First, Visit this link -> Tennessee State Handgun Application.
Please don’t blame us for the way this works, it’s the state’s website and they are very unreceptive to reconfiguring this in a way that makes sense – (or they just don’t care how confusing it is). We will be updating this page as new information presents itself.
If this is your first visit to the TN Website, you SHOULD see something like this:
Select the Handgun Permits tab (1) and COMPLETE the registration process (2):
If you’ve visited before, you MIGHT see something like this:
Retain your 7 digit confirmation number.
Then, call us right away to reserve your seat. (615) 206-8685
Tennessee Gun Permit Classes
Our carry classes that start at 8:00 AM.
The State of Tennessee requires this class before filing an application for a handgun carry permit. The permit is necessary to legally carry a loaded handgun on your person or in a vehicle. The successful completion of this course will qualify the student to file an application with the state for a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit.
Students taking the Tennessee Handgun Carry Class will learn handgun nomenclature, function, operation, handgun safety, cleaning, storage, and the legal liabilities of carrying a handgun. The course covers how to load, unload and carry a handgun, common gun and ammunition malfunctions, and fundamental shooting techniques. The course will conclude with a short written test and a range fire test. The state requires a passing score of 70% or higher on both the written and range tests.
Classes are 8 hours long, normally scheduled on every 1st and 3rd Saturday, beginning at 8:00 am. Evening classes may be scheduled, from time to time.
You need to bring a firearm and 50 rounds of factory ammunition. You may rent a gun and purchase the ammo at the class. SGS will provide hearing protection and eye protection, at no charge.
Tennessee Permit Training Classes:
Scheduled Classes: $70.00
Private Classes: $195.00 (group discounts are available)
Beginner Handgun Training & Coaching (Non-Permit)
If the student has had no experience handling a gun or is uncertain about being able to qualify, we recommend taking this introductory course, before attempting the Permit Class.
Personal Instruction (basic): $50.00/hr
Call 615-206-8685 for more information and to register.