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This is the only permit most people will ever need AND it is also our basic Firearms 101 class! Do not let anyone sell you on spending more time and money on the more expensive TN 8 hour permit class, if you do not need it.
Please visit our new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section below, if you have any permit related or constitutional carry questions at all.
Follow these simple steps to sign up:
1) Review the information on the State of TN website regarding eligibility and and make sure you qualify for a State of TN carry permit and/or TN Permitless Carry.: https://www.tn.gov/safety/tnhp/handgun/eligibilityrequirements.html
2) If you are military, you can check your eligibility to see if you even need to take the class at all. Some military do elect to take this class anyway, so that they are specifically informed about TN law. About half the class is TN law. Here is the military link: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/safety/documents/handgun/EHCPTrainingRequirements.pdf
3) Motor Vehicles/TN Homeland Security will require the following for proof of Citizenship and Residency if you want to proceed with getting your permit: https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/safety/driver-services/classd/dlcitizen.html
Why wait until the next national emergency? Schedule your time and date here today: If the reservation system says to "try again later", it might be because that particular class filled up before I could remove it from this web page.
Saturday June 3rd 10:00 a.m. this class is in LOUISVILLE TN! https://akvat.com/training-options/ola/services/saturday-louisville-tn-concealed-carry-permit-class-firearms-101-b-e-s
Friday June 23rd 10:00a.m.WEARS VALLEY TN https://akvat.com/ola/services/friday-tn-concealed-carry-permit-class-firearms-101-2
Saturday July 15th 2:00p.m. WEARS VALLEY TN https://akvat.com/ola/services/saturday-tn-concealed-carry-permit-class-firearms-101-1
Friday July 28th 10:00a.m. WEARS VALLEY TN https://akvat.com/ola/services/friday-tn-concealed-carry-permit-class-firearms-101-2
Saturday August 19th 2:00p.m. WEARS VALLEY TN https://akvat.com/ola/services/saturday-tn-concealed-carry-permit-class-firearms-101-1
Friday August 25th 10:00a.m. WEARS VALLEY TN https://akvat.com/ola/services/friday-tn-concealed-carry-permit-class-firearms-101-2
No, but there are legal limitations you need to be aware of before you start to carry. - With the new TN Permitless/Constitutional Carry law that went into effect 7/1/2021, permitless carry law does NOT allow carry in school zones, parks, campgrounds, recreational areas, beltways and greenway. In addition you cannot carry in other states, like you can with a valid TN permit.
There are a lot of legal "gottcha's" and unexpected surprises in TN law that can land you in a lot of trouble if you do not know the law. Take the class to learn more about how to legally permitless carry in TN without breaking the law.
The TN Enhanced Permit & TN Concealed Carry Permit are the most popular of the 7 available for typical civilians. Why choose one over the other?
This inexpensive 2 hour class is the only permit most people need (exceptions are noted below). There is time consuming class that you will quickly forget and NO costly live fire qualification, save your precious ammo! LOW STRESS! This permit has reciprocity* with 34+- other States., allows you to conceal carry AND you are now able to open carry in the state of TN without a permit (See reciprocity links at the bottom of this page).
Exceptions: If you are an employee at a property owned, operated, or controlled by the public institution of higher education(some colleges, universities, private schools) at which you are employed, and you want to be able to POSSIBLY carry a concealed firearm, or some first responders, or future firearms Instructors, or you frequently visit Nebraska (ie trucker), you should consider getting the Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit with the 8 hour class.
When the TN Concealed Carry Permit was first introduced, the short answer was "no". However, a year after the TN Concealed Carry Permit went into effect, TN Permitless Carry also went into effect for both concealed and open carry. Therefore, as of today, you can Open Carry with your TN Concealed Carry Permit. When in doubt, conceal carry. Also, when traveling to other states with your TN permit, make sure you know those States laws about concealed vs. Open Carry.
Yes, you can carry in 34 other States with BOTH TN Permits.
RECIPROCITY - this is where States other than TN recognize your carry permit and allow you to carry in their State. Information about current reciprocity agreements can be found on the State of TN website. There are 13+ states where TN permit holders can carry, by default, because those states are constitutional carry states. TN also has many formal agreements with other states, as well as informal agreements adding up to over 34+ States TN carry permit holders can carry in, many in the South East. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. Reciprocity laws can change at any time.
