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         FAST DFW is Firearms Academy & Shooter Training of Dallas Fort Worth.

FAST DFW For CHL Classes, Personal Safety & Firearms TrainingWe offer Texas CHL (Concealed  Handgun License) qualification classes, NRA courses, and basic tactical training, so if you’re looking for the best place to qualify for your CHL (sometimes known as a concealed carry license or a gun permit); if you want to improve your firearms skills; or if you or your family members (12yrs+) simply need to learn how to safely handle a handgun, rifle, or shotgun; your search is over - FAST DFW can help. We also offer crime prevention/personal safety seminars designed for unarmed adults, and metallic ammunition reloading classes.

Our trainers are former military, police and fire officers, and also Health & Safety training experts in the corporate world. These Texas DPS, NRA (National Rifle Association) and TCLEOSE certified instructors are skillful and enthusiastic shooters who take great pride in making their classes as interesting and enjoyable as possible for everyone. Our public classes are kept very small - minimum of 4, maximum of 12 - so every student has the attention they deserve and can achieve the best possible results. (For example, 100% of our CHL students have qualified for a CHL ‘first time’.)

June, 2015 Update: We're buying & relocating to a new property in Waxahachie, a few miles south of Dallas. We will have an air conditioned classroom and private outdoor range only yards apart, so - unlike many firearms training providers - we still won’t waste your valuable time traveling long distances between a classroom and public or club shooting range and there still won't be any additional range fees. We hope to resume live fire classes there in August, but in the meantime some classroom only classes and seminars can be held off site or at your own location by arrangement, including the personal safety classes and ammunition reloading classes. Private pistol coaching sessions may also be held at a convenient public range by arrangement.
Women Are Welcome At FAST DFW
Women Shooters:
Most of you will have heard or read at least one horror story about a firearms instructor having issues with teaching female shooters. Rest assured FAST DFW instructors enjoy training any and all responsible adults who are keen and willing to learn, whether a student is male or female is irrelevant to us. Having said that, we’ve found women attending our classes often achieve the best scores in the classroom and on the range. Something for those misguided instructors to think about perhaps.

Private Coaching & Groups:
We offer private coaching sessions and classes for individuals and groups. For more information please see Our Classes and also the CHL Classes pages.

FAST DFW Gift Certificates ~ Delivered via Email:
Emailed Gift Certificates from FAST DFW - The Perfect Gift!A great idea for your favorite ‘gun-nut’ or perhaps a fearful spouse; the perfect solution for that special someone ‘who has everything’ or an excellent reward for a hard working employee; and ideal for a loved one graduating school or college or moving into their first home. If you’re not sure what class to choose we can offer advice or you can simply choose an amount ($25 minimum) and let the recipient decide. Please Contact us to purchase a gift certificate. Certificates are sent to you or the recipient via Email so they’re perfect for those last minute gifts.

FAST DFW’s Guarantee & Cancellation Policies:
Fees are nonrefundable*

Keeping our classes small means they fill quickly and we often have a waiting list. When you register for a class you will receive an invoice which can easily be paid online. Prompt payment is appreciated and also guarantees your place in class. Please note - If we have not received payment at least seven days in advance of your chosen class date (or within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice, if booking late) we will be forced to cancel your registration. (It may also cause the cancellation or postponement of the class.)*

Even one student canceling or not showing up makes a big difference - you will be missed! We understand life can get in the way, but if you have to cancel please give us as much advance notice as possible by emailing us at or phone us at (972) 523-2865. Depending on the length of notice given we may be able to provide a credit towards a suitable FAST DFW class held within the next six months:
Canceling more than seven days in advance of the class date: 100% credit of your prepayment.
Between seven and three days (72+ hours) notice in advance of the class start time: 50% credit.
Less than three days (72 hours) notice, or ‘no show on the day: No credit.

*FAST DFW reserves the right to cancel/postpone any class at any time for any reason, though it’s extremely rare - we do our utmost to avoid doing so.  Occasionally the weather is too bad to shoot or we don’t hit our minimum public class size of four students.  If it ever does become necessary we will notify any affected students asap and transfer them to other classes if possible.  If that proves impossible we will provide those students with their choice of a 100% credit or refund of their pre-paid fee for that class.  Please allow seven days to process a refund.


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