course outlines and lesson plans for the disciplines you wish to teach, the appropriate NRA basic course student packet which includes the handbook, certificates, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and other materials used in NRA basic courses.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
The NRA Training Counselor who conducts your course will make a recommendation to NRA concerning your certification based on an evaluation of your knowledge, skills, and attitude. You will be asked to demonstrate your organizational and teaching skills through participation in several practical exercises during the course of your training.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Austin Texas NRA Basics of Shotgun Instructor Shooting Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
To attend an instructor class you must have also attended the student portion of the class they wish to become an instructor. The instructor candidate must demonstrate proficiency and knowledge before attending an instructor class. Instructor candidates must obtained a 90%+ on the student test and the instructor testhttps://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
A complete NRA Instructor Training Course consists of two parts. The first is basic instructor training, which consists of 6 hours of instruction. The second part is discipline-specific instructor training, which consists of an additional 5 to 14 hours of instruction per discipline. For example, an NRA Instructor Training Course in rifle, pistol, and shotgun lasts at least 40 hours.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
The NRA Training Counselor(s) who conduct your course will make a recommendation to the NRA concerning your certification, based on an evaluation of your knowledge, skill, and attitude. You will be asked to demonstrate your organizational and teaching skills through participation in several practical exercises.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for firearm instructor certification. Students attending an instructor course will pass a qualification test, a written and oral test, and demonstrate safe firearm handling before they are admitted to the course.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
A person new to the use of a firearm for personal defense typically has a broad range of questions and is faced with learning a number of skills that are critical in the use of a firearm in this case a handgun to defend themselves, their family or someone in their charge.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
NRA Apprentice Instructors are young people 13 to 17 years old who wish to understudy a certified instructor. An NRA Certified Instructor will choose the apprentice instructor from select individuals. These individuals must possess the emotional maturity necessary to handle such a position.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Days 2 and 3 are the discipline-specific days, and will begin with the Pre-Course Qualification described. The course length will vary according to discipline (Rifle is 10 hours, Pistol is 11 hours, Shotgun is 11 hours, and Home Firearms Safety is 5 hours listed hours are minimums and may be exceeded, if necessary).https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Teach the NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses according to the lesson plans and standards of the National Rifle Association. It is not designed to prepare you to teach other firearm training courses, nor to prepare you to develop firearms training courses on your own. https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Houston Texas Home Firearm Safety Instructor Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Instructors evaluate performance based on the students ability to handle firearms, use appropriate training aids, following lesson plans, understand learning objectives, set goals. and apply advanced training skills to develop good shooting habits.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Austin Texas NRA PPOTH Instructor Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
NRA Certified Instructors are essential to the proper education of a growing number of firearm owners. Instructors conduct the NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses and experience the joy of seeing others learn the knowledge, skills and attitude vital to safe and responsible firearm ownership.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Austin Texas NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_classes.php
When it comes to shooting, safety is always the primary concern. You will learn how to teach others to safely handle their firearm at home, at the range, and when carrying concealed in public. Take the first step towards becoming a firearms instructor by attending a Level 1 Firearms Training class.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
The NRA Instructor Training Course is designed to teach you how to teach others to shoot using NRA lesson plans and training methods. The course is not designed to improve your shooting skills. Possession of basic firearm safety and/or shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
You will also be asked to complete an instructor certification examination. A minimum score of 90 percent is required for certified instructor applicants (85 percent for assistant and apprentice instructor applicants). However, attendance at the course, or a passing grade on the examination, does not guarantee that you will receive the recommendation of the NRA Training Counselor.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php
Students will be required to demonstrate proper safe gun handling of a pistol attending 16 hours of training. Candidates will demonstrate proper application of the fundamentals of shooting and weapon manipulations through a series of challenging evaluation courses adhering to specific target standards.https://www.level1firearms.com/tx/texas_nra_instructor_classes.php