Welcome to Kaase Concealed Handgun School.  This is your first step towards personal protection through licensed carry.  You might ask yourself, why should I carry a handgun?  The answer is very simple, it is your right.  You have the right to protect yourself, your family and your property from criminals.  In this day and time, personal protection is a mustCrime is on the rise and it is almost impossible to watch the news without seeing a story about a robbery, assault, rape, kidnapping or murder.  Unfortunately, the law officers can not be everywhere at one time to combat the criminals.  Why take that chance?  If you are in a situation that threatens you or your family's safety, the handgun that you carry in your holster, pocket or purse may be your only hope.  No one ever wants to have to draw their handgun on a criminal but no one ever wants to be put in the position to have to make that decision either.  At least you will have the option, if you carry.  Isn’t it time for you to have protection through carry?

         Our goal at Kaase Concealed Handgun School is to teach law abiding citizens the laws that relate to licensed carry, the use of force and deadly force, non violent dispute resolutions, proper storage practices for handguns, handgun safety, handgun usage and handgun proficiency.  With the use of power point presentations, class participation scenarios and open discussions, we make the learning process very knowledgeable in a fun and relaxed environment.   We supply all class paperwork that is required by the State of Texas.  Once you complete our class, all you have to do is complete the State of Texas online application and have your fingerprints taken.  After that, you will have everything that you need to become a Texas Handgun License Holder. 

         Kaase Concealed Handgun School is based in Gatesville, Texas.  Currently, classes are held in Kempner, China Spring/Valley Mills and on Fort Hood.  We will also travel throughout Coryell, McLennan, Bosque, Bell, Hill and Limestone counties if you would like to have a private or corporate class for groups of 8 or more.  We offer gift certificates that make perfect gifts for the gun enthusiast in your life.   Contact KCHS for more details.

Bruce Kaase - Texas Department of Public Safety Certified License To Carry Instructor

 Bruce grew up in Gatesville, Texas.  Throughout his youth, he was an avid firearm enthusiast and a hunter.  Once he graduated from high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps.  He served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Fiery Vigil, Operation Continue Hope, Operation Show Care and Operation More Care.  While in the Marines, he had the privilege of learning breakdowns of weapons and firing them.  Some of the weapons included the M-16A2, M-203 grenade launcher, M-249 S.A.W., M-60 Machine Gun, .50 cal machine gun and Mrk-19 automatic 40mm  grenade launcher.  Once out of the Marines, he moved away from rifles and focused more towards handguns.  He decided to get his concealed handgun license for personal protection of himself, his family, his property and others that may not be able to protect themselves from criminalsSeeing the importance of concealed carry, he became a Texas DPS Certified License To Carry Instructor to certify citizens so they will not become a victim of a crime.  He is also a Texas DPS Certified School Safety Instructor, National Rifle Association Certified Pistol Instructor, National Rifle Association Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor, National Rifle Association Certified Inside The Home Personal Protection Instructor, National Rifle Association Certified Outside The Home Personal Protection Instructor, National Rifle Association Chief Range Safety Officer, National Rifle Association Recruiter, Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Instructor, 4-H Shooting Sports Pistol Coach, Texas Law Shield Certified Instructor, Federal Firearms License holder, Texas Concealed Handgun Instructor's Association member and a Texas Hunter’s Education Instructors Association memberBruce is currently employed with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.



KCHS Staff and Helpers:

Bruce Kaase - Owner/Instructor Kaase Concealed Handgun School, LLC.; Texas DPS Certified License To Carry Instructor; Texas DPS Certified School Safety Instructor; NRA Certified Pistol Instructor; NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor; NRA Certified Inside The Home Personal Protection Instructor; NRA Certified Outside The Home Personal Protection Instructor; NRA Chief Range Safety Officer; NRA Recruiter; Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Instructor; 4-H Shooting Sports Pistol Coach; Texas Law Shield Certified Instructor.

Gina Kaase - Head Administrative Officer and NRA Certified Range Safety Officer

Anthony Palkki - NRA Certified Range Safety Officer; Basic Pistol Instructor; Army Sniper Instructor; Army Marksmanship Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle and Precision Rifle.

Thad Vincent - NRA Certified Range Safety Officer

James Wylie - NRA Certified Range Safety Officer

Codi Mitchell - Secretary and Jr Range Safety Officer

Bruce Kaase interviewed by Amanda Kenny from KCEN News 6 to talk about gun control (part 2).  Click on the KCEN News 6 logo above to watch the interview.

