Handgun Carry Permit Classes - CCW Carry Permits

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7:45A to 4:00P


7:45A to 4:00P

Tuesday / Thursday 

5:45P to 10:00P

both evenings

Over 18,000 Certified Since 2010

$60 Standard Tickets

$55.00 Student/Educator

All tickets include:
$15 All day Range Pass (for use anytime) 

$25 Off Discount Coupon  

Eye Protection

Ear Protection

Day of Class Range Fees


Lunch (Saturday and Sunday only)

Reserved Seating

$75 Premium Ticket

Includes Handgun with Ammunition

plus everything with Standard Ticket.

Prices shown are after Oct 20 Increase

Or follow the 5 easy steps shown below

Best Class - Best Value - Frontier Fir arms

Enhanced Handgun Permit Class Overview

5 Easy Steps

Step 1:
Pick a Class & Sign Up
Step 2: Complete 
State Permit Application
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Step 4:
Take the Class

Step 1: Pick your class day and register

To obtain a handgun carry permit in Tennessee, you must first successfully complete a handgun safety course offered by a handgun safety school that is certified by the Department of Safety like the one offered by Frontier Firearms. 

Upon completion of the Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit class, your scores will be entered into the State online system showing that you have completed the eight (8) hour Handgun Safety Course.


After class, you will go to a driver's license center where you will need proof of US Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency, photo identification such as your driver license,

When your application is processed at the Driver Service Center, you will be given instructions on being fingerprinted.

Note: Even though a person has a permit and is authorized to possess or carry a firearm pursuant to TCA 39-17-1315 or 39-17-1351, there are restrictions as to where firearms may be carried. Tennessee Code Annotated and subject matter list additional information about the possession of and carrying a firearm. More information can be obtained online from the Tennessee Code Annotated lookup (this link is to LexisNexis site external to Tennessee Department of Safety website).

Saturday Enhanced HCP Classes

​Every Saturday:  7:45a - 4:00p​​

Sunday Enhanced HCP Classes

​Every Other Sunday:  7:45a - 4:00p​​

Tues/Thurs Enhanced HCP Classes

​Per Schedule:  5:45a - 10:00p​​

Step 2: Complete your Carry Permit Application here

Before taking your CCW or Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit class, you must first complete the concealed carry or handgun permit application online because your instructor must have the Application Confirmation Number to report your class scores. Use the link below to go to the Department of Safety's Online System.  It's simple and straightforward.  Plus, the system allows you to check-up on the status of your application.  If you fail to bring your Application Confirmation Number to class, you will be unable to complete the course.


CLICK  BEGIN APPLICATION  below and you will be on your way to getting the gun permit that allows you to carry a handgun open or concealed (CCW).  

  • Once on the state website, you will see a screen like a screenshot below.  

  • CLICK on the folder tab - Handgun Permits.  

  • If you are a current Tennessee Resident, LOGIN TO E-SERVICES by entering the requested information.  

  • If you are a new resident, CLICK on New Resident Handgun Carry Permit.


Print your Application Confirmation Number! Your instructor must have that number.

Step 3: Use your free Range Pass to practice

You may want to polish your shooting skills before your class.  If so, use the Free Range Pass that prints with your Class Ticket.  You may come to the range and shoot for as long as want, anytime we are open.



Students must pass a shooting qualification (let us know if you have special needs. 


Shooting Qualification is 50 rounds from three distances.

  1. Three Yards - 20 Rounds

  2. Fiver Yards - 20 Rounds

  3. Seven Yards - 10 Rounds


  • Hits within the 7 ring line (or on the line) will be counted as two points.

  • Hits outside the 7 ring but within the silhouette will be counted as one (1) point.

  • The final score will be calculated by multiplying the number of hits by the appropriate points specified.

  • A composite score of 70% must be achieved to pass the range portion of the course.


Students are given one opportunity to pass the range portion of the course. If the student is unsuccessful in either portion they must retake the entire safety course.  COME PRACTICE!