State of TN Reciprocity Web Page
Excellent Grid of States that TN has reciprocity agreements with
Cheaper is not always better. Also, unsafe firearms handling habits cannot be identified on-line, nor can your questions be answered. There are so many on-line permit classes, some of my students came to me because they took the wrong States' class or were never issued proper paperwork! Even worse, if a class does not meeting the State of TN specific requirements, the wrong class could invalidate your permit! We are Certified by the State of TN Homeland Security to give handgun permit training. In person, I double check all your paper work and make sure everything is in line to make the permit process simpler, cost effective, and time saving!
This two hour TN Conceal Carry Permit class takes place at our location in Wears Valley, Sevier County TN at 2662 Wears Valley Road. We offer the unique opportunity for you to qualify on our firearms simulator! The price is $45 for the State mandated firearms safety class, and $65 for the permit (if you decide to get the permit, some people just attend for the learning).
Start by taking our class, then we issue you a certificate that you simply take to Motor Vehicles to finish the paperwork necessary to get your TN Concealed Carry Permit! We can get you scheduled and on your way!
Yes, if you sign up a minimum of 4 people with you.
Yes, call me to discuss what I need to have at your location to set up a class, how far I have to travel, etc. In some instances, I can arrange for some of the class fees to be donated back to the church or a charity of the churches choice.
FEES: There is a non-refundable booking fee of $35 (plus 10% tax and CC fee) to reserve a seat for this class that will be applied to your class fee when you show up. The balance is due the date of the class cash or credit. If you do not receive a detailed confirmation email from us within 24 hours of making payment, please CALL US on the phone. The remainder of payment due is cash or credit only. No checks please. There is also more information on our Terms and Conditions page.
Deposits on our classes are NON-REFUNDABLE. Please understand that when someone cancels last minute, we might already have taken the time to drive to the shop, used gas money to get there, and/or have turned someone else down for that spot, thinking you were coming. We are a small business and cannot absorb loss of time, gas and income the way a big business can. We understand there are sometimes emergencies and we are happy to work with you where we can. We are happy to reschedule you with a new deposit. Please visit our Terms and Conditions page for more information.
THE ENHANCED PERMIT has the same RECIPROCITY* as the less expensive TN Concealed Carry Permit described at the top of this page, with the addition Nebraska. This permit is for both conceal and OPEN carry. The special open carry option (which is what makes this permit more expensive and requires more class time) becomes a moot point after the Permitless (Constitutional) carry law goes into effect 7/1/2021. A FEW people may benefit by getting this permit over the less expensive TN Concealed Carry permit (top of page). People who WILL benefit with the Enhanced Permit are those of you who work at a property owned, operated, or controlled by the public institution of higher education(some colleges, universities, private schools) at which you are employed (and you want to be able to POSSIBLY carry a concealed firearm), or you are a first responder, a future Firearms Instructor or you frequently visit Nebraska (ie trucker). If none of this is part of your life, you will get the coverage you need from the less expensive TN Concealed Carry Permit combined with Permitless Carry when it goes into effect 7/1/2021.
The ENHANCED permit takes more time out of your day (8 hours) which is mandatory for Enhanced permit. The first 5 hours of the TN carry permit class takes place at our location in Wears Valley, Sevier County and there is a 50 question written test you must pass or you have to take the class over. There is also a live-fire qualification afterward, that you must also pass while firing 50 rounds. The Enhanced class and permit cost more, $75 (plus gun rental, ammo and range fees) for the mandatory class, and $100-300+ for the permit. If you fail the test or qualification, you need to take the whole class over again.
WE ARE NOT PUBLICLY POSTING DATES FOR ENHANCED PERMIT CLASSES. PLEASE CALL US IF YOU WANT A CUSTOM PRIVATE CLASS FOR YOUR GROUP OF 4-6 PEOPLE.
If you do not see a date/time that works for your OR if you have difficulty using our reservation system, call us for assistance (865) 776-0373.
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