License to Carry a Handgun

License to Carry a Handgun $100

Guardian Training Agency
ClayDesta Center
6 Desta Drive, Ste. 2570 (map)
Midland, TX 79705

If you prefer, you may do the classroom portion online at your own pace here, then schedule the shooting portion.

Class Dates:  

  • February 23rd, 2019   (CLASS FULL)

  • March 23rd, 2019      (CLASS FULL)

  • April 27th, 2019        (6 spots left)

  • May 17th, 2019          (9 spots left)

About the class:

$40 non-refundable deposit is required to register for the class. Our classes are limited to 10 students. 

Class hours are 8:00 am – 4:45 pm

In the classroom, we discuss Texas law, legal issues, current events and personal safety.  At the shooting range, we provide a quick overview of the shooting fundamentals and warm up shots before shooting the required 50 round course of fire.

Notice: This class is not intended to teach someone how to shoot; it is a certification class required to receive a License to Carry a Handgun from the Texas Department of Public Safety. If you would like some instruction on how to properly and safely shoot a handgun to qualify for a License to Carry, please let us know below.

Training Locations

The classroom portion takes place at our conference room at the ClayDesta Center and the shooting demonstration takes place at our private outdoor range, which is located a short distance in east Midland County.

Required equipment for the range portion:

  • A quality handgun (must be unloaded)
  • At least (2) magazines (must be unloaded)
  • A holster is highly recommended
  • Sturdy belt to support the holster
  • 60 rounds of reliable ammunition (10 to warm up and 50 for the course of fire)
  • Eye protection (prescription eyeglasses will suffice)
  • Hearing protection (electronic recommended)
  • A ball cap is recommended
  • See our page on what to wear to the range

Items needed for the classroom:

  • Payment for the class. Cash, check and major credit cards accepted. (there is an additional $3 processing fee for cards)
  • State issued driver’s license or identification card
  • Black Pen
  • A notepad if you would like to take notes
  • Bring your favorite snacks and drinks

To register for our License to Carry a Handgun class, please complete this contact form. We will email further details. Please check your email.

You will receive an email with instructions on how to pay the $40 non-refundable deposit to complete the registration.

About the Instructor

Paul Urias,

Paul is a law enforcement officer with 25 years’ experience. He is a former SWAT Team member and is a certified Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Texas License to Carry Handgun Instructor, NRA Instructor and Range Safety Officer. Paul`s teaching techniques are based on his various training and law enforcement experience. Paul co-founded Guardian Training Agency with the belief that training should be fun, relevant and realistic. Paul is knowledgeable in self-defense, mindset techniques and is a Glock handgun and AR-15 rifle armorer. Paul serves on the Safety Committee at Midland Shooters Association and also continues his training with various disciplines and instructors.

*Guardian Training Agency reserves the right to refuse our services to anyone if we have reason to believe there is a safety concern.