What is the cost to get a Handgun Permit?

Four elements contribute to the cost of your Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit:


  • The State Permit Fee (payable to the State after you take the class)

  • The Handgun Saftey Course

  • The Cost of Ammunition

  • The Cost of Travel to the School and Shooting Range

The State Permit Fee is payable after you take the Handgun Safety Class.


  • Your first permit will be issued for eight years ($100) unless you get a lifetime ($300).

  • Eight-year renewal - $50

  • Military eight years - $68, renewal $50

  • Lifetime, $300

  • Military Lifetime. $268

  • Retired Law Enforcement Lifetime, $100

  • Upgrade to Lifetime - $200

  • Upgrade to Military Lifetime - $200

  • Uprade to Lifetime Law Enforcement - $100

The Cost of the Handgun Safety Class:


  • At Frontier Firearms the class ticket includes the shooting range fee, targets, use of eye and ear protection AND lunch! 

  • $50.00 for employees of any school system including homeschool instructors

  • $50.00 for Group of Ten Discount Tickets

  • $55.00 for Individual Tickets

  • Only $15 (plus sales tax) to use our gun with ammo

The Cost of Ammunition:


  • Use our handgun with the needed ammunition for $15.

  • Depends upon firearm caliber you use

  • Between $10 and $25 for fifty rounds 

  • Watch for special offers from Frontier that include a gun and ammo for as little as $15

Transporation Cost:


  • At Frontier, the classroom and shooting portion of a class are at the same location, so the cost of transportation is for one round trip to our Kingston store and range.

  • Many outfits have class in one location, and then you must drive to the range up to fifty miles from the classroom.  Of course, this takes more time and drives up your fuel cost.

Example of Cost at Frontier


  • State fee - Eight years

  • Permit class without a discount ticket

  • Cost to use gun with ammo 

  • Travel cost round trip






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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" or 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. We offer gun classes and NRA courses. Some of the firearms training classes we offer are the Tennessee Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit (HCP), Concealed Carry Permit (CCP) classes, concealed carry courses TNCCP, women's gun classes, beginning, intermediate, advanced Carry for Life©, private handgun, CCW, and self-defense instruction.

Range Hours

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

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