Are you a Texas resident interested in obtaining your License to Carry (LTC)? If so, congrats – you’re on your way to becoming a certified gun owner! As part of the LTC process, applicants must pass a firearms proficiency test, also known as the weapons qualification course. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the Texas LTC course of fire.
Texas LTC Course of Fire - Weapons Qualification
Stage 1: 3 yard line - 20 shots
A. Five shots fired in a “one shot exercise” – 2 seconds allowed for each shot
B. 10 shots fired in a “two shot exercise” – 3 seconds allowed for each 2 shot sequence
C. 5 shots fired in 10 seconds
Stage 2: 7 yard line - 20 shots
A. 5 shots will be fired in 10 seconds
B. 5 shots will be fired in 2 stages:
1. 2 shots will be fired in 4 seconds
2. 3 shots will be fired in 6 seconds
C. Five shots fired in a “one shot exercise” – 3 seconds allowed for each shot
D. 5 shots fired in 15 seconds
Stage 3: 15 yard line - 10 shots
5 shots fired in 2 stages:
- 2 shots fired in 6 seconds
- 3 shots fired in 9 seconds
5 shots fired in 15 seconds
A total of 50 shots are fired during the range qualification test. A score of 70% or greater is required to pass, or 175 points out of a possible 250 points.
The target used is a B-27 target, which is a human-shaped silhouette target that measures 45″ high and 24″ wide. All shooting is from the “ready position” where your firearm is already in a position to fire. If any malfunctions are encountered, the shooter will work through the problem and finish the course of fire. If rounds are held (not fired within the allotted time), the shots will be scored as misses.
Shots within the 8 ring (red) are 5 points.
Shots within the 7 ring (blue) and outside the 8 ring (red) are 4 points.
Shots outside the 7 ring and still on the silhouette are 3 points.
Shots in the white area are 0 points.
Originally posted on March 6, 2022 @ 5:35 am