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Knott Firearms Academy

KFA - Knott FIrearms Academy 

Founded: 2011 as KFA,  Handgun Instructor since 1998

Owner: John Knott

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
TX DPS LTC Instructor


Areas of expertise: 
Concealed Handgun Carry and Deployment



Awareness, effective training, proper tools...

At KFA, our mission is to train qualified individuals in the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to legally and effectively carry a handgun on their person, in Texas.  Our curriculum has been updated to include training for the TX DPS LTC, with amended rules for Open Carry in Texas.

We specialize in teaching the fundamentals to new and experienced shooters, alike.  These are the building blocks for effective use of your handgun, and the foundation that our intermediate and advanced classes are based on.

National Rifle Association - Basic Pistol Instructor

Texas Department of Public Safety - Certified License to Carry Handgun Instructor

Texas Pistol Academy (TPA) Handgun Instructor, 1998 - 2001

Texas Pistol Academy - 

Graduate of Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Handgun Classes
Graduate of Basic and Advanced Carbine Classes

Graduate of Combat Shotgun Class

Graduate of Basic and Advanced Long Range Rifle Class

Chris Costa -
​Graduate of HE01 - Handgun Employment 01

Graduate of numerous other Handgun classes with professional instructors.

Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors

NRA Life Member

​USMCR Veteran Owned Business