Concealed Carry

Jan 2014

XS Sight Systems – M&P Shield

I recently purchased a Smith and Wesson M&P Shield as a concealed carry gun.  The gun was great right out of the package and the trigger pull was satisfactory. However the model I purchased did not have night sights on it.

Any concealed carry gun that you may possibly carry after dusk or before dawn, or into a building, should have night sights.  Knowing that I would be carrying this firearm at various hours of the day I decided a set of night sights was in order.

I chose a set of XS Sight Systems Big Dot Tritium sights for the M&P Shield.   The task of putting these sights on took about 30 minutes. I made a short video of the sight installation, so you can follow along.

Changing the sights on a firearm is much easier than most people think, there is very little that can go wrong and short of breaking the [...]

How to submit documentation online to Texas DPS

For several years people could apply online for their Texas CHL. Until recently the CHL applicants had one option for submitting a certificate of training and other documents. Prior to September 1 2013, an applicant had to make copies of any documentation and mail the documents to Texas Department of Public Safety.  Now the documentation can be submitted in PDF, and other electronic formats directly to Texas DPS. This saves the CHL applicant several days of processing time for new and renewal applications.


How to apply online for the Texas CHL

For the last couple of years the State of Texas has been moving away from the pencil and paper application.   The current preferred method is the online application

The State of Texas has made the online application process a relatively easy one. The most difficult step is finding the online application at the Texas Department of Public Safety website.

I made a quick tutorial video on how to find the Texas DPS website and how to get to the application on the website.

If you have any questions please post them in the comment section.