License to Carry Instruction

Constitutional Carry

License to Carry Information


Owning, operating and carrying a firearm in public is a big responsibility. Most gun owners understand this and make the effort to educate themselves on the safe operation and handling of their firearms. For those that need training, there are many options available.

“Constitutional Carry” does not change many of our Texas Gun Laws including Use of Force laws. It’s incumbent upon the gun owner to know the laws that affect them.

There are still many good reasons to pursue a Texas License to Carry a Handgun:

Interstate Travel: There are currently 36 states that recognize the Texas LTC. Our Texas “Constitutional Carry” ends at our State border. If you do any traveling outside the Great State of Texas, you’ll need a Texas LTC for reciprocal states to recognize your decision to carry a handgun in their state.

Gun Laws: The burden is on you to know the laws that affect you when carrying a handgun in public. The LTC class covers the laws and regulations related to carrying a gun. Plus, the LTC class provides for questions and answers with the instructor and other students and this dialogue offers an improved understanding of these laws.

Firearm Purchases: Because you go through a State and Federal background check to get a Texas LTC, you are not required to undergo the NICS (National Instant Check System) process when buying a gun from a licensed dealer. During the Virus in 2020, the FBI, who oversees NICS, experienced delays of more than 30 days. With a LTC, there is no delay because there is no NICS requirement. When you buy a gun, your LTC allows for an immediate purchase with no additional waiting. For private firearms sales, the LTC is considered the “Gold Standard” for transacting a deal between the gun seller and the gun buyer.

Contact with Law Enforcement: If you have an encounter with a Police Officer, how does he know you can legally carry your handgun? With a LTC, there is no question – you have the License and you have the gun – it’s self-evident you’re in legal possession of a firearm. With no LTC and depending on why law enforcement has made contact with you, you may be detained while the police determine your eligibility status to own and carry the gun.

A simple solution ...
The TexasCHL “Permitless” Carry Course will teach you everything you need to know to carry in Texas without a license. Learn all the laws, restrictions and regulations that come with carrying without a license so you can carry with peace of mind. The total cost of this class is $39.00. The class is two hours long, to get started, click here.

TexanCHL will continue to offer the Texas LTC course in the Instructor-Led and Online formats. Likewise, we have NRA’s Basic Handgun class and First Steps Pistol class for those individuals that would like to learn the fundamentals about guns, ammo and basic marksmanship.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact me and let me know how I may serve you.

If you reside in the Bay Area/Clear Lake, Texas area and are interested in obtaining your License to Carry (LTC) a Handgun you can contact me.  I have a certificate from the Texas Department of Public Safety to instruct the LTC classes.  I've been conducting these classes for 20 + years. 

 If you put together a class of five or more at your home or place of business I'll provide your instruction, then we'll go to a local indoor gun range for the Proficiency Portion of the class.

I charge $90 for the in-house class and for that I provide the handouts for the lecture, the testing materials, and the LTC-100 Certificate to be sent to the DPS.  The only other thing you will need to bring will be your handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition.

If you'd like more information, please contact me @

* * Now is offering the approved ONLINE state licensing class for the License To Carry (LTC).

You may take this class from anywhere in the state of Texas and then pick a local Instructor for the Range Safety and Proficiency Portion of the licensing.  Any time of the day or night, any day of the week, in the comfort of your home or office, you take the class on YOUR schedule.

Just select this link

to get started with the online class. 

  If you've already signed up and are taking the On-Line Lecture Portion you can sign back in here!

After the LTC online class you are required to take a Safety & Proficiency Shooting Test to complete the instructional portion. You may schedule the testing here if you're in the Clear Lake/Bay Area. Book an appointment with Bill McFerren using Setmore

Select “Classes” if you’re an experienced shooter, or “Services” for a personal appointment that includes Training, plus the Shooting Test.  If another time / day is desired please contact me or use the calendar to schedule it yourself. 

My recommendations for everything you need for that "FIRST DAY AT THE RANGE"




If you, or a member of your family, have never shot a handgun and are interested in learning, I also teach the National Rifle Association's Basic Pistol class.  This is an EXCELLENT class for first time shooters!  See more about this class below. 







In addition to the Texas Concealed Handgun Licensing, I'm also an NRA Certified Instructor for Basic Pistol Instruction.  This is a great class in safe gun handling, how the gun and ammunition works, and basic steps in learning about this sport.  If interested in having this class for your family or group please email me for additional details. or see additional information here.

I also teach an excellent follow-on course named Basic Personal Protection in the Home.  For a description of this class click here.

In January 2019 I attended classes at the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Training Center and received the School Safety Certified Instructor certificate.


Please send an email to my address at


~ Information from Texas Department of Public Safety~


~ Link to Digital Fingerprinting Locations ~

~ Requirements to Obtain a License ~

~ Information concerning the NRA Basic Pistol class ~ 

~ More about the NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home class ~


~ Sign up for U.S. LawShield ~

Looking for a unique gift? 

Give the skill, confidence and security of knowing how to use a handgun to a loved one.

Gift certificates for either the "Basic Pistol "or "LTC" class are available for gifts.


Texas CHL Organization               BASC         NRA Instructor