Prepare for the Texas LTC

The shooting qualification was designed to focus on firearm safety, firearm handling, and accuracy. Prepare for the Texas LTC by practicing at the distances listed below before taking the shooting portion of the Texas LTC course to ensure that you`ll pass on the first try. 

To obtain your Texas License to Carry (LTC), you will need to pass a shooting qualification. The distances are as follows, 20 rounds at 3 yards, 20 rounds at 7 yards, and 10 rounds at 15 yards. The passing score can be achieved by the time you finish shooting at 7 yards. 

You will need to know how to load and unload your firearm. In addition, it is important that you can safely clear a loaded firearm and ensure that the chamber is clear.

Shooting Fundamentals

Practice the fundamentals of shooting. Grip the firearm high and tight, always maintain positive control. Assume a proper shooting stance, have your feet about shoulder width apart and lean forward at the waist to better balance yourself and lessen the felt recoil. Align your front and rear sight on the target while focusing on the front sight of the firearm. The front sight should be clear while the rear sight and target are out of focus but still visible. Squeezing the trigger without moving the gun is crucial to achieving accuracy. Gradually and in a straight backwards motion squeeze the trigger until a shot is fired. Try not to anticipate the recoil or “jerk” the trigger.

Learn and implement these fundamentals to prepare for the Texas LTC. Remember, shooting is a perishable skill. Continues training and practice is a vital part of being a responsible and proficient License to Carry holder/gun owner. The Texas License to Carry course is very basic. Most shooters will pass it on the first try.

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