TX License to Carry Handgun Class


If you are interested in obtaining a License To Carry a handgun (concealed or openly) in the State of Texas, this course is a requirement. Upon successful completion of this training and submission of the application and fingerprints, DPS will issue a license to those who are legally eligible. Please note, there is an additional fee payable to DPS to obtain a license.

This course will cover all state required topics, Basic Firearms Safety, Safe Handling and Storage, Non-Violent Dispute Resolution, Use of Force Laws, Civil and Criminal Liability, and Texas Handgun Laws. This is not a Learn To Shoot Class. Attendees must be able to demonstrate that they can safely and proficiently operate a handgun.

Course Includes

  • 4 to 6 hour state-mandated classroom instruction
  • Classroom materials and handouts
  • Application preparation instruction
  • Refreshments
  • Fifty (50) round firearms qualification on a DPS approved range
  • Range fee, target, safety glasses, and hearing protection
  • Certificate of Completion (if student meets minimum qualifications)

Students Must Supply

  • Valid Texas Drivers License or ID card
  • Footwear that covers the entire foot
  • A shirt with a conservative neckline (to protect against hot brass)
  • Handgun: Revolver or Semi Auto (no minimum caliber)
  • Handguns should be in safe working order
  • It no longer matters what type of handgun is used when qualifying. You will be licensed to carry both semi-auto and revolver.
  • One empty magazine required for semi-autos
  • Ammunition: Minimum 50 founds of factory ammo (no reloads).
  • Rental handguns are available with ammo for $30

Class Details

Classes meet Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Go Heeled, located at 1015 N. School St. in Boerne.

The range location will be determined by the instructor.            ($15 fee paid directly to range on day of class)

  • Tuition: $85
  • Age: Minimum age to participate is 17. (Note: A person is not eligible to apply to DPS for a License To Carry until the age of 18).
  • Class Instructor: Rod Townsend, (832) 390-1775, [email protected]

Click here to register for this course.

2023 Sessions

  • Session One: January 14
  • Session Two: February 11
  • Session Three: March 4
  • Session Four: April 15
  • Session Five: May 6
  • Session Six: June 10
  • Session Seven: July 8
  • Session Eight: August 12
  • Session Nine: September 9
  • Session Ten: October 14
  • Session Eleven: November (No Class Scheduled)
  • Session Twelve: December 9