Texas LTC

Cajun Gunsmith now offers Range Qualification for Texas LTC/Open Carry. Qualification begins with one hour of handgun familiarity, range safety, and scoring overview followed by shooting 50 rounds at a B27 silhouette target. The cost for this instruction is $40 and does not include ammo or range fee.

Texas LTC/Open Carry Range Qualification Requirements

The Texas LTC/Open Carry Range Qualification consists of firing a total of 50 rounds using a specific course of fire. The pistol must be a minimum of .32 caliber. You may qualify with a revolver or semi-auto pistol. DPS recommends you qualify with a semi-auto that can hold a minimum of 10 rounds. Optical enhancers such as lasers, red dot sites, or scopes, are not permitted by Texas DPS administrative code when qualifying.

Course of Fire

Stage 1: 20 shots fired from 3 yards

  • 5 shots fired in a “One shot exercise” 2 seconds allowed for each shot
  • 10 shots fired in a “Two shot exercise” 3 seconds allowed for each 2 shot sequence
  • 5 shots fired in 10 seconds

Stage 2: 20 shots fired from 7 yards in  5 stages

  • 5 shots fired in 10 seconds
  • 5 shots fired in 2 stages: 2 shots in 4 seconds & 3 shots in 6 seconds
  • 5 fired in a “One shot exercise” 3 seconds allowed for each shot
  • 5 shots fired in 15 seconds

Stage 3: 10 shots fired from 15 yards in two 5-shot strings

  • 5 shots fired in two stages: 2 shots in 6 seconds & 3 shots in 9 seconds
  • 5 shots fired in 15 seconds
  • Scoring and Qualification

Scoring

To pass the Texas LTC/Open Carry range qualification,  a student must score 70%  (175 points out of a possible 250 points). All shots fired on B27 target in green, red, black, or blue.

  • B27Black5 pts = Hits inside the 8, 9, 10, and X rings
  • 4 pts = Hits inside the 7 ring
  • 3 pts = Hits on silhouette outside the 7 ring
  • 0 pts = Hits outside of the shaded silhouette
  • 0 pts = Hits that miss the target entirely
  • 0 pts = Rounds not fired due to expired time/malfunction
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