Go Heeled Firearms Training


Go Heeled Firearms Training offers handgun licensing and beginner to advanced firearms training to groups and individuals in the San Antonio and Houston areas

We also offer state wide private group classes.

Rod Townsend is a certified Texas Department of Public Safety Handgun License Instructor (CHL / LTC). Rod is also an NRA Instructor / Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer, and a combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Safety and professionalism are the foundation of our training.  We excel in teaching new shooters, seniors, and those with physical limitations.  Customer testimonials.

Multiple classes are offered monthly and customizable training is also available. Location, class size, and lesson plans can all be adjusted to fit your needs.

Our License To Carry (LTC / CHL) classes cover all state required topics, Basic Firearms Safety, Safe Handling and Storage, Non-Violent Dispute Resolution, Use of Force Laws, Civil and Criminal Liability (presentation by Texas Law Shield), and Texas Handgun Laws.  Our classes are all-inclusive providing the necessary forms, range, targets, safety glasses, and hearing protection (photos are no longer required).


Advance enrollment required or $95 at the door.

We can bring the training to you.  Host a private class in your home, office, church, club, etc. and receive 50-100% off of your class fee.  Click here for class details or click here to enroll in a class.

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Class Schedule

Go Heeled Firearms Training offers public and private License To Carry classes, with a focus on the Houston and San Antonio areas.  We also offer private group classes all across Texas.

Saturday, Oct 20th: License To Carry Class @ Big Kountry – Alvin

Saturday, Nov 3rd: License To Carry Class @ Boerne

Saturday, Nov 17th: Basic Handgun ClassBig Kountry – Alvin

Saturday, Nov 17th: License To Carry Class @ Big Kountry – Alvin

Sunday, Nov 18th: License To Carry Class @ Big Kountry – Richwood

Saturday, Dec 8th: License To Carry Class @ Boerne

Click here for State eligibility requirements.  Click here for class rates and info.


Can’t make these classes?  Email us to suggest a date that works for you.

Interested in hosting a private class at your location?  With a minimum class of eight people, we can bring the training to you… and as host, you’ll receive 50-100% off your class fee.

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Texas Law Shield Legal Defense Program

Texas Law Shield is a firearms legal defense retainer program developed by Walker, Rice & Wisdom, P.C., Attorneys at Law.

They are a law firm that has developed a state wide program with a Multi-State option for all lawful gun owners in the State of Texas.  As soon as you pay the monthly or annual retainer, you become a client of WR&W.

If you are ever forced to use a gun, whether you pull the trigger or not, anywhere in the State of Texas (or in a state covered under the Multi-State Option) to defend yourself, others, or your property, WR&W will defend your freedom for no additional attorney fees.  They will represent you from the moment you call the special attorney-answered 24/7 hotline.  They will defend you through the police investigation, the grand jury proceeding, and through trial (criminal and civil), for no additional fee.

The monthly retainer is only $10.95 per client, with annual programs for CHL holders and non-CHL gun owners available as well.

I encourage every gun owner to give this program some serious thought.

To sign up, click the banner to the right and use promo code “goheeled” for 14 months of coverage at the 12 month rate.


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What’s the meaning of “Go Heeled”?

The phrase “go heeled” is an old west term meaning “to carry a gun”.

Kurt Russell and Billy Bob Thornton had an eloquent conversation about it in the movie “Tombstone”.

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Attention Current Military and Veterans!

FotoFlexer_PhotoThe State of Texas waives the $40 Handgun License fee for members of the military (both active duty and reserve) and for those discharged within the past twelve months.  Veterans discharged over twelve months ago get it for $25.

This benefit greatly reduces the cost of obtaining a Texas Handgun License.  The only other costs involved are the class fee ($69 with the Go Heeled Military Discount) and the $10 fingerprinting fee.

Pass this on to the Vets in your life.  They deserve every perk they can get!

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Project ChildSafe – Free Gun Lock

Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program whose purpose is to promote safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearms owners through the distribution of key safety education messages and free gun locking devices (safety kits).

Since 2003, Project ChildSafe has distributed more than 35 million safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories and continues to help its law enforcement partners promote firearms safety by providing educational materials and support services.

To get a Project ChildSafe safety kit, click here for a participating law enforcement agency.

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$10 off NRA Annual Membership

Join the NRA through my Recruiter Link and you will receive $10 off an NRA annual membership.  That’s one year of NRA membership for $25.

NRA Members will receive:

      • 24/7 defense of your Second Amendment freedoms
      • Official NRA members – only shooter’s cap
    • Your choice of monthly NRA magazines
  • Membership card and decal
  • Insurance for you and your guns
  • Free Admission to NRA’s Annual Show
  • Invitations to “Friends of NRA” events
  • Many other product and service discounts shown HERE.
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NRA Gun Safety Rules

Regardless of your firearms use, be it recreational, hunting, or personal protection; safety is absolutely imperative.  The NRA teaches three fundamental rules for gun handling that need to be followed in all situations.

1.  Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.

2.  Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

3.  Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

Click HERE to see the NRA’s Gun Safety website.  A wealth of information to be had.

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Crime in my neighborhood?

Think crime doesn’t strike close to where you live, work, shop, or play?

CrimeReports.com is a handy way to track registered sex offenders in your area and see what crimes have been reported in the places that you frequent.

Simply click on the link above and enter an address to display a map of your area.

CrimeReports.com map for the City of Alvin, TX

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Half Price Anyone?

Interested in getting your Concealed Handgun License class for half price?

Recruit THREE people to attend a regular class with you and I’ll take 50% off your fee!

The more the merrier, right?  Invite your friends, family, and coworkers.

Everybody likes saving money AND you’ll no doubt earn bragging rights when you out-shoot them on the range.

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