|Originally Posted By amftx:
Originally Posted By MateFrio:
Originally Posted By amftx:
It could save you thousands of dollars - and even your life - in the long run.
What? How so?
I don't think "half the time and no practical shooting" is good training. Without good training, the odds of a bad shoot or civil suit are much higher.
ETA: Also, I don't know a single LEO who understands reciprocity or carries a list of states around with him. Lousiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico.. sure. Utah? GTFO. You might beat the wrap but you won't beat the ride. Have fun explaining to a judge or jury why you - a Texas resident - got a Utah CHL to save $50.
Guess I'd need to agree to disagree here. I didn't get any shooting training from my TX CHL class what we got was a test. Some of the folks that passed the shooting test were down right scary. The state mandates the time we take for a class here in TX and the practical shooting testing. More instruction at a higher price does not equal better instruction nor the wrong or right amount of instruciton. As an example of this I don't agree with the revolver vs pistol and caliber restrictions but play the TX game.
If a non resident CHL holder gets in front of a judge and jury there is more at play than just a misunderstanding of a police officer of the law. Bottom line: Cheapest way I know how to get a CHL in Texas time and money is get a Utah CHL. I'd agree it's not as simple of a question to ask yourself but it's being done for cost and other reasons.