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    Did the online application. Says I need to provide the following. Just want to make sure i provide the right ones here. Excuse my ignorance. Coming from Colorado and it was a lot easier to obtain.

    1) 3 Affidavits signed and initialed by applicant and notarized.

    Will these affidavits be mailed to me or do i download them? I saw a site to download but there are more the 3 affidavits there. Which ones?

    2) Passport photo holder with signature.

    Is this required? Where do I obtain?

    3) Two Passport Photos.

    I figure walgreen passport photos or post office will do?

    4)Two fingerprint cards.

    Where or Who does this for the community? I recall doing it for a security clearance but Uncle Sam had that covered. Out here in the civilian world... where does one get this service done?

    I think that covers it all right? Online application plus the above.

    By the way, i have signed the petition for open carry. I support it.

    Thank You.

    John

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    I did find the FAST fingerprint service for the finger print. Made an appointment already. To easy. Just curious now if i have the right 3 affidavits and the passport requirement. Not sure if the passport pics have to come from a specific place such as the finger prints. I dont want to get rejected due to "a place" not being legit in the Texas book requirements. First time go doing the right thing is what im aiming for.

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    Have you taken the CHL class yet. Most instructors have everything you need to send in. Mine took the passport photos, fingerprints, affidavits, everything.Check with instructor before you send anything. You need to take the class first anyway.
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    Left that out. I believe Active Duty Military dont have to. Is that correct? Can someone verify/clarify that for me.

    I have done the class and rangein Colorado back in 99 but not recently.

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    jdv wrote:
    Left that out. I believe Active Duty Military dont have to. Is that correct? Can someone verify/clarify that for me.

    I have done the class and rangein Colorado back in 99 but not recently.
    Looks like youmay beexempt from the handgunproficiency portion of the class, but not the entire class. Check withTexas Dept. of Public Safety to see if you can transfer your Colorado license. Read belowthe part in red and particularly the word after (B) that is in blue.

    REGULATORY LICENSING SERVICE MSC 0245
    TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

    PO BOX 4087
    AUSTIN TX 78773-0245
    Phone: (512) 424-7293 or (512) 424-7294
    Helpline: (800) 224-5744

    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/ftp/forms/ls-16.pdf


    GC
    9411.1 88. HANDGUN PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT. (a) The

    director by rule shall establish minimum standards for handgun profi-

    ciency and shall develop a course to teach handgun proficiency and

    examinations to measure handgun proficiency. The course to teach

    handgun proficiency must contain training sessions divided into two

    parts. One part of the course must be classroom instruction and the

    other part must be range instruction and an actual demonstration by

    the applicant of the applicant's ability to safely and proficiently use the

    category of handgun for which the applicant seeks certification. An

    applicant may not be certified unless the applicant demonstrates, at a

    minimum, the degree of proficiency that is required to effectively

    operate a handgun of.32 caliber or above. The department shall

    distribute the standards, course requirements, and examinations on

    request to any qualied handgun instructor.

    (b) Only a qualified handgun instructor may administer a handgun

    proficiency course. The handgun proficiency course must include at

    least 10 hours and not more than 15 hours of instruction on:

    (1) the laws that relate to weapons and to the use of deadly force;

    (2) handgun use, proficiency, and safety;

    (3)
    nonviolent dispute resolution; and

    (4) proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on

    storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a

    child.

    (c) The department by rule shall develop a continuing education

    course in handgun proficiency for a license holder who wishes to

    renew a license. Only a qualiied handgun instructor may administer

    the continuing education course. The course must include:

    (1) at least four hours of instruction on one or more of the

    subjects listed in Subsection (b); and

    (2) other information the director determines is appropriate.

    (d) Only a qualified handgun instructor may administer the proficiency

    examination to obtain or to renew a license. The proficiency

    examination must include:

    (1) a written section on the subjects listed in Subsection (b); and

    (2) a physical demonstration of proficiency in the use of one or

    more handguns of specific categories and in handgun safety procedures.

    (e) Only a qualified handgun instructor may administer the proficiency

    examination to modify a license. The proficiency examination

    must include a physical demonstration of the proficiency in the use of

    one or more handguns of specific categories and in handgun safety

    procedures.

    (f) The department shall develop and distribute directions and

    materials for course instruction, test administration, and recordkeeping.

    All test results shall be sent to the department, and the

    department shall maintain a record of the results.

    (g) A person who wishes to obtain or renew a license to carry a

    concealed handgun must apply in person to a qualified handgun

    instructor to take the appropriate course in handgun proficiency,

    demonstrate handgun proficiency, and obtain a handgun proficiency

    certificate as described by Section 41 1.1 89.

    (h) A license holder who wishes to modi a license to allow the

    license holder to carry a handgun of a different category than the

    license indicates must apply in person to a qualified handgun

    instructor to demonstrate the required knowledge and proficiency to

    obtain a handgun proficiency certificate in that category as described

    by Section 411.189.

