People have been getting pounded with constant media attention over gun bans on the state and national levels. It’s made everyone at very least consider how important the Second Amendment (2A) is to them personally, as well as to the nation at large. And this has logically led a lot of folks like us to consider getting a CHL or concealed handgun license (CHL). So how do you choose the best CHL instructor, Dallas CHL class, or even find a top rated CHL instructor?
Obviously, I want your business. So let me be up front….I am a DPS licensed CHL instructor and my license # 01773371. I do my range qualification at a local range that is filled with extremely nice, patient guys that want your return business and is located a few minutes from my nice looking, clean office in Plano, TX with large clean restrooms. I have been taking and teaching CHL classes and tactical training for more years than I can count. I have a passion for not only teaching you the basics that you need to get your CHL, but I want more than that. I want most of for you to become an engaged and indpendently excited concealed handgun license holder. Why? Because that means you’ll leave CHL class with more thna basics. You’ll leave my class with a pasison an in depth understanding of the CHL laws, signs, etc.
First thing to do in finding a concealed handgun instructor is to make sure he’s a certified CHL instructor. This can be done by calling the state or checking out the instructor’s website. He’ll most likely say something like “certified CHL instructor” or “Texas DPS certified instructor” or something similar. You can also call the state DPS at 512-424-7293 and verify this….but any instructor should be able to give you his license number. Honestly, this won’t be a very big deal. I’ve never even heard of a fake instructor scamming students. An example of this would be to search for something like certified concealed handgun instructor Dallas or Allen or Frisco or something close to you.
Second, find a place near to you that does CHL training or CHL classes. The most instinctive place to look would be a gun range. But be careful here because ranges are notorious for price gouging. Why you ask? Because they can. It’s sad but true. They assume that since they have a range (and therefore larger customer base) they can charge whatever they want and bend over the little guy. The worst of these is local range in Plano. I’ve heard more horror stories about rude instructors and price gouging in these types of places. Not saying there aren’t some good ones. I’m just saying be careful. When I got my concealed handgun license years ago, I just searched locally. I thnk I searched CHL class Plano, TX or concealed handgun class Plano, TX or something similar. So just do the same with your city. There are a lot of CHL instructors in the area, but there are very few ranges. Most ranges are very cool about outside instructors bringing students in. Which they should be because we’re bringing future customers to them. An example of searching for this would be to search for something like CHL class Dallas, TX or Concealed Handgun Class Dallas, TX. I usually get better results by not using the “TX”. So CHL Class McKinney or CHL class Frisco or CHL Class Plano should get good results.
Also, think about price. And by “think about” it, I don’t mean that you should just search for a cheap CHL class or training. I have had several students come to my class after being creeped out when they signed up for a handgun license class only to show up and be sitting around a creepy guy’s kitchen table for 8-10 hours while his kids were screaming and watching TV in the background. Again….this is rare. But make sure the handgun instructor has a place to do the CHL class. It is common for instructors to use their offices or local space that is rented to do the CHL instruction. This is very good for you and a much more fun, clean, and centrally located place for you to take your Plano CHL class while paying less to do so. Feel free to pay $120-150 for a tiny classroom at a range, but believe me… two hours into an 8-10 hour day, you’ll be feeling very clausterphobic.
How about a concealed handgun instructor in the Dallas or suburbs with experience? Definitely important. In order to get your concealed license, experience is actually not at the top of the list of things that are required. An instructor just has to cover the state required minimum subjects and qualify you at the range. So a licensed CHL instructor with little experience can get you your license. But a CHL instructor with lots of experience will give you a much more enjoyable class and leave you with a passion for it. State required minimums are important obviously, but there are a lot of nuances and subtleties in the handgun laws that need to be considered. So a google search for concealed handgun instructor Dallas, TX will reveal a plethora of instructors, but which will have experience and which won’t? If you peruse the sight, you can tell which ones care and which will do the minimum needed to get your hard earned cashola. So for a CHL instructor in Plano with experience, try searching for top rated CHL instructor Plano or Best CHL Instructor Dallas (or wherever).
Once again….. Obviously, I want your business. I am a DPS licensed CHL instructor and my license # 01773371. I do my range qualification at a local range that is filled with extremely nice, patient guys that want your return business and is located a few minutes from my nice looking, clean office in Plano, TX with large clean restrooms. I have been taking and teaching CHL classes and tactical training for more years than I can count. I have a passion for not only teaching you the basics that you need to get your CHL, but I want more than that. I want most of for you to become an engaged and indpendently excited concealed handgun license holder. Why? Because that means you’ll leave CHL class with more thna basics. You’ll leave my class with a pasison an in depth understanding of the CHL laws, signs, etc. If you want a McKinney CHL class or Frisco CHL class or anywhere in the DFW area, I’m your guy!
There are lots of Dallas CHL classes. Even more CHL class in Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Richardson, Garland, etc. They’re all over the place. But they won’t give you all that you need. So choose wisely my friends. Either way….TAKE a concealed handgun license class.