TEXAS GUN SAFETY
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Texas CHL Information

TEXAS CHL

Changes are coming to the Texas CHL classes.  On 5/24/13, Governor Perry signed into law a change that reduces the training time from a minimum of 10 hours down to classroom time of not less than 4 and not more than 6 hours. The shooting and handgun proficiency test did not change. This change will be effective on September 1, 2013.  

We have mixed emotions about this change.   While it simplifies the training, it may also lose considerable value depending on how detailed the instructor is and the topics they manage to cover.  

As always, we will continue to offer the best, most effective and most detailed course even with these change.  Our next class will be in September AFTER this change goes into effect.


This is a video that started the Texas CHL laws...... pretty powerful testimony.  CLICK HERE


Question?
I want to take a Texas CHL (Concealed Handgun License) class to learn to shoot better. Will that teach me to shoot?
Answer:
The Texas CHL class is a very good class but it does not teach shooting.  It teaches Texas law as relates to concealed carry. 
You need a basic knowledge of your handgun to qualify on the range, shooting center of mass a total of 50 rounds at a B27 target from 9 feet, 21 feet, and 45 feet.

If you want to learn to shoot, we recommend "Pistol 101" or the Basic Pistol Shooting class.

You wouldn't go for your drivers license without first learning how to drive.  Don't go for your CHL without first learning how to shoot safely.

Question?
What are the eligibility requirements to obtain a Texas CHL?
Answer:
Texas Code § 411.172(a) A person is eligible for a license to carry a concealed handgun if the person:
  1. is a legal resident of this state for the six-month period preceding the date of application,
  2. is at least 21 years of age, (military 18 - 21 years old now eligible - 2005 Texas CHL law change),
  3. has not been convicted of a felony,
  4. is not charged with the commission of a felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or Disorderly Conduct,
  5. is not a fugitive from justice for a felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor,
  6. is not a chemically dependent person,
  7. is not incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun,
  8. has not, in the five years preceding the date of application, been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or an offense under Disorderly Conduct, Section 42.01, Penal Code,
  9. is fully qualified under applicable federal and state law to purchase a handgun,
  10. has not been finally determined to be delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the comptroller,
  11. has not been finally determined to be delinquent in making a child support payment administered or collected by the attorney general,
  12. is not currently restricted under a court protective order subject to a restraining order affecting a spousal relationship,
  13. has not, in the 10 years preceding the date of application, been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law in the grade of felony
  14. has not made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application submitted pursuant to Section 411.174 or in a request for application submitted pursuant to Section 411.175.
Direct any questions about eligibility to the DPS web-site www.txdps.state.tx.us


Question?
What is the shooting test like for the Texas CHL Class?
Answer:
To qualify for a Texas concealed carry license the following range qualifications must be met. A Total of 50 rounds will be fired during the course of the qualification test. A score of 70%, or 175 points of a possible 250, is required to pass. The target used is a B-27 which is a human-shaped silhouette target measuring 45 by 24 inches. All shooting is from the ready position, which means the gun is already in your hands and aimed in. No holster shooting or shooting from concealed is required.

Course of Fire:

 3 yard line – 20 shots:

  • 1 shot in 2 seconds, 5 times
  • 2 shots in 3 seconds, 5 times
  • 5 shots in 10 seconds, once

7 yard line – 20 shots:

  • 5 shots in 10 seconds, once
  • 1 shot in 3 seconds, 5 times
  • 2 shots in 4 seconds, once
  • 3 shots in 6 seconds, once
  • 5 shots in 15 seconds, once

 

15 yard line – 10 shots:

  • 2 shots in 6 seconds, once
  • 3 shots in 9 seconds, once
  • 5 shots in 15 seconds, once

A score of 70%, or 175 points of a possible 250, is required to pass. 5 Points for each shot within the 8 ring, 4 points for each shot within the 7 ring, 3 points for each shot within the colored silhouette, but outside the 7 ring, no points for shots outside the silhouette. 




Texas Gun Safety, LLC
Grapevine, TX 76051 US
Phone: 817-312-0149 Website: http://texasgunsafety.com/


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