Announcements

TN Handgun Carry Permit Classes

Our Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit classes have exploded in popularity. Perhaps it's because folks know we train permit instructors and they know they get ALL the correct information in our carry permit classes. Though we offer the permit classes twice a month (once on a Saturday and once on a Sunday) our classes fill fast. Hurry to lock in your spot NOW!
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NEW COURSE OFFERING

Defensive Handgun- The Next Step For the Carry Permit Holder

Check it out at our page http://www.firearmsclasses.com/
training/other-firearms-related-training/
defensive-handgun/

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NRA Certified Range Safety Officer Class:

Coming up 16 Oct. 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 14 Oct. 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 15 Oct. For more info look in the Instructor section under the Training Tab above.

NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer Class:

Coming up 16 Oct. For more info look in the NRA Classes section under the Training Tab above.

NRA Certified Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Class:
Coming up Saturday 19 Nov. For more info look in the Instructor section-

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:

The Tennessee Department of Safety’s Handgun Carry Permit class is not a beginner’s class. It is performance based and you must be able to shoot accurately to pass the course. If you are a beginning or novice shooter it is strongly recommended that you take our Introduction to the Handgun class. Introduction to the Handgun is our school’s response to the public’s need for a firearm introductory program for beginning or novice shooters and/or new gun buyers. This class provides a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper operation including the most advanced shooting techniques of a specific model of firearm, whether 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).

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

   Registration is closed. This class is full.

 24 January 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

  Registration is closed. This class is full.

 9 July 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration is closed. This class is full.

 24 July 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Registration is closed. This class is full.

13 February 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

  Registration is closed. This class is full.

 21 February 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

  Registration is closed. This class is full.

 6 August 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration is closed. This class is full.

 28 August 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Registration is closed. This class is full.

12 March 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

 Registration is closed. This class is full.

 

 20 March 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

   Registration is closed. This class is full.

 10 September 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Rescheduled to 8 October due to emergency

 25 September 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

A few spots left. Email for registration NOW

to info@firearmsclasses.com

9 April 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

   Registration is closed. This class is full.

 17 April 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

   Registration is closed. This class is full.

 8 October 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration for this class is now open

 23 October 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Class is filling. Email for registration NOW

to info@firearmsclasses.com

14 May 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration is closed. This class is full.

 22 May 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Registration is closed. This class is full.

 5 November 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Class is filling. Email for registration NOW

to info@firearmsclasses.com

 20 November 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Class is filling. Email for registration NOW

to info@firearmsclasses.com

11 June 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration is closed. This class is full.

 26 June 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Registration is closed. This class is full.

 3 December 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration for this class is now open

 `18 December 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Registration for this class is now open

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: Duane Boyd, Clay Nichols

Guest Instructor(s):

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

Course Cost: $55 / student plus $10.00 range fee.  The range fee is paid directly to the Windrock Range.There is a $20 deposit due no later than 7 days prior to the class date with the balance due the day of the class.

Special Note: should you fail to provide your on-line application confirmation number from the Department of Safety’s on-line application page there will be a $10.00 fee added due to the extra paperwork, mailings and faxes required to report your scores and provide your certificate to you.  (see special note located just above our schedule above. It’s easy, saves time and money so just 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 $35.00 which includes all ammunition needed for the course or a .38 caliber revolver and all ammunition needed for the course for only $45.00. To take advantage of this please let us know ahead of time so that we may plan accordingly.

We 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.

 

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 18 April. 2016) (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