Texas Department of Public Safety Links

Handgun Licensing Section

Texas Department of Public Safety
Handgun Licensing – MSC 0245
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, Texas 78773-0001


Firearm Use & Self-Defense Links

  • Guide to Basic Gun Safety by Alarms.org
  • Gun GoalsA Blog for Gun Enthusiasts covering different topics based on shooting and gun safety.
  • Cornered Cat: As in “Fight like a…” Particularly for women, but good for men too. Start with Dying of EmbarrassmentBlog.
  • Massad Ayoob, Wrote the book on self-protection.
  • AWARE (Arming Women Against Rape and Endangerment). They offer a short Self-Protection Quiz and a Stalking Quiz.
  • A Human Right. The Second Amendment through the camera of someone who grew up in Russia. Blog.
  • Are you ready to carry a concealed handgun in Texas? Take Larry Arnold’s CHL Quiz.
  • 17 Reasons To Own a Gun and Holster in 2017. If you are on the fence about whether you should own a gun and a holster, here are 17 reasons why you should.
  • GunBacker.com. Firearms Opinions, Gear Reviews & Safety Tips For Responsible Gun Owners.
  • Airsoft Tactics. Airsoft isn’t just some mindless game…if you’re seeking consistent victory, tactics is required. Suggested by Daniel.
  • Gun Holster Articles. by Gunner’s Alley.
  • Minute Man Reviews. Provides details and information about firearms, ammo, weapons, and gear facts reviews.
  • How to Use a Tactical Pen: for Self Defense. Tactical pens can be life savers and very effective self defense tools. However, because of their small size, it is important to know how to use them effectively.
  • Tactical Hyve. A new, modern firearms and tactical training website that provides people with vetted connections to our nation’s elite tactical experts to ensure they get the highest quality training and results.


  • A Self-Defense Guide for Senior Citizens by Ammo.com.
  • A Woman’s Self-Defense Guide to Concealed Carry (CCW) by Ammo.com.
  • How to Buy a Holster for Your Application, a comprehensive guide. Suggested by Laura.
  • Texas Gun Laws by Guns to Carry.com
  • Gun Holsters: The Definitive Guide by Guns to Carry.com
  • 2nd Amendment Learning Guide by Joslyn Law Firm
  • America’s Killer New Drug: A 2019 Guide to Fentanyl by Laguna Shores Recovery
  • Gun Laws By State by Sportman’s Warehouse. Sportsman’s Warehouse maintains a comprehensive guide to firearm policies at all levels of government.
  • Small Business Grants available to Female Entrepreneurs by AABRS. Information on small business grants available for women.
  • Beginner Firearm Safety, From Safe Storage to Safe Shooting by Sniper Country

Organization Links

Current Events

A lot of the information on the internet is old, half-true, or downright wrong. Here are some sites and newsletters that are current and trustworthy.

Legislation Links


Researching Legislation

Finding Your Representatives

Other Links

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