Moving to TX


New Member
May 28, 2009
Going to be moving to McAlen area for a one year (possibly longer) work project. What and or where can I find the TX regs about bringing my pistol with me, carrying it in my car, keeping it at my home etc... I go to range a couple of times a month and want to keep that going. I don't have a CCL it's just my practice/defense pistol.
Also can you guys recommend an indoor or outdoor range in that area.
Any area I need to stay away from in McAllen?

Lived out in west TX when I was growing up, first time back in a while.

TN to TX newbie


Apr 30, 2009
Plano, TX
Howdy and welcome to Texas! I spent a small vacation over in West Tennessee for about 10 years myself, having moved back to Texas late in 1998.

I'm not familiar with the McAllen area, but expect you'll be pretty satisfied with the carry regs here related to home defense, carrying in your vehicle, and transportation between home and the range. If you're looking info on getting a Texas CHL, which you could do as an out-of-state resident if you're maintaining your out of state residence in TN while working the project in Texas, you might also check out, in addition to the main DPS site that BC listed above.


TGT Addict
TGT Supporter
Feb 17, 2009
Welcome aboard

Not sure what you do for work or if you were to get a CHL if your employer would let you carry at work (if you decide to tell them), but McAllen might not be the best place to leave a gun in a vehicle.


TGT Addict
Nov 8, 2008
South of San Antonio
Welcome back to TX!!! McAllen? Thats a pretty scary area lately...almost like living in Mexico. Bringing your gun is a good idea.

But hey, a bad part of Texas is as good as the good parts of most other states!


New Member
May 28, 2009
Thanks to all for advise & replies!
Nothing like a little Rosetta Stone spanish style for my long drive. As far as tough spots Cambden-NJ, Memphis-TN, Miami-FL, I think were eye openers for me, However, appreciate the "be wary" words - I never sit easy and think all new locations I may go to will be songs around the campfire singing kumbyah . My earlier time in TX was in Odessa & El Paso, so a little spanish was always handy.
I'll have to ck with company about CC.

How far to a decent range in the South TX tip?


TGT Addict
May 28, 2008
Ft Worth, TX
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