Texas CHL (Concealed Handgun License) has been renamed to Texas LTC (License to Carry)

Recommend Pistols for LTC (CHL) Carry

1911’s are great guns, but they are out of our recommendations for LTC carry

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

Go Reliable!!!

We are not saying that there are not other great guns and brands. These are the ones that we have experience with or have been recommended by reliable sources. If you can, test fire several different ones, until you find the best one for you! It probably isn’t always the expensive ones.

The recommended manufacturing brands are:

For CHL (CCW) carry that is. Not to say that others are good for other activities

  • Beretta visit them at http://www.berettausa.com/ 
  • CZ visit them at http://www.cz-usa.com/ 
  • Glock visit them at http://us.glock.com/ 
  • Sig Sauer visit them at http://www.sigsauer.com/ 
  • Smith and Wesson  visit them at http://www.smith-wesson.com/ 
  • Springfield Armory visit them at http://www.springfield-armory.com/ 
  • Walther visit them at http://www.waltherarms.com/ 


Granted, there are several great manufacturers that we have not mentioned. These manufacturers, like H&K or Kimber, tend to be a bit on the pricey side, but make great firearms. Because of their starting price range, we consider them outside of our recommended cost scope.

Sig Sauer P220

Recommended semi-automatic & revolver pistol models

As with brand, try a variety of models to find which one is best for you

  • Beretta
    • Pocket
      • Pico
      • BU9 Nano
    • Sub Compact
      • Px4 Storm
    • Compact
      • M9A1 (92) Compact Inox
      • Px4 Storm Compact
  • CZ
    • Sub Compact
      • 2075 RAMI
    • Compact
      • 75
      • P-01
      • P-06
  • Glock
    • Sub Compact Slimline (Pocket)
      • G36
      • G42
    • Sub Compact
      • G26
      • G27
      • G29
      • G30
      • G33
      • G39
    • Compact
      • G19
      • G23
      • G32
      • G38
  • Sig Sauer
    • Pocket
      • P232
      • P238
      • P239
      • Sub Compact
        • P250
    • Compact
      • P220 (Carry)
      • P220 (Compact)
      • P226
      • P229
      • P250
  • Smith and Wesson
    • Pocket
      • Bodyguard 380
    • Sub Compact
      • M&P SHIELD
    • Compact
      • M&P Compact
    • Standard (Full Size)
      • M&P
  • Smith and Wesson (Revolver)
    • Bodyguard 38
    • Model 340PD
    • Model 60
    • Model 637
    • Model 637 CT
    • Model 638
    • Model 640
    • Model 642
    • Model 642LS
    • Model M&P 340
    • Model M&P 340 CT
  • Springfield Armory
    • Sub Compact
      • XD
    • Compact
      • XD(M)
      • XD
  • Walther
    • Pocket
      • PPK
      • PPK/S
    • Sub Compact
      • PK380
      • PPS
      • PPS HT
    • Compact
      • PPQ M1
      • PPQ M2
      • P99 AS