    (i) A certified firearms instructor of the department may monitor any

    class or training presented by a qualified handgun instructor. A qualified

    handgun instructor shall cooperate with the department in the

    department's efforts to monitor the presentation of training by the qualified

    handgun instructor. A qualified handgun instructor shall make

    available for inspection to the department any and all records maintained

    by a qualified handgun instructor under this subchapter. The

    qualified handgun instructor shall keep a record of all certificates of

    handgun proficiency issued by the qualified handgun instructor and

    other information required by department rule.

    GC
    5411 .I 881. EXEMPTION FROM INSTRUCTION FOR CERTAIN

    PERSONS. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this

    subchapter, a person may not be required to complete the range

    instruction portion of a handgun proficiency course to obtain or renew

    a concealed handgun license issued under this subchapter if the

    person:

    (1) is currently serving in or is honorably discharged from:

    (A) the army, navy, air force, coast guard, or marine corps of

    the United States or an auxiliary service or reserve unit of one of those

    branches of the.armed forces; or

    (B) the state military forces, as defined
    by Section 431.001;

    and

    (2) has, within the five years preceding the date of the person's

    application for an original or renewed license, as applicable,

    completed a course of training in handgun proficiency or familiarization

    as part of the person's service with the armed forces or state military

    forces.

    (b) The director by rule shall adopt a procedure by which a license

    holder who is exempt under Subsection (a) from the range instruction

    portion of
    the handgun proficiency requirement may submit a form

    demonstrating the license holdets qualification for an exemption under

    that subsection. The form must provide sufficient information to allow

    the department to verify whether the license holder qualifies for the

    exemption.

    GC
    541 1 .I 882. EXEMPTION FROM HANDGUN PROFICIENCY

    CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENT FOR CERTAIN PERSONS. (a)

    Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, a person may

    not be required to submit to the department a handgun proficiency

    certificate to obtain or renew a concealed handgun license issued

    under this subchapter
    R

    (1) the person is currently serving in this state as:

    (A) a judge or justice of a federal court;

    (B) an active judicial officer, as defined by Section 411.201,

    Government Code; or

    (C) a district attorney, assistant district attorney, criminal district

    attorney, assistant criminal district attorney, county attorney, or assistant

    county attorney; and

    (2) a handgun proficiency instructor approved by the Commission

    on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education for purposes of

    Section 1702.1675, Occupations Code, makes a sworn statement indicating

    that the person demonstrated proficiency to the instructor in the

    use of handguns during the 12-month period preceding the date of the

    person's application to the department and designating the types of

    handguns with which the person demonstrated proficiency.

    (b) The director by rule shall adopt a procedure by which a person

    who is exempt under Subsection (a) from the handgun proficiency

    certificate requirement may submit a form demonstrating the person's

    qualification for an exemption under that subsection. The form must

    provide sufficient information to allow the department to verify whether

    the person qualifies for the exemption.

    (c) A license issued under this section automatically expires on the

    six-month anniversary of the date the person's status under Subsection

    (a) becomes inapplicable. A license that expires under this

    subsection may be renewed under Section 41 1 .I 85.
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    Thanks RodBedner. I figured much... and signed upfor the class already (15 Nov), to include the range. Only makes sense to do both whether exempt or not.

    Thanks for feedback and response. Much appreciated.

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    Here's some good news for you.

    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/ftp/forms/ls-16.pdf


    GC$411.1951.
    WAIVER OR REDUCTION OF FEES FOR

    MEMBERS OR VETERANS OF UNITED STATES &MED FORCES.

    (a) In this section, "veteran" means a person who:

    (I)
    has served in:

    (A) the army, navy, air force, coast guard, or marine corps of

    the United States;

    (B) the state military forces as defined by Section
    431.001 ; or

    (C) an auxiliary service of one of those branches of the armed

    forces; and

    (2) has been honorably discharged from the branch of the service

    in which the person served.

    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, .the

    department shall waive any fee required for the issuance of an original,

    duplicate, modified, or renewed license under this subchapter if the

    applicant for the license is;

    (1)
    a member of the United States armed forces, including a

    member of the reserves, national guard, or state guard; or

    (2) a veteran who, within
    365 days preceding the date of the

    application, was honorably discharged from the branch of service in

    which the person served.

    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, the

    department shall reduce by 50 percent any fee required for the issuance

    of an original. duplicate, modified, or renewed license under this

    subchapter if the applicant for the license is a veteran who, more than

    365
    days preceding the date of the application, was honorably

    discharged from the branch of the service in which the person served.
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    Yeah, your right. I filled out the app online and the balance owed was "0". Got my class scheduled and like you said the instructorprovides/does all the other requirements for applications for the applying student.

    Thanks for info.

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    Finished the training today, and move on to the qualify tomorrow, and then the 60+ day wait.

    It's worth it though in the long run.

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    Finally. Plastic in hand. Just shy of 60 days. Now if Open comes through.



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