The staff and instructors at Lonestar Range & Academy believe in every citizen’s right to own firearms. We also believe it is the duty of every citizen to protect themselves and their loved ones from the predatory criminals that walk the streets of our communities.

An increased number of states are allowing their citizens to carry a weapon concealed for protection. The courses we offer are designed to prepare the responsible gun owner to handle their weapons in a safe and effective manner under all circumstances. We believe that for training to be of any benefit it must be interesting, stimulating, and realistic. We believe that in times of peril and duress, you will perform the way you train.

To this end, we will tell you that we are not always the biggest and fanciest, but offer you some of the most thorough training in firearms techniques that you can find in the local area.  What we offer is time-proven gun tactics, gun techniques and a training staff of the most dedicated trainers you will meet.

If you desire to learn how to use your firearm in a safe and efficient manner, without all the hype and macho attitude, without being made to feel insignificant because you are not some kind of warrior, try us out. We think you’ll be pleased.

License to Carry Course: 

  • This course is 6-hours long and includes classroom and range time. DPS licenses individuals to carry handguns within Texas, evaluates the eligibility of applicants through criminal history background checks and monitors those currently licensed to ensure their continued eligibility.
  • Equipment Needed - Handgun (.380 or larger), 50 rounds of range ammunition, two extra magazines, hat and closed toe shoes.
  • Registration is required. The cost of this course is $90.00 with a $40.00 non-refundable deposit and the balance due no later than the beginning of your class. We have 8 seats available per class.

Basic Pistol Course:

  • This course is 4-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; basic range rules; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. This course is a good starting point if you plan to take the License to Carry course.
  • Equipment Needed – Handgun; semi-auto or revolver  (.380 or larger), 150 rounds of practice ammunition, two extra magazines, approved holster*, belt, hat and closed toe shoes.
  • Registration is required. The cost of this course is $110.00 with a $50.00 non-refundable deposit and the balance due no later than the beginning of your class. We have 8 seats available per class.

Basic Rifle Course:

  • This course is at least 6 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning the rifle, and continued opportunities for skill development.
  • Equipment Needed - Rifle (.22 or larger), 150 rounds of range ammunition, hat and closed toe shoes.
  • Registration is required. The cost of this course is $125.00 with a $50.00 non-refundable deposit and the balance due no later than the beginning of your class. We have 8 seats available per class.

Basic Shotgun Course:

  • This course is at least 4 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development.
  • Equipment Needed - Shotgun (.410 ga or larger), 100 rounds of target / bird shells, hat and closed toe shoes.
  • Registration is required. The cost of this course is $130.00 with a $50.00 non-refundable deposit and the balance due no later than the beginning of your class. We have 8 seats available per class.

Private Instruction: 

  • Covers everything from Basic shooting skills to Advance Scenario based skills depending on the individual shooters’ needs.
  • Equipment Needed – Handgun; semi-auto or revolver (.380 or larger), 150 rounds of practice ammunition, two extra magazines, approved holster*, belt, hat and closed toe shoes.
  • Weapons available for rent.
  • Registration is required. The cost of this service is $25.00 per hour. Weapons rental will be based on shooters’ need.

 

Texas Private Security Training – Levels II, III & IV

For more Online PSB Training information visit AEPS!

 

PSB Level II Certification Course: 

  • This course will provide you the basic certification (to be submitted and approved by the State) to be able to work legally as an unarmed security officer in the State of Texas.

This is a six hour course and cost $35.00.

PSB Level III Certification Course:

  • This course is designed by Texas Department of Public Safety’s Private Security Bureau to give the student the basic information to successfully pass the Private Security Board Level III written examination.
  • This is a forty hour course and cost $250.00.

PSB Level III Online Certification Course: Part I,  

  • This course is approved by Texas Department of Public Safety’s Private Security Bureau to give the student the basic information to successfully pass the Private Security Board Level III written examination.
  • This is a twenty hour course that cost $75.00.

PSB Level III Skills Certification Course: Part II,

  • After successful completion of PSB Level III Certification Part 1, you will need to complete PSB Level III Skills training. You should be trained on:
      • Firearms
      • Handcuffing
      • Crime Scene Control
      • Cover and Concealment
      • Defensive Tactics
  • You will receive a combined proof of Level III certification when you have completed all the necessary training set forth by the Bureau.
  • This is a twenty hour course that cost $125.00. ( You must have the Certification from Part I to sign up for Part II)

PSB Level III Re-certification Course:

  • This course has been designed to meet or exceed the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Private Security Bureau requirements for continuing education curriculum for the Level III Commissioned Security Officer’s re-certification in accordance with Chapter 1702 of the Texas Occupations Code.
  • This course is six hours and cost $75.00.

PSB Level IV Certification Course: 

  • This course designed by Texas Department of Public Safety’s Private Security Bureau, (You must be Level III certified before a Level IV registration is issued.) This course meets and exceeds all requirements set by the state to be a PPO.
  • This course is thirty hours long and cost $350.00.

The following courses are offered by Highlander Defense Consultants through Lonestar Range & Academy.  To register for any of these courses just follow the URL Link below, 

http://www.highlanderdefenseconsultants.com/registration.html

Fighting Handgun:  

Registration is required. Cost is $175.00 with a $50.00 non-refundable deposit with the balance due no later than the beginning of your class. We have 10 seats available per class. Class starts at 9:00 a.m.

Equipment Needed - Semi-Auto Handgun (.380 or larger), 400 rounds of ammunition, two extra magazines, approved holster*, belt, closed toe shoes, eye and ear protection.

