Firearm and Self-Defense Training

Come experience the best North Houston has to offer in firearms training and instruction at Saddle River Range! 

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Firearms and Self–Defense

Training Courses


Come experience the best firearms training and instruction in The Woodlands, Conroe and Spring Texas area! Saddle River Range offers training from beginner to expert.  We also have special instructors come in to offer unmatched training opportunities.

We offer License To Carry (formerly CHL) classes almost every weekend and some weekdays.  There is certainly a time convenient for you.  Our LTC classes are thorough and a great value that includes a full lunch, range time and discounts for every participant.

Whether you are interested in enhancing your personal protection capabilities, becoming more familiar and proficient with different firearm platforms, tightening your grouping for good old fashioned target shooting, or picking up a firearm for the first time, there is a course for you!  We welcome all levels and are glad to be the preferred place for ladies in our area.

We offer private instruction to anyone who wants extra attention, or can put together a class for your group, organization, or company.

Basic Firearms
Training Courses

Start from the basic foundation and move up through our building block program with handguns or rifles, or bring in proof of requisite experience to directly enter any of our intermediate or advanced courses. With smaller class sizes and more one on one attention from our highly qualified cadre of instructors, you will be equipped to reach your goals and perform at peak potential.

Essential Handgun

This course is for the first-time firearms owners or those who have never received any formalized firearms training. 

Handgun Fundamentals

This course will teach you how to keep your handgun working when the unexpected happens…

Defensive Shooting Fundamentals

Defensive Shooting Fundamentals will introduce you to the core principles and fundamentals of the USCCA defensive shooting program.

License To Carry – Prep

A course to fully prepare the student to pass the shooting requirement of the LTC (CHL) class as prescribed by the state of Texas. 

License To Carry – CHL

This is the state mandated course for anyone who wishes to carry a firearm in Texas. 

Introduction to AR

This introductory classroom course was designed to educate students who are first time AR-15 owners or for those who never received any formalized training on this platform. 

Intermediate Rifle Level 1

This Intermediate class is for those shooters who are looking to further advance their rifle skillset in a safe and controlled envirionment. This course plan was designed to help those shooters who are able to exhibit basic rifle proficiency and are ready to take the next step. 

Holster Qualifications

This course introduces the shooter to the correct procedures required to effectively and safely draw and re-holster a handgun from a defensive mindset. Holster types (retention levels, advantages, and disadvantages will also be discussed).

NSSF First Shots

At Saddle River Range, all of our training guides know the biggest challenge for you is just getting started. We have helped thousands of people begin their shooting firearms journey and have witnessed their growth through training experiences. First Shots is the easy first step in building your training foundation...

Private Instruction

This basic firearms training course is a perfect choice for those who prefer one-on-one training with an instructor. The curriculum is tailored to fit your needs, and the majority of the time will be spent in the range refining your shooting skills….

Intermediate & Advance
Training Courses

At Saddle River Range located in Conroe, Texas and Saddle River Spring located in Spring, Texas we provide firearm training courses that take you above the basic firearm training courses. 

Texas Constitutional Carry

This 90 minute seminar will guide you through what you need to know as it pertains to Texas Constitutional Carry. You will also receive a 25% off coupon valid for any training class at the end of the seminar!

LEOSA Retiree Qualification

This event is an annual firearms qualification for retired Federal Law Enforcement officers.

This qualification is offered once each quarter throughout the year, typically in January, April, July and October.

Online LTC Class

To obtain your Texas LTC, Texas DPS requires the proficiency demonstration (range instruction and shooting qualification) to be completed with an LTC instructor after the successful completion of the online class. 

LTC Range Qualifications

This course covers the Range Instruction and Handgun Shooting Proficiency Qualification requirements ONLY for those who have completed their online classroom portion of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) License to Carry (LTC) course.

Part Two: Countering the Mass Shooter Threat

What does this course cover?

  • In this academic training session, we will educate and inform you of what we have learned about mass shooter events, what authorities and studies have uncovered in regards to mass shooter events, and give you ideas, principles and strategies on countering the mass shooter. Topics covered in this class: What we’ve learned about mass shootings; Knowing the signs of a potential threat; Creating an emergency operations plan; Triage and treat the wounded; Learn and discuss solutions to prevent an attack in your community; What steps in your training to take next; Live Q&A with USCCA Certified Instructors?

Special Firearm Training


These events allow you the opportunity to train with our staff and other like-minded individuals to hone your skills as a shooter.

Youth Firearms Safety Program

The primary focus will be on firearm safety, both on and off the range as well as the basic fundamentals of marksmanship.

USCCA Legal Seminar

This is your chance to learn and talk to a top criminal defense lawyer about your rights and responsibilities in a self-defense situation.

League match

A match will consist typically of three to four separate courses of fire requiring the shooters to engage targets safely from both static positions and on the move.

Saddle River Range has the leading self-defense and personal protection instructors to provide our customers with the best training.

The Bleeding Control Basic (BCon) Course v. 2.0 is designed for individuals who have little or no medical training but who may be called upon as immediate responders to provide initial trauma care and bleeding control to a victim of traumatic injury prior to the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS) or in an austere environment.