LTC Class

for responsible DFW gun owners

GRITR Range is your official Texas License to Carry (TX LTC) course provider.
Join our in-person classes at 7901 Boulevard 26 #200, North Richland Hills.

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Texas LTC

DPS-approved Texas License to Carry course.

Texas LTC (w/ Rental)

Texas license to carry with rental firearm and ammunition provided.

What You Need to Know

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Class Details

In-class time: 6 hours
Range time: 1 hour

The class uses an engaging PowerPoint and open discussion format. Our experienced instructors make it fun and educational.

After the lecture, you’ll take a written exam and a range test, both of which you need to pass. GRITR provides targets for the live fire exam.

After the course, tests, and handgun qualifications, you’ll get the LICENSE TO CARRY: HANDGUN TRAINING CERTIFICATE (FORM LTC-104) needed for your state application.

You Will Learn

  • Laws regarding Texas Open/Concealed Carry, Use of Force and Deadly Force, TMPA
  • Castle Law, and non-violent dispute resolution.
  • The Criminal and Civil Courts systems and how to protect your assets if you are involved in a shooting
  • What to say and what not to say to the Police.

Things to Bring to the Class

  • Valid ID
  • Paper & Pen for notes
  • Eye & ear protection*
  • Firearm* – The range qualification requires a handgun of .22 caliber or higher
  • 50 rounds of ammo*
  • Closed-toed shoes, water/beverage, lunch


The requirement by the DPS is that the applicant must be proficient with their handgun.
This is not a class that will teach you how to shoot.

What is LTC?

A handgun license in Texas is known as a License to Carry (LTC). Before 2015, it was called a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) when only concealed carry was allowed. With the introduction of open carry, the license was renamed. The LTC now permits carrying a handgun openly or concealed.

Do you need it?

While Texas now allows qualifying individuals carry a handgun without a license, having an LTC offers extra benefits. These include more legal rights, carrying in some restricted places, faster firearm purchases, and carry privileges in other states. So, even though it isn’t required, it provides important advantages.

LTC Benefits

Increased Access to Public Places

It provides greater access to carry in various public places, including campuses and school zones.

Background Check Exemption

Skip the waiting periods and additional background checks when buying firearms.


It allows you to carry a handgun in 37 states (always check the DPS website for updates).

Proof of Legal Status for LE

Your LTC serves as evidence that you have passed background checks, assuring LE of your legal status.

Carry Laws

The LTC class educates you on carry laws, helping you stay compliant and avoid legal troubles.

Legal Self-Defense

With an LTC, you can legally protect yourself, your loved ones, and your property.

Legal Form of ID

It can be used as a valid form of identification.

Carry When 18-20 Years Old

Individuals between 18 and 20 years old can legally obtain and carry a handgun with an LTC.

Shooting Competitions

It allows you to carry your handgun to shooting events.

Carry When Hunting

It allows you to carry your handgun while hunting.

Vehicle Carry

It allows you to carry a handgun in your vehicle legally.

Respect for Law

Holding an LTC demonstrates your commitment to respecting and adhering to the law.

Steps to Get Your TX LTC (fka CHL)


Meet Texas DPS Eligibility Requirements

Ensure you meet the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) eligibility requirements. You can find detailed information here.


Submit an Application Online

Submit your application through the Texas DPS website. Click here to get started.


Get Fingerprints/Background Check

Schedule your fingerprinting and background check. All necessary information is available here.


Take GRITR LTC Class

Book your standard LTC class or a class with a rental pistol at GRITR.


Submit LTC-104 Form

After the course, tests, and handgun qualifications, submit your LTC-104 form here.


Wait for the Mail

Once your application is submitted, Texas DPS will process it. This can take from a few days to several weeks. Keep an eye on your mail or email for any updates or additional requests from DPS.


Keep Practicing

Continue practicing your skills. GRITR offers multiple proficiency classes to help you enhance your confidence and learn new techniques. See the classes.

Ready to get your LTC?

Sign up for your License to Carry course at GRITR Range today!

FAQs about Texas LTC

Yes, you can. A federal district court ruled that the Department can’t prevent 18-to-20-year-olds from getting a license. For more details, visit the Texas DPS eligibility FAQs. Note that due to federal laws, customers under 21 can’t legally rent handguns or purchase ammo from GRITR. However, you can sign up for the course with your own handgun and ammo.

To get a Texas License to Carry, you must meet eligibility criteria set by Texas Government Code Chapter 411, Subchapter H. Ineligibility can arise from felony convictions, certain misdemeanor convictions (including those resulting in probation or deferred adjudication), pending criminal charges, chemical or alcohol dependency, specific psychological diagnoses, and protective or restraining orders. Additionally, you need to complete an application, pay required fees, finish all necessary training, and submit any supplemental forms and materials. State requirements are detailed in GC §411.172, and federal disqualifiers are found in 18 USC 44 §922.

License to Carry (LTC), Concealed Handgun License (CHL), and concealed carry license basically refer to the same permit. Originally called CHL when only concealed carry was allowed, it changed to LTC in 2016 to reflect the ability to carry both openly and concealed.

Your initial license is valid for 4 years. Renewal licenses are valid for 5 years. To renew, you should visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website, complete the renewal application, and pay the renewal fee.

Previously, students attending a Texas License to Carry (LTC) class would receive either an LTC-100 form for in-person classroom training or an LTC-101 form for online classroom training. Both forms served the same purpose. As of May 2024, these forms will be replaced by the LTC-104, which combines both types of training certification into one form. The LTC-104 includes a checkbox for the instructor to indicate whether the classroom portion was completed in-person or online. Students can check the bottom left-hand corner of their training certificate to identify the form they received, where it will state “LTC-104 (Rev. 04/2024).” The Texas Department of Public Safety will continue to accept both the LTC-100 and LTC-101 forms until further notice, with no final transition date set.

To check your Texas handgun license status, visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website. On the homepage, click the “License to Carry a Handgun” link. Enter your license number and date of birth to view your status.

Once you have passed the LTC exams and submitted your LTC-104 form, it typically takes 7-12 weeks to receive your license in the mail.

After completing the class, you will receive a certificate to submit to the state for your official License to Carry. The actual license will be mailed after your application is processed.

The cost of a Texas License to Carry (LTC) varies. The standard application fee is $40, but discounts are available for certain groups, such as seniors, active military, and veterans. Additionally, you’ll need to pay a fee charged for fingerprint services. Training fees vary by provider. At GRITR Range (Dallas-Fort Worth area), it’s $79 or $99 with a rental gun and ammo.

The Texas LTC course typically runs for a total of 4 to 6 hours. Following the classroom instruction, there is a range proficiency test that participants must complete.

The range proficiency test for a Texas LTC involves a practical demonstration of handgun skills. Participants must fire 50 rounds at a target from 3, 7, and 15 yards. The test evaluates basic handling, accuracy, and safety. A passing score requires hitting the target enough times to show sufficient control and accuracy with the firearm.

Yes, non-residents can apply for a Texas License to Carry (LTC). According to Texas Government Code §411.173, legal residents of another state or those moving to Texas to establish residency can apply. They must submit an application, pay fees, complete mandatory training in Texas, and provide supporting documents. Non-residents also need to submit form LTC-6, two passport photos, and a copy of their out-of-state driver license or ID card. All LTC applicants must be legal residents of Texas or another state.

Visit Texas DPS. More FAQs here.