Frequently Asked Questions:
How long is the LTC class?
The Texas Department of Public Safety requires a minimum of 4 to 6 hours of training for a new applicant.
What is the cost of the LTC class?
100% FREE classroom portion
What do I need for the classroom portion?
Comfortable clothing, pen, clipboard or hard surface to write on, and a current State of Texas Drivers’ License or a photo I.D. Card from another state.
Do I need to bring lunch/dinner with me?
There will not be a long lunch break, so bring your lunch or snacks. You may bring your lunch and eat on our campus. There will be a snack table during the breaks. Pizza, snacks, drinks, and candy will be available for purchase. All sales benefit FBW mission trips.
What topics are covered in the LTC class?
Students will receive classroom instruction pertaining to deadly force, dispute resolution, concealed handgun law, gun safety and storage, selection of a concealed carry gun, open carry, handgun accuracy training, and the handgun proficiency test.
Where is the class held?
The classroom portion will be held at the FBW.
First Baptist Wylie Sanctuary
100 N. First St.
Wylie, Texas 75098
What kind of gun do I need to bring?
You DO NOT need a gun for this classroom portion. You must complete the range qualification at any range of your choice that conducts LTC qualifications (usually for a minimal fee of $27.50) with a semi-auto or a revolver of at least .32 caliber or larger.
Who is eligible to obtain a Texas LTC?
You must be at least 21 years of age or 18 years of age and on active duty in the U.S. Military, and not a convicted felon. Eligibility requirements are listed on the Texas DPS website.
When I go to the range of my choice for the shooting qualification, what do I need to bring to the range?
1 .32 caliber or larger revolver or semi-automatic that is in good working condition. Rental guns are available.
2. 50 – 100 rounds of factory ammunition. RELOADS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
3. Two magazines for a semi-auto handgun. One magazine is ok if you don’t have two available.
4. Hearing protection if you have your own; otherwise ear protection can be purchased for a small fee at the range.
5. Eye protection if you have your own; otherwise eye protection can be purchased for a small fee at the range.
6. Clothing that is suitable for a shooting range and weather conditions.
What do I need to bring to the classroom portion?
- Comfortable Clothing
- Clipboard or hard surface to write on
- Current State of Texas Driver’s License or I.D. Card
If I qualify with a revolver, can I carry a semi-auto handgun?
Yes, and vice versa.
At what distances do I have to shoot from during the range qualification?
From a standing position, you will fire 20 rounds from 3 yards, 20 rounds from 7 yards, and 10 rounds from 15 yards. The target will be a B-27 silhouette.
What is the passing score for the range qualification?
You must score 70%+, or 175 points out of the possible 250 points in order to pass.
What happens if I do not pass the range qualification?
You may take the range proficiency test up to 3 times before you are classified as failed. You must have 50 rounds of ammunition for each attempt.