Texas Marine Needs Help with getting CHL (firearms course)

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Texas Marine Needs Help with getting CHL (firearms course)


Post by TexasGhost » Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:34 pm

I am a Active Duty Marine stationed in South Carolina, I am a proud Texas Native (born and raised). I've apply for a SC permit, but I am trying to get a Texas permit (I know the two states honor each others permit, but with a Texas permit your license is honor by I think 9 more states). But my only challenge is the firearms training class, I've read the Texas Codes about requirement to apply for a permit, I like I am stationed in S. Carolina and don’t plan on going back home to Texas for a while now. Does anyone know how I can get around taking the firearms course to get my license ( I know that because I am active duty Idon’tt have to take the range portion of the class). Let me clarify I am not trying to get out of taking the course, but I am looking for a way to get it done from here in South Carolina

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Post by txinvestigator » Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:52 pm

To qualify from exemption from the firearms proficiency, you must within the five years preceding the date of your application have completed a course of training in handgun proficiency or familiarization as part of your service with the armed forces.

If you meet that I guess you could take a course in SC

The problem would be getting an instructor to SC.

I imagine you will need to come to Texas to get certified.

Edit to add; Thank you for your service, Marine.
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Post by cxm » Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:34 pm

You would also have the problem of a DPS approved range to shoot on as well... AFIK the DPS has not approved any ranges outside Texas.

I'll ask the DPS about out-state range approval (but don't think it will happen.)

Seems you are going to have to come back to Texas if you want a license.

And may I add my thanks for your service as well?


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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:02 pm

I'm locking this thread as there is another one just like it.



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