Useful Links

Texas LTC Resources

TX Concealed Carry Application
Reminder About Application Requirements
Texas LTC Fee Schedule
Reciprocity Agreements
Texas LTC FAQs
Downloadable Forms
Texas Handgun Laws
Texas LTC Conviction Rates
DPS Youtube Channel
U.S Handgun Laws
State Laws and Reciprocity
Help clearing criminal charges
Tracking Texas gun-free zones (with phone app)
Texas CHL Forum

Gun Reviews


Best Guns for Self Defense
How to Pick the Perfect Bug-Out Gun
Articles by Dr. Norman Wong
Backwoods Home Article Index
Texas Rangers and the Colt Revolver
Personal Defense Network
The Basics of Gun Handling -- Sig Sauer Academy [Video]
Pistol Shooting Drill to Improve Accuracy -- Sig Sauer Academy [Video]
Student of the Gun
Women and Guns (for the ladies)
Armed Females of America (for the ladies)
Murder Rate Drops As Permits Rise


Crimson Trace
Dan Wesson
European American Armory
Heckler & Koch
Kahr Arms
Sig Sauer
Smith & Wesson
Springfield Armory
Sturm, Ruger
Vortex Optics
Wilson Combat


Boomstick Arms, Jason Widmer (254-368-4540) (Leonard)
Erick Ortenblad (320-292-5660) (McKinney)

Holsters and Concealment Gear

Vedder Holsters
Kore Gun Belts
Lights and Holsters Tactical Store
Women's Holsters and CCW Purses
Masters of Concealment
Active Pro Gear
deSantis Holsters
Crossbreed Holsters
Fobus Holsters
Safariland Holsters
Galco Leather
Guide to Concealed Carry Holsters
Craft Holsters, Bags, and Gear

General Retailers

Cabela's (NOT guns)
Midway USA
Natchez Shooters Supplies
Gander Mountain (Lewisville)
Amazon (accessories only)

Online/Local Sources for Guns

Bud's Gun Shop
GT Distributors (local to Dallas, LEO equipment and police trade-ins)
KI Industries, Celina (972-914-8897)
Frontsight Firearms, McKinney
Atlantic Firearms
Gun Broker
Guns America
J & G Sales
Ray's Sporting Goods (Dallas)
Guns International
The Outdoors Emporium, sales and transfers -- local to Dallas area (by appointment only)

Ammo Online

Freedom Munitions
SG Ammo

Self Defense

U.S. Concealed Carry Association
Tactics for Self Defense
Self Defense Tactics for Women
The Expert's Guide to Handgun Marksmanship
Personal Defense Network
Defense Carry Forum
Learn About Guns
Pistol Drills
The Cornered Cat (for the ladies)
Pink Pistols (for the ladies)
Black Guns Matter


Massad Ayoob: Deadly Force - Understanding Your Right to Self Defense
John Lott: More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws
Robert Taubert: Rattenkrieg -- Close Quarters Battle Pistol


Shooting Times
Shooting Illustrated
Gun Digest
Man at Arms
Guns and Ammo
Police Magazine

Shooting Sports

Project Appleseed: Classic Rifle Instruction + Revolutionary War History
A Girl and a Gun Shooting League (for the ladies)
Single Action Shooting Society


National Rifle Association
Join NRA and save $10
Texas State Rifle Association
Second Amendment Foundation
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Gun Owners of America
National Association for Gun Rights
National Shooting Sports Foundation
Texas Concealed Handgun Association
Students for Concealed Carry
Open Carry (Natl)
Students for Concealed Carry
Gun Rights
The Jeffersonian
Of Arms & the Law
Georgia Carry
Florida Carry
Natl African-American Gun Assoc

Legal Services

Patriot Legal Protection
CCW Safe
Legal Defense Network

Gun News

Keep and Bear Arms
The Gun Mag
The Gun Wire
The Truth About Guns
Ammoland Gun News
Girls Just Wanna Have Guns
Guns Save Life


Gun Boards
Rimfire Central
CZ Forum
Smith & Wesson
Texas CHL Forum
Texas Gun Talk
Law Enforcement Forum
The Firing Line
Defensive Carry


John Lott Blog
The Firearm Blog
The Survival Blog
The Tactical Professor
Shooting Tips and other miscellany


Find Ammo Online
Gun Manuals I
Gun Manuals II
Range Safety and Etiquette
Blue Book of Gun Values
Texas Gun Shows
Guns Guns Guns
American Airlines Firearms Rules
Southwest Airlines Firearms Rules
The Gun Zone
The Free Dictionary
Rifle Stands Designed for the AR Platform
Outdoor Ninjas, Hunting/Fishing/Survival

McKinney Firearms Training
McKinney, TX 75070
(214) 335-3511