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License to Carry Course


Please call or text Cully Stoilis at: (361) 652-1893 or email: to check class availability.




On Target Training offers the “LTC” Course taught by a DPS and NRA certified instructor.  It is a half day course.

Class is $85/pp (cash, CC, check – payable to Cully Stoilis).  Payment is due before class starts.  

You will be required to take a written test (all material required to pass the test will be covered in class) and a shooting proficiency test.  Applicant MUST BE ready to take the proficiency test – there is no practice time or range instruction allowed.  (If you need to get familiar with your handgun or needing a safety course, please schedule the Basics of Shooting class PRIOR to your “LTC” Course.)


Upon passing of both tests, you will be given the form LTC-100 signed by your instructor that is required by the DPS to complete your online application. It is your responsibility to submit this form with your LTC application.  You have one year from date of issuance to complete your application.




  • Driver’s License

  • Note taking materials

  • Eye protection (sunglasses are ok)

  • Over the ear hearing protection (no in ear plugs) – instructor does have a limited amount to borrow

  • Handgun with 50 rounds of factory ammo (instructor does have loaner guns for $15 and ammo is $40/box)



  • Dress comfortably

  • Wear closed toe shoes (for the range)

  • Baseball hat

  • Safety wear (see RANGE portion for more information)

  • Jacket if weather requires



  • Approximately four hours of instruction 

  • Guns are NOT to be in the class – they must be in a case and locked in your vehicle


  • We will have three break periods – you may bring snacks/drinks.  Refreshments will be provided

  • 25 question written examination is pass/fail



  • Approximately one hour (depending on size of class)

  • Handgun for course – .22 cal or larger (handgun rentals available for $15)

  • 50 rounds of factory ammo (ammo available to purchase for the class for $40/box 9mm, 380, 40cal - subject to change)

  • Applicant may test with either a semi-auto or revolver

  • Safety wear: shooting glasses/goggles, ear protection, closed toe shoes, baseball cap


DPS requires the applicant to be able to handle your gun (including operating the safety/de-cocker) between strings of fire.  Must pass with 175 out of 250. 


Stage 1

20 shots will be fired from 3-yards

  • 5 shots fired in a “One Shot Exercise” – 2 seconds allowed for each shot

  • 10 shots fired in a “Two Shot Exercise” – 3 seconds allowed for each two shot sequence

  • 5 shots fired in 10 seconds


Stage 2 

20 shots fired from 7-yards – fired 5 stages

  • 5 shots fired in 10 seconds

  • 5 shots fired in two stages:

        *2 shots fired in 4 seconds

        *3 shots fired in 6 seconds

  • 5 shots fired in a “One Shot Exercise” – 3 seconds for each shot

  • 5 shots fired in 15 seconds


Stage 3 

10 shots fired from 15-yards – fired in two 5-shot strings

  • 5 shots fired in two stages:

        *2 shots fired in 6 seconds

        *3 shots fired in 9 seconds

  • 5 shots fired in 15 seconds


If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the Texas Department of Public Safety at 512-424-7293 or email them at


Applicant must be at least 21 years of age when application is submitted (unless active duty military) and must meet federal qualifications to purchase a handgun.


You may complete your online application either BEFORE OR AFTER you take the “LTC” course.  Once you pay online, your fees are non-refundable by the state. 


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You will need to have:

  • Valid driver’s license or identification card (make sure address is correct)

  • Current demographic, address, contact, and employment information

  • Residential and employment information for the last five years

  • Information regarding any psychiatric, drug, alcohol, or criminal history

  • Valid email address

  • Valid credit card – all fees are non-refundable


Once you complete your application online with DPS, you will be emailed a link to schedule your fingerprints (approximately $10).  You MUST use this link to make your appointment – it will be attached to your application.


Your LTC Course instructor will give you a signed LTC-100 – it is your responsibility to submit this form with your “LTC” application.  Your LTC-100 is valid for only one year.  Once you’ve applied online with DPS, you will be given a checklist to follow for LTC application completion.  


License to Carry application is approximately $40.00.  It is paid directly to the state online and is non-refundable.  Process may take up to 60 days. 


Once you obtain your License to Carry, your license will be valid for four years.  All renewal licenses are valid for five years.  As long as your license is not expired more than 12 months you may renew your license.  If your license has been expired more than 12 months, the DPS will not allow you to renew it and you will have to retake the class all over again.


Please visit the DPS website at – Handgun Licensing link for frequently asked questions.

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