The Tennessee Handgun Carry Class is what is needed for obtaining a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit.  This is an eight hour class divided up between classroom and live fire range time.  Before attending the class please visit the State of Tennessee's website located at to fill out the state application.  Once completed you will receive a confirmation number that you must bring with you the day of class.


The class was developed to serve all people, from the pure beginner up to the lifelong shooter.  In it you will learn basic handgun nomenclature, functionality, legal liability, range rules, shooting fundamentals and safety.  At the end of the classroom portion you are required to take a multiple choice and true/false test provided by the state.


The range portion of the class consists of a 50 round course of fire.  That entails shooting 20 rounds at a distance of 3 yards, 20 rounds at 5 yards and 10 rounds at 7 yards.  You are able to use any caliber handgun of your liking.  You do not have to carry the same firearm that you qualify with.  If you do not have a handgun we will provide you with one at no extra cost but you will have to purchase the ammunition to shoot through it.  Cost of ammunition will vary based on caliber.  We also provide eye and ear protection at no extra cost.


After passing both the classroom and shooting range portions you will have completed the course and will receive a Tennessee Certificate of Completion.  You will have 6 months to turn the certificate into the state before it expires.  When turning in your paperwork you will have to pay for the fingerprints, background check and permit itself.  Price is based on the time length of the permit.  For example, 8 years is $100 and a lifetime permit is $300.  After everything has processed the State of Tennessee will mail you a copy of your Handgun Carry Permit which will then make you legal to carry.  We will provide you paperwork that details the step by step process you have to follow after taking the class along with any phone numbers that might help you along the way.

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Ashland City Armory