Online Texas LTC Blog

Is a CHL the Same as an LTC?

If you’re a handgun owner in Texas, you may have heard the terms “license to carry,” or “LTC,” and “concealed handgun license,” or “CHL,” or seen them referenced online. To be fair, even experienced gun owners can get a bit

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How Can Firearm Ownership Reduce Crime?

There are some valid reasons to believe gun ownership can lower crime rates under certain circumstances. In fact, some studies hint at a correlation between reduced crime rates and gun ownership. A 2012 report from the CDC suggests guns may

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Mistakes Handgun Users Should Avoid

5 Errors Handgun Users Should Be Careful Not to Make

A single mistake with a handgun could have life-threatening consequences. Too often, people get comfortable with their firearms and forget everything they’ve learned about keeping themselves and others safe. Beginner firearm users are especially susceptible to making costly mistakes. Whether

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Why It is Best to Keep My Handgun Unloaded

Is It Best to Keep My Handgun Unloaded?

Citizens with valid concealed carry permits can carry loaded pistols on their persons in the state of Texas, as long as they meet eligibility requirements. Some guns, such as shotguns, rifles, and other long guns, don’t require licenses. You can

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Difference Between Pistols & Handguns in Leander TX

Is a Pistol the Same Thing as a Handgun?

People who think there are too many guns and fear for their safety push for stricter regulations on firearms possession. Others feel if more stringent laws are passed, they won’t be safe and will no longer be able to protect

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Correct Way to Clean My Handgun

What’s the Correct Way to Clean My Handgun?

Correct cleaning technique is an important part of ensuring your handgun’s safe and reliable performance. Over time, fouling will build up in your handgun, which can cause malfunctions, and occasional thorough cleaning will maximize reliability. In addition, a new handgun

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What Should I Know about Texas Open Carry Laws?

As of January 1st, 2016, Texas law—through the License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) legislation—permits specific individuals to open carry handguns. Still, each individual must adhere to strict guidelines for everyone’s safety. Here’s a summary of the requirements, provided by

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Does Texas Law Allow Shooting Trespassers?

Texas is one of the states that observe a legal principle referred to as the Castle Doctrine, which is often conflated with the “stand your ground” defense found in other jurisdictions. The Castle Doctrine was infamously mentioned during the trial

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Should I Use a Holster to Conceal Carry My Gun?

Conceal carrying, unlike open carry, allows you to protect yourself without alarming people around you. There are many methods people use to carry their firearms discreetly. People conceal carry using bags, purses, clothes, pockets, and holsters. A holster is specifically

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LTC Austin IWB

Concealed Carry and Law Enforcement

“As a cop, how do you feel about other people carrying guns?” This question is asked with the expectation that responses will be negative, thinking that officers don’t want other people carrying guns. This question is often asked of law

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Texas Law

License to Carry 2019 Legislative Updates

Starting September 1st, 2019, new laws impacting Texas License to Carry holders went into affect. This was the 86th Texas Legislative Session. It is every LTC holders responsibility to stay up to date on new laws that are passed. All

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