Concealed Handgun License Class
You are registering for the range training and Proficiency test required for the License to Carry (about one hour). This is not beginner training, so you are expected to already have a handgun (any caliber), and know how to load, fire, and clear. You don't have to be an expert, but there is not time to teach you everything you need to know. If you are a beginner, I have other classes available for you.
If you have already taken the classroom training online from another provider, please send me the original PDF of your LTC-101 form, and skip the next paragraph.
Before the range training, you should start and finish the classroom module, which is offered online (you can also do that after the Proficiency; just let me know). During registration, you will be given
the link and a discount code. The classroom module will cost you $45.00 after the discount.
That module covers
There is a written test afterwards. Also required, separately, are a background check and fingerprinting. That information will be provided to you.
- handgun safety
- the Texas Penal Code
- the Government Code
- restrictions on concealed/open carry
- use of deadly force
- legal responsibilities
- conflict resolution
- handgun storage
- other topics
|4 hrs + range training/Proficiency
The classroom module is done online, and the Proficiency is held at our private range NE of McKinney.
Each student must determine for themselves their eligibility to obtain a Concealed Handgun License.
Please review these requirements closely before registering, as we cannot be responsible for this.
The DPS makes the final determination on these matters.
A person is eligible for a license to carry a concealed handgun if the person:
- is at least 21 years of age (18 for active military)
- has not been convicted of a violent felony
- has not been convicted of a non-violent felony within the last 10 years
- has not been convicted of a Class A or B misdemeanor within the last 5 years
- is not currently charged with the commission of a felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or equivalent offense, or an offense under Sec. 42.01 of the penal Code (Disorderly Conduct) or equivalent offense
- is not a fugitive from justice for a felony or Class A or Class B misdemeanor
- is not chemically dependant (a person with two convictions within the ten year period preceding the date of application for offenses (Class B or greater) involving the use of alcohol or a controlled substance is ineligible as a chemically dependant person. Other evidence of chemical dependency may also make an individual ineligible for a CHL)
- is not incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun
- has not, in the five years preceding the application, been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or an offense under Section 42.01 of the Penal Code (Disorderly Conduct) or equivalent offense
- is fully qualified under applicable federal and state law to purchase a handgun
- has not been finally determined to be delinquent in making child support administered or collected by the attorney general
- has not been finally determined to be delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the comptroller, state treasurer, tax collector of a political subdivision, Alcohol Beverage Commission or any other agency or subdivision
- is not currently restricted under a court protective order subject to a restraining order affecting a spousal relationship
- has not, in the 10 years preceding the date of application, been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law in the grade of felony
- has not made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application submitted pursuant to Section 411.174 or in a request for application submitted pursuant to Section 411.175
- Determine your eligibility.
- Pick a class date at McKinney Firearms Training
- At the end of that, you will be shown a page with links to start your application at DPS,
get fingerprinted, and start the course online, at a discount.
- When the class is finished, you will be given a form LTC-101.
- After your range Proficiency, put that form and any other items on your checklist into a large
manilla envelope, and send it all to the DPS. You can also scan those items into a PDF and upload it
to DPS. The URL is shown on the LTC-101.
- Wait. The average time is three weeks. They process about 2000 each month.
The State of Texas is very supportive of the Concealed Handgun program, and makes it as easy as possible, within the framework of a government agency.
State law sets the eligibility requirements, fees, the content of the course, the written test, the shooting proficiency, and all paperwork, as well
as licensing of individuals to teach the courses.
This is a no-fail course.
The course takes approximately 4 hours to complete, and consists of several modules, covering
- Laws that relate to carrying a handgun
- Laws that relate to use of deadly force
- Handgun use and safety
- Non-violent dispute resolution
- Proper storage practices for handguns
The written test is short, and includes multiple-choice and true-false questions only. Anyone who pays
attention to the presentations should have no problem with it. If necessary, after some review, you can retake it.
The shooting proficiency test is done separately. It doesn't take long. You will be shooting
at a large target, at a close distance. Few people have any trouble with it, but if necessary, we will work
with you until you can pass it easily. It's just a matter of fundamentals.