NRA Home Firearm Safety
Short Description: Non-shooting course that teaches students the basic knowledge and skills to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms/ammunition in the home.
More Details: This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearm accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, and course completion certificate. CLICK HERE. This opens the Course Listing page where you will select the Home Firearm Safety and scroll to the bottom of the page to enter details that refine the search criteria to generate a list of available courses. After selecting a course you will enter your information in the registration fields. The course Instructor will contact you shortly thereafter.
NRA Basics Of Pistol Shooting
The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. One option is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The other option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own timeframe and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.
Instructor Led Only Training: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction. To sign up for the Instructor Led Only CLICK HERE. This opens the Course Listing page where you will select the Basics of Pistol Shooting-Instructor Led and scroll to the bottom of the page to enter details that refine the search criteria to generate a list of available courses. After selecting a course you will enter your information in the registration fields. The course Instructor will contact you shortly thereafter. Blended Training: The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an eLearning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom and range session with an NRA Certified Instructor. You can find the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Blended course in the same manner as above. When you register for the blended course, you’ll create a unique username and password. The instructor will provide you with a Course Control Code and directions to complete the self-study portion of the course prior to class date. More Details: Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.
NRA Pistol Marksman Simulator
Short Description: To provide the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to learn pistol marksmanship using a virtual training system.
More Details: This course teaches basic marksmanship fundamentals and firearm safety using a simulated pistol with a resetting trigger and laser to indicate where the shots hit. No range is needed with this simulator training course. The NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training course teaches the fundamentals of sight alignment, trigger control, grip and breath control. At the completion of the course, an NRA participation certificate is awarded. Students may attend this course as a basis to decide whether or not they would like to follow-up by taking the full-length Basic Pistol course with live fire, or to simply learn to improve their marksmanship skills. CLICK HERE. This opens the Course Listing page where you will select the Pistol Marksman Simulator and scroll to the bottom of the page to enter details that refine the search criteria to generate a list of available courses. After selecting a course you will enter your information in the registration fields. The course Instructor will contact you shortly thereafter.
TN Handgun Carry Permit
This class prepares the student to gain certification for a handgun permit to lawfully carry a firearm in Tennessee. This class contains two portions: The classroom lecture including a fifty-question written test and the indoor range live fire qualification. The student will learn basic pistol nomenclature, safety, ownership responsibilities, shooting fundamentals and marksmanship skills, as well as pistol selection factors. Additionally, the student will learn applicable laws in the state of Tennessee that pertain to the use of deadly force, and when the use of deadly force is justifiable when protecting yourself and the defense of others. The range qualification requires that you MUST shoot at least 50 rounds, which the student is responsible for. You can either bring your own (brass case only) ammunition, or purchase at the range prior to qualification. Rental firearms will be available at the range if you do not have your own. The distances that students shoot from are 9 feet, 15 feet, and 21 feet. This portion is structured for the student that already understands safe handling of firearms and has a working knowledge of the handgun they will be using. The instructors have the authority and will remove students from the firing line who handle their firearms in an unsafe manner or demonstrate that they do not have a working knowledge of their handgun. This class is ideal for Tennessee residents seeking to carry a firearm outside of their home and preparing themselves in understanding basic defense and gun laws in Tennessee, general familiarity with firearm and shooting concepts, and developing safe gun handling skills.
A student prior to attending this class should:
Have knowledge of all the controls located on their firearm.
Must be able to load and unload their firearm without instructor assistance.
Must be able to make your firearm ready to be fired which includes the ability to manipulate the slide (if student is using a semi-automatic handgun).
This course qualifies the graduating student to apply for their Tennessee handgun carry permit.
The course length is approximately 8 hours and is held evening hours during the week, which is spread over two days.
Private TN Handgun Carry Permit Class Option
We do have the ability to offer the TN/HCP class as private class for groups. Provided you have a minimum of 10 students (maximum of 28). This is a good option for groups of women, families, church groups, co-workers, etc.
YOU MUST… Fill out your permit application online before you come to class. You will be asked to provide your confirmation number from the state when you are in class. You can access the state’s link by CLICKING HERE! (As a reference the link is) https://dl.safety.tn.gov/_/
Please arrive 15-20 minutes before class allowing time to complete necessary paperwork and complete the registration process. Classroom doors will open 30 minutes prior to class start.
Students should NOT wear low cut shirts or open toed shoes during the range portion.
YOU MUST… Have a working knowledge of the operation of the firearm you bring.
Hearing and eye protection is required for range qualification.
If you bring your own firearm, please leave it along with your ammunition in your vehicle until time for the range qualification.
When you have completed the online application and the Handgun Carry Permit Class!
If you want a Tennessee handgun Carry Permit, you must visit a full-service Driver License Station. For a list of locations visit https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/safety/driver-services/locations.html
You will need the following documents at the Driver License Station:
1. Proof of United States Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency (certified birth certificate or valid U.S. Passport). For a complete list visit https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/safety/driver-services/classd/dlcitizen.html
2. Certificate showing you have completed an eight (8) hour Handgun Safety Course at an approved school. Certificate will only be necessary if the school you attended did not enter your passing score online.
3. Payment in cash, credit card, money order or certified check. (We do not accept personal checks for an original handgun permit application.) For information on fees please visit https://www.tn.gov/safety/handgunmain.html
4. You must have your picture taken and your electronic signature captured.
Once the application process is complete, the examiner will provide written instructions on fingerprint registration. You may either register online or by telephone; when registering you will be required to schedule your appointment time and location. You must be fingerprinted after your visit to the driver license station, even if you have been fingerprinted in the past and have top level security clearance. The cost of the fingerprints is included in the permit fee.
After your fingerprints have been submitted, you simply wait for your permit to arrive in the mail. Please allow the State at least thirty (30) days before you check on the status of your application.
Do not carry a handgun on your person until your permit is in your possession. It is your responsibility to keep your address current with the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Renewal notices are mailed as a courtesy; however, you are responsible for renewal before your permit expires.
For more information on Handgun Carry Permits in Tennessee visit https://www.tn.gov/safety/handgunmain.html
A permit to carry a handgun is not a license to use deadly force. With a permit to carry a handgun comes an awesome responsibility. You are legally and financially responsible for the bullet and the damage it causes.