Personal Development in Benbrook

Select Local Merchants

What makes your business stand out?

We take a real-world approach to handguns and handgun safety. We share some "war stories" that shed light on real-life expectations.

What inspired you to start or run this business?

A rise in the amount of gun sales and gun violence. We want the right people using handguns confidently for the right reasons.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?

A past customer who was terrified of pistols walked out with a new confidence. She contacted me later to get assistance in buying her own pistol and signed up for an intermediate class.

What’s your favorite part about your job?

Teaching good people to defend themselves.

Business Basics

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2–10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Pro Tip: We are trained officers with instructional experience and a long list of satisfied customers.

1473 Mil Oaks Lane
Fort Worth,
TX
US

The Range

Shooting exams and live-fire practice take place at Winchester Shooting Gallery, which has 20 pistol lanes.

The Rentals

Customers can request handgun rentals when registering for a class; the range sells ammunition.

At a Glance

As the company name implies, TOPGUN CHL provides a full understanding in the fundamentals of firearms as well as the concealed handgun statutes for Texas. The staff?which includes NRA- and state-certified instructors in addition to police officers?also teaches private shooting lessons, during which beginner students learn gun safety, gun operation, and basic shooting skills that help them prepare for proficiency tests.

6062A East Lancaster Avenue
Forth Worth,
TX
US

The Range

Live-fire training takes place at local ranges such as Winchester Gallery Gun Store.

The Rentals

9mm, .40- and .380-caliber handguns are available to rent.

At a Glance

Jason Whitaker has a singular focus when it comes to firearms training: handguns. The NRA-certified instructor starts beginners with the NRA Pistol Class, which teaches novices to safely operate semi-automatic handguns and revolvers. Beyond shooting fundamentals, Whitaker can prepare pupils for the written and live-fire portions of the concealed-handgun-license test. Classes are available in Fort Worth and Tyler.

9708 Sinclair Street
Fort Worth,
TX
US

The Hope Center for Autism is a public charter school that teaches prekindergarten through second grade and empowers children with autism. The center’s curriculum incorporates applied behavior-analysis techniques and low staff-to-student ratios to ensure each student receives a comprehensive education. Children also undergo anywhere from 2 to 30 hours of therapy every week in a one-on-one setting, with each session tailored to their individual needs and goals.

2751 Green Oaks Rd
Fort Worth,
TX
US

At The Painted Pot, artists and art therapists help students to tap into creative instincts while creating artistic mementos. Students of all ages and experience levels delve into hands-on projects such as painting, creating pottery, and glass fusing. In addition to regular classes, the studio hosts birthday parties and BYOB parties for adults.

9333 Crowley Road
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Palm Language Center offers two levels of language classes, the first focusing on conversational facility before moving on to such technical matters as verbs, grammar, and how to pronounce “onomatopoeia” in any language. Palm's two instructors split polyglot duties between them, with European native Marie Francis taking Italian and Spanish, leaving Moroccan-born Driss Siyas with classical Arabic and French.

901 Throckmorton Street
Fort Worth,
Texas
US