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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 available at Sumner Guns & Supply. 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.