2016 Annual Conference

Speakers & Conference Schedule

The Texas Concealed Handgun Association Board of Directors is proud to announce plans for the 19th annual conference, April 1-3, 2016 at the YO Ranch Resort.

TCHA is continuing to offer education during the nineteenth Annual Conference. We will offer continuing education to instructors and non-instructors alike. This is the start of a program designed to improve the knowledge and skills of LTC holders. The goal of this program is to set a standard of excellence that may become the normal requirement within the LTC community. Several courses will be offered.

  1. Basic Handgun, by Dean McCormick
  2. Changes in the Law, by Texas Law Shield
  3. Safety and Security in the Sanctuary, by William R. Titus
  4. Defensive Pistol, by Sheriff Jim Wilson
  5. LTC Response to Active Shooter, by Rob Lovelace and Chris Bird
  6. Instructional Techniques, by Hoppy Henegar
  7. Question and Answer Session, by Texas Law Shield

Each student who completes a course will receive a Certificate of Completion. Students, who hold their handgun license, and complete at least four courses, will receive an Intermediate, Advanced or Master LTC Certificate from TCHA. The certificates will be awarded by mail.

The lunch speaker Saturday will be Sherrie Zgabay from the Department of Public Safety.

Our keynote speaker is Mike Seeklander. He will highlight the Saturday evening banquet.

VIDEO – Mike Seeklander – Shooting is in my DNA

Mike Seeklander, Owner Shooting-Performance. Mike is a nationally ranked practical handgun competitor and former Marine and Law Enforcement Officer who has extensive experience teaching firearms, combatives, tactics, and control tactics.

How can you afford to miss this opportunity? For the complete 19th Annual TCHA Conference Schedule click here.


The easiest way to register for the conference is online. You can also register by Mail-In Form. For those who preregistered, you will receive confirmation of your registration by email prior to the event. At the event, please make sure you check in at the registration table to pickup your conference packet and name tag.

  • Total Package per person, includes classes, luncheon, and banquet, $129.00
  • Life Members, including all of the above, $99.00
  • Junior rate, including all of the above, $59.00
  • Range Day, Saturday, April 2, not included in the above prices, $20.00
  • For those individuals who will not be attending both days of training:
    • Friday classes only, $30.00
    • Saturday classes only, $30.00
    • Luncheon only, $30.00
    • Banquet only, $59.00
    • Luncheon and Banquet only, $89.00

    Registration at the conference will be available as well, although for planning purposes preregistration is highly recommended and preferred. The conference registration table, which will be located in the hotel lobby, will be open Friday, April 1, 2016, from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 8 am to 12 pm.

    Note: Photographs will be taken at all events and may be published.

The conference hotel rooms are sold out. Click here for an alternative list of hotels that are close to the YO Ranch Resort, which is located at 2033 Sidney Baker, Kerrville, Texas 78028.

Gun Raffle

We will raffle off a Glock certificate in which the winner will have several models to choose from. The winner can also opt to pay for an upgrade with a small fee. Download tickets. This raffle will be drawn at the member’s meeting. You need not be present to win.

During the conference, the conference attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in four more gun raffles – three (3) additional Glock certificates provided by TCHA and a Bond Arms Ranger II Derringer, which includes a holster, is being donated by Austin Davis of Kangaroo Carry. These raffle drawings will take place at various times during the conference.

Range Day

A Range Day, which includes an AM shoot, as well as a PM shoot, is planned for Saturday at the Hill Country Shooting Sports CenterCome see Mike Seeklander, who is not only the keynote speaker, but will be a special guest range instructor. The two scheduled classes will introduce the students to the basic skills of safe gun handling, working from your holster, proper gun manipulation procedures, as well as loading and unloading your gun. Each class will be approximately 2 hours in length. Expect to shoot approximately 200 rounds in the AM class and 150 rounds in the PM class. Appropriate equipment is required for the class. Hearing and eye protection mandatory. A sturdy belt, strong side holster and at least 2 loading devices are required.

While all LTCs will benefit, instructors should be particularly interested in seeing techniques they can use in their own classes.

President’s Reception

The President will be hosting a hospitality/welcome gathering Friday from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. A holster show will also take place during the reception. After the reception, a music fest with Sheriff Jim Wilson will take place out by the pool. Bring your instrument to join in or just come to listen.

Firearm Simulator

Test your skills in the Firearm Simulator Friday and Saturday

You’ll again be able to test your self-defense/gun handling skills in a laser Firearm Simulator, which will be open all during the conference. There will be no charge, but we will be accepting donations.

Membership Meeting

The Association’s Regular Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Elections will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2016 beginning at 9:00 AM at the YO Ranch Resort, 2033 Sidney Baker, Kerrville, Texas 78028. The meeting is open to all Association members and guests at no charge.

All members are encouraged to attend. Safeguarding our right to keep and bear arms and licensed carry is dependent upon the interest and support of everyday citizens. Support your Association. Make plans today to attend the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Texas Concealed Handgun Association.

We will be raffling off a firearm at this meeting.



  1. Is the YO Ranch Hotel Pet Friendly?
    Yes. According to the hotel spokesperson, “It is a $10 charge for the stay if you’re staying up to 2 nights. 3 or more nights it is a $25 charge. If you leave your pet in the room by itself and still want housekeeping to come in the room to clean, the pet has to be in a crate. Otherwise, I would advise to put the Do Not Disturb sign on the door and maybe even tell Front Desk.”
  2. Does the YO Ranch Hotel have RV spaces?
    No, they do not have RV accommodations. Since the YO Ranch Hotel does not have sites on their hotel property, they did refer us to the Guadalupe River RV Park. To contact the Guadalupe River RV Park, you can call (800) 582-1916 or go to their website. This RV Park is about seven miles from the YO Ranch Hotel.
  3. Will child care be made available?
    The association is not set up at this time to offer child care; however, we do offer for older children a junior rate (16 or under) of $59.00 to attend all of the functions, except the Fun Shoot. For younger children, these sites may assist parents in finding child care services in the Kerrville area:

Event Sponsors and Vendors

Hill Country Shooting Sports Center
Privateer Publications
Sheriff Jim Wilson
Kangaroo Carry Holsters
Hollidaze Gifts
Texas Law Shield
Big Country Supply
Atlas Defense
Pistols Petals And Pearls
Weyrich Farms