Please take the time to go over these instructions on how you can register for your Tennessee state carry permit. We try to keep this page up-to-date 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.