Welcome to WTW Firearms Training
WTW Firearms Training provides Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL) courses in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander, Hutto, Pflugerville and the surrounding communities.
Our CHL instructor, Bill Ward, is a Texas DPS Certified Concealed Handgun License (CHL) Instructor, an NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor and a Concealed Handgun License holder.
We provide CHL training classes and NRA Basic Pistol classes for the Austin/Central Texas area in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
WTW Firearms Training is now a partner with Texas Regional Protective Services which provides Commissioned Security Officers for Stationary or Patrol duty. A link to their web page is in the Links section at the bottom of this page.
A WTW Firearms Training CHL Student on the range
- OPEN CARRY
House Bill 910 Effective: January 1, 2016
Caption: Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered
handgun; creating criminal offense.
- Authorizes individuals to obtain a license to openly carry a handgun in the
same places that allow the licensed carrying of a concealed handgun with some exceptions. (See "Exceptions" below for more information.)
handguns, loaded or unloaded, must be carried in a shoulder or belt holster.
- Individuals who hold a valid CHL may continue to carry
with valid existing license.
- A separate license will not be required to open carry. No additional fee will be required.
currently licensed will not be required to attend additional training. Training curriculum for new applicants will be updated to reflect
the new training requirements related to the use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried
handguns. The new curriculum will be required for all classes beginning January 1, 2016.
- The eligibility criteria to obtain a license
to carry do not change.
- The department will be updating website, forms and training materials to reference License to Carry (LTC)
instead of Concealed Handgun License (CHL).
- Changes to the laminated license are being developed and will be implemented at a later
- Private businesses may post signs to indicate entry on the property with a handgun by a license holder is forbidden.
- Penal Code Section 30.06 provides the language to be included on signs to indicate license holders are forbidden to carry concealed.
- Penal Code Section 30.07 provides the language to be included on signs to indicate license holders are forbidden to open carry.
of both signs is an indication by the business that license holders are forbidden to carry concealed or openly.
- Open carry
is not permitted by a license holder regardless of whether the handgun is holstered:
- on the premises of an institution of higher education
or private or independent institution of higher education
- on any public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking
lot, parking garage or other parking area of an institution of higher education or private or independent institution of higher education
- by an individual who is acting as a personal protection officer under Chapter 1702, Occupations Code and is not wearing a uniform
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Senate Bill 11 Effective: August 1, 2016
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with
institutions of higher education; providing a criminal penalty.
- Authorizes a license holder to carry a concealed handgun on or about
the license holder's person while the license holder is on the campus of an institution of higher education or private or independent
institution of higher education in this state. Open carrying of handguns is still prohibited at these locations.
- Authorizes an institution
of higher education or private or independent institution of higher education in this state to establish rules, regulation, or other
provisions concerning the storage of handguns in dormitories or other residential facilities that are owned or leased and operated
by the institution and located on the campus of the institution.
- Requires the president or other chief executive officer of an institution
of higher education in this state to establish reasonable rules, regulations, or other provisions regarding the carrying of concealed
handguns by license holders on the campus or on specific premises located on the campus.
- Authorizes posting of a sign under Penal
Code Section 30.06 with respect to any portion of a premises on which license holders may not carry.
- The effective date of this law
for a public junior college is August 1, 2017
- Sept. 1, 2013 can be found HERE