Now Waiting.

Oct 8, 2008
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16
Houston, TX
Well I submitted my application a few days ago. Now I am just waiting... Man I really had to work for this. :P I will keep track here of the status.

Official day of submission: 10/28/08
USPS Certify Delivery: Your item was delivered at 9:35 AM on November 3, 2008 in AUSTIN, TX 78761.
TXDPS: Check Deposit by TXDPS 11/06/08
TXDPS: Received PIN from TXDPS 11/29/08 - Status: Processing Application
TXDPS: Application Completed - license issued or certificate active 01/29/08
 

gladi8r

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Jun 5, 2008
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Troy Tx
Its a long wait for sure I read on the computer the other day mine app was finished and now it feels like it is taking for ever for my license to get here. Good job on applying for it i am suprised at the amount of people that dont have it.
 

Shorts

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Mar 28, 2008
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Well, least you got your stuff in. I need to get in on a class (as of now, classes are filled through Jan at our local place). It's going to be a LONG time until I can even think about carrying :confused:

There has got to be a better way to do this Texas!
 

DocRod

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Nov 3, 2008
25
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Arlington
Well, least you got your stuff in. I need to get in on a class (as of now, classes are filled through Jan at our local place). It's going to be a LONG time until I can even think about carrying :confused:

There has got to be a better way to do this Texas!
What part of the state do you live in Shorts? I ask because there are classes scheduled by invitation only with instructors who are top level public servants, such as the County Sheriff, City Mayor, Chief of Police, City Councilman, etc.

These folks frequently schedule classes for "special needs people" who feel an intense need to carry a firearm due to occupational hazards, threats made toward them, single women who work at night, etc. The classes are strictly filled with people referred by former graduates, professional associates, friends, political staff, LEO's, etc..

For some unexplained reason, these classes have some of the fastest turn around times that I have heard of from anywhere in this state. Last night, I was introduced to a recent graduate of an East Texas County Sheriff's class and she had just received her license that afternoon and it had only been five weeks from start to finish. Amazing!
 

Shorts

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What part of the state do you live in Shorts? I ask because there are classes scheduled by invitation only with instructors who are top level public servants, such as the County Sheriff, City Mayor, Chief of Police, City Councilman, etc.

These folks frequently schedule classes for "special needs people" who feel an intense need to carry a firearm due to occupational hazards, threats made toward them, single women who work at night, etc. The classes are strictly filled with people referred by former graduates, professional associates, friends, political staff, LEO's, etc..

For some unexplained reason, these classes have some of the fastest turn around times that I have heard of from anywhere in this state. Last night, I was introduced to a recent graduate of an East Texas County Sheriff's class and she had just received her license that afternoon and it had only been five weeks from start to finish. Amazing!

Wow, that's a very fast turn around time.


DocRod, at the moment we are stationed in Japan. I'll be back in Tx (in Corpus or Austin depending on the weekend) in early February. I've looked at the Sharp Shooter in Corpus and their next open class is Feb 14th. They're booked solid between now and then. My Dad has been wanting to get his CHL as well so I asked him if he'd like to take the class that we'd get in on the same one.

Thanks for letting me know about this group.

I'm interested in taking a more specific self defense pistol course after getting the CHL. I'm actually hoping to find an instructor that would be interested in working with me specifically. I'm actually one of those 'special needs' people in that I lost the use of my left arm about 10yrs ago in an auto accident. I have taken a previous ccw class when stationed up in WA and the instructors were pretty helpful. After completeing the class I wasn't a "SD handgun pro" by any stretch but it gave me an initial idea of the types of situations, techniques and drills I can apply. Some specific self defense training ought to bring my concerns and confidence full circle.
 

jones creek kid

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Apr 17, 2008
35
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El Campo
wow

welcome back shorts (i am assuming this is the shorts of japan way) what happened?? is the loss permenant?

Good luck with the class it took around 150 days to get mine in and it came in on the eve of the Election(ironic i would say) hopefully we will all be able to keep them!

 

Shorts

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Mar 28, 2008
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Texas
welcome back shorts (i am assuming this is the shorts of japan way) what happened?? is the loss permenant?

Good luck with the class it took around 150 days to get mine in and it came in on the eve of the Election(ironic i would say) hopefully we will all be able to keep them!

Thanks kid :) Yeah, unfortunately the loss is permanent. But, I figure things out somehow. I've got a lot of livin' to do and it won't get done if I stop!


Doing a little research I've found that my WA permit is recognized in TX. I'm going to use it to carry during the time between my TX CHL class and actually getting it in hand. Oddly enough, my WA permit expires later this year but a TX CHL offers much better reciprocity.
 

jones creek kid

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Apr 17, 2008
35
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El Campo
ok i missed the 10 years some how...

listen up guys this person does amazing work with leather holsters. if you are in the market she is the one to make it
 

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