Clients who have attended FIGHTING HANDGUN put it on level and even rank it as better than one of the most preeminent firearms training programs in the country. In this full day of instruction, we explore "Use of Force" best practices, preparation for and response to violent encounters, situational awareness and how to develop and hone a WINNING mindset.  Hands down the single-most popular firearms instruction course presented by Highlander Defense Consultants®, FIGHTING HANDGUN covers not only the skills needed for marksmanship and smooth, time saving manipulation, but also concepts of cover and concealment, fighting from unconventional positions and injury drills.  You are encouraged to use the same equipment that you would most likely have available in a real-world scenario.  In other words, although open carry equipment is welcome for all, concealed equipment is encouraged for those that don't regularly open carry or do not work in open carry professions. At the end of this empowering day of instruction, you will have been exposed to more handgun tactics, techniques and procedures than many law enforcement officers and military members and in a manner proven to maximize the potential for retention and performance under stress.  Learn solid concepts, skills and drills to become faster, more accurate and better able to WIN in the event of a deadly force encounter.  This is NOT a license to carry certification class.

You can rent a handgun with all associated equipment for an additional $50.  We can even provide ammunition at a cost based on current market value (just contact us to inquire). ​*Questions about approved holsters or any other equipment recommendation questions may be directed to: info@HighlanderDefenseConsultants.Com.

Emergency Casualty Management: 

Registration is required. Cost is $175.00 with a $50.00 non-refundable deposit with the balance due no later than the beginning of your class. We have 20 seats available per class. Class starts at 9:00 a.m. All training supplies and a take-home trauma kit will be provided.

When seconds count, EMS is only minutes away. The Emergency Casualty Management class is based on the most highly endorsed program among first responders and the military and has been specially tailored to apply to the threat of injuries faced by everyday citizens.  Expect about 1/3 lecture and 2/3 hands-on practical application focused on treating serious injuries. You will learn techniques and procedures with state-of-the-art adjuncts to preserve life with point of injury care while you wait for medics to arrive. You will not only train with, but take home a kit containing all of the medical tools needed to treat the traumatic injuries which are the leading causes of preventable death.Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to treat traumatic injuries that are the leading causes of preventable death in combat, assaults, accidents and other emergencies. Focusing on the priority of stopping massive bleeding, maintaining an airway and preventing subsequent circulatory and respiratory injuries, you will learn to properly assess a patient, use direct pressure, tourniquets, chest seals, pressure dressings and more.  You'll also learn how to recognize and manage basic medical emergencies such as seizures, cardiac, heat and cold related injuries and more.  Join us to learn AND practice methods to save your own life or the life of a loved one, friend, or co-worker in the worst situations imaginable.  Your passionate and energetic instructors will connect with the class and ensure you have the confidence and competence to save your life or someone else's life.

Emergency Casualty Management Advanced: 

Registration is required. Cost is $375.00 with a $150.00 non-refundable deposit with the balance due no later than the beginning of your class. We have 15 seats available per class. Class starts at 9:00 a.m. All training supplies and a take-home trauma kit will be provided.

This exciting and highly informative, two-day course addresses equipment, tactics, techniques and procedures that will put to bed many of the everyday concerns of lawfully armed citizens and off-duty and plainclothes LEOs. An in-depth discussion about situational awareness and the armed citizen's role in society will frame hours of battle proven drills.  Hard questions will be asked and even harder answers will be discussed in relation to critical thinking and decision making in regards to the legal, ethical and moral issues surrounding not only the use of force, but also what to expect when the dust settles and help finally arrives. The medical portion is based on the most highly endorsed program among first responders and the military and has been specially tailored by Highlander Defense Consultants® to apply to the threats and injuries faced by lawfully armed citizens during both deadly force encounters and routine activities.  Expect about 1/3 lecture and 2/3 hands-on practical application focused on treating serious injuries during the fight of your life.  All equipment, including firearms, magazines, holsters and non-lethal training ammunition is included. You will not only train with but take home a kit containing all of the medical tools needed to treat the traumatic injuries which are the leading causes of preventable death.  Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to confidently and effectively stop massive bleeding, maintain an airway and prevent subsequent circulatory and respiratory injuries during the fight of your life.  Learn under ideal, scenario-based conditions for skill acquisition and retention. Join us to learn AND practice methods to save your own life or the life of a loved one in the worst situations imaginable.  This IS NOT a license to carry certification class.

Beginner’s Pistol Course: 

Registration is required. Cost is $135.00 with a $50.00 non-refundable deposit and the balance due no later than the beginning of your class. We have 10 seats available per class. Class starts at 9:00 a.m.

Equipment Needed - Semi-Auto Handgun (.380 or larger), 250 rounds of practice ammunition, 10 rounds of "carry" ammunition, two extra magazines, approved holster*, belt, closed toe shoes, eye and ear protection.

We all have to start somewhere, and there is no better place to start than the BEGINNER'S PISTOL COURSE presented by Highlander Defense Consultants®.  We begin with discussing firearms safety and storage.  Then we move on to learning the parts of YOUR gun, the functions of YOUR gun, how to disassemble, clean and reassemble YOUR gun and last but not least, how to proficiently manipulate and accurately fire YOUR gun.  You'll learn and practice solid fundamentals of marksmanship and manipulation and become familiar with clearing malfunctions.  This course is taught in a very low-stress environment intended to empower you with the confidence and competence to safely and effectively operate a semi-automatic handgun.  Our instructors specialize in TEACHING, not SHOUTING.  The only expectations of the student are to be open minded, positive and safe.  Otherwise, the only performance expectations are on US.  This is NOT a license to carry certification class.

If you haven't yet decided on the gun that's right for you, we can provide you with different options to try out, or you can rent a handgun with all associated equipment for an additional $50.  We can even provide ammunition at a cost based on current market value (just contact us to inquire).

​*Questions about approved holsters or any other equipment recommendation questions may be directed to: info@HighlanderDefenseConsultants.Com.