Getting Your Texas License To Carry

Just Shoot Safely – Texas License To Carry

The Texas Licensed To Carry Handgun License Class may be completed in a One Day Class (4-6 hours)

**Renewals no longer need to attend a class 

***Attention New Shooters: For those with minimal to no experience handling a firearm, we strongly recommend taking our Handgun 101 prior to taking the License to Carry Course. This is not a requirement, but it will help you tremendously to have some basic training in how to safely handle your gun, proper grip, how to aim, proper stance, etc. This type of information is not covered in the 5 hour LTC Course. You should have this knowledge prior to showing your proficiency on the range and for the safety of yourself and others. You do not have to fill out the application for your Texas License to Carry with the Texas Department of Public Safety before you take this course.

Tuition for this course: $75.00 per student for new Texas LTCs (unless you have a coupon code at check out). 

All students attending the course must check out here:  Just Shoot Safely before attending class, if possible. Otherwise, we’ll do it in class.


  • 4 to 6 hours of  classroom instruction and testing – included
  • Use of a semi-automatic pistol – included
  • 50 rounds of SAAMI certified ammunition – included
  • Ear protection – included
  • Eye Protection –  included  NOTE:  Prescription eyeglasses will be acceptable for eye protection
  • Range Qualification & Range fee at an indoor climate-controlled range – included
  • B-27 Target – included
  • Certificate of Completion (Form CHL-100) – included

*NOTE:  Just Shoot Safely encourages everyone to use the provided pistols and ammunition as it is included in the cost of the course.  Just Shoot Safely DOES NOT give further discounts if you choose to use your own pistol, ammunition, eye and ear protection


NOTE: (Your current Texas drivers’ license photo be used)

**Note: Effective March 1st, 2011, the TX DPS requires that all Texas License To Carry Applicants obtain their fingerprints from Identogo. You cannot schedule an appointment until the TX DPS has received your application. To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-467-2080 or visit their website:  Identogo

Please bring to class:

  • Your state I.D., Driver’s License, or US Passport
  • Black or blue pen & paper for notes

Obtaining a license to carry a handgun in the State of Texas requires a minimum 4-hour Concealed Handgun License Certification Course which is outlined by the State Department of Public Safety and covers:

MODULE ONE – Laws that relate to weapons, where to carry and not to carry and to the use of force and deadly force

MODULE TWO – Handgun use and safety, including use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns;

MODULE THREE – Non-violent dispute resolution

MODULE FOUR – Proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child

Obtaining a permit to carry a handgun in the State of Texas requires:

  • Completion of the Certification Course ( 4-hours minimum)
  • Passing the shooting proficiency test at the range (up to two hours minimum)
  • Pass a 25 question written test

The applicant is encouraged to apply and pay a fee to the State, which completes a background check and fingerprints which, in most cases, concludes in the issuance of the State of Texas issued license.


Click here for a summary of new laws that were passed in the 2017 Texas State legislative session

Click here for range qualification requirements

Click here for application with  the State of Texas



  • Classroom Location – Our class is located on the second floor in the REMAX Advantage Real Estate Office, 5729 Lebanon Rd. #154. FriscoTX 75034. Please be on time.
  • The Range LocationsEagle Gun Ranges or Elm Fork Shooting Sports depending on the course.  Class participants will be told the day of the course.

NOTE:  Classroom and range location may be subject to change, but Just Shoot Safely will make sure you are notified, in writing via email, before each course date.  Additionally, the order we do shooting qualification and classroom work may alternate date dependent.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me Just Shoot Safely