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Firearms Safety Course

Basic Handgun Safety and Familiarization (4 hours over two days) – This course is designed for persons with little or no experience with handguns, and will teach students: basic handgun safety, the elements of gun safety, and basic handgun operation. Students will not need to possess a handgun to attend this class. A variety of handguns will be provided to the students; however, students may instead opt to bring their personal handgun. NO AMMUNITION will be permitted. There will be no live-fire exercises during this course. This course is the preparatory course for Basic Handgun Marksmanship. Ages 18 or older, 15-17 with parent.

REGISTRATION STEPS: Follow steps to ACC homepage or click on links below to the ACC Marketplace:
    • Go to www.alvincollege.edu
    • Select Quick Links
    • Select ACC Marketplace
    • Select  Firearms Safety (or click on this direct link)

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Handgun Marksmanship

ACC offers three levels of marksmanship classes:
Basic Handgun Marksmanship ($100) TBA  
Intermediate Handgun Marksmanship ($150) TBA  
Advanced Handgun Marksmanship ($150) TBA  

Basic Handgun Marksmanship
Students will learn and practice the basic principles of handgun marksmanship and safety. This course is designed to build upon the knowledge gained in the Basic Handgun Safety & Familiarization course. Students will fire approximately 150 rounds of live ammunition (ammunition supplied by College). Students need not possess a handgun, a variety of handguns will be provided at the range, however; students may bring their personal handgun (NO AMMUNITION). Weapons that are deemed unsafe by the Instructor will not be allowed on the range. Students will be expected to demonstrate familiarity and safe handgun techniques with their handgun. Any actions deemed unsafe by the Instructors will result in the student being removed from the range. Any student removed from the range due to safety violations will not be allowed to finish this course, and may not attend this course again until they successfully complete the Basic Handgun Safety and Familiarization. Minimum age to attend is 18. The course does not require a Concealed Handgun License to attend; however, students must have the ability to legally possess a handgun under State/Federal law.

Intermediate Handgun Marksmanship
This course is designed to build upon the knowledge gained in the Basic Handgun Marksmanship course. Students will be introduced to longer shooting distances, time fire drills and timed reloading drills. Students will be required to have two magazines and carry method (as they carry with their CHL if they have one) for their weapon. Prerequisite: Must have completed the Basic Handgun Marksmanship course. The course does not require a Concealed Handgun License to attend; however, students must have the ability to legally possess a handgun under State/Federal law. Ammunition provided.

Advanced Handgun Marksmanship
This course will build upon the knowledge gained in the Intermediate Handgun Marksmanship course, students will be introduced to longer shooting distances, timed fire drills, timed reloading drills, target identification drills, various lighting conditions, movement, multiple targets and shooting under stress. Students will be required to have two magazines and carry method (as they carry with CHL if they have one) for their weapon. Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Intermediate Handgun Marksmanship course. The course does not require a Concealed Handgun License to attend; however, students must have the ability to legally possess a handgun under State/Federal law. Ammunition Provided.

REGISTRATION STEPS: Follow steps to ACC Home Page or click on links below to the ACC Market Place.
    • Go to www.alvincollege.edu
    • Select Quick Links
    • Select ACC Marketplace
    • Select Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Handgun Marksmanship  (or click on this direct link)

Concealed Handgun

This course is designed for persons desiring qualification to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun. Course topics meet the requirements of the State of Texas. State law requires applicants pass a written test and demonstration of proficiency with the handgun. Necessary training materials and equipment are provided. Minimum age: 21 years. Student should register a minimum of 5 days in advance of the course date. Tuition fee includes weapon, target and ammunition. After successful completion of license class, student will complete the online license application and mail required documents along with the required fee for the license to Texas Department of Public Safety. THIS IS NOT A CLASS FOR SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO SAFELY OPERATE AND FIRE A HANDGUN. It is recommended a student bring own handgun (unloaded) to class as student is more familiar with using their own equipment. Students should bring a light lunch or snack and beverage, the class does not offer a designated/scheduled lunchbreak.

Courses are offered on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tuition: $95 + $25 Supply fee + $5 Technical fee = $125

REGISTRATION STEPS: Follow steps to ACC homepage or select links below to the ACC Marketplace:
    • Go to www.alvincollege.edu
    • Select Quick Links
    • Select ACC Marketplace
    • Select Concealed Handgun License (or click on this direct link)

Questions? Contact Ronny Phillips at 281-756-3774 or rphillips@alvincollege.edu. All classes will be held in N111 on the ACC campus.

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