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, extra magazine, 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, hat and closed toe shoes.
  • Registration is required. The cost of this course is $75.00 with a $25.00 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 $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 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 $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.

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, 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 

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-five hour course and cost $200.00.

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 twenty hours long and cost $250.00.

Expandable Baton Training:

  • The carrying of a club is generally prohibited by Penal Code Section 46.02. However, under certain conditions Section 46.15(b)(4) and (5) exempt commissioned security officers and personal protection officers, respectively, from Section 46.02's prohibitions. Section 46.03 prohibits the carrying of a club in numerous specific places, and provides limited defenses relating to the premises of a racetrack or the secured area of an airport (see sub. (d) and (h), respectively). There is no certification specific to the carrying of clubs.
  • This field-level certification program is designed to acquaint participants with operational use of the Expandable Tactical Baton. The training includes basic portation (carrying) and presentation (drawing) techniques as well as defensive application procedures. Certification acknowledges that the individual officer met a competency-based standard of knowledge and performance.
  • This course is six hours long and cost $30.00

O.C. Spray (Oleoresin Capsicum) Training:

  • The carrying of a chemical dispensing device is prohibited by Penal Code Section 46.05. Subsection (f) of Section 46.05 provides a defense to prosecution for security officers who have received training on the use of a chemical dispensing device that is either (1), provided by TCOLE or (2), approved by the Private Security Board. The Private Security Board has approved training on the use of a chemical dispensing device when administered to a security officer who has successfully completed the board approved Level III training.
  • O.C. spray represent an important self-defense and subject control tool for security personnel. This course is designed to promote safe and effective use of chemical defense sprays. The participant will learn when defense sprays are appropriate, tactics of application, proper means of handling, and decontamination of those exposed. Additionally, the participant will be aware of the potential medical implications associated with the use of defense sprays.
  • This course is four hours long and cost $45.00