Texas Concealed Handgun Association

The Texas Concealed Handgun Association is a professional association of License to Carry (LTC) licensees and instructors, law enforcement personnel, and concerned citizens. TCHA is a Texas 501(c)(4) not-for-profit association.

22nd Annual TCHA Conference

The Texas Concealed Handgun Association (TCHA) Board of Directors is proud to announce plans for the 22nd annual conference, March 29-31, 2019 at the YO Ranch Hotel and Conference Center, Kerrville, Texas.


The keynote speaker for the upcoming conference will be John Correia, founder and owner of Active Self Protection. He will be speaking about the “Persistent Myths about CCW gunfights.” If you know John, it’s probably from his teaching of defensive principles through the Active Self Protection YouTube channel.  The channel currently has over 1.2 million subscribers and garners 20-30 million views a month, making it regularly the most viewed firearms or self-defense related channel in the world. Mr. Correia will also be teaching a class, Lessons Learned From Watching 15,000 Gunfights, on Saturday morning.


The range day activities are being handled by range instructors Aaron Marshall and Jamie LaBarbera of Guncraft Training Academy.  They will also be teaching a class on Evaluating, Choosing, and Mastering Defensive Shooting Techniques. Other training offered will be Low Light Defensive Tactics, VR Training: Beyond the Target, Stop the Bleed: Save a Life, Pros & Cons of the Various Defense Guns, and Understanding the Threat.  In addition to the training and range day activities, there will be other activities, such as a president’s reception, free-play bingo for prizes, and the Saturday luncheon & banquet.

Click here for detailed information regarding the conference registration process, schedule, hotel accommodations, raffles, training programs, instructor bios, etc.

We look forward to seeing you there!

About TCHA

The Texas Concealed Handgun Association began as the Texas Concealed Handgun Instructor Association in 1997, one year after the Texas concealed handgun law, now the license to carry (LTC) law, went into effect. The association’s membership initially consisted of instructors trained by the Texas Department of Public Safety and licensed to teach Texas residents to legally carry handguns under the law.

In 2003, the association expanded its membership to include license holders and anyone interested in carrying a handgun for self defense and currently has more than 1,500 membership. The specific objectives and purposes of TCHA are:

  • To promote the continuation and improvement of the Texas License to Carry (LTC) Law.
  • To represent the standards and concerns of members to the general public,news media, Texas Department of Public Safety and legislators.
  • To promote responsible firearms safety, ownership and use in our communities.
  • To provide current information to members about the laws, lesson plans and topics related to the License to Carry program.
  • To promote high standards of instruction and training.
  • To support the right of responsible, law-abiding citizens to own, keep and lawfully carry firearms for personal protection.

About Membership

Full membership in the Texas Concealed Handgun Association is open to anyone who is not prohibited from purchasing a handgun in the U.S.

Annual, three-year, and life memberships (full and senior) are available. For more information on membership go to TXCHA Membership.

About Texas LTC

DPS administers the License to Carry (LTC) Program under the authority of the Texas Government Code Chapter 411, Subchapter H. DPS licenses individuals to carry handguns within Texas, evaluates the eligibility of applicants through criminal history background checks and monitors those currently licensed to ensure their continued eligibility. DPS also trains and certifies instructors who teach the required course to applicants.

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Arlington, Texas 76016
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