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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.


Copperhead has 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

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


Instructor Luka Adl runs Firearms Academy of Austin. Luka, offers home defense classes, LTC classes, pistol training classes, personal defense training, and more. Each class is approx.8 to 10 hours. To contact Luka you can reach him at ph.# 512 784 5852 or

*Classes of five or more students.  Instructor Maurice Dowdy, 281-876-7746, 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.

Renee Blaine 

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Kavin Edwards, LTC Instructor

U.S. Army Veteran and Patriot, with over 25 years experience in instructing others in topics related to Law Enforcement, Security, fitness, firearms and personal-defense. A TCOLE Certified Firearms Instructor & TXDPS Regulatory Service Division LTC Instructor who is knowledgeable in the application of State and Federal laws. 



A Texas Department of Public Safety, Special Agent (Retired) with over 30 years of public safety experience, who is highly trained in tactical operations, Courthouse Security Security, Church Security, Dignitary Protection, and Self-Defense. Effective firearm instructor, who is knowledgeable in firearms safety, marksmanship, analyzing/correcting shooter imperfections, use of force, self defense, handguns, tactical/sporting rifles and shotguns.

S.A.F.E.R Families

As Certified Instructors with the United States Concealed Carry Association, we have the ability to offer a variety of classes in self defense and firearms training.  We offer classes for both individual adults and kids, as well as our flagship full-family firearms safety and training program. Please click through each of our courses to learn more and sign up for each class! 


All classes taught at SAFER Families Firearms Academy are run by our USCCA Certified instructors!

 Josh Roberson is a former Army Infantryman and a former Deputy Sheriff. He is Offering LTC classes for $75, Countering the mass shooter threat classes for $85, Fundamentals of 1st Aid for $80, Rifle confidence & maintenance class for $50 (Must have a class of 6 participants for $50 price rate), and Handgun confidence and maintenance for $35.

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Instagram: @honorhilldefense

Owner and Instructor Scott Morris has vast experience as an adult instructor and learning facilitator. Scott is a professional pilot for a major U.S. airline and has been an instructor pilot for nearly 29 years. He has instructed in propeller aircraft, jet aircraft and airline cockpits. In addition, Scott has managed various safety departments, human factors programs, designed and developed numerous safety, flight training, and international flight training programs. As well, he has served as a Captain at two major airlines. Scott's educational background includes B.S. in Management and Education (Aerospace) Master's studies in Organizational Behavior and Management and professional certifications in Project Management and Strategic Communications from The University of Texas at Austin. Scott is a NRA certified Handgun and Rifle Instructor, a certified Range Safety Officer, Texas DPS License to Carry instructor and holds memberships in the USCCA and USPSA. 

For more information, prices or to schedule a course call: 512-810-2476


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Instagram @w.scottmorris

Hoplite Defense is more than a point-and-shoot firearms training company. At Hoplite Defense we believe that the best fight is the one that never happened. Therefore, we strive to ingrain in our students the lessons on security and awareness—acquired over nearly a decade of military and private sector experience—that will help them avoid a deadly force encounter before it ever happens. Being armed doesn’t simply mean having a gun. It means being equipped with the knowledge and mindset necessary to foresee and overcome a threat before it becomes imminent.

Of course, we also understand that not all threats are avoidable—even the best can get caught slipping. At Hoplite Defense we believe that most fights are decided well before they begin, and that it’s what we do every day prior that determines our survivability. We teach our students simple, repeatable techniques and procedures that can be drilled into the subconscious, because the last thing that should be on your mind during a deadly force encounter is how to reload your gun or correct a malfunction. At Hoplite Defense, we provide our students with a working knowledge of their self-defense tools and arm them with the skills need to employ those tools with maximum effectiveness.

Kyle Benford | 512-202-4094

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