Complete the classroom training to get a Texas LTC!
Here is How it Works:
Upon course completion you will be directed to a 25 question online test. Within 1-2 days of passing the test, we will email you a signed LTC-101 certificate which certifies completion of the classroom portion of the state requirements.
Take the LTC-101 certificate to an instructor who will take you through the Shooting Proficiency Test. When that is completed you can apply for your license.
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It is true that as of Sept. 1, 2021, you will be able to carry a handgun in Texas without a carry permit, so many Texans often ask... "Should I still get my Texas License to Carry permit?" The short answer is "Yes", but here is why below...
There are many circumstances where having a license to carry in Texas becomes extremely beneficial and in some situations, necessary to not break the law. Why is that? Well Texas Law gives LTC holders more rights.
Remember: Constitutional Carry goes into affect Sept. 1, 2021.
Name: David Freeman
Certified under Texas GC 411.188 and GC 411.190 to administer the LTC Online Course (classroom instruction only)
David Freeman has been a Texas License to Carry Instructor since 2009. He is an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer and an Instructor in the following disciplines: Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun, Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection in the Home and Reloading.
David is also a Contributing Editor for GUNS and American Handgunner magazines and you can find his blog at TexasGunPros.net
He was an Army medevac pilot in Vietnam and served in the Army and National Guard for 7 years as an Instructor Pilot for UH-1 and OH-6 aircraft. He worked as a corporate pilot for approximately 17 years, then some part-time after that. From airplanes and helicopters to guns, he may never grow up.
David is originally from Oxford, Mississippi, but has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for more than 40 years. He and his wife have three sons and seven grandchildren, all living in the DFW area.
Proficiency Requirements for Licensing
Texas Legislature and the Department of Public Safety have established the following proficiency requirements for obtaining a License to Carry a Handgun.
Only qualified handgun instructors may administer the range instruction part of the handgun proficiency course. A qualified handgun instructor or online course provider may administer the classroom instruction part of the handgun proficiency course.
The classroom instruction part of the course must include not less than four hours and not more than six hours of instruction on:
(1) the laws that relate to weapons and to the use of deadly force;
(2) handgun use and safety, including use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns;
(3) nonviolent dispute resolution; and
(4) proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child.
An approved online course provider shall administer the classroom instruction part of the handgun proficiency course in an online format. A course administered online must include not less than four hours and not more than six hours of instruction.
Only a qualified handgun instructor may administer the proficiency examination to obtain a license. The proficiency examination must include:
(1) a written section on the subjects listed in Subsection (b); and
(2) a physical demonstration of proficiency in the use of one or more handguns and in handgun safety procedures.
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