$65 for a four-hour concealed-handgun-license course ($115 value)
Choose from 6 dates: June 22, July 13 or 27, or August 3, 17, or 31. Classes begin at 8 a.m. and include four hours of classroom training as well as a shooting test at a nearby range. During the training, an instructor extrapolates on a multimedia presentation with video, graphics, and photos. A class discussion on concealed carry and self-defense laws follows before students take a written exam and shooting test. Classes are usually completed by 1 p.m. Classes qualify students to apply for a CHL license. Gun rentals ($15) and ammunition are available for an additional fee.
Houston CHL Class
Houston CHL Class's live-fire shooting tests take place at a nearby air-conditioned indoor range.
Handgun rentals are available for students who do not have their own firearms. The local range also sells ammo, and instructors have a limited supply of loaner safety gear.
At a Glance
As a combat veteran, Houston CHL Class's owner and instructor knows how to stay calm under pressure. In August of 2012, the certified gun instructor was even featured on the local news for helping police apprehend a carjacking suspect. This act of bravery was thanks to the safety and handling skills he's learned over the years, which he teaches at Houston CHL Class. His immersive courses use lecture-based sessions to prepare students to qualify for a Texas DPS-issued Concealed Handgun License.