CHL & firearms training

Protecting yourself and your family is not only your Right, it is your Moral Obligation.

Pratt on Texas pistol safety, shooting, and concealed carry classes are taught by licensed Texas CHL instructors, as well as NRA Certified Instructors, Dr. Darla Granberry, M.D. and husband Skip Granberry.

Dr. Darla Granberry

Darla Granberry, M.D.
NRA Certified Instructor

The Granberry’s are respectful, thoughtful, and provide professional peer to peer training. Perfect for women and men who understand the seriousness and responsibility inherent with self defense. Skip Granberry, also an NRA Certified Instructor and Texas CHL instructor, conducts CHL & NRA Certified Basic Pistol Classes as well as shooting instruction. Usually, our students get both instructors in each class providing more personalized service.

    “Thank you for recommending the Granberry’s for my CHL class. They were amazing!!” – Jeremy L.

We can help you to:

  • determine whether concealed carry is right for you before committing to full training
  • feel comfortable with firearms and firearm use
  • safely and accurately store and use firearms
  • determine what type of firearm is right for you

We’re more than concealed carry & CHL:

gun class

Courses, Rates and Fees:


Learn To Shoot Safely And Correctly with our NRA Certified Basic Pistol Class: Teaches basic knowledge, skills & attitude necessary for owning & using a pistol safely. Fee includes official, required NRA student packets and live-fire range time.

For ages 14 and up, families are encouraged to study together.

This course is recommended for beginning shooters, those who wish to refresh their shooting skills, and those who want proper technique allowing for a higher level of accuracy. It is not required by the State of Texas for a CHL but is recommended for teaching safety and basic marksmanship.

Using the NRA training method of Total Participant Involvement, basic courses provide hands on learning opportunities in the following areas:

  • safe firearm handling
  • firearm parts and operation
  • ammunition and its function
  • shooting fundamentals and an opportunity to develop them on the range
  • how to select, clean and store a firearm
  • review of various activities available to help participants develop and improve their shooting skills

Attractive certificates are awarded to participants who successfully complete each basic course. NRA packet contains much useful material including self-directed shooting improvement programs.

Larry calls into Pratt on Texas to talk about taking our NRA pistol class:

> 9 hours (7 classroom & 2 live-fire range), limited to 8 persons per class (with 2 certified instructors present – one for each 4 students)  $180 per person

Select and register for a class here.
Click here to purchase a gift certificate for a class.

Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL) NEW APPLICANT training: Complete State of Texas required course including materials, testing, and range proficiency exam. Required course training is independent of state required license fees.

There may be less expensive CHL training on the High Ground of Texas, but there is none better than from Darla & Skip Granberry through Pratt on Texas!

Inexperienced shooters should seriously consider the NRA Basic Pistol Class before beginning their CHL training as the Texas CHL class assumes a basic knowledge of marksmanship and firearm skills.

State law requires class time of four to six hours plus qualification shooting time.

> Usually 9am until 6pm ( 4 to 6 hours in classroom followed by live-fire range qualification), limited to 10 persons per class. $175 per person

Select and register for a class here.
Click here to purchase a gift certificate for a class.

Use this link for official Texas Concealed Handgun Licensing  frequently asked questions, fees, laws and rules, and online application and renewal.

Private individual instruction: Can include any combination of live-fire shooting instruction or firearm cleaning and care. Instruction may be tailored to your specific needs. Range time is included. Ammunition, and any extra fees will be paid by customer over and above the hourly fee.

$50/hour per student or $75/hour per couple

Select and register for a class here.
Click here to purchase a gift certificate for a class.


How to keep your 2nd Amendment Rights


Join the TSRA today.

Pratt strongly recommends you work to preserve your right to self-defense by becoming a member of the National Rifle Association and the Texas State Rifle Association. Already an NRA member? The TSRA is the group that has done the work on Concealed Carry and preserves our rights in Texas.


Join the NRA now.

Thoughts about guns, self defense and the 2nd Amendment:

The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.
– Patrick Henry

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.”
– Benjamin Franklin, 1759

The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.
— Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188

…the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilised community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others…Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.
– John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

What if the 2nd Amendment had read ‘A literate population, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and read books, shall not be infringed’? Would that allow the State to restrict books to libraries or require licenses for their posession? What about exceptionally dangerous or subversive books?
– J. Neil Schulman

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
– Thomas Jefferson

That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceful citizens from keeping their own arms.
– Samuel Adams, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1788

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
– Samuel Adams

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
– William S. Burroughs

Are we at last brought to such an humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defense? Where is the difference between having our arms under our own possession and under our own direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?
– Patrick Henry

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.
–Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787)

The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.
– William R. Inge

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.
– William Orville Douglas, US Supreme Court

The right to be let alone is the underlying principle of the Constitution’s Bill of Rights.
– Erwin N. Griswold

Shooting & Range tips & other

Texplainer: When Can Texans Use Deadly Force in Self-Defense?

Dynamics of Encounters with street thugs, etc.

NOTE: New Mexico, Kansas and other states do NOT recognize a Utah issued concealed carry permit. NEW: Utah Fixing Utah: Senate moves to change gun permit rules

911 audio from Indiana, when the police can’t get there fast enoughaudio – Real life, Very dramatic. Be prepared.

Armed Homeowner Shoots Robbers During Daytime Home Invasion (AZ)video icon – see what a home invasion can look like on the outside

Police urge holster use after man shoots his own penis

Lawyer Promotes Anti-Gun Concealed Carry Myth

An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power – very interesting statistics.

Opponents of Gun-Free Zones at Universities Find Unlikely Hero in Nevada Woman

As homeowners retaliate against attackers, self-defense depends on the situation

Surveillance video released of Walmart robberyvideo icon – see how quickly this happens

Excellent source for gun rights statistics and analysis – Howard Nemerov

How common are accidental firearms injuries?

Pratt’s essay on your right to self defense: Can Reasonable People Disagree on the Right to Self Defense? Essay-Right to Self Protection

Example of why you should be armed – bad language, icon

Pistol grip – from the U.S. Army’s Protipsvideo icon

Ted Nugent explains gun rights and being a Free Man on Texas Monthly speaksvideo icon

Watchmaker chooses not to be a victim – many lessons herevideo icon

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