Frequently Asked Questions
What am I required to bring to class?
Students are required to bring the following items to class:
A Firearm - Firearm must be chambered in .22 lr or any other larger caliber.
Ammunition - You are required to shoot 50 rounds (one box) of ammunition for the proficiency test.
* Handguns are available for rent.
* If you need ammunition, please give us a call. Please do not wait to purchase your ammo as demand for popular calibers is at an all time high.
What are the LTC requirements?
Texas Government Code Chapter 411, Subchapter H sets out the eligibility criteria that must be met. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age (unless active duty military) and must meet Federal qualifications to purchase a handgun. A number of factors may make individuals ineligible to obtain a license, such as: felony convictions, some misdemeanor convictions, including charges that resulted in probation or deferred adjudication; certain pending criminal charges; chemical or alcohol dependency; certain types of psychological diagnoses, and protective or restraining orders. The state eligibility requirements can be found in GC §411.172. The federal firearms disqualifiers can be found in 18 USC 44 §922.
You must also submit a completed application, pay the required fees, complete all required training and submit required supplemental forms and materials.
What topics are covered during an LTC course and how long is the class?
The classroom instruction must cover the four (4) statutory required topics and may be a four to six hour course:
Laws that relate to weapons and the use of deadly force,
Handgun use and safety, including use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns,
Non-violent dispute resolution,
Proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child.
Is there a fee for the shooting range?
For all Training courses, fees are included within the total course cost.
Students taking certification courses must pay range fee as this is separate from an event.
What is the LTC application/license fee?
The standard fee for an original LTC is $40. The standard fee for a renewal of a LTC is $40. However, Texas law provides for some discounts if you meet certain special conditions. A complete list of fees along with the special conditions can be found on the fee schedule.
How long does it take for DPS to mail the license after course completion?
DPS will make every effort to issue your license within 60 days of receiving the completed application packet. If the application is incomplete or requires additional information to complete the background check, you will be notified in writing.
Do I have to be a Texas Resident to obtain a LTC?
No. Per Texas Government Code §411.173, legal residents of another state or persons who relocate to Texas with the intent to establish residency may obtain an LTC. Those individuals must submit an application, pay the required fees, successfully complete the required training in Texas and submit all supporting documents. They also must submit form LTC-6, two passport style photos and a copy of their out of state driver license or state issued identification card. Note, however, that all LTC applicants must be legal residents of Texas or another state.
Yes, however because you must attest to being 21, your application may not be submitted prior to your 21st birthday.
Yes. Subject to the requirements of federal firearms law, and if not otherwise ineligible, resident aliens and certain nonimmigrant aliens who are legally present in the United States may obtain the license