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Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Classes

We Offer Regularly Scheduled Classes that allow you to qualify to receive a permit from the State of Tennessee to carry a handgun. The cost of the 8 hour class is $65.00 if you pay in advance and $75.00 the day of class. You are not confirmed for the class until payment is received. You need to bring a handgun and fifty rounds of ammunition or you can rent a target pistol with ammunition for $20.00 each.

Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit On-Line Application Steps go to and click on “Handgun Permits” and provide the requested information to obtain your confirmation number. Bring your confirmation number, along with your firearm and fifty rounds of ammunition. If you do not have access to the internet please come to the class 20 minutes early so that we might help you get the application completed.

Hearing and Eye Protection are available free of charge to students.

Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Classes are taught by NRA National Rifle Association  / State of Tennessee  Dept of Safety Handgun Carry Permit Unit Certified Instructor’s  that have law enforcement experience. See the difference that our classes offer for hands on training and shooting range instruction.

Bob Drews
– Senior Instructor – NRA Certified Instructor for Basic Pistol, Defensive Pistol, Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection Inside & Outside the Home, Range Safety Officer.  TN State Certified Handgun Instructor. Distinguished Graduate FrontSight Firearms Training Institute, Numerous DHS Marksmanship Awards, Former Federal Law Enforcement Agent and Captain of Boeing 747 Jet Aircraft. Two 5th Degree Black Belts

Mark Haskins – Instructor – State of TN Certified Handgun Instructor for Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit Since 1996. Thirty years with the Chattanooga Police Department including twenty years with SWAT and tens years as law enforcement firearm instructor. Advanced FBI sniper school.

Ryan Ard – Instructor – NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, State of TN Certified Handgun Instructor for Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit, Owned Firearm Safety School in FL., U.S. Navy Military Police.   

Jeffrey P. Hester – Instructor – NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Certified Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, Prior Military and Law Enforcement experience and State of TN Certified Handgun Instructor.

Rodney C Brown – Instructor – NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, Retired USAF Combat Arms Armorer and Instructor, Prior Law Enforcement Officer and Police Firearms Instructor, Gunsmith, State of Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Instructor.

Leslie E. Stover – Instruction – Range Master at Chattanooga Police Training Center, numerous pistol & rifle instructor certifications, Certified Armorer for Colt, Remington, Glock and Sig Sauer and State of TN Certified Handgun Instructor.

Firearms Safety and Marksmanship Training is also offered to individuals and groups by appointment.

Schedule your training session today by calling the shop at (423) 875-4868.