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Posted: 2/13/2006 1:00:08 PM EDT
I'm starting up my new job and I get to take the CHL for free and I'm allowed to carry on the job. However, I have one question, what is the shooting portion of the test? I'm going to the range tomorrow to get accustomed to my CCW which I haven't had a chance to shoot yet.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:24:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:46:39 PM EDT
For me the easieast part of the class was the shooting portion.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:13:28 PM EDT
dont think you can fail the shooting portion unless intentional.


using a good pistol that you are accustomed to is probably your best bet.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:18:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 2:19:46 PM EDT by Thunderchild]

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
50 shots.

20 at 3 yds
20 at 7 yds
10 at 20 15 yds

TRG



Fixed.

Linky

TC

eta: added URL
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:50:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
dont think you can fail the shooting portion unless intentional.


using a good pistol that you are accustomed to is probably your best bet.




Yes you can I saw it at my class, guy using a jennings .380. We all laughed.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:57:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Propblast:

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
dont think you can fail the shooting portion unless intentional.


using a good pistol that you are accustomed to is probably your best bet.




Yes you can I saw it at my class, guy using a jennings .380. We all laughed.



And I bet he passed....
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:06:30 PM EDT
Yeah, the shooting part is the easiest.

But if your teacher was like mine than he will be loud and in your face!

But that is good b/c you WILL remember what he tells you!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:14:36 PM EDT
Don't sweat the shooting test.

A blind 1 legged dog on crack can pass it.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:21:14 PM EDT
I passed the shooting with flying colors. I'm the worst shot in Texas, can't hit the broad side of a barn... fullcip
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:22:42 PM EDT
I compare it to taking Defensive Driving with guns. Impossible to fail. Just put your time in.

My 63 year old mother in law passed it. SCARES THE CRAP OUT OF ME!!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:22:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
dont think you can fail the shooting portion unless intentional.


using a good pistol that you are accustomed to is probably your best bet.



It's just my new, well new to me, 1911 and i'll have my other 1911 there as a back up.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:23:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By texduramax:
I compare it to taking Defensive Driving with guns. Impossible to fail. Just put your time in.

My 63 year old mother in law passed it. SCARES THE CRAP OUT OF ME!!



The Texas CHL is about learning the laws on where you can carry, when you can carry and when it is a legal time to pull your gun out and shoot. It is not a class on shooting, as the qualification standard shows. If you want to learn to shoot a gun, go elsewhere. If you are strong enough to hold the gun out in front of you and pull the trigger, you can pass the shooting requirements. I honestly believe that a person that shoots pistols a lot, can pass the test with their eyes shut.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 9:18:29 PM EDT
I've shot a 249 both times. I know I could pull of a 225 blindfolded. Don't sweat the shoting portion, just take your time.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 10:07:13 PM EDT
I don't know how it is possible to fail it but I hear stories all the time.
When I took the class there was some lady that failed 2 times then passed by 2 or 3 points.
It realy is kind of sad.
Just think how she will do under stress, in the dark or who knows what .

Invisiblesoul
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:52:21 AM EDT
Why we are on the CHL topic, it's time for me to renew this year. If I remember correctly one can renew as early as 6 months before expiration. Correct?

The guy I used before, Trey Tenery, P.I., is no longer at the number I have.
I would be greatful for recommendations on who to use in the Mesquite/Forney area. Thanks.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:37:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:48:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:

Originally Posted By Thunderchild:

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
50 shots.

20 at 3 yds
20 at 7 yds
10 at 20 15 yds

TRG



Fixed.

Linky

TC

eta: added URL



Thanks, I don't know why I put 20? I have the ranges marked on my pistol range.

Doh!

Piece of advice on the shooting test. Stand on the far LEFT of the shooting line. With 10-20 handguns all firing at once, the line gets pelted with hot brass. Watch out for newbies/women that get hot brass down thier shirts. They will freak and lose muzzle and trigger discipline.

TRG



Something about hot down their shirts...hhmmmmm

Good point however.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:56:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ORinTX:
Don't sweat the shooting test.

A blind 1 legged dog on crack can pass it.



+1

I could have done much better on the range part of the test, but at Bullet Trap they normally get pissed if you do any rapid fire shooting. This was my one chance to do some rapid fire there and I wasn't going to miss it
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:03:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:04:53 AM EDT
I took my class this passed Sunday and it was way easier than I thought. There was even this older lady in her late 60's who tried to shoot an old revolver, but it was broke somehow (I don't know the details) so she rented a glock 9mm and passed just fine. Then she bought a glock from the gunshop that we were at. The class was mostly boring and I wouldn't say that there were 'sales pitches', but there were many breaks for us all to go and fondle their inventory.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:12:18 AM EDT
Guy next to me had a Jennings. I didn't have to worry about any spent brass coming out of that thing! lol! I really felt kind of sorry for him... just a little.

TC

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:17:16 AM EDT
Thanks ya'll, as far as brass coming at me, we'll be in an indoor range with partitions so I won't have to worry about that.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:22:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:00:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
I dare you to do a ghetto hold when you are at 3 yards. Remember to 'thrust' the pistol at the target to make the bullets go faster.

Use the phrases "Yeah, dog!" "Take That!" "Get some!"

TRG



That's an awesome idea.

I believe my CHL instructor would have pistol whipped me if I'd done that.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 9:32:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 9:33:07 AM EDT by CQToverVmatch]

Originally Posted By BadSVT:
Thanks ya'll, as far as brass coming at me, we'll be in an indoor range with partitions so I won't have to worry about that.



u working at champion?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 9:59:05 AM EDT
start wednesday.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:09:08 AM EDT
good luck.... Mike is kewl but Katy and I never saw eye to eye. I never worked at Champions(had friends that did) but did spend most of my disposable income there while in college.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 11:12:57 AM EDT
eh it's better than working at Academy. Too much corporate bull shit to put up with and this way I get to focus on firearms instead of having to mess with other shit all day long.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 11:26:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 2:48:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BadSVT:
eh it's better than working at Academy. Too much corporate bull shit to put up with and this way I get to focus on firearms instead of having to mess with other shit all day long.



next time I am in CS, I'll stop by.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:43:37 PM EDT
50 shots.--------------------------------------
20 at 3 yds
20 at 7 yds
10 at 20 yds

I believe
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:42:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 6:42:46 PM EDT by ORinTX]

Originally Posted By GETSUM:
50 shots.--------------------------------------
20 at 3 yds
20 at 7 yds
10 at 20 yds

I believe



10 at 15, I think -- not 20.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:30:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 9:11:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DVDTracker:
I'll have to think about doing my renewal shoot all weak-hand only. That's five years down the road though.



I can see it now...
DVDTracker: I must admit it, you are better than I am
Guy next to him: Then why are you smiling?
DVD: Because I know something you don't know.
Guy: And what is that?
DVD: I am not left-handed!
(cue trumpets)
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:33:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:38:11 PM EDT
Wow small world, I love going to Champions, I just don't anymore because I'm broke. If I had somewher eto keep my pistols up here it might be a different story, but living on campus and having my handguns is a no no.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:40:43 PM EDT
Thats why I never lived on campus. I always had atleast one firearm with me up here.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 12:09:12 AM EDT
I shot the course like this






and used all the proper lingo "Yeah, dog!" "Take That!" "Get some!" " who's yo daddy!" and "whad up now"

Just kidding



((TRG inspired))

Invisiblesoul
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