First, Visit this link -> Tennessee State Handgun Application. (http://dl.safety.tn.gov/)
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):
Once you register, under the Handgun Permits tab, select Apply for a Handgun Carry Permit.
Once you enter your information, you will receive an application number and confirmation number.
Retain your 9 or 10 digit APPLICATION number. This is how we communicate with the DMV for if you passed the course. If you do not enter this number on the sign-up form or enter it incorrectly, you will have to re-apply and retake the course before you can receive your carry permit.
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 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.
Pricing for training can be found on our Training page.
Call 615-206-8685 for more information.