All classes scheduled for 02/16-19/2021 are cancelled and rescheduled for next week, Tuesday – Friday; 02/23-26/2021.

The same subject will be on the same day and time, just a different date. Contact your Instructor for details.



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 NPSI is open.


New Bexar County executive order mandates face coverings at all businesses when social distancing is not possible.


Physical distancing and face coverings are our best safety measures

The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads from person to person through the air. When an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, droplets from their mouth or nose can travel through the air and into the mouths, noses or lungs of people nearby. Even people who are infected but show no symptoms of COVID-19 can likely still spread the virus.

Because of this, physical distancing and cloth face coverings are two of the best ways we can protect ourselves and others.


Physical distancing

We’ve made changes to our spaces and processes to help you stay at least six feet (about two arms’ lengths), when possible. The farther apart you are from someone who’s infected, the less likely you are to have contact with their droplets that can carry the virus.


Face coverings

We now require everyone who enters to wear a cloth face covering when you cannot be at least six feet apart. This helps keep the virus from spreading when a person coughs, sneezes or talks.

We encourage you to follow these tips for wearing a face covering:

  • Make sure your face covering fits snugly over your mouth and nose. You should be able to breathe without restriction
  • When you take your face covering off, don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth. And don’t touch the outside of the face covering
  • As soon as you remove your face covering, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
  • Wash or replace your face covering each day


NPSI is reducing class size to create space for distancing.

Classes are subject to canceling without a minimum number of registrations, and close when max class registrations are received. If you wait to long to register, you may loose a seat, or be the reason a class does not make. If a class does not make, we transfer you to the next scheduled class.

Some course objectives require personal contact with one another. No person is ever intentionally PUT at risk by anyone at NPSI.

If a student does not feel safe in performing a task, that student may bow out and receive an INCOMPLETE for that objective. Once that objective is met, they graduate.

Let me be very clear. Course objectives are mandated by the course governing body. All course objectives shall be met to graduate. Not all objectives can be met maintaining a six foot distance from one another. It is the student’s responsibility to weigh and mitigate risk with the need to certify/qualify.


Based in San Antonio, Texas, NPSI is the only area full-time firearm safety and shooting school, with a host of available classroom and online courses. NPSI has several NRA Training Counselors for NRA Firearms Instructor certifications and is a licensed Texas Private Security Program Academy for credentialing to support the protective services community. NPSI's Instructors are not only National Rifle Association (NRA) certified, but many hold multiple certifications and are recognized subject matter experts.


At NPSI, it is

Certification through TRAINING, not attending!


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You must be prepared to protect yourself and your family, which is why so many Texas and non-Texas residents turn to NPSI for Personal Protection and Firearm Safety classes, such as Texas License to Carry Handgun (LTC). NPSI teaches every subject included in Defensive Handgun Academys around the country. Getting your LTC in San Antonio has never been easier and we have a variety of schedules to fit your needs.

Beyond San Antonio LTC training, the NPSI instructional staff offers numerous classes for law enforcement personnel, private security personnel, and citizens interested in increasing their personal safety and defense abilities.  Classes include such topics as advanced concealed carry training, first aid/CPR training, self-defense/assault prevention, and active killer/active shooter response.  NPSI is recognized as one of the world's premier bodyguard training schools; not only can we train you to protect yourself, but we train professionals to protect others.  At NPSI, not only can we teach you the basics, but we can transition to the advanced personal defense classes you may require.  There are many other schools teaching the basics...but why stop there?  Train like your life depends on it!      

Texas License to Carry Handgun

National Protective Services Institute (NPSI) is home of the Texas License to Carry Handgun Proficiency, and your solution for crime prevention, first aid, firearms, and personal defense training. We offer more training than any other school in the San Antonio, TX area, and some classes that aren't offered anywhere else.  Our classes are taught at our facilities in San Antonio, or through our mobile classroom anywhere in the world.  We are your one-stop shop for your defense training needs.  Our classes cover a wide spectrum of defense training, and include (please review our course catalog for details):

  • Bodyguard Training (Executive Protection/Dignitary Protection) 
  • NRA/NRA Instructor 
  • Civilian Sport and Defense Training
  • Law Enforcement Training
  • Security Training 
  • Other Firearms Training 
  • License to Carry Handgun (LTC) Classes
  • First Aid Training
  • Women's Only classes
  • Self-Defense. This is NOT Martial Arts. This is winning!
  • Anti-terrorism/Counter-terrorism Training

EVERYDAY Training (by appointment)

  • FIRST Steps/Introduction to firearm(s)
  • Firearms Cleaning
  • Virtual Simulator Practice
  • One on One Sessions