Concealed Carry for Life!©

Defensive Pistol Series


You've taken the first step - you have a handgun and a carry permit. The next step in self-defense preparedness is to advance your shooting skills.  At Frontier Firearms we help prepare you for daily carry and against the unfortunate confrontation that may require the use of deadly force. Perhaps you just completed a basic pistol class, recently acquired your carry permit, or as many others you’re a lifelong shooter but have never experienced professional firearms instruction and now want progress to the next level by developing your self-defense and combat pistol skills.  If so our Carry for Life! © Defensive Pistol courses are for you.


In this series of four courses, you will discover your limitations AND strengths and take away life lessons that will enable you to Carry for Life! ©.  Our goal is to promote handgun safely while developing your marksmanship and combat skill through classroom and range instruction.  Each course segment will immerse you in handgun and range safety, marksmanship, and pistol presentation and recovery.  So that you may continue training on your own you in each course will be shown skills drills relating to the lessons just taught.


Throughout the Carry for Life!© Defensive Pistol Series you will be introduced to progressively more difficult speed and accuracy drills as you perfect your firearms ability.  As you move through the series you will face new challenges as environmental stress factors are introduced.


Carry for Life!© Defensive Pistol Series encompasses the a wide spectrum of defensive shooting, from the technical aspects of firearm handling, marksmanship, and tactics to conflict avoidance, mental and situational awareness as well as establishing the combat mindset - the capability and willingness to protect loved ones and yourself.


You will learn the best techniques for safely and competently manipulating your firearm through all procedures, including tactical and emergency techniques for loading and unloading, malfunction clearances, chamber-check and presentation options. You will focus on perfectly controlling sight alignment, sight picture, and trigger pressure required to achieve rapid, repeatable and accurate hits on target. You will learn to maintain a condition of relaxed alertness that allows you to anticipate and, if possible, avoid conflict but, if necessary, to take immediate and appropriate action to survive a lethal threat. Successful students should thoroughly understand the legal liabilities and responsibilities of carrying a firearm.


Regardless of your experience prior to entering this course, upon completion, your gun handling, marksmanship, and tactical skills will be better than they have ever been and you will be able to safely and easily draw your weapon from a CONCEALED holster and fire two, sighted shots to the center of a target 5 yards away – in under 1.5 seconds! 


Focus throughout the Carry for Life! © Defensive Pistol series is on applying the basics under stress. In each course you be taught to understand the principles of tactics and have multiple opportunities to use your acquired skills under the stress of simulated, lethal encounters.  These courses are a must for anyone who chooses to own or carry a handgun for self-defense.


Carry for Life! © Courses are taught by highly trained, skilled professionals and in total are a full 16 hours.  Our nationally accredited instructors provide the best possible class room instruction and demonstrations as they introduce you to different open and concealed carry holster types, discuss and demonstrate pros and cons of each, and teach the proper techniques for presentation and holstering your firearm for each holster type. Included are proper draw techniques, firing positions, CQT, shooting on the move at a single and multiple targets, cover, low light, off-hand, one-hand, positional shooting, shoot-don't-shoot scenarios, reactive target drills, malfunction drills and much more. You will practice against a wide variety of targets - moving and stationary as you progress through various qualifications, exercises and marksmanship drills.


No matter your level of proficiency, one should expect to come out of each course a better marksman and even more important less likely to be labeled "VICTIM" in the aftermath of a shooting. No one needs to end up on the inside of a chalk-line!


Carry for Life! © Courses are open to men and women. Students under 21 must attend with a parent, be active duty military, or a full time police officer.  Youth between 16 and 18 courses must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian MUST have taken this exact course before, work with the minor during the entire course, and be responsible for only ONE child. Youth age 16 and under are not allowed.

Frontier Firearms Family Shooting Center is located in Kingston, TN.  We are the largest locally owned Knoxville area shooting range and gun store and the only gun store that lets you "try before you buy" - test fire before you buy.  Since 2000 Frontier has provided East Tennessee shooting enthusiasts with quality new and used firearms, handguns, rifles, shotguns, ammunition, and shooting accessories, including the latest in tactical arms and gear.   We have guns for sale from all major brands, like Smith & Wesson, Glock, Benelli, Stoeger, Uberti, Franchi, Mossberg, Sig Sauer, Springfield, Taurus, Ruger, and more. Additionally, we have some of the most knowledgeable staff and best firearms instructors around; each staff member is NRA certified. We train thousands of people each year. Indeed, few can match the experience and knowledge of our staff. Gun classes and NRA courses. Some of the firearms courses we offer are the Tennessee EnhancedHandgun Carry Permit (HCP), Concealed Carry Permit (CCP) classes, concealed carry courses TNCCP, women's gun classes, beginning, intermediate, advanced, and the private handgun, CCW, and self-defense instruction.

Range Hours

Last Shooters allowed in the range 1 hour before store closing.

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