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Anyone else dragging their feet on their CHL?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Vinny, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Vinny

    Vinny Active Member

    I'm in Texas and I've finally signed up for class. Not sure why I waited other than life got in the way. I think the idea of sitting in class all day Saturday kept me from rushing out and signing up.

    Anybody else dragging their feet?
  2. joelh

    joelh Active Member

    In my state (NC) it is the local sheriff that is dragging their feet. Took no less than 3 trips to the sheriffs office to get the application in and then it may be 3 months to get the permit back
  3. captainofiron

    captainofiron Well-Known Member

    My mom has had her certification of completion (of the class) for almost 2 years. She's been meaning to, but just hasn't.
  4. Keauxbi

    Keauxbi Well-Known Member

    I'm in CO and if I didn't have to work Saturdays I'd have mine by now. Now I have a kid on the way, so I don't know when my next weekend to myself will be.
  5. TIMC

    TIMC Well-Known Member

    I put it off for a while when the law first passed here in Texas; I don't know why just didn't make the time for a few years. I did however eventually go and have now attended two renewall classes so I have had mine for many years now. Get off your butt and go!
  6. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member


    It's painless. It's fun. It's easy. It's worth it on so many different levels. Excuses are just lies that have a sweeter taste. Now go!:D
  7. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin Well-Known Member

    The $250 price tag has been an obsticle----rifle in the trunk for now---most anywhere I would be --if anything were to happen I'd have enough time to deploy it---I also like the long range capabilities---no permit needed for a long gun.

    The cat needs to be fixed too--$100 and I just bought a washer/dryer--fridge--tires--comp monitor---chain saw---garage door opener-----etc.................................life seems to be getting in the way of my gun disease.
  8. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    Yes, the state/DPS is dragging their feet.
    Last year it took 4.5 months to receive my 4th renewal.
    A couple months ago it took my neighbor 4 months to get her 1st CHL.

    As far as "foot dragging". I wasn't the first to get a CHL when the law was passed but I tried to be.
    Back then it was a two day course.

    At first I was completely against the state cost and the class requirements.
    I am a ex LEO and I can shoot (probably) better than 75 percent of gun owners, including the Police.
    So why the heck should I have to sit in a class for a day and a half then, have to demonstrate that I can shoot a 250, almost with my eyes closed, on that Mickey Mouse 15 yard qualification..................

    Well, I'm not too proud to admit that I was wrong.
    I did not know all I thought I knew. I have actually had chances to sit in on the CHL class (free) when friends were taking the course and I never refuse. I always pick up something new.

    And after seeing and hearing how ill informed people are in other states about the simplest thing, like what do I do when stopped by a LEO, I'm now 100% behind the mandatory class and shooting qualification. If it was up to me I'd make it harder.

    The only thing that really irritates me is the DPS is allowed to take 4 months and longer to do a job they are supposed to do inside of 45 days.
  9. buy guns

    buy guns Well-Known Member

    I'm putting it off but not by choice, I just can't afford a permit or carry gun right now.
  10. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    I took my class on an impulse.
    Went to a gun show with a buddy and as we were leaving we saw the sign for the 3 hour long onsite CHL class (I think it was $60 or so), I had just turned 21, and it started in about 10mins so we signed up and attended. There is no shooting portion in Oregon, basically they go over the laws about when you can and can't use deadly force, the pyramid, some talk about holsters and guns, and a few "war stories" from the officer that taught the class.
    The hardest part was the county sherriff only accepted CHL applicants one day a week for about a 4 hour period in the middle of the day so I had to get time off work to do that (fill out app, turn in certificate of class completion, get fingerprinted and mugshots and agree to background check, give em $60).
    I think it took about 1.5-2 months for the license to arrive but it seemed like a year.
  11. nalioth

    nalioth Well-Known Member

    Since November 2007, you've been legally allowed to have a concealed handgun in your automobile - no license needed.

    Why keep a rifle in the trunk, when you can have your pistol (or rifle) right next to you?

    Of course, if you're not in Texas, you're talking in the wrong thread :confused:
  12. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Well-Known Member

    So,how does this :
    justify this?
  13. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Well-Known Member

    Most folks here(NOT in Texas) that want a permit usually go just after their 18th birthday and get it. There is an application process but there's nothing to it. Pay the $20 fee wait about 10 minutes for the background check and walk out the door with your permit. No reason for foot dragging. Just do it.
  14. nalioth

    nalioth Well-Known Member

    I guess if you're gonna quote out of context, we can talk about the proper thread weight for sewing gingham dresses here, too.

    Vinny is from Texas, and says so in his original post.
  15. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Well-Known Member

    The OP's location has NOTHING to do with the question he asked. Nothing was taken out of context.
  16. Dominus

    Dominus Well-Known Member

    NY is such a pain with the dumb as* questions they ask, like where and how often will you be shooting along with address's and telephone numbers of places. There are other dumb s**t on the app. but I'll spare you all.:cuss::banghead:

    So YES I did drag my feet and procrastinate for just over 3 years (from 2006 to 2009), all in the hopes of the process being improved but no such luck....:barf:
  17. Floppy_D

    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

    Easy guys, we're on the same team. :) He states he's from TX, but it isn't in the thread title.

    I claim TX as my home of reference, and have been stationed outside of there for 8+ years for .mil purposes. I have a valid VA carry permit, and am stationed in FL now. I haven't bothered with a FL permit yet because I'm in a training pipeline that may send me anywhere in the next few months (with the longer term prospect of not being back here.) For me, if I go anywhere, it's usually on base, where I can't carry. If I'm at home, I carry at home. If I'm in my car, there's probably a carry weapon there (as long as I'm not headed to base.) My family hasn't made it down here yet, and won't for a few months.

    Thus, I drag my feet.
  18. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    Man! How much is .22 ammo where you live?
  19. DFW1911

    DFW1911 Well-Known Member


    Do it! The class is very, very informative. I can assure you that you will not be bored.

    If you're in DFW, I used the Bullet Trap and they did a great job with everything needed.

    It took me about two months to actually receive my CHL. I kept in touch with several other class members: some received theirs sooner, others later, but we all got them, which is what really matters.

    On a personal note, I'd appreciate you getting your CHL. It's nice to know that good folks are CCW on a daily basis.

    Take care,
  20. Bhamrichard

    Bhamrichard Well-Known Member

    No footsie dragging here, I turned 21, turned in the app that day and walked out with my permit. Been renewing it every year since.. For 7.50 a year it's hard not to.

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