About FTA

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The Firearms Training Academy seeks to provide quality firearms training instruction to those wishing to safely use them to protect themselves and their families.

The Firearms Training Academy was established in 2010 by long-time Tyler, Texas resident and DPS Certified License to Carry Handgun Instructor, Paul W. Johnson. Johnson observed a great need for East Texans to have a comfortable, respectful place not only to obtain their LTCs, but to also acquire exceptional firearm and personal defense training. Our expert instructors have years of real-world experience, offering our clients enhanced and thorough training and techniques.

The Texas firearms culture is growing faster than any other state. FTA encourages Texas residents wishing to exercise their right to carry a handgun for personal protection to register for our License To Carry (LTC) Class and obtain a license. FTA strongly suggests and affords the opportunity for new and experienced firearms owners to grow more skilled and confident with our FTA Firearms courses and personal defense instruction.

The Firearms Training Academy
(903) 530-6260
New LTC Class Dates
LTC classes will be held on the second and fourth Saturday and Monday of each month.