ABOUT THE FIREARMS TRAINING ACADEMY

Based out of East Texas, The Firearms Training Academy (FTA) was founded in 2010 and has been providing quality firearms training for over a decade.  The FTA seeks to provide quality firearms training instruction to those wishing to safely use them to protect themselves and their families. It is the vision of the FTA to provide the best methods for citizens to learn to shoot safely.

BASIC HANDGUN TRAINING (BHG)

TO BOOK, CALL OR TEXT MARK ROBBINS AT:

903.258.3981

WHAT IS BASIC HANDGUN TRAINING (BHG)?

 

This training session will cover basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a handgun safely. It is designed for those with little to no experience with handguns, or who may be out of practice. If you do not own a firearm, you can rent one from us during your training session. A licensed Pistol instructor will be conducting the training. The 2-hour training session is conducted outdoors.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Handgun knowledge and safety
  • Handgun Skill (Shooting)
  • Handgun storage and cleaning
  • Range safety and etiquette

WHAT TO BRING

  • Firearm: Handgun and ammo
  • Eye and hearing protection
  • Water

TRAINING COST

  • 2 hours / $60 per person
  • $10 range fee
  • Handgun Rental: Available on request

LICENSE TO CARRY (LTC)

TO BOOK, CALL PAUL JOHNSON AT: 

(903) 530-6260

WHAT IS A LICENSE TO CARRY?

 

In Texas, to conceal or open carry a handgun in public, it is a requirement to have a License to Carry/Concealed Handgun License. In order to obtain a LTC in Texas, you must complete the state required classroom and range qualification portion through a Texas Certified LTC Course Provider.

 

WHAT TYPES OF LTC CLASSES WE CURRENTLY OFFER:

Private Remote

We are currently offering private remote LTC classes.  Our private remote License to Carry classes are now limited and are offered case by case basis.  These classes are available to groups of 6 or more and you must have your own location for classroom and range.  Please call to get price quotes and to book your session.

 

Please note that while it is not required to have completed our basic handgun training to take our LTC classes, it is highly encouraged. This class is designed for those with little to no experience with handguns or for those that may be out of practice.

 

BEFORE YOU BOOK

  • Our remote, private LTC classes are only available to groups of six (6) or more
  • You must have your own location for classroom and range
  • We will only accept bookings by phone call

WHAT TO BRING

  • Handgun and 50 rounds of ammo
  • Eye and hearing protection
  • Water

Range Qualifications for Online LTC

Although we do not currently offer the online classroom portion of the LTC course, we do offer the range qualification for those who have completed an online LTC course. After you have successfully passed the online classroom portion, you must have 1-2 hours of range instruction and be able to demonstrate proficiency with a handgun with a Texas Certified LTC Instructor.  Our range qualification classes are only available to those who have completed the online portion.  Please call to book your session.

WHAT TO BRING

  • You must bring your online LTC completed paperwork
  • Handgun and 50 rounds of ammo
  • Eye and hearing protection
  • Water

COST & PAYMENT

  • Range Qualification paperwork: $40.00
  • Range fee: $10.00
  • Payments are to be made in person in the form of cash, check or credit card.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

MARK ROBBINS

Firearms Training Instructor

NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, Pistol shooting

NRA Recruiter

Mark Robbins, also known as the “Coach” has been teaching, instructing, and offering his knowledge and expertise to many throughout East Texas area for the last 23 years. Mark’s degree in Recreation, Leadership and Management has led him to many areas like The Firearm’s Training Academy of Tyler and the NRA (National Rifle Association). As a licensed NRA Pistol Instructor, Shooting and Accredited member, Mark has been with the Firearm’s Training Academy staff for the last 5 years.

 

FOR ALL BASIC HANDGUN TRAINING INQUIRIES OR TO BOOK, CALL OR TEXT MARK ROBBINS AT: 903.258.3981

PAUL JOHNSON

FTA Founder

DPS-Certified CHL and NRA-Trained Firearms Instructor

Paul W. Johnson opened The Firearms Training Academy in 2010. Since that time, he has taught over a thousand students. His commitment to excellence and citizen safety has been the hallmark of The Firearms Training Academy. As a National Rifle Association (NRA) Trained Instructor, Paul feels an immense responsibility to help others learn firearms safety.

 

Long-time Tyler, Texas resident, Paul opened The FTA in 2010 after seeing the need for quality firearms training. As an adult education professional, Johnson understands the learning process.  Classes are designed based on the methodology of “See, Hear, and Do.”

 

“The Texas firearms culture is better than anywhere else in the U.S. Anyone wishing to protect their personal safety, should enroll in the classes.”

 

FOR ALL LICENSE TO CARRY INQUIRIES OR TO BOOK, CALL PAUL JOHNSON AT: 903.530.6260