Anyone have a CHL from more than one state?

TxEMTP69

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I've heard of people taking courses to get a CHL from another state such as Utah.

Reason I've heard are Utah covers a few states TX does not and also would allow some overlap once the TX CHL needs to be renewed in case there is a lapse in "active status".

What are ya'lls thoughts on this, and does anyone here do this?
 

Shorts

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No, because TX won't hurry up!


Yes, I do the overlap, but not with Utah. Mine's current with WA. I've heard Utah is the one to go for for you're other license. FL is a close second.

I have seen and used the value of the additional license. I think it's worth having when you don't have a TX CHL to use. Others who already have a CHL might not see it as valuable. Personally, overlap is great and I'll continue the practice. Seems smart to think about staggering them so they don't expire at the same time. Of course the downside is the additional cost. The 2A purist in me says this pay to play is such
 

TxEMTP69

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If I remember the Utah license is only $65ish for the state fee, no clue on course costs but heard its shorter than the TX class
 

Rocket_Cowboy

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I almost did the FL license at my last renewal, but then didn't because I mis-read and though I had to drive to Florida to visit a Florida Sherrif's office for computerized finger prints.

This time around I didn't act quickly enough, but am giving serious thought to the Utah license.
 

JKTex

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Utah considered legislation this last session that would restrict Utah CHL course to be taught only by Utah instructors. Essentially eliminating the ease to get a Utah CHL without actually going to Utah. The issue was that they could not control the content and delivery of the course by an out of state instructor. It made perfect sense for the State of Utah, but a lot of people out of state weren't too happy.

Not sure if that passed or not.
 

Squid13

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I have a Virginia license because I'm currently stationed in Norfolk, but it's good for five years, and next year I come home to Texas. I'll be glad of the overlap while I wait for my Texas CHL.
 

cpf3

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My wife just took a Utah course (~3 months ago) and is still waiting on the license to arrive. They cashed the check, so we guess they're still letting out-of-state do the certifications.
 

Texas1911

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You'd be wise to check the state mandates on CHL validity without residency. In Texas, without the Texas DL your CHL is invalid.
 

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