Here is a list of everything that you will need for the License to Carry Handgun Class and other information that is important:


*Handgun (Any caliber is authorized)

*50 rounds of ammunition

*Eye Protection

*Ear Protection

*Baseball Cap

*Black Pen

*Lunch (We do a working lunch)

*Drivers License or State ID Card and your Military ID (if applicable)

*Closed toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals).  No tank tops or low cut shirts are allowed during

  qualifying due to spent brass.  Also, dress according to the weather.  We qualify in all weather.

*Military may waive the qualifying process if you have a pistol or rifle range card within the last 10


  Correctional Officers and Jailers are not required to qualify if they have qualified through their 



The classroom portion starts at 8 am sharp so please show around at 7:45 am when the doors open. The classroom portion finishes anywhere from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm.  After the classroom portion, we will take a written test and then qualify.  Qualifying times vary per class size.


Class locations, dates and costs are located on our calendar page.


To attend a class, you MUST be on that class dates roster.  Go to the calendar page to see our upcoming class dates and register.



1.  Go to Texas.gov and submit your online State of Texas LTC Application.

2.  Print off the checklist when you are prompted with the blue “Print Checklist” button after your payment is made.  You must have the checklist for your packet that will be mailed in to the Texas DPS.

3.  After you print your checklist you will be prompted to schedule your fingerprints.  If you do not schedule at that moment, you will have to go to the following website at a later date.  The website is:  https://uenroll.identogo.com/#/

4.  Mail in the packet with everything that is on your checklist.  I will supply packets at the class.   You may also scan your documents in as a  PDF and submit your packet electronically on.

5.  If you were pleased with the class, you have some optional things you can do.  Like Kaase Concealed Handgun School on Facebook and submit a review of your experience.  You may also leave a review on our Yahoo local page, Google page or on Yelp.  This will allow other people who are looking to take a Texas LTC Handgun License class to have an insight of our program.

Texas Department of Public Safety License to Carry Instructor

National Rifle Association  Certified Pistol Instructor

National Rifle Association  Chief Range Safety Officer

Federal Firearms  License  Holder

Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Education  Instructor

Certifications and Memberships:

National Rifle Association  Certified Outside The Home Protection Instructor

Texas Law Shield Certified Instructor

Texas Hunter Education Instructors Association Member

Texas Concealed Handgun Association Member

National Rifle Association  Member

National Rifle Association  Certified Inside The Home Protection Instructor

National Rifle Association  Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor

4-H Shooting Sports Pistol


Thank you Texas Star Shooting Range for rolling out the red carpet to us when we got news that the range we were using closed.  I never qualified a class at TSSR before and was not sure how they looked at us since we only used their competitor’s range.  After the other range closed, we were not sure how we were going to continue. TSSR stepped up and allowed us to use their facilities on a regular basis without any ridicule.  I found out quickly that all of staff are amazing people.  TSSR, you guys are awesome and I thank you all personally!

KCHS is certified by the Texas Parks and Wildlife as a Hunter Education School.  We Offer an online

Home Structured Course.  This consists of the student completing all of the classroom portion of the program

Online and taking a 4 hour course that consists of educational videos, field tactics and a written test.  To

Register for a Hunter Education Class, click on the Texas Parks & Wildlife logo above.  These classes fill fast!

Bruce Kaase interviewed by Amanda Kenny from KCEN News 6 to talk about gun control (part 1).   Click on the KCEN News 6 logo above to watch the interview.

Bruce Kaase  interviewed by Breanna Gilroy from KXXV News 25 to talk about citizens using guns to protect themselves.  Click on the News 25 logo above to watch the interview.

Voted the Best License To Carry Class in the

Heart Of Texas Readers’ Choice Awards 3 years in a row for

2015, 2016 and 2017!

Kaase Concealed Handgun School was named the Waco Tribune Herald’s Best License To Carry Class in the Heart of Texas Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015, 2016 and 2017! Thanks to everyone who attended class, supported us and voted for us!  There are many good instructors out there so we were excited to voted the best class three years in a row.  In 2010 when we gave our very first class, we were wondering how everything was going to work out.  It is hard to believe that 8 years later we were voted the best in the Heart Of Texas three years in a row.  We definitely could not have done it without our students and supporters.  Thank you all! 

