Information in regard to getting or renewing a Texas CHL

General Guidelines
  • During the CHL test (and during any time when firearms are involved) safety is our top priority.
  • Firearm Etiquette:
  • We do not condone reckless, irresponsible, or unsafe conduct with a firearm at any time.
  • Gun Status:
  • Whether on or off the range it is extremely important to treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
  • Muzzle Discipline:
  • The muzzle of your firearm should always be pointed in a safe direction (away from other people, downrange, etc.).
  • Trigger Discipline:
  • Make sure you keep your finger out of the trigger guard and off of the trigger until you are ready to fire your firearm.
  • Target Awareness:
  • When discharging your firearm, always be aware of your target. It is also important to consider what lies beyond your intended target.
  • Operational Education:
  • One important key to firearm safety is knowing your firearm. Take the time to learn about your firearm.
  • Firearm Maintenance:
  • It is crucial to the proper operation of your firearm that you keep it clean and well maintained.
  • Eye/Ear Protection:
  • Always wear your safety equipment when shooting your firearm. This includes eye and ear protection.
  • Impairment:
  • AIGR has a zero tolerance policy regarding impairment while shooting. Do not partake of any substance that can impair your abilities or judgements while shooting.

  • During the CHL Shooting Test
    Shooting Knowledge:
  • Please be well versed in the use of your firearm before you attend your CHL course. This course is not designed to teach you to operate your firearm, and the instructors are no permitted to teach you to shoot.
  • If you are in need of instruction in the use of your firearm, please contact us to arrange a shooting lesson.
  • Following Instructions:
  • It is imperative that you follow instructions during the shooting portion of your CHL test. You will be instructed when to load and shoot your gun, as well as how many shots to take.
  • Inspection:
  • Once the shooting test is over, it is important to make sure your firearm is unloaded, safe, and secured.