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 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!
We do NOT allow .22 caliber handguns or AR pistols for range qualification.
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!
Read what the Texas Concealed Handgun License Laws actually says; print out this document (LTC-16) and get familiar with it before class. LTC-16.pdf
Be familiar with the Course of Fire performed in the proficiency test (shooting Test). CHL_Shooting _Test TEMPLATE.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.