CHL classes are a mixture of
many topics and activities.
For 1 day class - We will start promptly at 9:00 AM. You will spend a total of 10 hours in class and on the range for a New License.
Lunch and travel time to and from the range are not part of the class time, so plan on the day being 11-12 hours long.
We will take plenty of breaks during the day, feel free to bring drinks and snacks.
Please bring only drinks in bottles that can be re-capped and snacks that are not inherently messy. There will be a cooler available to keep your drinks and snacks cold. Mark your bottles with your name, or else I might decide to drink them! Please, no alcoholic beverages!
Applicants can take full control of the application process from begining to end.
From the CHL website applicants can:
- Complete and submit the CHL web application
- Submit the application fee
- Schedule electronic finger prints with L1
- Find a CHL instructor
Then complete the application process by mailing in supplemental documents and proof of CHL course.
Photo's will be taken at class for a cost of $12.00 Beginning March 1, 2011, Texas DPS will require Electronic Fingerprints to be done. All applicants will have to submit fingerprints electronically through L1 Identity Solutions AFTER completing their online applicant submission to TX DPS. L1 charges $9.95 for this service.
CHL Class $100.00
Man and wife $175.00
Senior 5% discount
Military 10% Discount
Passport Photos $12.00
Bring your handgun and ammunition, you need it to qualify.
- Semi-automatic for those who wish to carry either semi-auto or revolver
- Revolver for those who will only carry a revolver.
- Minimum caliber is .32
- If you are not a current CHL holder, please make sure your weapon is UNLOADED.
- Bring your weapon and ammunition in a range bag or something similar.
- Make sure you have adequate hearing and eye protection.
- You will need 50 rounds to qualify, it's a good idea to bring extra, in case you do not qualify on the first attempt.
- Private lessons are available for those who need marksmanship assistance, please contact me.
Don't have a handgun yet? Drop me an e-mail ahead of time, I will have a handgun for you to use (for a small cleaning fee and the cost of ammunition of course) In Class Information is presented through a combination of PowerPoints, lectures, hands on, and range time. Topics covered will include (but are not limited to)
The Legal Aspects:
- Eligibility - Who is eligible to apply for a Texas CHL?
- The Brady Laws - history, purpose and current law.
- The CHL State of Texas Statutes
- States that recognize Texas CHL right to carry (and vice versa)
- Suspension and Revocation - causes and laws
- Related weapons laws from Texas Penal Code 45
- Where carry is allowed, and NOT allowed
- Unlawful carrying of a weapon by a CHL holder
- Criminal trespass by a license holder
- Making a firearm available to a child (the laws against it of course)
- Guns and Booze - the do's and don'ts
- What to do (and NOT to do) when in the presence of law enforcement officers
Non-Violent Dispute Resolution
- Conflict Situation
- Common signs of emotional disturbance
- Conflict de-escalation techniques
Use of Force - Use of Deadly Force
- Define force and deadly force, where does the law draw the line?
- Are you ready for the use of force? Are you capable physically and mentally?
- Deciding what )and how much) force is legal and necessary
- The escalating levels of force and violence
- The legal process when force is used - What happens when it's all over?
- Civil liability issues
- Criminal liability issues
- Justified self defense
- Justified defense of property
- Defense of others, family and third party persons and property.
Safe Handling and Storage of Firearms
- Basic gun handling
- Storage and safety
- Basic maintenance and cleaning
- Education of children and teens
- Firearm inspection - is your gun safe? Is it clean? We will inspect your gun before qualification.
- Handgun types
- Basic marksmanship - elements of an accurate aim
- Accuracy errors - how to be a better shot
- Range etiquette - what to do - and NOT to do while on the range
- Range qualification, the shooting and scoring process
- Minimum Handgun calibers for qualification
- Semi-Automatic or Revolver? What should you qualify with and what can you carry?
Interstate transport of firearms
- Transporting firearms as a non-licensed person
- Transporting firearms as a licensed person