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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).

2017 Tennessee Carry Permit Class Schedule

14 January 2017- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration for this class is now Closed

 22 January 2017- Sunday, 8am-5pm

  Registration for this class is now Closed

 8 July 2017- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration is not yet open for this class. Watch this space

 23 July 2017- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Registration is not yet open for this class. Watch this space

11 February 2017- Saturday, 8am-5pm

  Registration for this class is now Closed

 26 February 2017- Sunday, 8am-5pm

  Registration for this class is open. Email for registration NOW to info@firearmsclasses.com

This class is beginning to fill

 12 August 2017- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration is not yet open for this class. Watch this space

 27 August 2017- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Registration is not yet open for this class. Watch this space

11 March 2017- Saturday, 8am-5pm

 Registration for this class is now open. Email for registration NOW to info@firearmsclasses.com

This class is beginning to fill

 26 March 2017- Sunday, 8am-5pm

   Registration for this class is now open. Email for registration NOW to info@firearmsclasses.com

 10 September 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration is not yet open for this class. Watch this space

 25 September 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Registration is not yet open for this class. Watch this space

8 April 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

   Registration for this class is now open. Email for registration NOW to info@firearmsclasses.com

 30 April 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

   Registration for this class is now open. Email for registration NOW to info@firearmsclasses.com

14 October 2016- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration is not yet open for this class. Watch this space

 29 October 2016- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Registration is not yet open for this class. Watch this space

13 May 2017- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration for this class is now open. Email for registration NOW to info@firearmsclasses.com

No Sunday class this month

 4 November 2017- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration is not yet open for this class. Watch this space
 12 November 2017- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Registration is not yet open for this class. Watch this space

10 June 2017- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration for this class is now open. Email for registration NOW to info@firearmsclasses.com

 25 June 2017- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Registration for this class is now open. Email for registration NOW to info@firearmsclasses.com

 9 December 2017- Saturday, 8am-5pm

Registration is not yet open for this class. Watch this space

 `17 December 2017- Sunday, 8am-5pm

Registration is not yet open for this class. Watch this space

Class Syllabus

Owner/Instructor:                                                     Austin Crow   865.234.7053 or

acrow@firearmsclasses.com

Chief Instructor/ Chief Range Safety Officer:       Mike Crow      865.234.7053 or

mcrow@firearmsclasses.com

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

Guest Instructor(s):

Date & Time: __1 Saturday and 1 Sunday each month of 2017____. Classes are 8 hours long and begin at 8am

Class Fee: $55 per student plus a $10 range fee. (The range fee is paid directly to the range)  There is a $20 deposit per student  for the class with the balance due the day of the class. We accept payment in the form of cash, personal checks and US Postal money orders. Deposits may be mailed to ATFS, 154A Talmeda Rd., Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Please make all checks and/or money orders payable to Austin Crow.

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
  • Your lunch, drinks and any snacks you may choose to have for the day. We have a refrigerator for your use.
  • 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. All exercises are shot from the Low Ready position so a holster for your firearm is NOT required for this class although you may find it helpful.
  • 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.
  • $10 Range Fee (this will be paid directly to the Windrock Range)

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

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.

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