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If you don't have 4 to 6 hours to devote to a One day LTC class on site, Copperhead now offers online classes .  As indicated below, we have instructors who offer range proficiency demonstrations for completion of the online classes. Texas requires a minimum of one to two hours of range instruction and Proficiency Demonstration Certification to complete your online LTC class.  Make sure to bring your online paperwork, firearm, minimum 50 rounds ammo, and your holster/pouch/purse to the range.




Owner and instructor Scott Morris is a certified handgun and rifle instructor and is certified by the State of Texas as a License To Carry instructor (LTC). Scott is a commercial airline captain with years of teaching adults in complex operations and potentially hazardous environments. Scott’s background in safety management, adult learning concepts and his love of teaching and facilitating new concepts makes Certus courses unique in their ability to impart knowledge and skill. Working in conjunction with other shooting and medical field industry professionals, you will graduate class feeling prepared and more capable.

Scott Morris



Tony, an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and NRA Range Safety Officer, brings over 30 years of firearm-related experience to his role. He takes pleasure in instructing new and inexperienced shooters.

Rugged Hills Training offers:

  • NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course

  • Texas License to Carry Class

  • One-on-One Firearms Training

  • Ladies Only Classes

  • Texas Online LTC Class

  • Texas Online LTC Proficiency Test

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At Firearms Academy of Austin out goal is to empower our clients, beginners, enthusiasts, agencies and corporations through safety, education, and professional training.

We aim to equip our clients with the tools and resources they need to excel in any shooting discipline: for recreation, for competition and for personal protection. 

Instructor: LUKA ADL

  • NRA Certified Pistol instructor

  • NRA Certified Concealed Carry Instructor

  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer

  • Texas DPS Licensed LTC Instructor

  • BSA Shotgun instructor

  • LT High School Trap and Skeet Club coach


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.

Renee Blaine 

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Fit2Fire was founded to help the general public become a complete Warrior. We instruct Firearms, Self Defense and Fitness. Our Firearms Services include, NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Range Safety Officer Certifications, Texas License to Carry Certifications, Concealed Carry, Home Defense, Fit2Fire Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Advanced Pistol, Advanced Rifle, Tactical Pistol and Carbine Courses and Long Range Courses. We even offer Tactical CQB Courses. 


Our Founder and Chief Instructor, Chris Mason has a military background with multiple Combat Deployments, as well as over a decade with the Los Angeles Police Department. Chris has been assigned to numerous Elite Specialized Units within the LAPD such as the 77th Division Career Criminal Unit, Fugitive Warrant Section, South Bureau Gang Enforcement Unit, Hollenbeck C.R.A.S.H. and Special Enforcement Unit, as well as an assignment as the Assistant Training Coordinator for Operations South Bureau. All levels from new gun ownership to Tactical Preppers are welcome.No need to be intimidated, we have a course that fits your goal and skill level!


Chris Mason, Chief Range Safety Officer, Chief Instructor



Christopher is a certified Firearms instructor under the NRA. Chris has about 7 years of security and law enforcement experience. A notable experience is with the Arizona Department of Military and Emergency Affairs (DEMA). Chris worked as a Security Forces/ Military Police Officer on the Papago Park Military Reservation. Christopher now spends his free time teaching others about firearms. Christopher offers a variety of classes for beginners and experienced shooters alike. Public classes range from $180-$250 and private classes range from $280-$350. He offers single firearm marksmanship classes as well as multi-gun marksmanship classes. Private classes can be catered to your specific needs.


Please reach out via phone 512.879.8416 or email


Maurice Dowdy (AKA "Mo")



Phone:  (281) 876-7746


  • NRA Life Member

  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor

  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor

  • NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer

  • Texas Parks & Wildlife Certified Hunter Education Instructor


Classes Offered:

 1. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course

 2. NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation 

 3. NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

 4. NRA First Steps Rifle Orientation

 5. NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course

 6. Texas Hunter Education Classroom Course

 7. Texas Hunter Education Internet + Field Course


Charles F. Dear (Chuck)

(512) 673-3732

  • NRA Life Member

  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor

  • NRA Range Safety Officer

  • Member US Concealed Handgun Association

  • TXDPS Certified (LTC) Instructor

  • TXDPS School Safety (Guardian Program) Certified.

  • TXDPS 1st Responder Instructor.


  1. LTC class cost is $75 per person. I offer a $10 discount for 1st Responders, Teachers, or Veterans. These will be offered on weekends. As of June, 2023, I will be trying to schedule 1 per month, additional as demand requires. Class size is minimum of 4-14 persons.

I require payment to reserve a spot in the class to control the numbers.

  1. I am available for the Online Class proficiency portion (Range) for a fee of $50.00. I try to schedule at least 3-5 to do qualifications at the same time. As of June, 2023, I will be trying to setup at least 1 session per month or more as demand increases. Please print out and bring your LTC101 form & Driver’s license.

  2. I also instruct private training. Fee to be discussed.


Classes below have Special requirements and require multiple days, and range times. Information will be discussed in private.

  1. School Guardian program. Fee to be discussed. This class is 16-20 hours.

  2. 1st responder carry program. Fee to be discussed. This class is 30-40 hour. It also requires Night firing at range.

Payment can be by Cash, Check, or by Credit card through Square.

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