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TN Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit

Basic - Concealed or open carry permit / Handgun Skills Builder

Duration: 4 hours classroom, up to 4 hours on range



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now July 13 Saturday
Greeneville, TN
4 - 25 Students 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Michael Patrick Space Available
Register Now August 10 Saturday
Greeneville, TN
4 - 25 Students 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Michael Patrick Space Available
Register Now September 14 Saturday
Greeneville, TN
4 - 25 Students 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Michael Patrick Space Available
Register Now October 12 Saturday
Greeneville, TN
4 - 25 Students 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Michael Patrick Space Available
Register Now November 2 Saturday
Greeneville, TN
4 - 25 Students 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Michael Patrick Space Available
Register Now December 7 Saturday
Greeneville, TN
4 - 25 Students 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Michael Patrick Space Available
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This is an 8 hour course intended to present the State of Tennessee's standards for obtaining a Handgun Carry Permit.  An Enhanced Permit is still required to carry a handgun outside of Tennessee.

This class is also available for those who want to increase their skills with a handgun and understand applicable laws but are not interested in obtaining their 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!


We provide Taurus TX-22 handguns and quality ammunition as part of the course registration and there is no additional cost for these.


Great class and instructors!  Worth the money!  You get 100 out of 100!

David Kuchmuk

Mike was patient and very polite, welcomed all questions with straight forward answers and took his time with everyone in the class.

Bill Colley

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 !!

Jessica Buxton-Inscore

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.

Christopher Laycox

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Topics Covered

  • All state-mandated course content
  • Applicable Firearms Laws
  • Shoot / No Shoot Scenarios
  • Firearms Safety & Handling
  • Firearms Types
  • Ammunition
  • Weapon Loading & Unloading
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Written Exam
  • Required range qualification

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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.

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Basic, Concealed Carry License, Concealed Carry Training, Constitutional / Permitless Carry

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Documentation Requirements

If you want to obtain your carry permit and 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.  Please send it to mike@dragontacticalinternational.com

Please also bring your driver's license to the class.

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.

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  • 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
  • Handguns and 50 rounds of ammunition are provided for the course at no additional cost.

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