Announcements

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.
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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.

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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.

Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit

Scroll down to find:

  • TN Dept. of Safety Handgun Carry Permit On-line application process directions with links
  • Our 2016 Tennessee Carry Permit Class Schedule
  • Information about the class
  • Directions to our classroom
  • Information regarding the TN Handgun Carry Permit fees

Austin’s Tennessee Firearms offers Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit courses on Saturdays and Sundays (see schedule below), we also offer the option of scheduling classes on other dates on request for special groups.

The Department of Safety’s online registration program speeds up the receipt of your Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit. It automates the process and even allows you to track the progress of your application yourself. The steps are simple and outlined below.

 

  1. Go online to the Department of Safety’s secure website at https://apps.tn.gov/handgun (link opens in new browser window), fill out the application, hit the “Submit” button and print out or record the confirmation number of the transaction.
  2. Contact the school via email at info@firearmsclasses.com providing the CONFIRMATION NUMBER you received when you submitted your online registration at the Department of Safety’s registration webpage AND your contact information, i.e. your name, home address, email addressphone number .

It’s as easy as 1, 2 … er, ah… well, easy as pie!

Special Note: If you do not begin your application on line and provide a confirmation number by the day prior to your class date we will have to report your scores the old fashioned way- with pen, FAX and the US Mail. There is a substantial amount of paperwork, faxing, mailing etc. involved in this for the school which costs money so we will have no choice but to pass this cost along to the student without the confirmation number. Therefore if you do not provide us with your confirmation number the day prior to the class $15 will be charged to you in order to receive your completion certificate. We really hate to do this but we simply can no longer absorb the expense for those who choose not to take the simple step of completing their online application. This may also cause a delay in the receipt of your carry permit. Begin your application on-line today. It’s easy, saves time and money so do it.

2016 Tennessee Carry Permit Class Schedule
9 January 2016- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

   Registration is closed. This class is full.

 24 January 2016- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

  Registration is closed. This class is full.

 9 July 2016- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

Due to high demand registration for this class is now open

 24 July 2016- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

Due to high demand registration for this class is now open

13 February 2016- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

  Registration is closed. This class is full.

 21 February 2016- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

  Registration is closed. This class is full.

 6 August 2016- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

 WHOA! Registration Not open yet

 28 August 2016- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

 WHOA! Registration Not open yet

12 March 2016- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

 Registration is closed. This class is full.

 20 March 2016- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

   Registration is closed. This class is full.

 10 September 2016- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

 WHOA! Registration Not open yet

 25 September 2016- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

 WHOA! Registration Not open yet

9 April 2016- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

   Registration is closed. This class is full.

 17 April 2016- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

   Registration is closed. This class is full.

 8 October 2016- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

 WHOA! Registration Not open yet

 23 October 2016- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

 WHOA! Registration Not open yet

14 May 2016- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

Registration is closed. This class is full.

 22 May 2016- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

Registration is closed. This class is full.

 5 November 2016- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

 WHOA! Registration Not open yet

 20 November 2016- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

 WHOA! Registration Not open yet

11 June 2016- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

Registration is closed. This class is full.

 26 June 2016- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

 Due to high demand registration for this class is now open

 3 December 2016- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

 WHOA! Registration Not open yet

 `18 December 2016- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

 WHOA! Registration Not open yet

Note: If you are a beginning or novice shooter it is strongly recommended that you take our NRA F.I.R.S.T. Steps Pistol Orientation class. Our NRA Firearm Instruction, Responsibility and Safety Training – is the National Rifle Association’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for beginning shooters or new gun purchasers. This is a private lesson for one person or a couple which provides a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper operation of a specific model of firearm, whether it is one owned by the student or one supplied by the instructor. To not only improve retention, but also to make learning fun, these courses reflect the TPI (Total Participant Involvement) philosophy of “learning by doing”. CLICK HERE to learn more about this superb class (this link opens in a new browser window so just click it closed to see this page again).

ABOUT THE TN HANDGUN CARRY PERMIT CLASS

Owner/Instructor: Austin Crow, 865.234.5073 or acrow@firearmsclasses.com

Lead Instructor/Chief Range Safety Officer: Mike Crow 865.234.5073 or mcrow@firearmsclasses.com

Associate Instructors: Don Nickel, Carver Lovely, Duane Boyd, Jim Albanese

Guest Instructor(s):

Length of Class: Classes are 8 hours long as required by the Department of Safety and begin at 8am

Course Cost: $100 / student plus $10.00 range fee. Big discounts available. Call 865.234.7053 to find out how. The only other cost would be the $15.00 fee should you fail to provide your on-line application confirmation number from the Department of Safety’s on-line application page (see special note located just above our schedule above. It’s easy, saves time and money so do it).

Location: Austin’s Tennessee Firearms School Classroom Facility, 154- A Talmeda Rd (directions below).

What to Bring:

  • A safe attitude and open mind
  • Writing materials to take notes
  • Eye and ear protection if you have them (these items are available at the school for a nominal fee if you do not bring your own)
  • The firearm you will be qualifying with and 100 rounds of ammunition.
  • Good sturdy shoes.
  • A baseball cap or hat with a brim.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather. We shoot rain or shine unless lightning is in the area.
  • Bug spray and sunscreen may be helpful.

If you do not own a firearm you may rent a .22 cal revolver for $40.00 which includes all ammunition needed for the course or a .38 caliber revolver and all ammunition needed for the course for only $45.00.

