Central Texas, North of Austin

P3 Defense and Firearm Training

I Am Just A Mom that Loves All Things Shooting, Gardening, and Jewelry

Texas License to Carry (LTC) Course:  

Third or Fourth Sunday most months, January – October plus other dates on request (please check calendar-conflicts occasionally happen). My classroom and range are just North of Austin in the HWY 29 and HWY 183 area. It is a quick drive for anyone coming from North Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander, Liberty Hill, or Florence.


  • LTC Course – $90 per Person plus Range Fees ($15.00) = $105.00 


  • Basic Safety & Pistol Course – $100.00 ($25 off of regular price if purchased with LTC) = $75.00 


  • Rental Gun (includes ammo) = $25.00 


Course Description:

This course is designed to educate you on the responsibilities and laws applicable to handgun license holders.    The state requires a minimum of 4 hours instruction covering the following topics to get your LTC followed by a written test.  The following topics will be covered. A passing score of 70% is required to pass. Everything on the test will be covered in class.

  • Laws That Relate To Weapons And To The Use Of Deadly Force
  • Handgun Use And Safety, Including Use of Restraint Holsters and Methods To Ensure The Secure Carrying Of Openly Carried Handguns
  • Non-Violent Dispute Resolution
  • Proper Storage For Handguns With An Emphasis On Storage Practices That Eliminate The Possibility Of Accidental Injury To A Child

LTC Course of Fire:

The following course of fire is required for the proficiency demonstration.  All shooters must complete it with a minimum score of 70% (175 out of possible 250).  If a shooter has a malfunction, the shooter must work through the problem.  If rounds are not fired within the allotted time, the shots will be scored as misses.

Stage 1:  Twenty shots –  (20) will be fired from 3 yards.

  • Five (5) shots fired in a “One Shot Exercise”,  2 seconds allowed for each shot.
  • Ten shots (10) fired in a “Two Shot Exercise”, 3 seconds allowed for each two shot sequence.
  • Five (5) shots fired in 10 seconds

Stage 2:  Twenty shots (20) will be fired from 7 yards.

  • Five (5) shots will be fired in 10 seconds.
  • Five (5) shots will be fired in 2 stages:
  • 1.     Two (2) shots will be fired in 4 seconds.
  • 2.    Three (3) shots will be fired in 6 seconds.
  • Five (5) shots fired in a “One Shot Exercise”, 30 seconds allowed for each shot.
  • Five (5) shots fired in 15 seconds.

Stage 3:  Ten shots (10) fired from 15 yards

  • Five (5) shots fired in two stages:
  • Two (2)shots fired in 6 seconds.
  • Three (3) shots fired in 9 seconds.
  • Five (5) shots fired in 15 seconds.

Thank You in advance for taking my class!

Feedback from Classes

Tina’s class was great! It was straight forward, to the point and without all the fluff. In my class all of us passed the test easily…a testament to how well she teaches the subject. I highly recommend her.

Scott Y.

I was totally impressed with the amount of material covered and the stress of safety.  Plenty of time for questions, comments, and discussion.  Any classes I need to take in the future I do hope Tina Maldonado will be the…
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Anny Miller

I was impressed with Tina’s LTC class.  She has a passion for what she does, she is an extremely competent and accessible instructor, and, as an added bonus, she is a very likeable person!

Tina T.

I really enjoyed your class.  I felt like you went out of your way to answer any questions we had.  You had plenty of model guns for us to get the feel of and the proper way to hold them. …
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Jackie M.