If you don't have 4 to 6 hours to devote to a 1 day LTC class on site, Copperhead now offers online classes (icon in top banner).  As indicated below, Lieutenant Ricky Gavit and Chuck Dear offer range proficiency demonstrations for completion of the online classes. Texas requirement of a minimum one to two hour of range instruction and Proficentence Demonstration Certification to complete your online LTC class.  Bring your online paperwork, firearm, minimum 50 rounds ammo, and your holster/pouch/purse to the range.

Copperhead retains a stable of highly qualified instructors offering classes on our ranges and in our classroom at the club house.

Our Current Classes Offered:

  • Certified National Sporting Clays Association Clay and Wing Sports Lessons

  • Texas LTC (License To Carry)

  • Online Texas LTC Classes to be completed within your schedule.

  • Texas LTC Proficiency Demonstration for Online LTC Class

  • NRA Basic Handgun Instruction*

  • NRA Basic Rifle Instruction*

  • NRA Range Safety Officer Class*

  • TPWD Hunter's Education*

  • Private Firearm Lessons

  • Environmental Awareness

  • Tactical Self-Defense


National Sporting Clays Association Level III Clay and Wing Sports Instructor, Martin Jones, Member NSCA Hall of Fame,, Home: (325) 379-1492, Cell: (210) 380-7956

National Sporting Clays Association Level II Clay and Wing Sports Instructor, Bob Williamson, Wing Shooting Instructor,, Cell (217) 725-4934

Charles Dear is a fireman holding LTC classes for $65.  Discounted price for Teachers, 1st Responders, or a large group.  His contact information is (512) 673-3732 or  Proficiency Demonstration for Online LTC Class $45

Lieutenant Ricky Gavit is an active Law Enforcement Instructor is holding LTC classes for $80. His contact information is (512) 762-9246 or  Proficiency Demonstration for Online LTC Class is $75.  Please bring your personal restraint holster, purse, or waist pouch holster.


Paul Christ is a retired police Lieutenant, retired Master Chief, Master-at-Arms, USN, Navy small arms instructor.  He is offering LTC classes for $75.  This price is for classroom or online Proficiency Demonstration Certification. (Must have at least 5 participants for the $75 price)  Private lessons available for $75 per hour, per person.  Call or email for private and group/special rates.  512-468-9113

*Classes of five or more students.  Instructor Maurice Dowdie, 281-867-7746, email

Austin Hot Shots is a firearms shooting academy specializing in shotgun sports, wing shooting and handgun proficiency since 2009.  Classes with Renee include intro to shotguns, intermediate shotgun, intro to handguns as well as intermediate/defensive handgun instruction.  Texas License to Carry classes are available as well.  Group and individual lessons for both shotgun and handgun.  No need to own your own firearm for your lessons with me.  Instruction is carefully tailored to the skill level of the student.  Classes taught by Renee Blaine, Tx DPS Certified License to Carry Instructor, NRA Certified Pistol and Shotgun Instructor and Range Safety Officer.

Kyle Benford, 512-202-4094,  Veteran Owned and Operated NRA Certified Instructor.  Applicable Training for All Levels of Experience.

As a combat veteran and a former military contractor, I have spent the majority of my young adult life protecting my country and it's diplomats. Now, as a husband and father, there is nothing I take more seriously than protecting my family, myself, and my community. I realized that the best way to accomplish the latter was to be a force multiplier. Thus, I started Hoplite Defense to transfer my years of professional training to my fellow responsibly armed Americans.

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7030 E FM 1431 | MARBLE FALLS, TX 78654

PHONE: (830) 265-4950