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Eagle Gun Range, Inc. –  CHL

The Texas Concealed Handgun License Class may be completed in a One Day Class (5 hours)

**Renewals no longer need to attend a class

What is a CHL?

In 1995 the 74th Legislature passed state bill (SB) 60 where the first Texas concealed carry bill was signed and went into effect in September of the same year. By definition a ‘concealed handgun (CH)’ is one by which the presence of the handgun is not openly discernible (within open view) to the ordinary observation of a reasonable person. CHL permits are regulated by the department of public safety and are issued on a non discretionary ( shall-issue) basis to all qualified and eligible applicants.


**Attention New Shooters: For those with minimal to no experience handling a firearm, we strongly recommend taking our Pistol I class prior to taking the CHL Course. This is not a requirement, but it will help you tremendously to have some basic training in how to safely handle your gun, proper grip, how to aim, proper stance, etc. that is not typical information covered in the 5 hour CHL Course. You will need to know these things prior to showing your proficiency on the range.


Conceal Carry (CHL) Class for Texas CHL

Tuition: $75.00 per student for new CHLs

Tuition Includes:

  • 5-hour classroom instruction and testing
  • Range qualification & Range fee
  • Indoor Climate-Controlled Range
  • B-27 Target
  • Certificate of Completion (Form CHL-100)

Note: Effective March 1st, 2011, the TX DPS requires that all Texas Concealed Handgun License Applicants obtain their fingerprints from L1. You cannot schedule an appointment until the TX DPS has received your application.To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-467-2080 or visit their website at

Tuition Does Not Include:

  • Fingerprints; As of March 1, 2011 all fingerprints MUST be taken by L-1 Enrollment
  • Passport Photos (no longer required if you request on your application that your current Texas drivers’ license photo be used)
  • Ammunition (50 Rounds Minimum)
  • State of Texas CHL Application Fees

Please bring to class:

  • Your state I.D., Driver’s License, or US Passport
  • Black pen & paper for notes

Obtaining a license to carry a concealed handgun in the State of Texas requires a minimum 5-hour Concealed Handgun License Certification Course which is outlined by the State Department of Public Safety and covers:

  • The Use of Force
  • Gun Safety
  • Gun Storage
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Texas Laws Regarding Use of Force
  • State Licensing Requirements

Obtaining a permit to carry a concealed handgun in the State of Texas requires completion of the Certification Course, passing the shooting proficiency test at the range, and passing a 25 question written test. The applicant may apply and pay a fee to the State, which completes a background check and completes the issuance of the license.

You will be required to qualify with a handgun, minimum of .32 caliber.

  • Bring your UNLOADED handgun and UNLOADED magazine in a bag or case and leave it in your vehicle until the instructor instructs you to bring the handgun into the shooting range.
  • Bring a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition (new and from a major manufacturer – no reloads)
  • Bring eye and ear protection (if you do not have your own, you may purchase a set for a small fee at the range)

If you do not have a handgun and need to rent one there will be an additional gun rental fee and the ammunition used in the gun must be purchased from Eagle Gun Range.

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Click here for a summary of new laws that were passed in the 2015 Texas State legislative session

Click here for a summary of new laws that were passed in the 2013 Texas State legislative session

Click here for range qualification requirements

Click here for application with State of Texas


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