LTC Austin FAQ

These are the most common asked questions. If something you are looking for is not answered, please contact us.

General FAQ

1. Why should I choose LTC Austin?

LTC Austin provides online and private classes with one on one attention, classes at your location, quality/professional instruction, flexible scheduling, affordable pricing, and the insight from a current police officer. With over 275 hours of firearms training, Joel (the instructor) has the experience to provide the best training possible.

LTC Austin is always quick to respond to calls, texts and emails. Your questions will be directed to someone with knowledge and experience, so you are sure to get the most accurate information.

While other firearms instructors and gun shops are notorious for having poor customer service, LTC Austin’s top priority is to provide the best customer service in the industry.

2. Are any discounts available?

Discounts on classes are available for all 1st responders, military members and veterans. Direct family members of law enforcement can also receive a discount upon request. Please contact us for more details.

Large group classes may also be eligible for a discount. Contact us for additional details.

1st responder discounts on firearms are available depending on the gun.

3. What if I have a special request for a class not listed on the website?

If you have a specific request for a class, please contact us for pricing and availability. We can accommodate most situations.

4. Where are the classes and shooting held at?

Private classes (classroom portion) can be held at a location of your choice. This could be in the comfort of your own home, business, church, etc. Additional fee of $15 will apply for class locations requested outside of 15 miles of Leander, but no farther than 25 miles. If you wish to have your class outside farther away, please contact us first.

Shooting will generally be at Best of the West shooting range in Liberty Hill in the private bays or on private property in Leander. The private property is a great location because it is a completely private area and allows for shooting without the distraction of other guns being shot nearby. The downside to the private property is the lack of bathroom facilities. If this is a concern to you, just let us know.

License to Carry Class FAQ

1. Is LTC Austin’s online License to Carry course approved by Texas DPS?

Yes! LTC Austin is an approved online course provider and LTC Instructor through Texas Department of Public Safety Handgun Licensing Division.

2. Who can take the LTC Class?

Anyone can take the class, but eligibility requirements must be met to be able to get a Texas License to Carry from the state. If you can legally own a handgun and are 21 years of age, you may be able to get your LTC. Check here for eligibility requirements. The LTC class can be taken as early as age 19 . The certificate received is good for 2 years

3. Do I have to live in Texas or be a Texas resident to get my Texas LTC?

Not at all! Texas issues non resident LTC’s as well. You just have to be in Texas for the class. Texas DPS does not allow the class to be given outside of the state. For this reason, if you see a company advertising an LTC outside of Texas, it will not be a Texas LTC. They are selling licenses for other states, that are also good in Texas. This is not nearly as beneficial as having an actual Texas LTC though.

4. After completion of the LTC class, how long is the LTC-100 or LTC-101 certificate good for?

If an in person class was completed, an LTC-100 certificate is issued. The LTC-101 is issued for the completion of an online LTC class.

Both certificates are good for 2 years. The LTC-101 is good for two years starting at the competition of the online course. The proficiency demonstration has to be completed within that two years as well in order to submit the certificate.

5. How do I submit the LTC application?

Please see this post by LTC Austin for detailed instructions.

6. What is a proficiency demonstration?

The answer for this depends on whether you took an in person or online LTC class.

If you completed the online LTC class, the proficiency demonstration consists of 1-2 hours of “range instruction” and then the handgun proficiency (shooting). These requirements are set by DPS. The “range instruction” portion set by DPS is to ensure that the student understands the material presented in the online course and gives the student an opportunity to ask questions.

With an in person LTC class, the student just has to demonstrate handgun proficiency through the shooting qualification.

7. What is the course of fire for the shooting portion of the handgun proficiency?

The qualification consist of a total of 50 rounds using a B27 target. 20 rounds shot at 3 yards, 20 at 7 yards and 10 at 15 yards. During this qualification, the student must also be able to demonstrate safe gun handling. Although the course of fire is very easy and should not deter anyone from taking the LTC class, the LTC course is not a class for learning how to shoot.

8. What if I fail the shooting qualification/handgun proficiency

As long as the handgun was handled safely, retakes will be allowed. If the reason for failing was due to safety violations, you will need to meet separately with an instructor for training before being able to shoot the qualification again.

9. How difficult is the written examination and are retakes allowed?

Calling it a written examination makes it sound much more difficult than it actually is. It only consist of 25 questions that are multiple choice and true/false type questions. That’s it! Most of the questions are common sense as well.

Retakes are allowed if needed.

10. More info from DPS

For more information about the Texas LTC please go here as well. 

11. My LTC expired and I forgot to renew it, do I have to take the class again?

According to DPS, LTC holders have 1 year after the expiration date to renew the license without having to retake the class. If the LTC is more than one year expired, the class has to be taken again and a new LTC application submitted.