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  classes almost every weekend and some weekdays, they are all listed below.  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.

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.

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….

Essential Handgun Part 1

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

Essential Handgun Part 2

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. 

Tactical Carry - Part One

This course introduces the shooter to tactical shooting skills that may be needed in a “critical dynamic incident” when the use of deadly force is necessary.  All shooting is done down range.

Red Dot Fundamentals

This class will teach the attendees how to properly present their pistol with a red or green dot so you’re able to take advantage of what the optic offers.  You will learn the art of speed and efficiency in draw and presentation.

Women's Safety Awareness

The class will offer personal guides to help strengthen your decision process when facing a potential threat so you can diagnose what’s happening and make a decision to either RUN, HIDE or FIGHT. 

Church Security | FBI Qualification

Class Details

This is a 50 Round Qualification done from concealment.

If the shooter passes this qualifcation they will recieve a certificate from a certified NRA/USCCA/ Texas LTC instructor which can be kept for their records. The shooter will also be qualified to shoot from the holster at Saddle River Range.

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 regard 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?

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...


 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.

Course topics include:
• Bleeding control lecture
• Wound packing skill station
• Tourniquet skill station

All course materials are provided. Students will receive a completion certificate after attending the entire course session and demonstrating all practical skills required within the course.

Texas License to Carry | Constitutional Carry
Training Courses

At Saddle River Range located in Conroe, Texas and Saddle River Spring located in Spring, Texas we provide training courses that will prepare you for everything you need to be able to carry or handle a firearm. 

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.

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. 

Spanish LTC

Detalle de la clase

La clase de Licencia para Portar (LTC), anteriormente conocida como Licencia de Arma de Fuego Oculta (CHL), requiere que el estudiante tenga la capacidad preexistente de operar y disparar un arma de fuego de manera segura y competente. LTC (CHL) NO le enseña cómo operar o disparar una pistola. Si no se siente seguro de su capacidad para disparar correctamente una pistola, POR FAVOR considere asistir a nuestro curso de armas cortas esenciales o a una sesión de instrucción privada ANTES de asistir a la clase de LTC (CHL).

Special Firearm Training

June 2024 Events

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

Human Trafficking Awareness

This course discusses the latest trends in human trafficking to assist in recognition and response to cases.

Situational Awareness

This class covers safety and security aspects from within the home to international travel, and can be informative for all ages, from teens to the elderly.

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.