Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit

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.

Austin’s has chosen to participate in the Department of Safety’s online registration program to speed 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 either one of the following methods:
  • email at info@firearmsclasses.com
  • phone at 865.264.4636 or
  • stop by the school office at 154A Talmeda Road, Oak Ridge, TN

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!

2015 Tennessee Carry Permit Class Schedule
10 January 2015- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

25 January 2015- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

11 July 2015- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

26 July 2015- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

7 February 2015- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

25 February 2015- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

8 August 2015- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

23 August 2015- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

7 March 2015- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

22 March 2015- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

6 September 2015- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

20 September 2015- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

11 April 2015- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

26 April 2015- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

10 October 2015- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

25 October 2015- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

9 May 2015- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

17 May 2015- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

7 November 2015- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

22 November 2015- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

6 June 2015- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

28 June 2015- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

5 December 2015- Saturday, 8am till 5pm

20 December 2015- Sunday, 8am till 5pm

Merry Christmas!

Syllabus:

Chief Instructor: Mike Crow 865.264.4636 or mcrow@firearmsclasses.com

Instructor: Austin Crow, 865.264.4636 or acrow@firearmsclasses.com

Instructor: Don Nickel, 865.264.4636

Instructor: Carver Lovely, 865.264.4636

Instructor: Kristen Edes, 865.264.4636

Guest Instructor(s):

Date & Time: ( pick a date from the schedule above) Classes are 8 hours long and begin at 8am

Course Cost: $60.00 / student plus $20.00 range fee

Course Lessons: Lesson 1-Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling

Lesson 2-Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

Lesson 3- Legal Responsibilities associated with carrying a handgun

Lesson 4- Firing the First Shots- Putting the six pieces of the shooting puzzle

together to group your shots in your target.

Lesson 5- Shooting Positions

Lesson 6- Pistol Sports and Activities

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.

Be sure to bring your lunch and drinks (drinks and snacks are available at the school for a nominal fee) .

I will provide the following: Targets; sand bags; 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 Pistol and Revolver Parts and Gun Safety Rules Poster

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 LEFT 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.

The total cost of the class is $60.00 (plus the range fee and ammunition which you are responsible for), purchasing online you are paying a $25.00 non-refunable deposit for the available class date you choose. The remainder of $35.00 will be due the day of class in the form of check, credit card or cash.