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LTC Class Dates:
LTC Class Cost:
All LTC rates include range fees and have no other hidden costs. Military discounts require copy of DD-214.
LTC Course Overview:
LTC Application Process
It is not necessary to initiate the online application with DPS prior to our class, but the sooner you apply, the sooner you will complete the process and get your license in the mail. You can initiate your online application with DPS at the following website link: https://txapps.texas.gov/txapp/txdps/chl/
Written Test and Proficiency Test (Shooting Qualification):
In order to earn your LTC certificate (CHL-100) with this class you must pass the standardized Texas DPS written test with a score of 70% or better AND Pass the standardized Texas DPS Proficiency Test (shooting test) with a score of 70% (175 points out of 250). Don’t worry! We will give you step by step directions in the class and on the range!
Please know how to operate your handgun and practice shooting your gun before class. You must also be able to engage your safety routinely if your gun comes equipped with a safety.
I strongly recommend taking our Handgun 101 class before the LTC Class if you have never fired your firearm or if you need help with gun safety and marksmanship skills. The Handgun 101 will provide you the tools and foundation needed to help prepare you for the LTC shooting test.
Know and be able to load (and unload) your own magazines (semi-automatics) and cylinders (revolvers). Some magazine springs are stiffer than others, especially new ones. You will need to be able to load from 6 to 10 rounds into your magazine.
You will be shooting on a “line” along with other people. This tends to make some people nervous if they have never shot this way before. So practice safe gun handling and shoot your gun before class!
A Partial Listing of the New Laws Passed in the 84th Regular Legislative Session that impact Concealed Handgun Licensing.
Open Carry. House Bill 910 Effective: January 1, 2016.
Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun.
Campus Carry. Senate Bill 11 Effective: August 1, 2016.
Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.
There is a lot of misinformation going around about these and other new laws. We recommend you go straight to the source for clarification. See the full summary of these new laws and many others directly from the Texas DPS website:
Read what the Texas Concealed Handgun License Laws actually says; print out this document (CHL-16) and get familiar with it before class. http://www.dps.texas.gov/InternetForms/Forms/CHL-16.pdf
Be familiar with the Course of Fire performed in the proficiency test (shooting Test). http://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/CHL/LicenseRegistration/chlQualCourse.pdf
The B-27 target (shown) is the official target used in the course of fire. The black numbers shown are for reference only and indicate the scores for those areas of the target. The colors allowed by statute are red, green, black and blue. Students must score a minimum of 175 points with 50 rounds of ammunition in order to pass.
Licensed to Carry (LTC) replaced Concealed Handgun License (CHL) terminology starting January 1, 2016 due to the laws passed by the 84th Texas Legislative session. The class format, proficiency test (shooting test) and 4 core topics previously taught in Texas CHL will continue to be taught for LTC with modifications and additions to take into account the new laws. In other words, for all practical purposes the LTC class is still a one day class and still has the same requirements and structure as the CHL class.