This is an 8 hour course intended to present the State of Tennessee's standards for obtaining a Handgun Carry Permit.
Our classes are taught by a team of instructors to ensure that each student gets the one-on-one attention they deserve. We intentionally keep our class sizes small. Not everyone learns at the same pace and some require more attention than others. Take our class and you won't be disappointed you did. In fact, we GUARANTEE it! Don't pass or think you got the level of instruction you expected, we will refund your money. That is how sure we are of our level of instruction!
This is course that will allow you to carry your handgun in several states (36 states at last count) in addition to Tennessee! You will also be allowed to carry open or concealed with this permit.
The State of Tennessee requires this class before filing an application for a handgun carry permit. The permit is required to legally carry a loaded handgun on your person outside of your vehicle. As a student enrolled in the Tennessee Handgun Carry Class, you will learn about handgun nomenclature, function, operation, handgun safety, cleaning, storage, and the legal liabilities of carrying a handgun. You will also learn about carrying a handgun, ammunition malfunctions, and we will review loading and unloading, along with the fundamentals of handgun shooting.
The state requires a passing score of 70% or higher on both the written and range test. There is no practice or warm up shooting. You must come prepared to shoot a total of 50 rounds from three distances - 3 yards, 5 yards, and 7 yards. The successful completion of this course will enable the student to file an application with the state for a Handgun Carry Permit.
Dragon Tactical takes pride in high quality and safe handgun permit training. We teach this course per the guidelines of the State of Tennessee. Our primary focus of this class is to instill in our students the proper knowledge, skill sets and mental attitude to carry a handgun legally in the State of Tennessee.
The price INCLUDES EVERYTHING you need. No additional cost for range rental, gun rental, eye/ear protection, or ammo!
Great class and instructors! Worth the money! You get 100 out of 100!
Mike was patient and very polite, welcomed all questions with straight forward answers and took his time with everyone in the class.
Mike was a phenomenal and thorough instructor. He made me feel less nervous and more confident as the day progressed. Mike is extremely knowledgeable, yet humble, and the class flew by! 10/10 !!
Small class size which allows for as much needed one on one time anyone wants or needs. Clear concise instructions with safety as the top priority. Our class had everything from those who hadn’t ever shot to experienced shooter. Everyone was treated with same level of courtesy and attention. I’m looking forward to taking more advanced classes from Mike and his crew.
- All state-mandated course content
- Applicable Firearms Laws
- Shoot / No Shoot Scenarios
- Firearms Safety & Handling
- Firearms Types
- Weapon Loading & Unloading
- Shooting Fundamentals
- Written Exam
- Required range qualification
Expectations and Outcomes
With successful completion of the written exam and a passing score on the shooting test, the student will be ready to complete their application for their Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit.
If you have not already done so, you will need to begin the process of applying for your permit by registering with the state of Tennessee at the following website:
There is a tab on the page that says "Handgun Permits". Click this and enter your information (Last Name, Date of Birth, Driver's License Number, and Social Security Number). Then click "Login." Please complete the process and submit your application. Then you will receive the application number.
Once you receive an email back from the state with your Handgun Permit Application Number, please send it to email@example.com
Please also bring your driver's license to the class.
- Closed-toe shoes or boots.
- Protective eyewear (glasses or safety glasses)
- Don't have anything? We have loaner safety glasses.
- Hearing protection (can be ear plugs)
- Don't have anything? We will have ear plugs available at no cost.
- Snacks & drinks