​​​​​​​​Payment and Refund Policy


Payment for all classes may be paid at the beginning of the class.


Refunds are available in full up to 72 hours prior to the start of your scheduled class. A seven-day notice in advance of the scheduled class is required for CHL New License class refunds.  Payments are normally not refundable if you fail to attend class; however, each case will be considered on an individual basis.  

About Our Company

Our founder and Instructor Emeritus, John Lacaria, started Texas Firearm Academy as an Austin-based organization that strives to provide a safe, rewarding, and fun firearm education experience.  John is committed to teaching the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for a lifetime of safe, enjoyable, and successful firearm ownership.
John, the recipient of the Airman's Medal, has over twelve years experience in law enforcement and nineteen years of corporate training and management experience.   

Ray Lake, Primary Instructor

​Retired US Army Special Forces Master Sergeant

Service Disabled Veteran


Combat Service in Afghanistan (OEF), Iraq (OIF), & Southern Philippines (OEF-P)


Federal Firearms Instructor
Texas Licensed LTC Instructor
NRA Pistol Instructor
NRA Rifle Instructor
NRA Shotgun Instructor
​NRA General Firearms Safety/Range Safety Officer (RSO)

John holds the following certifications:


Bachelor of Science Degree - University of Charleston WV
TCOLE Certified Police Instructor
Texas Licensed LTC Instructor

Texas Licensed School Safety Certification Instructor
Texas Licensed Level III Security Firearms Instructor

Texas Licensed Level III Security Class Instructor

Texas Licensed Level IV Security Class Instructor

Texas Licensed Security Academy Qualified Manager

Texas Licensed Security Academy Owner 

Texas Licensed Level II Security Certification
NRA Training Counselor
NRA Pistol Instructor
NRA Rifle Instructor
NRA Shotgun Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer Instructor
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Instructor
NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor

​NRA Metallic and Shot Shell Reloading Instructor

​FEMA Incident Command Systems


stay tuned for more updates on John's future in the Texas Firearm Academy​​​​​​​​​ family!!

JOHN