Bronze Star Shooting Academy

Bronze Star Shooting’s commitment to serving the shooting sports and self-defense needs of American families were planted in late 2001. The need for formal firearms training became evident as the generational gap continues to widen because many families are no longer passing the knowledge, skills, and attitude down family lines, but firearms production increased for reasons unfolding during the 21 century. Saddened by the victims and survivors of many shootings across the nation, 1SG (RET) Richard A. Buchfink Jr. began thinking about serving others and families in how to avoid , deny and defend as a last resort to an attack. In 2014, he began laying the groundwork for Bronze Star Shooting.

Shooting Courses

Tx License To Carry (LTC) a Handgun - $99.99

This course gives you the knowledge you need to know about obtaining an LTC permit and the laws that relate to concealing and openly carrying a handgun in the state of Texas. Upon completion of this course, you will receive the LTC 100 certification that is required by the state of Texas to be submitted after completion of your application.

  • View eligibility requirements
  • Complete registration and payment 
  • Proficiency Demonstration (Range fee Included)
  • Upon completion, receive the LTC 100 form (Good for two years)
  • Complete state application (Texas Residents) (Out of State)
  • Complete Finger Prints (After state application, you will receive an email)
  • Upload supporting documents to state within 12 months (Contact Us)

Online Tx License To Carry (LTC) - $89.99

This Course allows you to gain knowledge online at your own pace. It will teach you the laws that relate to concealing and openly carrying of a handgun in the state of Texas. This course is for clients traveling to Weatherford, Texas to complete the Proficiency demonstration.

  • View eligibility requirements
  • Complete registration and payment 
  • Upon completion, receive the LTC 101 Form (Good for two years)
  • Make an appointment for Proficiency Demonstration (Range Fee Included)
  • Complete state application (Texas Residents) (Out of State)
  • Complete Finger Prints (After state application they will email you)
  • Upload supporting documents to state within 12 months (Contact Us)

Online Tx License To Carry (LTC) - $59.99

This Course allows you to gain knowledge online at your own pace. It will teach you the laws that relate to concealing and openly carrying of a handgun in the state of Texas. This course is for clients using a certified instructor in Texas to complete the Proficiency demonstration.

  • View eligibility requirements
  • Complete registration and payment 
  • Upon completion, receive the LTC 101 Form (Good for two years)
  • Make an appointment for Proficiency Demonstration (With a different Instructor)
  • Complete state application (Texas Residents) (Out of State)
  • Complete Finger Prints (After state application they will email you)

Tx Proficiency Demonstration - $59.99

The Proficiency demonstration is for clients needing to qualify for LTC individuals or Federal, State Enforcement officers that qualify under Texas Law for renewals in Weatherford, Texas

  • Make appointment for Proficiency Demonstration locally in Weatherford, Texas
  • Complete registration and complete payment 
  • Upon completion, Sign off on B and C of LTC 101 Form (Good for two years)
  • Enforcement Officers, Sign off on agency documents (Clients submits to Agency)
  • Complete state application LTC Only(Texas Residents) (Out of State)
  • Complete Finger Prints (After state application they will email you)

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting - $134.99

​The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. One option is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The other option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own timeframe and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.

NRA Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW) - $149.99

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to carry a concealed pistol for personal defense. The NRA CCW Course is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. This instructor-led only course gives you direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end and may be conducted in a classroom and on a shooting range with an Instructor.

NRA Basic Personal Protection​ In The Home Course - $199.99

NRA’s Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law. Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. ​(This course is much more than just a basic pistol course leading up to the intermediate level).

NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside The Home​ Course - $199.99

The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course is an intermediate level shooting course on how to use a firearm for self-defense, and requires students to have already mastered safe gun handling and basic marksmanship skills prior to attending the course. (This course is not a basic shooting course, and requires advanced shooting skills.)

​NRA Instructor Basic Pistol Shooting - $199.99

This 10-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, promoting, and teaching NRA’s Basic Pistol Shooting course.

Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

Description: The course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training, and discipline-specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Pistol Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course student packet.

NRA Instructor Basic Shotgun Shooting

This 17-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, promoting, and teaching NRA’s Basic Shotgun Shooting Course.

Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

Description: The course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training, and discipline-specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course and complete an instructor certification examination.

​NRA Instructor Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW) - $199.99

The NRA CCW Instructor Course will focus on developing the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for Instructor Candidates to teach carrying and using a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. As a result of participating in this course, the Instructor Candidate will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: How to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm, basic principles of concealment, the difference between cover and concealment, drawing from the holster, levels of mental awareness, developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal defense, clearing common stoppages, and more. This course is only conducted by NRA Certified CCW Training Counselors.

NRA Instructor Home Firearm Safety - $

This is an 11-hour course that teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential in organizing, promoting, and teaching NRA’s Home Firearm Safety Course.

Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the course, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.


Description: The course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training, and discipline-specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, appropriate NRA Instructor Candidate Packet (includes lesson plans for the courses(s) you are preparing to teach), and appropriate NRA basic course student packet.

NRA Refuse to Be A Victim - $

Teaches strategies people can integrate into their everyday lives to avoid becoming a victim of crime.

A complete seminar may last as long as four or five hours and include the entire lesson plan, but a modified seminar may be as short as one or two hours and cover topics that best suit the needs of a particular audience. This is not a firearms instruction course and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive, and easy to follow. The seminar includes classroom instruction on criminal psychology, automobile crimes; cyber safety, home security, and a variety of crime prevention strategies including carjack avoidance techniques, use of personal safety devices, and more. Students receive the Refuse To Be A Victim® student handbook, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® brochure, NRA Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure, Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement, and a course completion certificate.

NRA Instructor Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course - $299.99

A Personal Protection Inside The Home Instructor (PPITH) candidate must be a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor prior to attending Personal Protection In The Home Instructor training. Basics Pistol (ILT) is a prerequisite for basic PPITH course, therefore shooting fundamentals are only reviewed in the Personal Protection In The Home course.

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer - $

This 14-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to training and supervising NRA range safety officers and developing range standard operating procedures.

Prerequisite: Must be an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer. The course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer training. Sessions include standard operating procedures, inspections, emergency procedures, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, safety briefings. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises and completing an open book exam. Students will receive NRA Basic Range Safety Officer lesson plans, basic student packet, and basic course presentation CD.

NRA Instructor Personal Protection Outside The Home​ - $299.99

A Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor (PPOTH) candidate must be both an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, as well as an NRA Certified PPITH Instructor.

NRA Home Firearm Safety - $

Non-shooting course teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and explains the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.

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This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, course completion certificate.

NRA Range Safety Officer - $

Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, and a Course Evaluation form.

NRA Defesive Pistol - $

Teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence.

The NRA Defensive Pistol Course will focus on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. As a result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: How to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm, basic principles of concealment, the difference between cover and concealment, drawing from the holster, levels of mental awareness, developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection, clearing common stoppages, use of pocket pistols, and more. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, the NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, and the NRA Defensive Pistol certificate. This course is only conducted by NRA Certified Advanced Pistol Instructors.

Tx School Safety - $299.99

This course, designed by the Texas Department of Public Safety is a course to train local school officials, teachers, and employees on how to respond to an active shooter. Only those that are permitted to carry a firearm in school; also benefit those officials, teachers, and employees who are concerned citizens that do not carry while at school.