Tonkawa Firearm Training — Philosophy

We believe that with an individual's right to own a firearm comes the moral, legal, and ethical obligation of learning how to safely handle, correctly maintain, and properly use that firearm.

We believe that firearm safety and proficiency starts with proper training and that these skills can be learned in a safe, enjoyable and relaxed environment. Please check out our classes and handgun training opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact us.

I will be offering the next Handgun License class on Saturday Sept. 17, 2022.
See the schedule and the registration pages.

For class schedule click here.
For Registration form click here.

For more information on the classes, click on the "Classes" tab at the top of the page. Classes are arrainged in four levels. You must progress through one level before advancing to classes in the next level. Some credit may be given for the first level. See the instructor for details. Click here for a Class Sequence document.

Oklahoma SDA License Class / Handgun Carry Class

This is the class for your Oklahoma Concealed/Open Carry License

This class covers Oklahoma Law, Deadly Force issues, Safety, Shooting Fundamentals, Handgun Operation, and Ammunition. It also has a 50-round course of fire. The class is an abbreviated “basic” class for handguns with an emphasis on Safety. Oklahoma law requires that is class including range time be an 8-hour class. The class certificate is submitted with your concealed carry/handgun license application to the Sheriff’s Office of the County in which you live.

New Laws Are Coming!

Oklahoma adopted the law for unlicensed carry that will go into effect November 1, 2019. This simply means that a person, who can legally purchase and possess a firearm and is of the legal age, may carry on and after Nov. 1, 2021.

Already we have had people get into trouble for carrying without a license simply because they did not know the law. When this goes into effect every person who carries will still be required to abide by Oklahoma law that deals with carrying a firearm—the SDA codes (Self Defense Act).

So I am still offering the Carry Class for those who want to know the Oklahoma laws that deal with carrying a firearm. Also, many may still want the carry license for traveling to other states since it will be required by most other states. So whatever your reason, I am still offering the class. Check the schedule for dates. The class is updated for the current laws, and we will discuss changes enacted this past legislative session.

If you have your handgun license and wish to take the class portion for review so that you can update on the current laws, this is an option on the Registration Form. Anyone may take this class for information purposes only.

The Full-Day class INCLUDES lunch!
The Handgun Licensee class now INCLUDES your passport-style digital ID photo taken by a Certified Professional Photographer.

I will email the digital file of your ID photo or bring a USB flash drive. See the Registration form for more details.

Carry 101

After you get your license to carry—what's next?

The state-required training that is part of the Oklahoma SDA Handgun License Class is very basic. It should be regarded as the beginning not the end of your training. The License class will give you enough experience and practice to make you a responsibly armed citizen, which should be your goal.

Once you take the License class, you need to have several training goals to be a responsibly armed citizen. You need to shoot accurately in defensive situations; you need to learn how to draw and fire using your holster—SAFELY! We will practice reloads, shooting strong and weak hand; and MORE!

This class will be held on Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. after lunch (procided) we will go to the range until 4 pm (Approximately). Plan on shooting 225 to 250 rounds.

See the Schedule for times and dates.   Click here for more information.

NOTE: US Law Shield members may take both classes (license class and Carry 101) at a special price. See the Registration form for more details.

NRA Basic Pistol Course

This class is offered in two forms. I offer the full classroom class which is an 8-hour class. Also NRA now offers the Basic Pistol Shooting Course in two parts or phases. The first part/phase is an online class that you take at The NRA Instructors/Education web site. I will offer the NRA Basci Pistol Course, Phase 2, which is the demonstration and shooting portion of the class a couple times per year or as needed. Check the NRA Instructors web site for scheduling and listings.

Instructor Level Course for Basic Pistol.

I offer the NRA Pistol Instructor Course as needed, so contact me if you are interested. Check the Schedule for more information. Contact me If you are interested. I also offer the NRA Pistol Instructor class as I have demand from enough students.

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim seminar

I was recently certified to be an instructor for NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar. The seminar includes classroom instruction on a variety of crime prevention strategies, from criminal psychology to automobile crimes to cyber crime. See the "Class Listings" tab above to find out more information. This seminar can be given to private groups. Contact me for more information.

Check the "Classes" tab above for information on each class.
Download the Registration Forms on the "Contact" page/tab. Full prices are on the "schedule" page and the Registration forms.

NRA Classes

Watch for other class offerings this summer and fall.

The NRA Basic Pistol Course and the NRA Personal Protection in the Home are great follow-up classes for the Handgun License Class!

NRA requires the Basic Pistol Course as a prerequisite before taking the Personal Protection in the Home. Prior training may also qualify, so contact me to be sure.

For more information click the "Schedule" page.

Tonkawa Firearm is located in Tonkawa, OK. We offer classes on firearm safety, handgun training, and the Oklahoma Handgun License Class (Concealed/Open Carry).

    Click on the "classes" link at the top to view our current classes. Classes are generally located in Tonkawa, OK, but we can arrange a class for your group or specific occasions in other locations. If you would like to host a custom class for your group, please contact me.

    Click here to see a current schedule of classes.

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