Texas CHL (Concealed Handgun License) has been renamed to Texas LTC (License to Carry)
The most common chassis (or frame) size is the Full size. However, this is also the most difficult size to conceal, but is usually the easiest to shoot.
The smaller the frame, the easier to conceal, but the more recoil you will experience.
This is only for the semi-automatics. Revolver fans, we will add a section for you when we can.
There are four main CHL Carry Pistol Chassis or Frame sizes are:
The recommended CHL Carry Pistol Chassis or Frame sizes are Compact and Sub-Compact, with the Compact being the best balance of size and shoot-ability. Sub-Compact is easier to conceal most of the time, and if it doesn’t come standard, investing in a pinky extension for the magazine. This will help in controlling the pistol when it is fired.
The Pocket Chassis, often called mouse, size is a great secondary or backup CHL Carry Pistol, and can be your primary if this is the only size that you can carry. Although, I wouldn’t recommend any caliber smaller than a .380. Something is better than nothing; if you ever find yourself in need to defend your life or your family.
Almost all of our recommended CHL Carry Concealment Pistols sell the above chassis or frame sizes. As with all tools, remember that a CHL Carry Concealment Pistol is just a tool, you should buy quality and make sure that you practice and maintain per the manufacture recommendations.
No matter what you decide to carry, be sure that you practice with the pistol(s) that you planning to carry as your CHL Concealment Carry Pistol.
Chassis / Frame Size
Glock 17 Gen 3
Glock 19 Gen 3
Glock 26 Gen 3
Sig Sauer P238