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Nalapombu
02-16-2012, 15:44
Hey all,

I have a question about getting my Texas permit. I hope someone can help me here because I have heard conflicting answers to this when I asked some people that ought to know.

I have my Texas Drivers License and have for about 2 months. I had to give up my OHIO CCW license. In Ohio to get a CCW you have to have 8 or 10 hours in class and a few hours on the range and be checked out. Fingerprints are also mandatory.

I understand Texas also has a classroom part too. Since I have a certificate where I completed the NRA handgun course from my OHIO class, would that satisfy the requirement down here or will I have to start all over and take the class and do all the other stuff before I actually apply to get my CCW?

Thanks

Nalajr

Wetrudgeon
02-16-2012, 16:24
Nala:
It is our impression that your NRA course will not suffice. You will need to take the Texas CHL course, which is about 10 total hours and around $100-$150. There are a number of places in the Houston area that offer it. For more info and to begin the application process, go to Texas.gov.

We trudge on.

RenegadeGlocker
02-16-2012, 16:40
You need to take the Texas CHL class.

Ruggles
02-16-2012, 17:24
Yep gotta take the class. :(

It is not bad, more boring than anything else really. The shooting part is incredibly easy :)

PettyOfficer
02-16-2012, 18:29
You'll have to be a resident for 6 months. So you should have enough time to save up for the course ;)

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/internetforms/forms/chl-16.pdf

SWAMPRNR
02-16-2012, 19:02
This link might help with any of your questions.

http://texaschlforum.com/

Nalapombu
02-16-2012, 20:05
Thanks all for the info. I figured I would have to take it. No problem. I've done it once in Ohio, I can make it through this one.

As for the 6 month period, I got a few more to go before I can apply and get my hunting license to start bowhunting piggies. Wish I had a better spot than Sam Houston to get after them though.

Nalajr

Keyhole
02-16-2012, 20:18
My local shop, Spring Guns and Ammo, does the whole course and paperwork for $85, including doughnuts!

PettyOfficer
02-16-2012, 20:18
As for the 6 month period, I got a few more to go before I can apply and get my hunting license to start bowhunting piggies.

If you have the cash, you can hunt them piggies from a helicopter in Texas!!

Fragman
02-16-2012, 20:24
Previous replies pretty much cover it.
Just a couple of items to add.
First, make sure you take the test using a semi-auto. If you use a revolver then you are only allowed to carry a revolver. A semi allows you to carry either.
Second, gets real hot here, especially Houston. That means light clothes, just something to think about when considering weapon choice. Texas is a concealed only state.


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RenegadeGlocker
02-16-2012, 20:32
The 6 month residency no longer applies (assuming you intend to reside in TX). You can apply right now.

PettyOfficer
02-16-2012, 20:59
The 6 month residency no longer applies (assuming you intend to reside in TX). You can apply right now.

Nice catch, that must the only thing new in the '11/'12 rules I posted above.

RenegadeGlocker
02-16-2012, 21:00
Nice catch, that must the only thing new in the '11/'12 rules I posted above.

it was pointed out to me by txinvestigator

Nalapombu
02-17-2012, 00:07
SWEET!!

Spring Guns and Ammo is also my closest shop.

On another front, I would like to try some IDPA shooting and some GSSF stuff. How often and where are they held? Spring guns only has in indoor range and I would think an IDPA match would be outside.

Also there has to be a trap, skeet and sporting clays place close to me here in Spring. Anyone know of one that is public and doesn't cost an arm and a leg? I'd like to find an outdoor place to shoot my 22 target rifle out to 75 yards or so. The guys at Spring Guns told me the closest place would be in Conroe. That's 45 minutes away. There has to be a place in or around Houston that has an economical 100 yard rifle range.

I wish I did have the cash to hunt them from a Heli. That would be cool. Heck I'd settle for just riding around in one for a while. BIG money to hunt anywhere other than public land unless you know someone that owns the land, which I don't right now.

Thanks for the help everyone.

Nalajr

12131
02-17-2012, 00:12
SWEET!!

