Moving to TX - how long can I carry on UT-NR and WA-R CPL's?

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  • bobsicle

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    Moving to the Great State of Texas shortly. Currently hold a WA Resident CPL and a UT Non-resident CFP (although there's no difference for UT R vs NR once issued, they all look the same).

    Both WA and UT are recognized in TX (WA unilaterally, UT reciprocally).

    Based on the forum postings, average wait time on TX CHL is ~40 days. I don't want to be bouncing around a new town for the next month-and-a-half with just my dick in my pants, so I intend to carry as soon as I get here.

    Question: how long could I carry in TX on either my WA or UT permits before having to obtain TX CHL?

    Are there specific triggers that may put my ability to carry into question, such as obtaining my TX driver license (hence establishing residence), or is that a moot point? Another way to ask this would be, can a TX resident ​without a TX CHL​ carry on a UT permit?

    Thanks much folks.
     

    Shorts

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    You can carry on WA until it expires (It is what I did. I've always maintained my Tx DL. DH is military. The addy on it and the WA permit never matched. It didn't matter, TX recognizes WA permit).

    I wouldn't drag it out, getting your TxCHL. You can schedule soon as you can work it in your schedule. Or wait until the revised laws come into play after September. You have two options: 1. get it done now with the current 10hr course or 2. Take the course after September when it is a 10hr course in a 4-6hr package. The hitch, it might be bumpy as instructors are trying to make the transition to the new laws. No one is quite sure how that will go.

    Those options are what you'll be considering.
     

    Acera

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    Another option is once you get here, get an out of state CHL from Florida, AZ, or any of the other states. It's cheaper, easier, faster, less hassle, etc.
     

    bobsicle

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    Thanks for everyone's help. I've got a UT non-resident CFP. As long as I keep renewing it, is that sufficient to carry in TX, and for how long before I really "should" get TX CHL?

    I'm more concerned about the practical implications under 411.205, requirement to notify peace officers when asked for ID, i.e. during a traffic stop. If I pull out my VA DL or a TX DL (once I have it), and a UT CFP, what's the likely response to that combination from the LEO? If my TX DL has an issue date of six weeks ago vs. 2 years, will it make a difference?

    Overall, how common is it in TX to carry on out-of-state permits?

    Here in VA we don't have to self-identify to LEO, so that issue has never come up for me. Thanks again.
     

    Southpaw

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    Thanks for everyone's help. I've got a UT non-resident CFP. As long as I keep renewing it, is that sufficient to carry in TX, and for how long before I really "should" get TX CHL?

    I'm more concerned about the practical implications under 411.205, requirement to notify peace officers when asked for ID, i.e. during a traffic stop. If I pull out my VA DL or a TX DL (once I have it), and a UT CFP, what's the likely response to that combination from the LEO? If my TX DL has an issue date of six weeks ago vs. 2 years, will it make a difference?

    Overall, how common is it in TX to carry on out-of-state permits?

    Here in VA we don't have to self-identify to LEO, so that issue has never come up for me. Thanks again.

    Many people here on TGT and I would venture to guess, in TX, carry on out of state licenses. I'm not a lawyer so take it for what it is, but I haven't heard any problems from anyone yet.

    Also, keep in mind, you do not have to have a CHL to carry your firearm in your vehicle in Texas, just keep it out of view.
     

    itchin

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    A lot of folks carry on non resident licenses from other states. Chl is an infringement and Texas takes it very seriously. I'll never get a Texas chl. If they outlaw other states licenses I'll carry without one.
     

    Acera

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    Overall, how common is it in TX to carry on out-of-state permits?

    As said before, lots. The CHL's you already have will qualify for the training requirement for many out of state licenses.

    Many of us recognize that Texas is going backwards in relation to the rest of the country in this regard. With the influx of democrat voters, it does not appear we will regain much momentum and make any great strides forward.
     
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