License To Carry – CHL Class

This LTC course (formerly known as a CHL course), taught at our Houston gun range, is required to obtain your Texas License to Carry. The class includes 4 hours of class room instruction, a 25 question written test, and a 50 round shooting qualification.

Register now for your LTC Class at Hot Wells Range.

This class satisfies the requirements for both open carry and concealed carry class in Texas.

**** AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2013 THE TEXAS LICENSE TO CARRY COURSE FOR NEW APPLICANTS HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 4-6 HOURS. ALSO, RENEWALS NO LONGER NEED TO TAKE A CLASSROOM COURSE OR SHOOTING QUALIFICATION.

Price:      New License:  $75        Active Military:   $25

Weekday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m and Weekend 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.   

Evenings: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Class time does not include range qualification; this usually adds an additional 30 minutes depending on class size. Feel free to schedule your shooting qualification by enrolling in a private lesson.

Shooting Proficiency Test:

  • 50 rounds shot from 3 different distances at a B-27 silhouette target
  • 20 rounds fired at 9 ft
  • 20 rounds fired at 21 ft
  • 10 rounds fired at 45 ft

The four hours of classroom instruction will cover everything students need to pass the written test. The written test has 25 questions.

The course includes very little instruction on weapons operation. Students looking for more training on proper weapon handling techniques are advised to enroll in a private lesson.

What to do before your LTC class:

  • Visit the Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Fill out online application for a LICENSE TO CARRY A HANDGUN
  • Register for fingerprinting
  • Pay the application fee (This fee is paid the Texas Department of Public Safety)
  • Print out the receipt / to do list (This should have a large bar code across the top.)
  • Download the CHL 16 (OPTIONAL)
  • Target practice with your handgun

Students are expected to be proficient with their pistol PRIOR to arrival. Students needing help are encouraged to schedule a private lesson with one of our instructors. By doing this, Hot Wells can “Pre-Qualify” you for the shooting proficiency test.

What you must bring to your LTC class in Houston:

  • Pistol
  • 50 rounds of ammunition
  • eye protection
  • ear protection
  • wear closed toe shoes
  • wear a baseball cap with a visor
  • a black ink pen
  • your driver’s license
  • NO low cut shirts/blouses

NOTE: Because of the State mandate we can no longer offer fingerprinting as part of this class. During online registration at the DPS site, you will be prompted to schedule your fingerprinting appointment. Fingerprinting may be done before or after the classroom session.

Please understand that the Texas LTC course does not include instruction on how to operate your weapon. You are expected to be proficient prior to attending class. If you are unsure of your shooting abilities, you may consider taking a private lesson prior to attending class.

Due to limited class room space and availability students must register in advance.

Are you eligible for a Texas License to Carry permit?

See GC §411.172. ELIGIBILITY on page 4 of the CHL 16

*** Hot Wells Shooting Range requires a 48 hour advance notice in the event the registrant needs to cancel his/her attendance from class. If we are not notified of your intent to cancel or transfer/postpone from your registered class you will NOT receive a refund.

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