Take The LTC Basic Course
( Already have a permit?  Check out our Intermediate and Advanced CCW Courses! )


Learn To Carry Basic Courses, to fulfill the Missouri training requirement for obtaining a ccw permit, are scheduled for the following locations.

(Registration information follows posted schedules.)


Learn To Carry @ Ranch House
One-day (8am-5pm) LTC Basic Course
held at RANCH HOUSE BBQ, Exit 137 on I-70, Columbia
Ranch House BBQ + Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports - Map
October 8 - Sunday
October 28 - Saturday
November 4 - Saturday
November 19 - Sunday
December 3 - Sunday
December 16 - Saturday


Learn To Carry @ Ozark Shooters
One-day (8am-5pm) LTC Basic Course
halfway between Springfield & Branson on Hwy 65
- Map
October 22 - Sunday
November 11 - Saturday
December 10 - Sunday

One-day courses run from 8 a.m. until approximately 5:30 p.m.  Plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to the start of any course as the class will begin promptly at the time specified.  Classes may occasionally run longer than allotted due to gun malfunctions, etc.  (Bring a reliable gun!)


You will need to bring either a semiautomatic pistol or a revolver.  You will need a minimum of 40 rounds of ammunition for the weapon.  (If you don't own a handgun, you can rent one from us; just call in advance to make arrangements.)  You also need a safe means to transport the weapon to the class, such as a gun case, gun rug, original box, or safe storage device.

You should dress appropriately for outdoor weather and bring shatterproof shooting glasses and earmuffs.  (These may be provided by prior arrangement.)  If you have spare magazines or speed-loaders, bring them.  A cap is recommended, but not required.  You may want to bring rain gear as the range section of the course is run rain or shine.

When you come to the classroom (first section of the course), DO NOT bring the weapon in with you.  Do not bring a loaded weapon into the classroom or onto the firing range.  Keep the ammunition separate.  You will be told by a range officer when to load.  That is the only time you will have a loaded weapon.  Violation of any safety rules will be grounds for immediate expulsion from the class.

You may want to bring a pencil and notepad to take notes or write down questions you wish to discuss with an instructor during the breaks or after the class.

What Not To Bring:  Due to time and safety constraints, NO single-action revolvers or reload ammunition are allowed for the course.


The course fee is $125, which includes the course manual, course certificate and sheriff's form.  Lunch is not included, but may be purchased on site.  Ammunition is provided by the student and not included in the cost, but may be available on site by prior arrangement. We will gladly accept your personal check, certified funds, or wire transfer, and we can also process credit card payments.


Just give us a call!


You must pre-register to attend a course.  To pre-register, print and fill out the LTC Course Forms, and then mail the completed course registration form and signed waiver, along with the $125 course fee to:

2000 East Broadway, Suite 307
Columbia, Missouri  65201

You may also email me or call 573-442-0337, and you will be sent an application.  We need to receive your completed application and course fee prior to the date of the course.

Course size is limited!  We will also accept course reservations via email (preferred) or by phone, which will hold your position until your mailed registration forms arrive (approximately 5 days).  In any event, the registrations need to be received approximately one week prior to the course you want to take.


If you would like a course taught at your location, we are prepared to bring a course to you.  You need to have a safe range facility, a classroom, and a minimum of approximately 20 people to take the course.  If you wish to sponsor a course at your location and have 19 additional people to take the course, your course will be free.

Private or semi-private training can also be arranged to suit your schedule.

Contact us if you are interested in making these types of special arrangements.


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