Texas Concealed Handgun Association

Armed Worship: Mixing God and Guns

“Lawful concealed carry and religion intersected in the news recently as Mississippi considered a law to “allow” churches to form church security committees for the protection of the congregation and, with training, for security committee members to carry... read more

Defensive Handgun Associations

“I just spent a pleasant, informative weekend in Kerrville, TX, attending the annual conference of the Texas Concealed Handgun Association. I taught a class on Defensive Pistol Presentation (the Draw Stroke) and Mike Seeklander was our guest speaker and firearms... read more

About TCHA

The Texas Concealed Handgun Association is a professional association of License to Carry (LTC) 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. For more information on membership go to http://txchia.org/index.php/membership/.