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License To Carry A Handgun (LTC)

Formerly Known As A Concealed Handgun License (CHL)

Upcoming LTC Class Dates ~ 2017:

Classes Resume When We've Completed Our New Range
(Hopefully late April, 2017)

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Note: Current CHL Holders ~ You do not need to attend a class.
  Renew online at TX DPS website

Active/retired military, LE, FD & EMS personnel ~ Save $10 on CHL classes.
(Subject to status verification ~ We appreciate and thank you for your service.) 

Semi-Auto Pistol Rental
(Optional) Includes 50 rounds of ammo & ear/eye protection

To obtain an LTC (License To Carry a Handgun, formerly known as a Concealed Handgun License or CHL) you must take an LTC qualification class and also apply to the TX DPS (Department of Public Safety) for the actual license.  Once you have started the process you have two years to complete your application.  The minimum age to take a class is 20 years old, or 18 years old for serving/recent ‘honorable discharge’ military personnel. For more information about the application process Click Here.

About Our LTC Classes:

The quality of our State certified LTC instructors and training provided is second to none, and we’re pleased to say we have a 100% success rate.  Our instructors make the class as interesting and interactive as possible. They're calm, patient and used to helping students get past any ‘exam nerves’, so not only have all our LTC students qualified first time but many have ‘aced’ both the multiple choice test and the shooting test. If anyone ever does have difficulty passing either part the DPS allows a student two retests and we’ll do those free. (There will be a small additional charge for gun loan/extra ammo, if required.)

Click Here For Top of PageWhat's included In Our Price:

We include everything you need for a LTC qualification class. Our classroom and outdoor gun range will be just yards apart at our new property, so no long drives between the two and no extra range fees either. (Compare that with elsewhere...) We will still provide the necessary classroom materials, fresh coffee, and water of course. (Usually cookies, fruit or donuts as well - what more could you ask for!)

What To Bring With You:

All you need to bring to an  LTC class is a responsible, positive attitude, plus:

1:   Your valid driver license (or State photo ID if you don’t have a DL);
2:   Your unloaded handgun (.32 caliber or larger) plus unloaded magazine (two if possible), and at least 50 rounds of ammo;*
3:   Hearing protection (‘Over the ear’/’ear muff’ style preferred) and safety/corrective glasses;**
4:   Suitable clothing & footwear (that prevents hot brass getting where it shouldn’t!) A baseball cap or other small brimmed hat is also recommended;
5:   A sack lunch & non alcoholic drinks, if you wish.

*Limited number of semi-auto pistols available to rent, includes 50 rounds of ammo.
**Ear muffs and safety glasses available to borrow free.
Note:  All our gear is subject to availability - Don’t forget to ask when you book your class!

The LTC Shooting Proficiency Test:

All weapons and magazines must be kept unloaded and stored out of sight in your locked vehicle at all times unless your class instructor requests otherwise.

LTC students can use a semi-automatic pistol or a revolver, minimum caliber is .32. The test isn’t complicated or difficult but we do recommend new and inexperienced shooters get some training or at least practice the test a few times before attending an LTC class because we’re not allowed to include time for ‘sighting in’ or practicing during the class. Please let us know if you'd like to arrange a private coaching session with us.
Click Here For Larger Target Showing CHL Score Zones & Points (.pdf file)
We supply a standard ‘B-27’ target for the test and if you want to practice you’ll find the same style is in common use at public gun ranges and most shooting supply retailers also sell them for private practice. A large paper plate also makes a good substitute practice target. 

The passing score for the LTC proficiency test is 70%, or 175 points out of a possible 250 and the image on the right shows how the shots are scored.

Click Here for the DPS’ list of the 50 shots and time allowed. (.pdf file)

Click Here to see larger image of target showing zones & points. (.pdf file)
(To open .pdf files download the free ‘Adobe Reader’ software HERE to get it.)

What Happens After The Class:

When you have qualified for your LTC successfully your instructor will give you a completed CHL-100 form which must be sent to the DPS in support of your application. A scan of the form can be submitted online but if you choose to mail it instead we highly recommend you make & keep several copies in case it goes astray. If you haven't already sumitted your DPS application you should do that at the same time, and if you don’t complete the
whole process within the required two year period you'll have to start again from scratch.Click Here For Top of Page

TX DPS LTC Application Process:

To obtain an LTC you must apply to the TX DPS (Texas Department of Public Safety) and also take an LTC qualification class. We recommend applying for the LTC before taking a class to save some time. The TX LTC application form is quite simple and can now be completed and paid for quickly online at the DPS website, although you can still apply by mail if necessary. The standard DPS application fee for a LTC is $140 for first time applications and $70 for renewals, but they also offer a variety of big discounts depending on your status.

Note ~ You should check that you meet all the DPS requirements before applying for a license or booking a class.
The DPS application fees and/or LTC class fees are not refunded if you're not eligible for an LTC.

Click Here to visit the DPS LTC FAQs page to check your eligibility and for other useful info
Click Here to see the latest list of DPS standard and discounted LTC fees. (.pdf)
Click Here to apply for an LTC or renew your old CHL on the DPS website.
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After you submit your LTC application to the DPS and have received a receipt you must then book an appointment to have your fingerprints collected and submitted to the DPS electronically. (You will be offered the chance to book on the DPS website.) MorphoTrust USA (aka L-1 Enrollment/L-1 Identity Solutions) are the only TX DPS approved vendor and they currently chargeFingerprints are submitted electronically at MorphoTrust USA offices. $9.95 for the service.

Click Here to find your nearest MorphoTrust USA office or schedule your fingerprint appointment on their website.
Click Here
for the Waxahachie office of MorphoTrust USA (The ‘Step One’ office on E Main St.)

Private Firearms Coaching:

Whether you’ve been shooting for years and want help with a glitch or you’re a total beginner and need to learn the basics, our friendly experts can help with a private coaching session.
These will be held at our new range when it's ready, so when you return for your LTC or other classes you’ll already be comfortable with us and the facilities. Until then our chief instructor may be able to meet you at a convenient public range instead. The fee is $50 per hour (two hour minimum per session) plus any range & gun rental/ammo fees, if applicable. Email us or call Kyle at (972) 523-2865 to discuss how we can best help you.

Please Note:

FAST DFW does not refund any payments made by, or on behalf of, anyone who is now, or becomes, ineligible for a TX LTC; or who fails to comply with our cancellation policy; or who fails their LTC class after both free retests; or who fails to complete the TX DPS LTC application or qualification process correctly or within TX DPS specified time limits or deadlines.
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