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KR Training has been involved with the Texas CHL program since its inception in September 1995. Karl and Penny were in the first CHL instructor course DPS ran, and Tom Schaefer was in the 2nd course. We have been teaching CHL classes since the first day it was legal to offer them. We have trained thousands

Four models top our list of recommended guns: Glock, Springfield XD, Springfield XD(m) and S&W M&P. All 4 have many similarities: size, shape, weight, caliber options, barrel length options, and cost. The following are our opinions based on using all 4 gun types and seeing many of these guns used by students in classes and in

There are many handgun models on the market, in a wide variety of calibers, barrel lengths, action types, sizes, finishes, and other mechanical features. If your main interest is recreational shooting or learning to shoot well, a .22 pistol or revolver is the best choice. Most of the rules below apply to .22's as well as larger

We are frequently asked about the differences between Basic Pistol 1, Basic Pistol 2 and Beginner Pistol.   Beginner Pistol Basic Pistol 1 Basic Pistol 2 Hours 5 hours 3 hours 4 hours Class size 6 maximum 12 maximum 16 maximum Instructor/student ratio, classroom 1:6 3:12 (1:4) 4:16 (1:4) Instructor/student ratio, shooting range 1:1 1:1 (3 shooters per relay) 4:8 (1:2) NRA Basic Pistol Handbook included no yes yes Number of rounds fired 100 50 100 Loaner guns provided yes yes yes but recommend student

Can you score 90% on the CHL shooting test? If you haven't taken the CHL class, you should shoot the CHL shooting test to evaluate where your skills are. The test, and how to score it, can be found here. State law specifies a score of at least 70% (175 points) to pass, but our acceptable standard