On January 1, individuals who possess either a valid License To Carry or CHL may be allowed to open carry their handgun in a belt or shoulder holster. Watch this important video on the basics of Open Carry from Texas Law Shield Independent Program Attorney Michele Byington. To learn more, register to attend a Gun Law Workshop.
Some points in particular legal open carriers must realize and prepare for: — You must possess a valid handgun license recognized by the state of Texas.
— You must open-carry your sidearm in a belt holster or shoulder holster.
— Each open-carry individual must realize that law enforcement may approach you and detain you, and perhaps disarm you, to to check for a valid Texas-recognized license.