So I finally got to take the class last Saturday. It was a very long day but I enjoyed it. Lots of interesting info. (BTW if anyone takes the class at The Bullet Trap in Plano, Poor Richard's Cafe one block south on Dobie is awesome for lunch. In and out on time and great food.)
After the instructor described the proficiency test I realized I will need to put in some practice before taking it. Of course I already expected as much.
I had not realized, or had forgotten, that I need to take it with a semiauto if I want to carry that. I had been planning to use a revolver.
Fortunately my wife and I ran into a friend and his wife at dinner the next day and were talking about apt. security in general. I had decided not to mention the CHL thing. Turns out his wife mentioned that she had taken the class years ago, so I added that I just had. She then mentioned that she had borrowed a semi for the test for the reasons I just mentioned. And I said I was thinking I would do the same thing and would probably see if I could borrow my brother in laws. Then my friend said "you can use one of mine." Turns out my friend has a Glock 19 (mine on layaway is the 27) and I now have it to take to the range on Saturday.
Now I just have to practice, take the test, and send in the paperwork. I'm planning to take the test a week from Monday. And I guess turnaround time right now is running about 5 months here in TX because the instructor said one of his students got his this month after sending his paperwork in back in May.
SO I"m going to the range saturday, buying 100 rds of 9 and practicing at 3, 7, and 20 yards. Any suggestions?