To put it shortly Texas doesn’t not require a gun license in the sense you need a license to possess a gun. Texas does however offer a License to Carry a handgun which is no longer necessary to carry a handgun in the state of Texas. Texas is now a permitless carry state meaning if you are over the age of 21 and can legally possess a firearm you can carry a firearm in a holster on your person. If you wish to obtain your Texas License to Carry follow the steps provided below. Doane Tactical can help you with the in person class portion of the steps.

  1. Determine Eligibility:
    • You must be at least 21 years old to apply for a License to Carry (LTC) in Texas.
    • You must be a legal resident of Texas or Another State.
    • You should not have any felony convictions, Class A or B misdemeanor convictions in the last five years, or certain other disqualifying criminal history.
  2. Complete a Firearm Training Course:
    • Texas law requires applicants to complete a certified License to Carry (LTC) training course.
    • The course typically includes instruction on firearm safety, Texas firearms laws, and shooting proficiency.
    • After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion, which is required for your application.
  3. Submit an Application:
    • You can apply for an LTC online through the Texas DPS website or in person at a local DPS office.
    • Pay the application fee, which may vary depending on your circumstances (e.g., military discounts, senior citizens).
  4. Fingerprinting:
    • You will be required to provide fingerprints as part of the background check process. The DPS will provide instructions on how to do this.
  5. Background Check:
    • The DPS will conduct a background check to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria.
  6. Waiting Period:
    • After submitting your application and completing the required steps, you may need to wait for several weeks for your application to be processed.
  7. Receive Your LTC:
    • Once your application is approved, you will receive your License to Carry (LTC) in the mail.

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