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Every Day Carry (EDC)

Basic - Open to anyone who wants to carry a firearm every day regardless of whether you have a permit or not.

Duration: 1 day - 4 hours of classroom & 4 hours of range



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One of the best know firearms instructors of all time, Jeff Cooper, said it best: “Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.”

Having a gun without proper training creates a false sense of security.  Sure you know how to point it and pull the trigger, but do you really know how to use the tool?  Your life and the lives of others may well depend upon your skills with a firearm.  With that being the case, can you afford not to know how to use it to the best of your ability???

Without adequate skills which come through proper training, at best you have a club and at worst you give the enemy a weapon to use against you.

Please note that this course is designed to go beyond the course we teach to prepare you for obtaining a Tennessee Handgun Permit.  If that is the course you are looking for, be sure to visit: www.tncarrypermits.com.

This 8 hour course is designed for those carrying a handgun for personal defense and those who want to go deeper than just learning enough to legally obtain a carry permit.  While it will not make you a tactical ninja, it will help you become proficient in carrying a firearm every day.  We have designed this course to cover the fundamentals needed to acquire sufficient skill to deploy a handgun in defense of yourself and others.

The course will combine classroom drills, scenarios to enforce shoot/no shoot decision making, and live fire training.

Experience Level: Beginner and Up
Prerequisites: None - A handgun permit is NOT required
Classroom Time:
  4 hours (lecture and hands-on classroom drills)
Range Time: 4 hours
Weapon Requirements: Bring your own handgun
Ammo Requirements: 100 rounds
Other Equipment Needed: Holster and at least one spare magazine
Minimum Age: 21+
Cost: $99

This course is designed to teach the skills needed to proficiently carry a handgun on a daily basis.  You will learn the following skills:

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Topics Covered


  • Firearms Safety
  • Open & Concealed Carry
  • Choosing a Handgun for Carry
  • Choosing Ammunition
  • Choosing a Holster
  • How to Carry for Both Males & Females
  • Laws Pertaining to Carrying a Firearm
  • Combat Mindset
  • Surviving a Lethal Encounter
  • Dealing with Law Enforcement After a Shooting
  • Hands-on Classroom Drills
  • Malfunction Clearing
  • Reloads
  • Drawing from Concealment
  • Weapon Retention
  • Shooting from Unorthodox Positions
  • Using a Handgun in Low Light
  • Using a Handgun When Wounded
  • Virtual Shoot / No-Shoot Scenario Training
  • Live Fire Drills to Enhance Your Skill

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Expectations and Outcomes

All graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion!

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Basic, CCW, Virtual Simulation

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Documentation Requirements


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  • Your own weapon
  • 100 rounds of ammo
  • At least 1 spare magazine
  • Holster for your weapon
  • Mag carrier (or you can store magazines in cargo pants, but a carrier is preferred)
  • Eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Closed-toe shoes or boots
  • Hat is suggested
  • No open tops (Hot brass down the shirt hurts!)
  • Water