The Texas legislation to allow the carrying of a concealed handgun provided for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL). In 2015 the legislation was amended to allow for the open carrying of a handgun, and the state changed the name on the license to a License to Carry (LTC). Thus, the Texas License to Carry has replaced the Texas Concealed Handgun License.
Yes. We have several handguns available for loaners. The cost is $25 for the rental and includes the ammunition (50 rounds). Both semi-automatic pistols and revolvers are available, and all are firearm models often used for concealed carry.
The LTC class is not designed to teach you how to shoot. It assumes you have a basic working knowledge of how to operate a handgun. If you have no experience at all with a handgun, then it is recommended that you first get some instructions on how to load fire and handle a handgun safely. See our Introduction to Handguns class.
Our classes are No-Fail classes. We work with you to ensure you know all the material and can pass the 25-question exam. The only exception to this policy is if you create a safety hazard on the shooting range, you could be disqualified. If you simply pay attention and follow simple instructions, you will have no problem. If you need to repeat the range part of the class, we can accommodate you.
You must bring a current photo ID, preferably a Texas driver’s license. Pens, paper, etc. are provided. Keep all firearms unloaded and cased until needed. You will not need a firearm for the classroom portion of the course.
Bring your handgun unloaded and in a case. Leave it in your locked car until range time. If you are being dropped off for the class (or riding a motorcycle), and are unable to secure your gun in the car, then bring it to one of the instructors, and it will be secured for you. The minimum caliber allowed for qualification is .22. For ammo, you will need fifty rounds minimum. If you have a magazine loader, bring it with you. If you don’t have a loader, consider buying one. They save a lot of wear and tear on your fingers (and time at the range). They are inexpensive and well worth the money. For attire, dress comfortably and for the weather. If inclement weather is predicted, bring some rain gear. Open-toe shoes, sandals, flip-flops, etc. are not permitted on the range. Bring eye and ear protection if you have it, otherwise, it will be provided for you. It is strongly advised that you wear a shirt or blouse that buttons up high enough to prevent hot brass from going down the front. A brimmed hat, baseball cap or visor with a brim over the forehead is advised.
Yes. We understand extemporaneous circumstances happen. If you need to reschedule, just call or email us, and we will move you to an unfilled class of your choosing, at no additional cost to you. Please try to give us at least 48-hours advance notice.
We do not charge extra for the range fee; it is included in the course fee.
You have the $85.00 fee for our class. The application fee to the state of Texas is $40.00 payable when you apply for the license. Then there is the cost of fingerprinting at IdentoGO which is currently $11.00.