Training

Basic Pistol Course

The Basic Pistol Course is designed to help the new gun owner or beginner pistol shooter learn how their personal pistol functions, how to safely handle and operate their pistol and achieve the basics of pistol marksmanship used in defensive situations.  The basic pistol course is two hours in length including classroom instruction and hands-on range instruction.  The course requires a serviceable pistol (revolver or semi-automatic) and 100 rounds of ammunition.  Targets are provided by Texas Gun Ranch.

Course will be on the second Sunday of each month.

Course Cost: $129 Guest / $99 Member

Required Materials: Firearm and Ammunition

Weekly Slots Available: 6

Women’s-Only Basic Pistol Course

The Women’s-Only Basic Pistol Course is designed to help the female new gun owner or beginner pistol shooter learn how their personal pistol functions, how to safely handle and operate their pistol and achieve the basics of pistol marksmanship used in defensive situations in a stress free, all female environment.  The women’s-only basic pistol course is two hours in length including classroom instruction and hands-on range instruction.  The course requires a serviceable pistol (revolver or semi-automatic) and 100 rounds of ammunition.  Targets are provided by Texas Gun Ranch.

Course will be on the first Sunday of each month.

Course Cost: $129 Guest / $99 Member

Required Materials: Firearm and Ammunition

Weekly Slots Available: 6

Intermediate Pistol Course

The Intermediate Pistol Course is designed to build on the fundamentals learned in the Basic Pistol Course and Women’s Only Basic Pistol Course.  The attendee will learn about the various types of holsters, purses and other means of carry available to them as well as employing their handgun from their specific means of carry.  Attendees will shoot timed courses of fire from one yard out to 15 yards which include reloading their pistol during the course of fire.  Firing will also include firing with their non-dominant (“weak-hand”) hand as well as from different positions including firing from a covered position.  The intermediate pistol course is two hours in length including classroom instruction and hands-on range instruction.  The course requires a serviceable pistol (revolver or semi-automatic) and 100 rounds of ammunition.  Targets are provided by Texas Gun Ranch.

Course will be on the third Sunday of each month.

Course Cost: $129 Guest / $99 Member

Required Materials: Firearm and Ammunition

Weekly Slots Available: 6

Basic AR-Platform Training

The Basic AR-Platform Training course is designed to help the new or current AR-platform owner understand how the weapon functions, disassembling the weapon, cleaning the weapon, reassembling the weapon, function checking the weapon, zeroing and accurate firing of the weapon.  The basic AR-platform training course is two and a half hours in length including classroom instruction and hands-on range instruction.  The course requires a serviceable AR-platform rifle (5.56mm, .223 Remington or .308 Winchester caliber) and minimum of 80 rounds of ammunition.  Targets are provided by Texas Gun Ranch.

Course will be on the fourth Sunday of each month.

Course Cost: $129 Guest / $99 Member

Required Materials: Firearms and Ammunition

Weekly Slots Available: 6

Private Training Lessons

Not ready to take a class with others or want to have more hands-on assistance? We offer private lessons and training for individuals and groups! In our private individual lessons, our instructors will work with you one-on-one to improve your skills, whether you're a complete novice wanting to learn the ropes or a seasoned shooter looking to increase your proficiency. We can also accommodate group classes if you'd like to have a private lesson for your family, coworkers, or friends. 

For pricing and scheduling, please contact us directly to learn more about our private lessons.

Email us at info@TexasGunRanch.com or give us a call at (972) 551-0470

Instructor Profile

Instruction will be provided by our newest team member, Paul Sanchez, who brings 27 years of law enforcement and 37 years of U. S. Army service to the Texas Gun Ranch.  Paul retired from law enforcement with a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Master Peace Officer license, Instructor License, Firearms Instructor license (with 22 years of experience instructing peace officer academies and experienced peace officers), Field Training Officer certification, Patrol Rifle I and Patrol Rifle II (rifle and submachinegun) certificates.  During his law enforcement career Paul has worked with federal, state and local agencies serving high risk warrants on wanted felons.  During his military service, Paul has attended the Army Basic Reconnaissance Course (Cavalry Scout), Civil Affairs Course, 1st Special Warfare Group Anti-Terrorism Instructor Qualification Course, Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) Course, Department of the Air Force Technical Training Instructor Course and the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course among many other courses.  Paul has served four combat tours including Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2004, 2008-2009) and Operation Enduring Freedom Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (2011-2012).  Paul is experienced with most brands of revolvers and semi-automatic handguns as well as the AR-platform rifle series from the M16 to the M4A1 and the Aimpoint Comp M4, Trijicon ACOG and EO Tech sighting systems.