This is a summary of Texas concealed carry and firearm laws. We break them down into a question and answer format to make it easier to understand for those of us that aren’t lawyers.
Texas is a Permitless Carry or Constitutional Carry state, which means as long as you meet the following requirements, you can carry a handgun concealed or open in a holster without needing a Texas Concealed Handgun License.
- at least 21 years old
- can legally possess a firearm
- have not been convicted within the past five years of misdemeanor bodily assault causing injury, deadly conduct, terroristic threat, or disorderly conduct (display or discharge) of a firearm
I still recommend getting a concealed carry license which allows you to carry concealed in many other states. For a complete list, go to our concealed carry map.