Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Classes:

*The Sunday 24 January class WILL be held as planed.*

We are booked through Sunday 22 May 2016 Check our carry permit training schedule for availability.
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer Class:

Coming up 28 February 2016. For more info look in the NRA Classes section under the Training Tab above.

Instructor Classes:

NRA Basic Instructor Training (Instructor Development):
Coming up Friday 26 February. For more info look in the Instructor section- NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Tab under the Training Tab above.

NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Class:

Coming up Saturday 27 February. For more info look in the Instructor section under the Training Tab above.

NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer Class:

Coming up 28 February. For more info look in the NRA Classes section under the Training Tab above.

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Training Programs

ATFS News and Special Events

Austin’s Tennessee Firearms School conducts many, many civilian, Community, Security and corporate training programs. ATFS is the Tennessee HQ of the revolutionary training method called “Universal Protection” which is a simple and extremely effective method that allows anyone to physically defend themselves against all levels of physical aggression and assault.  Our training programs cover not only all aspects of personal safety; from non-violent personal protection and avoidance to unarmed & armed combative’s but also first aid concepts which include Basic First Aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and Blood-born Pathogens. 3 November-An excerpt from a feature story appearing in the 3 November edition of the Knoxville Metro Pulse

Why Do East Tennesseans Love Their Guns?

Check it out here HERE.


Click Here to view our Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit class schedule and see how to register for the class date of your choice.


ATFS is a provider of Corporate and Workplace Safety and Self Defense training programs.  Our “Learning While Lunching” – Personal Safety and Refuse To Be a Victim Presentations and “Home Safe and Sound” – Home Visits are two increasingly popular programs. We can host your training program at our  training facility in Oak Ridge, TN, or bring the training to you at your own location. Become an Instructor

17 and 18 April 2015- The NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor certification class to be held on 17 and 18 April.

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Do you now own or are you considering owning a firearm? Do you want to be able to get the most enjoyment out of your sport shooting? Do want to be able to safely protect and defend your yourself and/or your loved ones? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the classes we offer are designed for you and you should know the following:
There are lots of good reasons to own a firearm. Whether its for recreation, competition, hunting, gun collecting, historical reenactment, home defense or personal protection — the basics are where to start. ATFS offers the NRA Basic Training courses that will give you the knowledge, skills and attitude to safely and successfully pursue your shooting interests.Our advanced courses will build on the basics you have learned and allow you to take it to the next level of expertise.

All classes taught by NRA Certified Instructors. Lead NRA instructor number is- #146103229
Classes are presented by appointment only.
Your life and enjoyment as well as the lives and enjoyment of others are far too important. Don’t settle for the training that comes in the box.

22 and 23 May 2015- The NRA Basic Pistol Instructor certification class to be held on 22 and 23 May.

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Since 1871, a major objective of the National Rifle Association has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms. Knowing how to shoot is an important requirement for NRA instructors, but you will also need to know how to teach others to shoot. ATFS’s Lead Instructor is an NRA Training Counselor and offers instructor certifications in most disciplines.  NRA Instructor Training Courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and teach courses in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program.

Free Training Opportunity
Schedule or host a training program of 10 or more participants and receive a free spot!  Organize your friends, family, or co-workers for any ATFS class and you will attend free.  It’s great way to spend time with friends or family, while learning how to stay safe. It’s a great team building opportunity for your office or work group.

Contact Austin’s Tennessee Firearms School for more information or to reserve your class date now.

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