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IDPA Events


IDPA Competition Staged Shooting events!
2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 6pm!
Range goes cold @5pm for setup.

The store will remain OPEN unless specified in the Event Posting on our Facebook Page.

Pre-Registration is required on PractiScore.com.
Tier 1 events and are only $20 to register.

The range will be closed at 5pm to install the various Shooting Stages/Scenarios.
The store will remain OPEN.

We’re finalizing our club name – “SumnerGuns”

Not familiar with the IDPA shooting events?
(ALL safety rules apply)

Want to know more now?
International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)
“a shooting sport based on defensive pistol techniques, using equipment including full-charge service ammunition to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios. Shooters competing in defensive pistol events are required to use practical handguns and holsters that are deemed suitable for self-defense use.”

Take a look at some of these IDPA events on YouTube.
Check out the IDPA WEBSITE.

Call the store and ask for Steve Murphy.


Range Rules

Range Rules:

  1. All Federal, state and local firearm laws must be obeyed.
  2. Shooters under 21 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must be able to safely see and shoot over the shooting bench.
  3. Firearms not on the firing line must be unloaded with their action open and the magazine removed or unloaded and cased.
  4. Guns/magazines may only be handled on the range.
  5. Range Safety Officers (RSO) have the right to inspect any firearms or ammunition at any time.
  6. Shooters must complete and sign the Gun Range RELEASE, WAIVER, HOLD HARMLESS, INDEMNIFICATION AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT before using the Range.
  7. Food, beverages, and smoking are prohibited on the range.
  8. No muzzle-loading firearms may be fired.
  9. All calibers of pistols may be fired.
  10. Rifles up to and including .223 caliber may be fired.
  11. Shotgun slugs may be fired. (up to 30:06) No buckshot or birdshot may be fired.
  12. Tracer, incendiary, armor piercing and steel core ammunition are strictly prohibited. If our staff identifies that you are shooting any of the aforementioned ammunition, you will be removed from the range and banned from future use.
  13. Commands issued by a Range Officer and Range Personnel must be immediately obeyed without question.
  14. If the command “CEASE FIRE” is given: stop shooting immediately, remove your finger from the trigger, remove magazine, clear firearm, place the firearm on the bench. Step back from the shooting booth and wait for further instructions.
  15. No one other than Gun Range personnel may go forward of the firing line unless authorized or instructed to do so by our RSO.
  16. When the line is declared “CLEAR,” all firearms must be safely grounded (action open and magazine removed), and all shooters must step away from the firing line. Absolutely no firearm handling, unloaded or otherwise, will occur while the line is “CLEAR.”
  17. Shooters may only use Gun Range approved paper targets, placed at eye level.
  18. Firing a shot on the Range that results in the bullet striking anything other than the target and/or backstop, may result in a repair fine of $75.00 and/or your removal from the range.
  19. Cross firing of targets is prohibited.
  20. All firing must be aimed fire.
  21. Holster drawing not permitted. (exception for Downrange IDPA matches)
  22. You may collect your own brass that is inside your stall and behind the firing line. Brass from other shooters and all brass that falls in front of the firing line may not be collected.
  23. Competitions held on the Range will be conducted in accordance with official range rules or by the rules of the sanctioning body of the match.
  24. Always wash your hands and face immediately after shooting and/or cleaning your firearm. Sinks are located in the restrooms.
  25. While on the range, no more than 2 people can be in a given lane at a time.


TN Carry Permit Registration

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.

Once you have obtained your application number, you can sign up for our Enhanced Carry Permit Class HERE, or you can sign up for a private Enhanced Carry Permit Class HERE for an additional fee.



Class – Intro to Handguns

Introduction to Handguns

This Introduction to Handguns firearms training class will teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a handgun safely. In addition, this class has been designed as a one-on-one with the instructor, which means the class is not required to follow a rigid agenda, and can focus or add to areas of need as required by the students.

Subjects Covered:

  • Safety
  • Handgun Knowledge & Safe handling
  • Ammunition knowledge
  • Fundamentals of handgun shooting
  • Actual Range Shooting
  • One-On-One Training
  • Eye & Ear Protection, Guns & Targets

This class is designed for the people with very little to no knowledge of handguns, or those who are years out of practice and want a good refresher course. The first hour of the class is spent in the classroom discussing the different types of handguns and how to handle them safely, ammunition and malfunctions, and the fundamentals of handgun shooting.

The second hour is spent on the range, doing actual shooting with a variety of guns, chosen by the instructor to fit the shooter. The basics of stance, sight picture, and trigger control are emphasized to maximize success the first time out. After completing this class, the shooter will be able to safely use the range without supervision.

Required Equipment:

50 rounds of ammunition. Price does not include ammunition but can be selected based on preference of student during course. No reloads – Factory Manufactured Only!!!



Cost: $50.00 (2 hours)