Shooting Range in Houston

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The Range

For live-fire tests, San Jac CHL's instructors use the range at Pasadena Gun Center.

The Rentals

Instructors rent semi-automatic handguns to students who do not have their own firearms. They also supply safety gear; students can purchase ammo at the range.

At a Glance

San Jac CHL's owner Wes Geddes knows how to safely handle firearms. His career as a deputy constable for Harris County depends on it. When not on duty with the police department, Wes teaches classes that qualify students to apply for concealed-handgun permits. These sessions start in the classroom, where lectures touch on topics such as weapon safety. A live-fire test follows, before students return to the classroom for lessons on gun laws and assistance in completing the required application, with Wes available for help with followup questions.

5800 Uvalde Rd
Houston,
TX
US

The Range

Houston CHL Class's live-fire shooting tests take place at a nearby air-conditioned indoor range.

The Rentals

Handgun rentals are available for students who do not have their own firearms. The local range also sells ammo, and instructors have a limited supply of loaner safety gear.

At a Glance

As a combat veteran, Houston CHL Class's owner and instructor knows how to stay calm under pressure. In August of 2012, the certified gun instructor was even featured on the local news for helping police apprehend a carjacking suspect. This act of bravery was thanks to the safety and handling skills he's learned over the years, which he teaches at Houston CHL Class. His immersive courses use lecture-based sessions to prepare students to qualify for a Texas DPS-issued Concealed Handgun License.

14919 Stuebner Airline Rd.
Houston,
TX
US

Proudly part of a veteran-owned business, the state-certified instructors at S-TACT improve clients' firearm proficiency through its concealed-handgun-licensing class, three-part basic handgun class, and custom training sessions. These courses teach basic through advanced skills, such as steadying recoil, drawing from the holster, and clearing a jam by yelling until it cooperates. Each class is limited to 10 students, though they're happy to lead classes even if only one student signs up.

2626 South Loop West
Houston,
TX
US

Taught by a certified Texas DPS concealed handgun instructor, CHL-Training.com's four-hour class takes an interactive approach to covering the laws, shooting fundamentals, and safety tips necessary to carry a concealed weapon. Held at The Marksman Indoor Range, the class includes a classroom portion and a shooting session, during which students test their aim by firing 50 rounds of ammo at a B-27 target from a complimentary loaner 9mm semi-automatic handgun or their own gun. Pupils also receive ear and eye protection. Upon completing the class, each student receives the authorized paperwork needed to apply for a concealed handgun license.

507 Nebraska Street
South Houston,
TX
US

The Range

The business operates out of local indoor and outdoor ranges.

The Rentals

During concealed-handgun-license courses, Tumbleson Arms has a limited amount of semi-automatic weapons available for rental, though most students bring their own.

At a Glance

As a firefighter, it's part of Jason M. Tumbelson's nature to serve his community. Tumbleson Arms Co. sprang from this sense of duty, as Jason's fellow firefighters often sought his expertise on how to responsibly own and operate a firearm. Inspired to get an instructor's license from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Jason now leads concealed-handgun-license courses at a variety of training sites. An admirer of firearms engineering, Jason also offers customization services.

120 Surf Ct.
Nassau,
TX
US

A marksman aligns his sight on the target 25 yards away. He pulls the trigger, steadies the recoil, and watches the round pierce near the bull's eye?but he never fired a bullet. The target wasn't actually 25 yards away, either. That's how precise Gander Mountain Academy's virtual range can render its simulated targets. Gander Mountain's ownership developed this training technology upon recognizing that with more than 140 stores in 26 states, it was among the nation's largest retailers of firearms. This led to Gander Mountain Academy, places where technology such as the virtual range meets elite-training resources previously available only to the military and law enforcement. Blending multimedia classroom and hands-on range training, instructors use fundamentals, repetition, and simulation to help students of all levels operate firearms safely and proficiently in more than 15 classes.

19302 Interstate 45
Spring,
TX
US