License to Carry

Texas Concealed Carry License Information

REQUIREMENTS: An applicant must:

  • Be a legal resident of Texas for 6 months or have relocated with the intent to establish residency in the state;
  • Be at least 21 years of age, or 18 and either:
  •  A member or veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves or National Guard or discharged under honorable conditions; or
  • As of September 1, 2021, be protected under certain court orders related to family violence;
  • Meet training requirements;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony;
  • Have not been charged with the commission of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense, or of an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code, or equivalent offense, or of a felony under an information or indictment;
  • Not be a fugitive from justice for a felony or a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense;
  • Not be chemically dependent;
  • Be capable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun;
  • Not, in the 5 years preceding the date of application, have been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense or of an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code, or equivalent offense;
  • Be fully qualified under applicable federal and state law to purchase a handgun;
  • Not have been finally determined to be delinquent in making a child support payment administered or collected by the attorney general;
  • Not have been finally determined to be delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the comptroller, the tax collector of a political subdivision of the state or any agency or subdivision of the state;
  • Not be currently restricted under a court protective order or subject to a restraining order affecting the spousal relationship, other than a restraining order solely affecting property interests;
  • Not, in the 10 years preceding the date of application, have been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law of the grade of felony; 
  • Not have made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application submitted pursuant to Section 411.174; and
  • Meet federal law requirements.

*Consult with an attorney if you have any questions about your eligibility. If you don’t have an attorney, you can find one by contacting the State Bar of Texas.

FEES: $40 for standard initial licenses and renewals.

$25 for initial licenses and renewals for honorably discharged military vets.

VALID FOR: 5 years

Link to interactive online application

Link to replacement license

NON-RESIDENT CONCEALED CARRY LICENSES: Out-of-state residents must supply a color copy, front and back, of a state driver’s license or ID card and a proficiency certificate not greater than 2 years old from a course approved by the Texas Dept. of Public Safety. Applications may be submitted online or via mail. 
NAME/ADDRESS CHANGES: You can make name and address changes online.
LOST/STOLEN LICENSES: You can submit a request for a new license online. You will be issued a new license number for security reasons.
RESIDENCY CHANGES: Moving to Texas and interested in applying for a resident license? How soon can you apply?

Texas issues resident and non-resident licenses, so you can apply for your license at any time. In order to apply for a resident license, you need to be a legal resident of Texas for six months or have relocated with the intent to establish residency in the state.

Moving from Texas and have a Texas resident license? Does that license transfer to your new state? Is there a grace period during which your Texas license remains valid?

If a person with a Texas license to carry establishes residency in another state, the license is valid until it expires provided he or she submits the above referenced name/address change form.

Class Information


Our LTC course is designed to provide civilians and military/LE personnel with the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain their License to Carry. The one-day course, which runs from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, includes a shooting qualification, a lecture on self-defense law, and a written multiple-choice test. However, it is essential to note that participants must be proficient shooters as there is no hands-on firearms instruction in this course. If you need to improve your handling skills before taking the LTC course, we offer one-on-one and group classes on firearm safety and handling. Our classes are tailored to meet the needs of our clients and are designed to ensure that you feel confident and comfortable when handling your firearm.

Required Materials

When coming to our range, there are a few items you will need to bring with you. Firstly, a state-issued identification card is required. Additionally, you will need to bring your own handgun, as any caliber .22LR or greater is permitted, provided you feel comfortable handling it. However, if you do not have a handgun of your own, we can provide a rental gun at no additional cost. You will also need to bring 50 rounds of ammunition, although if you use one of our rental guns, you will need to purchase the ammunition from us. Finally, it is essential to wear eye and ear protection, which we have available for rent at no extra charge. By providing these items, we ensure that you can have a safe and enjoyable experience at our range.

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Terms & Conditions

By placing an order for stippling services I hereby consent to the modification of my firearm/grip module/frame and understand that by doing so, the factory warranty may become void. Additionally, the modifications being performed will permanently alter the firearm/grip module/frame and cannot be reversed. I understand that each instance of modification is unique due to the process in which the modification is applied. No changes/refunds can be made once an order is placed. These terms and conditions release The Sharp Shooter, any and all owners, presidents, co-owners, employees, subcontractors and staff from all liability relating to injuries that may occur as a result of work or services performed. By acknowledging this agreement, I agree to hold The Sharp Shooter entirely free from any liability, including financial responsibility for injuries incurred, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence. I also acknowledge the risks involved in modifying a firearm from its factory specifications. These risks include, but are not limited to, loss of factory warranty, financial loss, bodily harm or injuries including but not limited to death. I acknowledge that I am participating voluntarily, and that all risks have been made clear to me. By acknowledging the terms and conditions, I forfeit all rights to bring a law suit against The Sharp Shooter for work or services rendered.

Shipping Policy

All items and frames will be sent to the following location:

The Sharp Shooter
ATTN: Matthew Doster
5515 South Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX, 78411

*SIG MODULE SHIPPING: Package your sig module with a printed copy of your work order. You can ship using UPS, USPS, or FEDEX

*GLOCK FRAME SHIPPING: Package your STRIPPED glock frame with a printed copy of your work order AND a copy of your drivers license or ID. You can ship with FEDEX, UPS, or your local FFL. YOU CANNOT USE USPS.