I will provide the following: Targets; cleaning kits; various learning and training aids; multiple handouts; dummy ammunition (snap-caps); Enthusiasm; a safe learning environment. The appropriate paperwork and certificates and direction necessary to complete the procurement of your carry permit.

After the state’s Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit class has concluded each student will receive the NRA’s Pistol Student Participation Packet. This packet contains the folowing:

  • NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting Handbook- A $19.95 value, this full-color, 119 page handbook on revolver and semi-automatic pistol shooting is one in a series of NRA publications on the basics of shooting. It includes such topics as pistol parts and operation, ammunition, using a pistol safely, operating a pistol, cleaning, storing and transporting a pistol, shooting fundamentals, shooting positions, improving and maintaining shooting skills, and buying a pistol.
  • Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program Book- A great way to build shooting skills. Qualification shooting is an informal, year-round recreational shooting activity that provides incentive awards for developing and improving marksmanship skills. It’s a drill. The NRA sets the standards; you meet the challenge! Progression is self-paced and scores are challenging but attainable. Performance is measured against established par scores and any shooter who meets or exceeds those scores is entitled to the corresponding recognition awards for that rating. It’s all done on the honor system and participation is FREE!
  • Our NRA Gun Safety Rules Card

DIRECTIONS: To the classroom facilities

From Dandridge, Knoxville and All Points East
1.
From I-40 West, turn RIGHT (North) onto TN-162 N/PELLISSIPPI PKWY. (I-140)
2. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto OAK RIDGE HWY/TN-62 W.
3. Going WEST on OAK RIDGE HWY / TN-62 W toward COMMERCE PARK DR. Continue to follow TN-62 W.
4. At 2nd light turn RIGHT onto LAFAYETTE DR.

5. Turn RIGHT onto OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE / TN-95 N.
6. At stoplight #3 Turn Left
7. Take 1st Right onto Talmeda Rd. The classroom facility will be your left between Homeland Foods Cafe and First Choice Mortgage Co.

From Jellico, TN & Points North in Kentucky
1. I-75 S toward KNOXVILLE
2. Take the HWY 61 exit- EXIT 122- toward OAK RIDGE and Clinton
3. Stay straight, going through Clinton; keep straight onto OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE/Hwy-95
4. After passing Eddie Hair’s Firestone take next Right onto Central Ave.
5. Take first Left onto Talmeda Rd. The classroom facility will be your right between Homeland Foods Cafe and First Choice Mortgage Co.

From Morgan and Scott Counties
1. Follow 127 to Wartburg
2. Take HWY 62 toward Oliver Springs and OAK RIDGE
3. Turn Left onto OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE/ Hwy-95
4. Travel east through Oak Ridge
5. At stoplight #3 Turn Left
6. Take first Right onto Talmeda Rd. The classroom facility will be your left between Homeland Foods Cafe and First Choice Mortgage Co.

From Crossville, Nashville and Points West
1.
Travel I-40 E towards Knoxville
2. Take the TN-58 N/GALLAHER RD exit- EXIT 356- toward OAK RIDGE.
3. Merge onto TN-58 N.
4. TN-58 N becomes GALLAHER RD/OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE/TN-95 N.
5. Travel east through Oak Ridge
6. At stoplight #3 Turn Left
7. Take first Right onto Talmeda Rd. The classroom facility will be your left between Homeland Foods Cafe and First Choice Mortgage Co.

From Chattanooga and Points South
1.
I-75 N toward KNOXVILLE
2. Take the US-321/TN-95 exit- EXIT 81- toward OAK RIDGE
3. Take TN-95 N toward MELTON HILL DAM/OAK RIDGE.
4. Travel east through Oak Ridge
5. At stoplight #3 Turn Left
6. Take first Right onto Talmeda Rd. The classroom facility will be your left between Homeland Foods Cafe and First Choice Mortgage Co.

Tennessee Handgun Permit Fees

(current as of 27 Dec. 2015) (Source- https://www.tn.gov/safety/article/handgunmain)

  • The cost of the handgun carry permit varies according to the applicant’s date of birth and their next age divisible by five (age 30, 35, 40…etc).
  • Handgun carry permits will be issued on a three to seven year cycle, based on the applicant’s age, and will expire on a birthday that is divisible by five. The renewal fee will still be pro-rated at the same cost of $12.50 per year.
  • Accepted methods of payment for an original handgun carry permit are cash, money order, MasterCard, Visa and Discover Credit Cards. Checks are accepted for a renewal and duplicate handgun carry permits.

Handgun Carry Permit Fees by Years Issued

Number of Years for Permit Original Cost Renewal Cost
3 $102.50 $37.50
4 $115.00 $50.00
5 $127.50 $62.50
6 $140.00 $75.00
7 $152.50 $87.50
Lifetime $500.00 N/A

Handgun Carry Permit Fees by Age (example)

Age Number of Permit Years Original Cost Renewal Cost
21 4 $115.00 $50.00
22 3 $102.50 $37.50
23 7 $152.50 $87.50
24 6 $140.00 $75.00
25 5 $127.50 $62.50
26 4 $115.00 $50.00
27 3 $102.50 $37.50
28 7 $152.50 $87.50
29 6 $140.00 $75.00
30 5 $127.50 $62.50
N/A Lifetime $500.00 N/A