Active Texas Military Forces members age 18 are now eligible for a Concealed Handgun License


Concealed Handgun Training is provided by members of the Texas State Guard. This is the training that is required to obtain a Concealed Handgun License from the Department of Public Safety (DPS). This course is also for recertification. For a nominal fee of $30, this is provided as a service benefit to all members of the TXARNG, TXANG, TXSG, AGTX and their immediate family members at least 21 years of age. The Texas State Guard volunteers provide their time and transportation with no pay or reimbursement to make this possible. Notary services, fingerprinting and passport photos are included with the class. Upon completion of the class, the packet to DPS will be ready only lacking the check to pay the fee making this a full service course.

New legislation allows active members of the military that are at least 18 years of age to apply for a concealed handgun license. In addition the license fee for active military is ½ price. Active military includes all National Guard, Air Guard and Texas State Guard.

Military: at least 18 years of age

Civilian: at least 21 years of age