About the Concealed Handgun License

State Requirements

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The State of Texas passed laws that allow us to carry concealed handguns for self-protection. Obtaining a permit to carry a concealed handgun in the state of Texas requires a 4-6 hour Concealed Handgun License Certification Course. The course is outlined by the state Department of Public Safety and covers the use of force, gun safety, gun storage, dispute resolution and Texas laws regarding use of force as a defense and licensing requirements.

Obtaining a permit to carry a concealed handgun in the state of Texas requires completion of the course, qualifying with a handgun at the range, and passing a 50 question test. The applicant then applies and pays a fee to the state, which completes a background check and issues the license.

The licensee must recertify with the state every five years. You are required to get a photo, fingerprints, paperwork notarized (notary on site, included in price), and your CHL instructor, Al Trug, to sign off that you've completed all CHL requirements.

Links

Texas DPS Web Site - http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/crime_records/chl/chlsindex.htm
Texas Handgun Laws - http://www.texasdefenselaw.com/recent_news/2008/01/concealed-handgun-license-eligibility.html
Texas Concealed Handgun Association - http://www.txchia.org/getchl.htm