Hello everyone. Ive decided to finally get a CHL, and I was unaware that I am not eligible to get a Texas CHL. ( I was arrested for DWI in Sept '07, DPS dropped charges and I never lost my license, Did deferred ajudication for the county charges, then the charges were dismissed.) I called DPS and they confirmed that even though the charges were dropped, for CHL purposes that a deffered ajudication is treated as a conviction. DPS doesnt care that I'm in law school and a member of the American Bar Association, they still feel like Im a criminal...... So, to make a long story short I can't apply for a Texas CHL until Sept 2012. So, Ive been reading and I can apply and should qualify for a Florida CCW which has reciprocity in Texas. A person doesnt have to be a Florida resident to get a Florida CCW. Has anyone here done this? If so, have you had any problems with carrying in Texas? Ever had any contact with LEO while carrying Florida CCW in Texas? I spoke to a licensing agent from Florida and he told me that I need to take an NRA or Law Enforcement approved firearms safety course for the Florida CCW. Would a Texas CHL course suffice? Any other pertinent info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.