License To Carry – CHL Class

This LTC course (formerly known as a CHL course), taught at our northwest Houston gun range, is required to obtain your Texas License to Carry permit. The class includes 4-6 hours of class room instruction, a 25 question written test, and a 50 round shooting qualification (shooting proficiency is NOT part of the 4-6 hours). Classroom instruction is to teach you the laws of when you may and may not carry your handgun, when you may and may not use it to defend yourself, your responsibilities regarding safe storage, non-violent resolution and more! This class does not in any way teach you how to accurately shoot, you MUST be proficient before this class. If you would like to schedule a private lesson before class to make sure you will be successful check out our private lesson link at the top of this page. Also available, is a private shooting qualification if you would rather do that one-on-one with an instructor. Again, see our private lessons page and register for a “pre-qualification”.

Price:  $75  (Active Military is $25)

Weekly Scheduling:

Weekdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m  Weekends 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.   Evenings: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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

What to do before your LTC class:

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 or a visor
  • A black ink pen
  • Your current driver’s license
  • NO low-cut shirts/blouses

NOTE: Because of the State of Texas mandate, we can no longer offer fingerprinting as part of this class. At the end of your application process 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 handgun. You are expected to be proficient prior to attending class. If you are unsure of your shooting abilities or unfamiliar with the firearm you intend to use, you may consider taking a private lesson prior to attending class.

NOTE: 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 LTC 16

*** Hot Wells Shooting Range requires a 48-hour advanced 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.


Yes, this class satisfies the requirements for both open carry and concealed carry class in Texas.

No, renewal classes are no longer required by the state, simply renew online after receiving your letter from the state. If you have a valid LTC/CHL and would like to audit the class for your own continuing education, please call the range and we will get you added to an existing class.
(Cost: $0 if you took your original class with us, $25 if you took your class somewhere else)

Yes, you can take a private lesson and do the shooting qualification then if you need guided practice. Schedule your shooting qualification by enrolling in a private lesson or simply a pre-qualification if you want to do the shooting portion separately but will not need any instruction.

Yes, the classroom instruction will cover everything students need to pass the written test. The written test has 25 questions.

Summary LTC Class:

This course is required to obtain your Texas License to Carry permit. The class includes 4-6 hours of classroom instruction, a 25 question written test, and a 50 round shooting qualification.