Spring Guns and Ammo is also my closest shop.

On another front, I would like to try some IDPA shooting and some GSSF stuff. How often and where are they held? Spring guns only has in indoor range and I would think an IDPA match would be outside.

Also there has to be a trap, skeet and sporting clays place close to me here in Spring. Anyone know of one that is public and doesn't cost an arm and a leg? I'd like to find an outdoor place to shoot my 22 target rifle out to 75 yards or so. The guys at Spring Guns told me the closest place would be in Conroe. That's 45 minutes away. There has to be a place in or around Houston that has an economical 100 yard rifle range.

I wish I did have the cash to hunt them from a Heli. That would be cool. Heck I'd settle for just riding around in one for a while. BIG money to hunt anywhere other than public land unless you know someone that owns the land, which I don't right now.

Thanks for the help everyone.

Nalajr
American Shooting Center, on Houston West side, http://www.amshootcenters.com/

Volksman
02-17-2012, 08:06
Hot Wells Shooting Range in Cypress has 50 and 100 yd. rifle ranges, pistol, and skeet and is reasonably priced.

Fragman
02-17-2012, 08:26
Hot Wells Shooting Range in Cypress has 50 and 100 yd. rifle ranges, pistol, and skeet and is reasonably priced.

+1. They revamped their pistol range a couple years back too. It's covered now like the rifle range. They also do CHL class and pistol training classes..


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G36's Rule
02-17-2012, 08:50
If you are in Spring, and want to shoot outdoors just go to Carter's Country. They charge per weapon about $9 and you can shoot as long as you want. They have 5-15-25-50-100 yard ranges plus they have a trap and skeet range.

I'm not sure why SGA would tell you to go to Conroe when Carter's is so close?

G36's Rule
02-17-2012, 08:53
To add to the discussion of ranges, American Shooting Center is a real nice place, but it is out of the way AND they can have some real Nazi's for RO's. If you go there, read the rules and ask questions BEFORE you even bring your firearms out of the car.

125K9
02-17-2012, 11:02
Thanks all for the info. I figured I would have to take it. No problem. I've done it once in Ohio, I can make it through this one.

As for the 6 month period, I got a few more to go before I can apply and get my hunting license to start bowhunting piggies. Wish I had a better spot than Sam Houston to get after them though.

Nalajr

If you're truly wanting to bowhunt JUST wild hogs I've got 78 acres and live about 3 hours north of you in Wood County. You're more than welcome. The coyotes, and deer, are off limits as I feed them both, separately of course. No, I'm NOT a hunter of animals. I've got a small pack of coyotes that wait for me to feed them every evening, but the hogs have to go as they're tearing the place up. My email address is in my profile. Guy

PettyOfficer
02-17-2012, 19:26
I'm on the SW side looking for IDPA myself.

On another note, there are GSSF events in Dallas in May and San Antonio in December.

Nothing in Houston in '11 or '12, I don't know if there ever has been.

Nalapombu
02-17-2012, 19:52
If you are in Spring, and want to shoot outdoors just go to Carter's Country. They charge per weapon about $9 and you can shoot as long as you want. They have 5-15-25-50-100 yard ranges plus they have a trap and skeet range.

I'm not sure why SGA would tell you to go to Conroe when Carter's is so close?


Well I didn't know any better when I asked. I was talking to one of the young guys behind the counter and asked him and he didn't hesitate at all. I thought it sounded odd that the only place to shoot a rifle is 45 minutes away in Conroe.

Glad you all passed on the tips of the other places, I'll definitely be going.

Anyone know any places where IDPA is on tap for regular shooting?

Thanks again guys.

Nalajr

G36's Rule
02-17-2012, 21:47
Last time I shot IDPA was at Pearland shooting center.

http://www.psc-range.com/

GSSF matches are held at Shooters Station.

http://www.shootersstation.net/conroe-tx-leagues-chl-and-shooting-events.htm

PettyOfficer
02-17-2012, 21:50
Thank you, I'm bookmarking that site now. Conroe isnt exactly convenient, but might be worth the trip now and again!