Texas Concealed Handgun License

Our group of certified instructors and staff offer CHL classes monthly, and custom classes to fit your busy schedule are also available.  Please check our calendar for a complete listing of available class dates and times.

Location: Our private classroom and range are located in the rolling hills just outside of Canton, Texas.

Class Duration:

Our new CHL license class is from 4 to 6 hours maximum in duration, as mandated by the State of Texas. (Beginning Sept. 1, 2013)

CHL Class Fee: Please Call For Pricing

Included in CHL Class Fee:

  • Notary services
  • Shooting range fees & proficiency fee
  • Written examination & CR100


What To Bring

  • Drivers License or Military ID or State of Texas ID
  • 100 rounds factory ammunition (no reloads allowed)
  • Handgun of at least .32 caliber (unloaded) & 1 unloaded magazine
  • A good attitude with the willingness to learn

What to Wear:

  • Eye & ear protection (eye glasses are acceptable)
  • Closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip-flops)
  • Collared shirts & hat or cap
  • Sun screen during the summer

ELIGIBILITY
•    You must be 21 (18 for active duty military) years of age when TDPS receives your application.
•    If you are a citizen of another country you must have a US resident visa.
•    If you have a felony conviction with deferred adjudication you must wait 10 years - unless the charge is for an offense against people, including homicide, kidnapping, restraint, human trafficking, sex offenses, assault or robbery. (in which case, don’t waste you time)
•    You may not have been convicted of a Class A or B misdemeanor within the past 5 years.
•    You may not have been convicted of the Class C misdemeanor for disorderly conduct in the past 5 years.
•    You may not have been found by a court to be currently in default on any student loan.
•    You may not have been found by a court to be currently in default on any state or city taxes.
•    You may not have been found by a court to be currently in default on child support.
•    You may not presently be charged with a 1) Felony; 2) Class A or B misdemeanor; 3) Class C Disorderly Conduct.
•    You may not be currently under a court protective order or subject to a restraining order affecting the spousal relationship, other than a restraining order solely affecting property interest.
•    You may not (in the last 10 years preceding the date of application) have been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law of the grade of felony as a juvenile.
•    You cannot have made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application submitted to DPS.
•    You cannot have been convicted twice within the last 10 years for any Class B misdemeanor, or greater, involving the use of alcohol or a controlled substance.
•    You cannot be a fugitive from justice; a chemically dependent person; or a person of unsound mind. 

STATE FEES 

The initial license is $140, seniors (60+) is $70, Military (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve) the fee is $0, Honorably Discharged Vets & Retirees the fee is $70. It is issued for a minimum of 4 years. When issued, the license will expire on your birthday 4 years later.

The renewal license fee is $70, seniors (60+) is $35, Military (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve) the fee is $0, Honorably Discharged Vets & Retirees the fee is $35. You will be issued a 5 year license, which will expire on your birthday. 

Renewals - All renewals will be done online thru the DPS website. The 4 hour renewal class is no longer required. (Beginning Sept. 1, 2013)

TYPICAL CLASS OUTLINE

  • In processing, orientation & registration
  • Introduction & licensee requirements
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship & techniques for carry concealed
  • The use of deadly force
  • Texas Concealed Handgun Laws
  • Chapter 9 of the Texas Penal Code
  • Dispute resolution
  • Final Exam - Assistance with forms
  • Range qualification, awarding of certificate & closing comments


Before taking the final exam, we will go over covered materials and answer any questions that students may have. Students must achieve a proficiency level of 70% on the written exam in order to pass the course.

THE RANGE

The course of fire for the range is designed so that a person with little training will be able to qualify. However, it does assume that the applicant is familiar enough with a firearm to know how to operate it, load, clear a malfunction, and that they can hit a static target.

All Classes Beyond CHL & Basic Handgun Will Require A Current CHL or Current US LEO Identification or US Military Honorably Discharge Papers or US Military Active Duty ID. Tactical & Defensive Of Texas Reserves The Right To Deny Training To Any Individual Or Organization At Any Time, For Any Reason.

2017 CHL Class Dates

2017 Class Dates
October 28
November 25
December 23

For Advanced Class Dates
Contact TDT for a list of dates & details for advanced classes. Group and private classes available at our private facility.

Our Staff

 

Director & Sr. Instructor
Jim Lynch
(972) 965-8711
Unit Instructor
Aubrey David
(469) 877-8327
Senior Instructor
Larry Browning
(972) 989-3278
Unit Instructor
John Baker

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