The State of TX has progressed a lot since it passed it's first concealed handgun license bill on September 1, 1995. George W Bush passed it in the 74th legislature as one of his campaign promises fulfilled.
The nation's violence continues and as such, our response continues. As proud Texans we believe in the powerful words, "I would rather die on my feet, than live on my knees". On January 1, 2016 open carry was passed and then on March 28, 2017 fee reductions passed lowering most person's out of pocket cost for application from $140 to just $40.
How do you get one? I'm glad you asked. We have certified LTC instructors for the TX LTC program. We will run you through 4 hours of instruction on the program and current laws after which you must pass a 25 questions written test. You will then shoot a proficiency with a firearm. You must score at least 70% on both tests to receive your CHL100 form. This is a form needed to attain your LTC license.
Your paperwork is good for 2 years so you can take our course at 19, but you must be 21 at the time you apply. Applications are at https://txapps.texas.gov/txapp/txdps/ltc/. You must posses a valid State ID at the time of the class and bring it to class with you. You will be asked to go to a FAST (https://www.identogo.com/location) for electronic fingerprints after you apply. You should take your online application receipt with you to that appointment. You must pass and FBI background check. Once all of this is completed, you will receive your license in the mail.
The cost of our class is $75 and we will provide your targets, range fees, eye and ear protection and all testing materials. You only need your gun and 50 rounds. Guns are available for rental at most ranges.
There are many questions that are asked of us so please refer to the our Q and A pageCommon Quesitons