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by txtaxman
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: LTC Records Retention
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: LTC Records Retention

Texas Administrative Code TITLE 37 PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS PART 1 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY CHAPTER 6 LICENSE TO CARRY HANDGUNS SUBCHAPTER C QUALIFIED HANDGUN INSTRUCTOR LICENSE RULE §6.42 Record Retention (a) A qualified handgun instructor shall make available for inspection to the d...
by txtaxman
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Prescription shooting bifocals
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Prescription shooting bifocals

I am looking for a optical lens lab that will make bifocal shooting glasses that have the "reader" portion at the top of the lens. Have you tried your local optical lab? In 1995 I took my prescription to the shop in our local Wal-Mart. They made them and even tinted the lenses yellow. My eyes were ...
by txtaxman
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Case Gauge .223?
Replies: 15
Views: 3493

Re: Case Gauge .223?

I use a Wilson case gauge to set up the full length sizing die on my single stage press and then to check each case after the full length sizing step. This way if a case is not sized enough, it can be corrected immediately, before it becomes a defective finished bullet. At the same time, I can deter...
by txtaxman
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gunsmith in DFW area?
Replies: 17
Views: 993

Re: Gunsmith in DFW area?

I went through a similar situation with my High Power (50,000 serial number range) in 1995. It failed to eject frequently with factory UMC and Winchester white box ammo. Long story short, after a local gun smith replaced the extractor, it was better, but it still fails to eject 2 or 3 times out of 5...
by txtaxman
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: New LTC Numbers
Replies: 32
Views: 2356

New LTC Numbers

DPS has posted new numbers.
As of 12/31/2016, there were 1,150,754 LTC Holders and 3676 Instructors
by txtaxman
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Strange factory ammo failure - it could have been bad.
Replies: 17
Views: 1183

Re: Strange factory ammo failure - it could have been bad.

Suppose that bullet had been used in a training or testing situation. You may not have even noticed it. The bullet was certainly defective, but, it likely would have fired, if it had not been ejected.
by txtaxman
Mon May 16, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Comparison data for BullsEye Powder
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Re: Comparison data for BullsEye Powder

1wise1 wrote: I'm reloading 9mm 147 grain Jacketed Hollow Point using original BullsEye and CCI 500 primers. But, I can't find the suggested load data for that powder, only the new BE-86. The recipe you are looking for is in the Alliant Powder Reloaders' Guide dated 1996: http://documents.mx/docume...
by txtaxman
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Apply before or after class?
Replies: 8
Views: 2334

Re: Apply before or after class?

by mloamiller » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:50 pm I recently received my instructor's certificate, but haven't taught my first class yet. A potential student made a comment to me that she thought you were required to submit the LTC application online before attending the class. I didn't think it mattered -...
by txtaxman
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: when do we have to use New CHL 100
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: when do we have to use New CHL 100

Forgive my ignorance but what is the new CHL100?
The CHL-100 is the Certificate of Training Form that LTC Instructors issue to students who successfully complete a License to Carry a Handgun Class.
by txtaxman
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Want to learn more about reloading
Replies: 18
Views: 2452

Re: Want to learn more about reloading

Take a look at this web site: https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/how-to ... mmunition/

The "Lyman Reloading Handbook" is a good one to have. There is a chapter on The Basics of Reloading in addition to lots of reloading data.
by txtaxman
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: More New Forms Available for Downloading
Replies: 0
Views: 717

More New Forms Available for Downloading

Forms CHL-77, CHL-78A, CHL-78B, and CHL78C, dated 12-2015, are now available for downloading. The CHL-77 and CHL-78A are marked "Must use most current form".
by txtaxman
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: 2015 Demographics
Replies: 5
Views: 528

2015 Demographics

DPS is quicker this year than in years past. New demographics are available:
http://dps.texas.gov/rsd/chl/reports/demographics.htm
As of December 31, 2015:
Active License Holders: 937,419
Certified Instructors: 3,458
by txtaxman
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: walmart asking for chl
Replies: 244
Views: 16537

Re: walmart asking for chl

Here is an item in today's "The Dallas Morning News" page 5A: "... To comply with state liquor rules, the world's biggest retailer sent a written notice last month to stores that sell alcohol, telling managers to ensure that customers who openly carry firearms under a new law have licenses. ...Wal-M...
by txtaxman
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Inserting Magazine On A Closed Bolt AR
Replies: 24
Views: 2185

Re: Inserting Magazine On A Closed Bolt AR

Actually, most of the responses don't address what I am seeking to know. Here's my original question: Is there any long term problem associated with inserting a loaded magazine on a closed bolt on an AR or is it preferable to do so on an open bolt? Or, does it make no difference whatsoever? The res...
by txtaxman
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: New CHL-85 and CHL-86
Replies: 1
Views: 868

New CHL-85 and CHL-86

New forms CHL-85 and CHL-86 (Revised12/2015) are available to be downloaded from the DPS web site.

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