Texas Concealed Handgun Association

Current Events

2016 Annual Conference

About TXCHIA

The Texas Concealed Handgun Association is a professional associations of concealed handgun licensees and instructors, law enforcement, and concerned citizens. TCHA is a Texas not-for-profit Association.

About Texas LTC

DPS administers the License to Carry (LTC) Program under the authority of the Texas Government Code Chapter 411, Subchapter H. DPS licenses individuals to carry handguns within Texas, evaluates the eligibility of applicants through criminal history background checks and monitors those currently licensed to ensure their continued eligibility. DPS also trains and certifies instructors who teach the required course to applicants.

About Membership

Full membership in the Texas Concealed Handgun Association is open to anyone who is not prohibited from purchasing a handgun in the U.S.

Annual, three-year, and life memberships (full and senior) are available.

Necessary Skills for New Shooters

  “There are many safety rules listed from a variety of sources, but two in particular should be kept in mind when handling any firearm: muzzle management and trigger-finger discipline.”... read more