It is not the responsibility of Geronimo LTC or it's Instructors to determine eligibility of students or persons seeking to obtain a Concealed Handgun License. Review eligibility requirements closely before registering as class fees are NOT refundable.
Please direct any questions about eligibility to the DPS Website: www.txdps.state.tx.us
Texas does not prohibit carrying a concealed handgun on one’s person, or a partially or wholly visible handgun in a shoulder or belt holster on one’s person, if the person is also carrying a valid handgun license.
Texas is a “shall-issue” state, meaning that the Department of Public Safety must issue a handgun license if the applicant meets certain qualifications.
Texas law provides that a person is eligible for a license to carry a concealed handgun if the person:
Sec. 411.187. SUSPENSION OF LICENSE. (a) The department shall suspend a license under this section if the license holder:
(1) is charged with the commission of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense, or of an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code, or equivalent offense, or of a felony under an information or indictment;
(2) fails to notify the department of a change of address, name, or status as required by Section 411.181;
(3) commits an act of family violence and is the subject of an active protective order rendered under Title 4, Family Code; or
(4) is arrested for an offense involving family violence or an offense under Section 42.072, Penal Code, and is the subject of an order for emergency protection issued under Article 17.292, Code of Criminal Procedure. (b) If a peace officer believes a reason listed in Subsection (a) to suspend a license exists, the officer shall prepare an affidavit on a form provided by the department stating the reason for the suspension of the license and giving the department all of the information available to the officer at the time of the preparation of the form. The officer shall attach the officer's reports relating to the license holder to the form and send the form and the attachments to the appropriate division of the department at its Austin headquarters not later than the fifth working day after the date the form is prepared. The officer shall send a copy of the form and the attachments to the license holder. If the license holder has not surrendered the license or the license was not seized as evidence, the license holder shall surrender the license to the appropriate division of the department not later than the 10th day after the date the license holder receives the notice of suspension from the department unless the license holder requests a hearing from the department. The license holder may request that the justice court in the justice court precinct in which the license holder resides review the suspension as provided by Section 411.180. If a request is made for the justice court to review the suspension and hold a hearing, the license holder shall surrender the license on the date an order of suspension is entered by the justice court. (c) The department shall suspend a license under this section: (1) for 30 days, if the person's license is subject to suspension for a reason listed in Subsection (a)(2), (3), or (4), except as provided by Subdivision (2); (2) for not less than one year and not more than three years, if the person's license: (A) is subject to suspension for a reason listed in Subsection (a), other than the reason listed in Subsection (a)(1); and (B) has been previously suspended for the same reason; (3) until dismissal of the charges, if the person's license is subject to suspension for the reason listed in Subsection (a)(1); or (4) for the duration of or the period specified by: (A) the protective order issued under Title 4, Family Code, if the person's license is subject to suspension for the reason listed in Subsection (a)(5); or (B) the order for emergency protection issued under Article 17.292, Code of Criminal Procedure, if the person's license is subject to suspension for the reason listed in Subsection (a)(6). Sec. 411.1871.
NOTICE OF SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF CERTAIN LICENSES. The department shall notify the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education if the department takes any action against the license of a person identified by the commission as a person certified under Section 1701.260, Occupations Code, including suspension or revocation.
Fee does NOT include the range fees ($17.40) and does not include fingerprinting ($9.95) or any State of Texas Fees $40.
Current LTC Holders, you only have to apply to The State of Texas DPS and pay the required fee, effective Sept. 1, 2013. No requals to be carried out at the shooting range.
How to get the Process Started:
Go to the LTC Portal page on top and fill out each link that has been provided for you. You then will need to pay for the course in full, by doing it helps me create a rough class roster.
If time permits and or if the group is minimal, we will do your online application during each allotted break and schedule your prints via online
The student must be able to operate their weapon and shoot accurately before attending class, as there is no time allotted for teaching someone how to shoot during the class.
For the classroom portion of the class dress comfortable, keeping in mind that we will also be going to a Firing Range for the Handgun Proficiency portion of the class which has some special requirements listed below. All class materials will be furnished, except for the range portion. A written test will be given at the end of the class.
” YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO SHOOT YOUR GUN ACCURATELY AND SAFELY BEFORE ATTENDING A CHL CLASS”
These requirements may seem strict but it is for your safety and the safety of others.
1. Eye Protection
2. Over the ear hearing protection- muff type- to cover the ear and the area behind the ear.
3. Footwear must cover the entire foot, no sandals or flip-flops.
4. No shorts will be allowed on the pistol range for safety purposes.
5. Wear a shirt with a collar to the range.
a. a Revolver or semi-auto pistol of at least a .22 Cal (A Single action revolver is not recommended).
b. All handguns must be UNLOADED and magazines must be EMPTY.
c. All handguns must be in good working order and have no modifications that will make the handgun unsafe.
d. Laser sights must be disabled for range qualification.
e. All weapons are subject to inspection by the instructor.
f. Be familiar with your handgun, know how it operates.
g. There is no time allotted for zeroing in your handgun in this class
7. Ammunition– NO RELOADED Ammunition will be allowed. You will need a minimum of 50 rounds, as well as additional ammunition should you fail to qualify the first time.
You must qualify with a minimum score of 175 out of 250 on the handgun proficiency test.
TEXAS Dept. Of Public Safety: http://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/CHL/
Once you have completed your application online it will ask you to make an appointment for Electronic Fingerprints with Identogo Services, they charge $9.95 for the printing and you will need your Driver’s License for identification purposes. Once they take your fingerprints they will send them to Texas DPS electronically. This greatly reduces the chance of you having to retake your fingerprints. Scan your fingerprints receipt in with your LTC100 that you will be submitting to TX DPS.