Texas Concealed Handgun License

Concealed Handgun License PREP Class (NRA First Steps Course)

Course Length: 2-3 Hours

Cost: $95

Practice the basics of marksmanship needed for passing the CHL shooting qualification. Contact us for details, cost depends on level of training needed.


Cost:  Original CHL – $100 per person or two for $175


(Private Sessions and Group Pricing Available – Contact Us for Details) Student will also be required to pay applicable range fees and Texas DPS CHL Application Fee.  This is NOT an NRA Course

The Texas Concealed Handgun License Class is NOT a handgun training course, it is a Texas Department of Public Safety regulated course to qualify for a Texas concealed handgun license.  During the CHL course, we will cover the state required curriculum and administer a written test and shooting proficiency test.  

If you are a beginner or are not comfortable handling or shooting a firearm proficiently it is highly recommended that you take one of our handgun training courses.  

One Day Course - the state requirement is that the classroom portion of the class be done within 4 to 6 hours, excluding breaks and testing.  We will break for a short lunch and reconvene at a local range to complete the shooting proficiency test.  (The shooting proficiency will take place at Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine, Texas, Shoot Smart in Ft. Worth or Winchester Gallery in Ft. Worth)  Click here for maps to Ranges

Class registration will begin at 7:45 AM and the class will start promptly at 8:00 AM.  

Feel free to bring drinks or snacks to the classroom, we will take short breaks every hour.  (Non-alcoholic of course)

Things You Will Need For the Class -

  • Semi-Automatic Pistol (one magazine) or Revolver (Minimum .32 caliber) 
  • 50 Rounds of Ammunition (no aluminum cased or steel ammunition)
  • Adequate Hearing and Eye Protection
  • Range Bag or Case to Store and Transport your Firearm and Ammunition to Range
  • Notepad and Ball Point Pen.
  • Purchase Range Fee and Target from Winchester Gallery on the day of the class.

Start the Process by Applying Online to the Texas Department of Public Safety

The Concealed Handgun License Process is simple -

  • Click on the link below and complete and submit the CHL application
  • Submit the Texas Department of Public Safety application fee (does not include the CHL class fee which will be paid directly to Patriot Academy)
  • Schedule electronic fingerprints appointment at a local fingerprinter - there are several located locally
  • No photo required - DPS will use your Texas Drivers License picture
  • After passing the Patriot Academy Concealed Handgun License Class, you will mail the instructor provided certification to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
  • Wait up to 60 days to receive your CHL

Texas Department of Public Safety Application 
Click Blue Link Below -

Texas Concealed Handgun Licensing Application

NOTICE:  Effective March 1, 2011, all fingerprints for Concealed Handgun License Applications must be submitted through MorphoTrust USA (See TX Administrative Rule 6.12)

Want more info?  Email info@patriotacademy net

or Call 817-296-0100