Texas License to Carry Classes

Basic Handgun and Concealed Carry Instruction

Over 13 Years in Business

Texas LTC Academy is located in McKinney, TX, and has been teaching CHL/LTC classes and conducting firearms training for over 13 years. Our instructors are experienced and certified by the NRA and the State of Texas. The License to Carry (LTC) class content is current and reflects the latest changes to Texas law as addressed in the last Texas Legislative Session.

The classes are held in a casual environment (usually a hotel room in McKinney, TX) and at our private gun range a short distance northeast of McKinney. The shooting sessions are conducted at that same range. We do the classroom session and the shooting on the same day, so you don’t have to return for a second day. Our regular LTC classes typically run 8-10 students thus the learning experience is optimized. We have received numerous Google 5-Star reviews. Students leave our class with a comfortable understanding of Texas law addressing the use of deadly force and concealed handgun carry.

In response to Covid-19:

In the interest of everybody’s comfort and wellbeing, the following CDC recommended precautions/preventative actions will be observed at all Texas LTC Academy license to carry classes: 

  • Classes limited to 12 students maximum
  • Classroom will be set up with 6-ft spacing of seats
  • Social distancing (6-ft) will be practiced in the classroom
  • Masks are required of all students during in-classroom sessions
  • Individuals exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms will not be admitted to class (they may reschedule or receive a refund).

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Give us a call to schedule your class or go to our site courses to register.

  • Call or Text – 214.544.2447


The LTC Classes follow state-mandated requirements. They are 4-1/2 hours in the classroom and an hour at the gun range. Both sessions are conducted on the same day. The Introduction to Handguns Class is two hours in duration.

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Your Instructors

Our instructors are professionals with documented bona fides. They bring to the table many years of experience, and they teach because they enjoy it and truly want to make a difference.

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Gary Ruth LTC

Gary Ruth

Lead Instructor

Bill Burgess

Associate Instructor

Google Reviews

Here’s what our satisfied clients had to say about our services:

Highly recommend. Class was held in a comfortable hotel meeting room. Gary and Bill cover the material well. Much of it is rather boring, but they make it entertaining. The range is very nice. Shooting proficiency testing is performed under excellent supervision and instructors are there to assist you, not intimidate or embarrass you. Range safety was paramount. There were enough instructors present to ensure every person with a weapon was monitored and no range violations occurred. I never felt unsafe on the range. I would recommend this course for beginners and experienced shooters alike.

Robert Brennan

I was very impressed with the way this class was conducted. It was informative, interesting and well presented – a really professional presentation. The part of the class at the gun range was enjoyable. Nobody was rushed and there was a lot of attention paid to safety. I highly recommend this organization for LTC classes!

David White
Gary was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The range set up was nice and private. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Jacaob Bertrand

My husband and I completed Intro to Handguns before the LTC/CHL class and it was so worth the time and money. Gary Ruth taught both classes which made everything better because he is patient, encouraging and willing to answer any questions. Overall, a great experience.

Teresa Alvarez

Gary was very professional and knowledgeable with LTC content. I really enjoyed the comfort level gained from his insight and teaching. Very specific instructions on the range that showed safety was of utmost importance. Thank you!

Calvin Parker