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LTC Texas


License to Carry (LTC) in Texas w/ WTF Kristen

While you are not required to get an LTC in order to carry (due to HB 1927 and effective Sept 2021), I believe it is important to know the laws and regulations that are applicable to your right to carry.  The Dept of Public Safety (DPS) of Tx handles that licensing to individuals and approves instructors to teach, which I have done. Here is some basic information to assist you in the process, with links to where you can get further information.

1  –  Are you eligible – citizenship, legal eligibility, residency (please bring your Tx Driver’s License or passport with you to the class/test)
2  –  LTC application – complete application online and pay
Be sure you check for any discounts due to special conditions.
3  –  Fingerprint (background) – once you complete your application, you will be provided with IdentoGo instructions to set up and pay for your fingerprinting appt.
4  –  Pass the DPS approved classroom portion & submit documentation to DPS
5 – Pass the DPS approved classroom portion & submit documentation to DPS

(main DPS Handgun Licenses page – all links above are found here also)

Notes on Classroom

  • Per Tx Dept of Public Safety (Tx DPS), the course will be within 4-6 hours of classroom instruction and then a written examination.
    • The required time does not include breaks or exam time
  • The classroom instruction will cover:
    • 1 – laws that relate to weapons & 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 – non-violent dispute resolution
    • 4 – proper storate practices for handguns with emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child
  • You must pass with a 70% or better (18 out of 25)
  • You will be handed your LTC-100 form, completed by your instructor/me
  • Please feel free to bring water, snacks for yourself as it’s a lengthy class, no need for anyone to starve or dehydrate.

*** THIS IS NOT a learn to shoot class. You may take this class and set up your proficiency portion at a later date. I DO offer basic firearms classes which can teach you how to shoot and understand more about your firearm.


Shooting Proficiency

Point levels in orange – for comparison or:

  • 5 pts shots fired in x, 10, 9 & 8
  • 4 pts shots fired in 7
  • 3 pts shots fired outside 7 but on silhouette
  • 0 off paper or outside silhouette
  • shots that break the line count as higher score
  • Per Tx Dept of Public Safety (Tx DPS), the shooting proficiency will be shot on an approved B-27 target, issued by me, should you take this course with me.
  • You must pass with a 70% or better (175 out of 250 possible)
  • You will be handed your LTC-100 form, completed by your instructor/me
  • Course of Fire:
    • 20 shots from 3 yards
      • 1 shot in 2 seconds  x5
      • 2 shots in 3 seconds  x5
      • 5 shots in 10 seconds
    • 20 shots from 7 yards
      • 5 shots in 10 seconds
      • 2 shots in 4 seconds
      • 3 shots in 6 seconds
      • 1 shots in 3 seconds  x5
      • 5 shots in 15 seconds
    • 10 shots from 15 yards
      • 2 shots in 6 seconds
      • 3 shots in 9 seconds
      • 5 shots in 15 seconds


    Notes on Shooting Proficiency

    • Your fee will include the Tx DPS 1 hour safety training & shooting required as well as eye protection (loaner), ear protection (foamy inserts) and target. Feel free to bring your own eye/ear protection.
    • Bring your firearm in a case or holster for safety.
    • No minimum caliber is required and you may use a revolver or pistol.
    • No optical enhancers are allowed
    • Be sure your firearm is clean and in working order
    • Be sure you know how to use your firearm and clear any issues, should they occur
    • Bring at least one magazine, more are helpful to ensure the course of fire goes quickly for yourself and everyone
    • Bring at least 50 rounds of factory ammo though I suggest more should you have any malfunctions as 50 rounds are required to be used or points lost for any missing shots
    • You have 3 chances to pass the shooting proficiency within a 12 month period.
    • Wear closed toe shoes, conservative tshirts (meaning no v-necks)


    Misc Notes

    • You may renew no more than 6 months before the expiration date.
    • If you have an expired license, you may still renew up to one year after the expiration date (likely will have to contact DPS directly). After a year, you must submit an original license application.
    • All LTC-100 and LTC-101 certificates of training are valid for two (2) years from the date of issuance – meaning, you have time from the date of the class in order to complete the proficiency, but don’t let time get away from you!


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    Had a great time being at the range with Kristen Wilson Day!! I had not touched or shot my gun since Covid and having her recap everything made me feel more confident in carrying my gun again. She is definitely a better teacher than my husband because she is a lady and she gets it! She helped me feel better about drawing my gun from my holster and I didn’t feel shame having to pick up my boobs and show some skin lol because she understands from her own perspective. Looking forward to your skills and drills class! Also found out I like shooting her Glock 26 compared to my Sig!

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