* Legal Disclaimer

The contents of this site and the sites linked from this site are simply the writings of many of the knowledgeable people with an interest in firearms from their particular perspectives. The reader must take full and complete responsibility for the laws regarding firearms in his jurisdiction as well as proper safety precautions involving every facet of firearms and their components. Any and all of this site may contain errors or biases, and the reader must check with his local law enforcement authorities as to the laws which dictate the use, storage or care of firearms in any situation. No part of this site should be viewed as legal advice or legal counsel.


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Bruce Kaase interviewed by Andrew Morris from KCEN News 6 to talk about gun class attendance spike.  (part 1).   Click on the KCEN News 6 logo above to watch the interview.

Bruce Kaase interviewed by Andrew Morris from KCEN News 6 to talk about gun class attendance spike.  (part 2).   Click on the KCEN News 6 logo above to watch the interview.

Bruce Kaase interviewed by Tara Mergener from KWTX News 10 to talk about Teachers carrying in the classroom.   Click on the KWTX News 10 logo above to watch the interview.

News Interview Videos

Texas Department of Public Safety School Safety  Instructor

Bruce Kaase, Owner/Instructor of Kaase Concealed Handgun School, LLC., is now a Texas Department of Public Safety Certified School Safety Instructor.  This allows Bruce to train school staff to become Certified School Safety Personnel.  The program was designed over 3 1/2 years by the Texas DPS and other law enforcement agencies to prepare schools to handle active shooter situations.  It is a very intense program that utilizes classroom instruction, numerous practical applications and actual handgun training.  Once staff completes the 2 day program, they will be  School Safety Personnel and will have the knowledge and tools to help defend against active shooters on school property.  For more information, visit http://www.kaasechs.com/schoolsafety.htm or click on the logo above.

Texas Department of Public Safety

Certified School Safety Instructor

Kaase Concealed

Handgun School, LLC

“Protection Through Licensed Carry”



Certifying Texas Handgun License Holders Since 2010

License To Carry Class

(We Pay Our Student’s Range Fees)

  *Special discounted rates are available for Military,  

      Correctional Officers, Jailers and Active LEOs*

FXD (Force Multiplied Design) is a revolutionary fore grip designed here in Texas with the shooter in mind.  By taking advantage of biomechanics and human physiology, the FXD Venom and Wasp provide for greater accuracy, faster target reacquisition, and reduced fatigue.  With over 20 years of law enforcement and military training, Force X Design’s developers designed and prototyped weapon accessories that will forever change the way law enforcement, military personnel and the everyday firearms enthusiast handle their weapons.  Visit https://www.forcexdesign.com or click on the picture above to visit FXD’s website.

Texas Law Shield is a group of attorneys that specialize in gun laws.  They offer a program to firearm owners  and home defenders that covers their attorney fees if you are in a situation where you have to deploy your firearm.  They will represent you in both the criminal and civil trials that come with stopping a criminal with your firearm.  Even if it is a legal defensive shooting, the attorney fees can run up to $100,000.  Texas Law Shield takes the financial fear out of the picture.  Now you can defend your life without losing everything else you own due to attorney fees.  To find out more, click the logo above.  When you join, be sure to put “KAASE” in the promo code box.  Kaase CHS is a member and a proud supporter of Texas Law Shield.

Redhawk IWB Concealed Carry Holsters are some of the most comfortable, most concealable holsters on the market.  Compared to other IWB holsters, Redhawk IWB Holsters are great quality and great looking holsters that are nearly half the cost of the name brand IWB holster companies.  They are made right in front of your eyes or can be mailed to you.  Get your Redhawk today!

(Visit the Redhawk IWB Holster page by clicking the Redhawk Logo)

Thank you to Billy and Brittany Banks for building the Double B Range so that we can hold classes in the Waco Area!  You brought KCHS Classes back to the Waco area.  Also we want to thank Greg & Vicki Artz for all the kindness and support you have shown us.  Last but not least, thanks to all the students over the years who gave us a opportunity to certify them.  You all have made this an awesome ride!  I believe that KCHS students and supporters are the best people in the world.  You all Rock!  Please visit our friend’s links below and tell them you heard about them from us!

Copperas Cove, Texas

Gatesville, Texas

I want to give a special thanks to the following businesses and people who believe in us and have helped us to become one of the best concealed handgun license classes in Central Texas.  Without you all, we never could have accomplished this.

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