A: We are holding CHL classes every other Sat. & Sun. in The Colony, a few weekday classes at the Cabela's in Allen, and a few Saturday classes at Smith Financial in Forney. The CHL shooting test is generally held the same day at one of our main outdoor training ranges, either near Aubrey (for The Colony & Allen CHL classes) or at our South Range down I-175 near Belt Line (Forney CHL classes).
All of our Defensive & Tactical Handgun, AR & Shotgun training classes are held at our main range near Aubrey, right off 380. When it comes time for your class we will make sure you have a map and instructions on getting there!
A:The CHL class includes the mandatory 10 hours of classroom instruction, a written test, and your 50-round shooting proficiency test. (Note: you better know how to load a gun and shoot somewhat accurately before you take this test! This is not a handgun training class. This class covers the laws required to legally carry a handgun in Texas and qualifies you to do so.) All that is left after that and filling out the online application, is for you to get your digital fingerprints (we will advise you on where) and your passport-sized photos (you can get these at Walgreens).
You can read more about our CHL class here:
And to make getting your CHL even easier, you can click the Adobe PDF icon here (or right-click it and choose "Save File As" or "Save Target As" if you wish to download it) to access an excellent and extremely helpful document we created to make getting your CHL step-by-step simple. Throughout the document you will even have links to every resource we thought could be of help to you. PLEASE VIEW or DOWNLOAD THIS DOCUMENT and take some time to go through it.
A: Our classes are typically 2, 4, or 8 hours long. We cover the essentials during 2-hour classes, go much deeper with more drills during the 4-hour classes, and really take you to expert through an 8-hour class. You can see our typical classes and pricing here:
A:You can either bring a check with you the day of the class (made out to Big Boar Tactical), or you can simply use the appropriate link below:
CHL Class ($100):
Basic 2-Hour Class ($150):
Half-Day 4-Hour Course ($250):
Full-Day 8-Hour Course ($500):
A:If you are simply attending a CHL class, you might want to bring some paper and a pen to jot down some notes, and maybe something to drink throughout the day, but that's about all you will need. For the shooting proficiency test portion of the CHL you will need to bring your handgun and 50 rounds of factory ammunition. We can rent you a gun for $50 to use for the test and that includes the 50 rounds. (Ammo supply is limited and not guaranteed)
For actual handgun and rifle training, you will of course want to bring your firearm (if you do not have one, let us know in advance!), a holster and spare magazine carrier (ditto — if you don't have these, let us know in advance), at least three magazines, and plenty of ammo. How much ammo is plenty of ammo? Estimate 100 rounds for each hour of training — which is probably high, but better to have too much than too little. Also be sure to bring ear and eye protection (again, if you don't have this, let us know in advance), be sure to wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals!), and it's probably a good idea to layer your clothing so you can adjust what you are wearing as the day goes on, in case you start to get hot while going through various drills. A baseball cap and long pants are recommended (but not required) when shooting at the range.
A:We've created a whole page dedicated to your most common CHL questions, and even included a comprehensive link to a Texas State website covering everything you could possibly ever want or need to know about obtaining (and holding) a CHL in Texas. Go ahead and CLICK HERE to jump over to our CHL question-and-answer page.