FORMS & DOCUMENTS

ALL STUDENTS MUST FILL OUT THESE FORMS PRIOR TO CLASS

SHOOTING RANGE WAIVER

NON-CPL HOLDER DECLARATION

TCP GENERAL LIABILITY WAIVER

STUDENT INFORMATION & EMERGENCY CONTACT

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION / RESCHEDULING POLICY?

If for some reason you cannot attend a scheduled class, you need to notify us at least 5 days prior to your scheduled class.  If you do so, you will be allowed to do one of the following:

 

1) Receive a refund of the balance of your class fee minus the non-refundable, retainer fee.

 

2) Allow you to reschedule your class for a future date within 30 days.

 

Special considerations will be made on a case-by-case basis for unexpected emergencies or uncontrollable events.

Should class be canceled by the instructor for any reason, retainers may be refunded or held for application to future training at your discretion.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

We currently accept cash, personal check, PayPal, Venmo and CashApp.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM YOUR CLASSES?

  • You'll be surrounded by a group of people united in their right to bear arms.
     

  • You'll hear instructors give accounts of operating and using firearms to engage real threats around the globe.
     

  • You'll hear instructors give accounts of being engaged (and wounded) by enemy combatants ­– these are not all glorious stories – but they illustrate some lessons that were learned the hard way. Let us share our mistakes and learning points so that you don’t have to make them!
     

  • Breaks! We will break the flow of the classes up frequently. This material can be dry. We do our best to keep things interesting and engaging.
     

  • You'll make friends and allies with other clients. We get students from all sorts of backgrounds, that in any other environment may not get along, but are united in their interest to learn new skills and defend themselves and their families. 
     

  • You'll learn new techniques, tips, and tricks for firearms safety.
     

  • You'll walk away from our classes, better, more knowledgeable and confident in your self and your weapon. 

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM OUR CLIENTS.

  • COME WITH AN ATTITUDE OF LEARNING. Even if your familiar with firearms, you don't know everything.
     

  • NO POLITICAL BS. Leave that crap on Facebook or at home. It has no place here.
     

  • NO FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION IN THE CLASSROOM! Leave it in your automobile unless otherwise instructred. 
     

  • ALL WEAPONS WILL BE INSPECTED BY STAFF PRIOR TO USE.
     

  • NO ALCOHOL. (In the classroom, at lunch break or on the live-fire range).
     

  • NO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES. (Street drugs, prescription drugs, or mind-altering substances prior to or during class).
     

  • UNRULY, OFFENSIVE OR OTHERWISE DISTRACTING ACTIONS AND COMMENTS.
     

  • DANGEROUS OR AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIORS.

IS THERE ANY PROHIBITED GEAR ON THE RANGE?

  • FIREARMS MODIFICATIONS.  Firearms used in our classes must be in original manufacturer condition or modified by a certified armorer or gunsmith.
     

  • BINARY TRIGGERS or DIAS devices.
     

  • BUMP-FIRE STOCKS or any other device that alters the weapons natural rate of fire.
     

  • AR-15 PISTOLS are not allowed for CPL classes. They are, however, allowed to be used during a carbine course.
     

  • EXPLOSIVES such as binary (Tannerite) or exploding targets.
     

  • EXOTIC AMMUNITION such as incendiary or multiple projectile rounds.  The only exception would be buckshot or birdshot type shotgun shells.

WHAT IS YOUR COVID-19 POLICY?

At Third Coast Preparedness, we strive for safety in all things.  That being said, we are revising our process in an effort to make sure that our training classes safe, therefore, we have implemented the following COVID-19 guidelines:

IF YOU PERSONALLY OR SOMEONE IN YOUR HOME IS NOT FEELING WELL
Please stay home and let us know ASAP.  We will work with you and reschedule your class once you are symptom free without penalty.

  • Please make sure you fill out a health deceleration prior to class.
     

  • Temperatures will be taken at the time of class.  If you are running a temperature over acceptable limits, you will be asked to leave.
     

  • We recommend that you bring and use your own writing utensils.
     

  • We will be sanitizing all of our student training materials between uses.
     

  • We recommend that you bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer for personal use, however, TCP will provide hand sanitizer on-site for use during class.
     

  • Whenever possible, please stay at least 6 feet from anyone else who is not in your immediate family unit.
     

  • We recommend wearing a comfortable cloth / fabric mask that covers the nose and mouth**.
     

  • If you buy any TCP products (t-shirts, hats, patches, merchandise, supplies, etc.), we will not be able to accept it for a refund.



    ** Not required if such actions would possibly lead to an environmental / firearms safety issue in any way (ex: fogged safety glasses, inability to properly wear hearing protection, inability to safely utilize firearm, inability to concisely relay safety information to instructors, etc.) or if not medically possible. Decisions to waive this recommendation will be made by the individual student and/or instructor.

CAN MINORS TRAIN WITH THIRD COAST?

Absolutely, we have numerous youth programs, however, if a minor wishes to participate in a firearms or tactical training class; they may, as long as they meet the following certain.
 

  • Minors between the age of 15 and 18 may participate in our classes as long as their parent or legal guardian is also taking the class.
     

  • If a minor is under 15 years of age, permission to train will be given on a case-by-case basis.
     

  • Minors will receive the same level of instruction and be held to the same standards as the other participants in the class. Parents need to ensure they communicate this to their child, before having their child join them at a class. If you feel that this will not be a good fit for your child, we do offer various youth programs.