Intro to Firearms for Security Officers

Basic Safety and Marksmanship Training

This course is intended for all individuals preparing to become Level III Commissioned Security Officers, armed security guards. Students will receive direct instruction from NRA certified instructors with hands-on practical firearms training conducted in both the classroom and shooting range.

Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of handguns, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship and shooting range safety.

4 to 6 hrs



training objectives

  • Firearm Safety Rules
  • Pistol Selection
  • Pistol Inspection & Maintenance
  • Proper Operation
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Shooting Range Safety

Equipment Needed

  • Eye Protection
  • Semi-Auto Pistol
  • 150 Rounds Minimum
  • Pen & Highlighter
  • Clothing appropriate for climate


  • Disclaimer: Please be advised under Texas Occupations Code Chapter 1702 and Texas Administrative Code Title 37, Part 1, Rule 35.4, a criminal conviction may disqualify you from a registration, commission or license in private security. You may wish to review the list of disqualifying offenses and the related periods of ineligibility, available via the Department of Public Safety’s website at You also have a right to request from the Department of Public Safety a criminal history evaluation letter under Texas Occupations Code Section 53.102.

Choose From Upcoming Courses Below


Event Venue Date
2022-2024 Level III Private Security Re-Certification Class Straight Shooter Headquarters
  • April 27, 2024 10:00 am
  • May 25, 2024 9:00 am
  • June 15, 2024 9:00 am
Texas Level III Private Security Commissioning Course Straight Shooter Headquarters
  • May 21, 2024 9:30 am

**If there are no courses listed, you can contact us to get on our wait list with the request info button below, or check back on this page as we add courses to our training calendar regularly.**

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