Proficiency Demonstration for Online LTC Students
The Proficiency Demonstration (shooting qualification) is required for every student that completes the Online Texas License to Carry class, regardless of what website you take the class through. Any certified Texas LTC instructor can administer the proficiency demonstration. This is part of the Texas DPS requirement to obtaining your LTC. If you take a class online that says no proficiency demonstration or shooting qualification is required, then it is not for a Texas License to Carry.
The proficiency demonstration consists of 1-2 hours of “range instruction” and a 50 round shooting qualification. Continue reading below for the full range of fire for the qualification. The material covered and how the range instruction portion is administered is determined by the LTC instructor. Some will offer private sessions while others will have you sit in the last portion of a standard LTC class to fulfill the requirement.
Through the interactive map below, you will find shooting ranges, training facilities with LTC instructors that have partnered with OnlineTexasLTC to offer the proficiency demonstration. Please find a location near you and contact them for pricing and scheduling.
The shooting qualification is a basic course of fire meant to show basic proficiency with a handgun. There is no expectation to be an expert marksmen. Being a “proficiency demonstration”, proper gun handling and safety is being demonstrated to the LTC instructor. It is not the time for you to learn gun safety or how to shoot.
A B27 target is used and must be 24 inches wide and 45 inches high. Applicants must score a 70% or higher to pass. That is 175 points out of a possible 250 points. There are multiple rings on the target for scoring. Everything in the 8 ring and in is 5 points, inside the 7 ring is 4 points and outside the 7 ring but still in the body is 3 points.
Qualification Course of Fire
Stage 1: Twenty shots (20) will be fired from 3 yards.
A. Five (5) shots fired in a “One Shot Exercise” 2 seconds allowed for each shot.
B. Ten shots (10) fired in a “Two Shot Exercise” 3 seconds allowed for each two shot sequence.
C. Five (5) shots fired in 10 seconds
Stage 2: Twenty shots (20) will be fired from 7 yards – fired 5 stages.
A. Five (5) shots will be fired in 10 seconds
B. Five (5) shots will be fired in 2 stages:
1. Two (2) shots will be fired in 4 seconds
2. Three (3) shots will be fired in 6 seconds
C. Five (5) shots fired in a “One Shot Exercise” 3 seconds allowed for each shot.
D. Five (5) shots fired in 15 seconds.
Stage 3: Ten shots (10) fired from 15 yards – fired in two 5-shot strings.
A. Five (5) shots fired in two stages:
1. Two (2) shots fired in 6 seconds.
2. Three (3) shots fired in 9 seconds.
B. Five (5) shots fired in 15 seconds.
The LTC instructor administering the qualification will let you know what it is your shooting before each command of fire. You do not have to memorize the above course of fire.