Step 4: About the Class

The Handgun Safety Course or Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Class qualifies students to gain the certification to lawfully carry a firearm in both Tennessee and states honoring the Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit.  Frontier Firearms teaches the Handgun Carry Permit class in our state inspected handgun academy and indoor shooting range. Each of our instructors is State and Nationally certified.   Please note that we play by the book -- we don't take shortcuts or violate regulations. When you experience our class, you get the real deal. 

Students will spend time in our classroom and range in a comfortable learning environment to understand basic pistol nomenclature, safety, ownership responsibilities, shooting fundamentals, and handgun selection factors.  Additionally, students will learn applicable Tennessee laws about using deadly force.


Classes are open to men and women sixteen years or older.  However, you must be within six months of your 21st birthday for the class to qualify you for a handgun permit.


This mandatory class length is eight hours, not including lunch. One-day classes are held on weekends. Classes spread over two days are held weekday evenings. Arrive 15 minutes early.


Students must pass a short written exam and a shooting qualification. Please let us know if you have special needs for either the written exam or the class's range portion.

As required by the State of Tennessee, all students must successfully pass this class to qualify for a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit.  

Classes are open to men and women sixteen years or older.  However, you must be within six months of your 21st birthday to qualify you for a handgun permit.


The mandatory class length is eight hours, not including lunch. One-day classes are held on weekends. Courses spread over two days are held weekday evenings. Arrive 15 minutes early.


  • Firearm safety

  • Basic pistol terms

  • Basic handgun and ammunition instruction

  • Basic firing range protocol

  • Shooting fundamentals

  • Firearms Qualification

  • Weapon and ammunition selection

  • Self-defense legal fundamentals

  • TN and Federal law relating to handgun carry

  • When the use of deadly force may be justified

  • Criminal and civil ramifications of using deadly force



  • The application process and eligibility requirements

  • Legal responsibilities associated with carrying a handgun

  • Understanding the requirements for the use of lethal force

  • Ammunition knowledge and the fundamentals of pistol shooting

  • Selecting and maintaining (cleaning) a defensive firearm

  • How to conduct yourself when encountering law enforcement

  • Classroom Test - 50 questions (True/False and Multiple Choice)


  • A Valid TN Driver's License with photo, or 

  • A Valid TN Photo ID

  • A handgun (or rent from us)

  • 50 rounds of ammunition (Frontier Firearms sells ammunition and rents firearms with ammunition for the course)

  • Comfortable seasonal clothing (women should avoid low cut tops or sweaters to prevent hot shell casings. No sandals, please)

  • Pencil and paper


  • Raingear - Our range is indoors

  • Eye and ear protection - We provide them for you

  • Lunch - We provide pizza

  • A cap or hat - We shoot indoors

  • Bug spray - We shoot indoors

  • Sunscreen - We  shoot indoors

  • Money for range fees - It's included in the price 


Step 5: What to do after class

Once you have received a passing score in the Handgun Safety Course (Handgun Permit Class), you will need to go to a full-service Driver License Station or DMV office of your choice.   You MUST do this within six (6) months of completing the class, or you will have to repeat the entire Handgun Permit Class.   

At the Driver's License Station: 

  • You will need your State Application Receipt / Confirmation number.  

  • NOTE: Your application and certification expire after 12 months

  • You will need a certified copy of your birth certificate or U.S. Passport

  • At Driver's License Station you pay the state application fee (see COST button Below)

  • You will have your photo taken and your signature digitally captured.

  • You will be given instructions on how to sign up for and where to go for fingerprinting

  • Following the instructions, you will be given register online or over the phone with L1 for your fingerprint processing, which is required for the applicant background investigation.

  • If you have questions, ask the DMV examiner for further details about the fingerprinting process. 

  • After fingerprinting, it may take 6-12 weeks for processing of your permit.

  • Your Handgun Carry Permit will be delivered to you by U.S. Mail.

Must be completed before class

Tennessee Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit Classes 

Net cost less than $15 after deducting lunch, free-range pass, & $25 coupon

(865) 376-0793

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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.

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

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