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Passing CHL test with mouse gun

Just wondering if anyone tried to pass the Texas CHL test with a gun like Keltec or Ruger. TIA
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Just wondering if anyone tried to pass the Texas CHL test with a gun like Keltec or Ruger. TIA
They have a minimum caliber for the text.

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Lady in my class used an LCP and passed. You can take it with any center fire caliber if I am not mistaken.


When I renew, I want to get a desert eagle or something crazy to use.
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Lady in my class used an LCP and passed. You can take it with any center fire caliber if I am not mistaken.


When I renew, I want to get a desert eagle or something crazy to use.
.32 or bigger

LCP and Keltecs should be fine.

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.32 or bigger

LCP and Keltecs should be fine.
That is lame IMO. You should be able to use 5.7x28
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Thanks guys.

And good point. Last time I was at the range some guy was firing a 500 S&W, that would turn a few years.
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Thanks guys.

And good point. Last time I was at the range some guy was firing a 500 S&W, that would turn a few years.
If you qualify with a S&W .500, as impressive as that may be, you could only carry a revolver.


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Good point about the revolver. And lets just say I have no need to get a 500
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i would borrow the longest and most accurate pistol i could find just to ensure i passed imo!! i have a colt 45 that should do the trick but i would probqbly look for a glock 22-23.. gonna take mine soon anyone wanna loan me a superior accurate pistol? (ill clean it afterwards and supply collateral for the weapon)

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If you qualify with a S&W .500, as impressive as that may be, you could only carry a revolver.
I've never understood this rule I mean whats the reasoning behind it.
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i would borrow the longest and most accurate pistol i could find just to ensure i passed imo!! i have a colt 45 that should do the trick but i would probqbly look for a glock 22-23.. gonna take mine soon anyone wanna loan me a superior accurate pistol? (ill clean it afterwards and supply collateral for the weapon)
I've got a Glock 21 SF you can borrow.


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I've never understood this rule I mean whats the reasoning behind it.
Dunno. Probably just has to do with being able to handle an auto if it malfunctions, rather than a revolver?


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I've never understood this rule I mean whats the reasoning behind it.
A revolver is load, point, and shoot. A semi-auto has more in/outs/parts to deal with which is why you can qualify with a semi-auto and have the choice between the two for carry. Not that I agree with that...but I would imagine that's the reasoning behind it.
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A revolver is load, point, and shoot. A semi-auto has more in/outs/parts to deal with which is why you can qualify with a semi-auto and have the choice between the two for carry. Not that I agree with that...but I would imagine that's the reasoning behind it.
This exactly.
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I've got a Glock 21 SF you can borrow.
might take you up on that soon... hang on to my colt.45acp mark IV series 80 while i use it?

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Where I took my CHL class lets students use their rental pistols.

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A revolver is load, point, and shoot. A semi-auto has more in/outs/parts to deal with which is why you can qualify with a semi-auto and have the choice between the two for carry. Not that I agree with that...but I would imagine that's the reasoning behind it.
Yeah I guess I could some what see that maybe I'm just taking it for granted that a person would be exposed to both and understand the function.
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Where I took my CHL class lets students use their rental pistols.
I'd be extremely weary of qualifying with a rented gun. I guess it depends on how well you know the crew at whatever class you take. Still...the thought makes me nervous for some reason.
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Someone stole my handgun and if I am going to get a CHL I feel I would carry a mouse gun a lot more than a larger pistol. I though I would get something like the Ruger or Taurus to carry but I may just borrow a friends gun to qualify. Rather be safe than sorry.

I only rented 1 gun in my life and it may have been my best round of shooting ever. Then again the XD9 is an easy gun to shoot.
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That is lame IMO. You should be able to use 5.7x28
Well, it's unclear if the .32 minimum extends to actually carry.

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Well, it's unclear if the .32 minimum extends to actually carry.
Has nothing to do with carry, only qualifying. There's no caliber minimum written anywhere in the actual carry laws.


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Has nothing to do with carry, only qualifying. There's no caliber minimum written anywhere in the actual carry laws.
I only put it that way because that's how the DPS site had it some time ago in their FAQ section.

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might take you up on that soon... hang on to my colt.45acp mark IV series 80 while i use it?
What's wrong with the Colt that you wouldn't want to use it to do the shooting part of the test ?

I used a borrowed Glock 17 on my CHL test and it was just fine. However, the only reason I used a borrowed gun is because I had not yet bought the gun I currently carry.

If I were you, I would use the gun you plan on carrying to take your CHL test with. If you're not confident enough in the gun to use it for the CHL test, you shouldn't carry it.

Just my opinion, and I'm not talking shit to you or anything. So don't take my above post the wrong way.

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How about an AR or Ak pistol sure would piss the other people trying to qualify off.
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I had two women in my class that came without guns and borrowed my 3" .45. They had never shot a gun before and had no issue qualifying.
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The instructor of my class said nothing smaller than .380 , not sure if it was his rule or DPS I had always heard .32 minimum.
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I have a Glock 22 that you can borrow as well.
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The instructor of my class said nothing smaller than .380 , not sure if it was his rule or DPS I had always heard .32 minimum.
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Lady in my class used an LCP and passed. You can take it with any center fire caliber if I am not mistaken.


When I renew, I want to get a desert eagle or something crazy to use.
I'm thinking a .454 Casull Raging Bull.
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