1.  Q. What is the process to get a Texas License To Carry (LTC) ?

A:  There are two steps involved and it does not matter which one you complete first, but you must complete both:

  • 1.  Complete our Texas Concealed Handgun Course and receive a form CHL-100 Certificate of training.
  • 2.  Complete the Texas Department of public safety online application.  For more information on the Texas DPS process click the "Blue" CHL FAQs button above.

The Texas "Concealed Handgun License"  name has changed to " License To Carry" (LTC)" due to the new "Open Carry" law that will took affect January 1st 2016.

2.  Q.  How long is the LTC Course?

     A:  Our course is approximately 4 and a half hours long.  The State mandates a minimum of (4 hrs) of classroom time and the remaining time consist of the shooting course.

3.  Q:  What does the classroom portion consist of?

     A:  The classroom portion consist of four (4) modules displayed in PowerPoint slides.

  • Related Weapons Laws
  • Handgun Use and Safety
  • Non-Violent Dispute resolution
  • Proper Storage Practices for Handguns

At the completion of the four modules, the student will take the Texas Department of Public Safety 25 Question LTC Exam.  The exam is multiple choice & true/false questions.  The student must have a test score of  at least (70%) to pass.  If a student fails, they get a second chance to complete the exam.  Most people pass with (100%) due to the expert instruction provided by our experienced instructors.  We do not teach the test questions, we provide you knowledge that prepares you to take and pass the Texas LTC  After completion of the test, and they are graded, the students will prepare to conduct the handgun proficiency course.

4.  Q:  What does the Handgun Proficiency Course consist of?

     A:   The shooting course of fire will be a total of 50 rounds of ammo.  You will be required to shoot 50 rounds into a Texas B-27 target from the following distances:

  • 20 rounds fired from the 3 yard line
  • 20 rounds fired from the 7 yard line
  • 10 rounds fired from the 15 yard line



The minimum qualifying score to pass is (70%) or at least a score of 175 out of a possible 250 points.  If your bullets hit in the 8,9 or the X rings on the target it's worth 5 points each.  If your bullets hit in the 7 ring, its worth 4 points each.  If your bullets hit anywhere else on the target they are worth 3 points each. Therefore it is pretty easy to get at least 175 points to pass.  At the end of the shooting portion the instructor will provide you with a CHL-100 which is the Handgun Proficiency Certificate that Texas DPS will need to issue you a Texas CHL.

5.  Q:  What do I need to bring with me to attend the Texas LTC Class?

     A:  To attend our LTC class you will need to bring the following:

  • The handgun you wish to shoot.  (it must be at least a .32 caliber or above).  It does not matter if you shoot with a semi-automatic or revolver!
  • A holster for your gun
  • A box of 50 rounds of ammo for your gun
  • Hearing protection
  • Eye protection
  • Drivers license or State ID if you don't have a drivers license.
  • $50 Course fee

6.  Q:  Is the class indoors or outdoors?

     A:  The classroom portion is always in doors.  The shooting portion is outdoors. We conduct the class rain or shine!  Please dress appropriate for the weather.

7.  Q:  How do I sign up and pay for the course?

​     A:  To sign up for our course just simply fill out the form on our LTC sign-up page and show up the day of class at 12 noon.  You pay in person during the course.  If you sign-up and can't make it that day, just simply check our webpage for the next available LTC date and re-sign up for the new date and show up on that day.  We understand things come up.  No worries!  We prefer cash, however we accept most major credit cards.  An ATM is also available on site.

8.  Q:  Can I bring snacks or drinks to class?

     A:  Absolutely

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