FAQ Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Class http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:13:28 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Register for a class http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/67-register-for-a-class http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/67-register-for-a-class Please go to the course registration page (left side of the home page) and complete the registration form. If you have problems, call Jeff at 615-604-9159

info@packnheat.net (Jeff Eady) General Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:20:39 +0000
Advanced Handgun Course http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/59-advanced-handgun-course http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/59-advanced-handgun-course This class will require a minimum of 150 rounds of ammunition, Holster, extra magazine/Speed loaders and Eye/Ear Protection. This class is going to cover:

  • Safety
  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Drawing from a Holster & Drawing from Concealment
  • Emergency & Tactical Reloading
  • Malfunction Clearing Drills
  • Conflict Avoidance
  • Use of Deadly Force
  • Precision Shooting Techniques
  • Balancing Speed & Accuracy
  • Close Quarters Combat Shooting
  • Point Shooting
  • Shooting from Prone Position
  • Shooting from a Kneeling Position
  • Utilizing Cover and Concealment
  • Moving and Shooting
  • Response to an Active Shooter



    info@packnheat.net (Jeff Eady) General Wed, 26 May 2010 19:28:09 +0000
    Can I carry In establishments that serve alcohol http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/55-can-i-carry-in-establishments-that-serve-alcohol http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/55-can-i-carry-in-establishments-that-serve-alcohol Persons Prohibited from Carrying Firearms into Establishments Serving Alcohol

    On November 20, 2009, the Davidson County Chancery Court held that the law allowing Tennessee handgun carry permit holders to carry their handguns into establishments serving alcohol was unconstitutional. As a result, the prior law which prohibited all persons from carrying firearms into establishments serving alcohol is back in effect.

    info@packnheat.net (Jeff Eady) General Sat, 01 May 2010 14:19:00 +0000
    What States Honor My Tennessee Carry Permit http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/54-what-states-honor-my-tennessee-carry-permit http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/54-what-states-honor-my-tennessee-carry-permit Handgun Carry Permit Reciprocity

    Recognition of Out-of-State Handgun Carry Permits

    1. Tennessee now recognizes a facially valid handgun permit, firearms permit, weapons permit, or a license issued by another state according to its terms, and will, therefore, authorize the holder of such out-of-state permit or license to carry a handgun only in the state of Tennessee.
    2. The person must be in possession of the permit or license at all times such person carries a handgun in Tennessee.
    3. Tennessee will enter into written reciprocity agreements with other states that require the execution of such agreements.
    4. If a person with a handgun permit from another state decides to become a resident of Tennessee, such person must obtain a Tennessee handgun permit within six (6) months of establishing residency in Tennessee. Such person will be processed as a renewal applicant if the eligibility requirements of the other state are substantially similar to the eligibility requirements of Tennessee. View application requirements by state for persons holding a Handgun Carry Permit from another state and applying for a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit.
    5. A person who is employed in this state for at least thirty (30) hours a week for six (6) consecutive months is required to obtain a Tennessee handgun carry permit within six (6) months from the last day of the sixth month of regular employment in Tennessee. A Tennessee handgun carry permit will be issued in this situation only if the other state has eligibility requirements that are substantially similar to the eligibility requirements of Tennessee. If the eligibility requirements from the other state are substantially similar to the eligibility requirements of Tennessee, Tennessee may issue a Tennessee permit to the person employed in this state under the renewal provisions of Tennessee law.

    States with Reciprocity Agreements

    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Michigan
    • Mississippi
    • New Hampshire
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Texas
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
    • Wyoming
    The above states are the only ones that have signed a formal agreement with the State of Tennessee.
    (Note: Persons with a valid Tennessee Handgun Carry permit should contact any state for information on carrying such handgun prior to entering the state.)

    States without Reciprocity Agreements

    These states do not have Reciprocity Agreements with Tennessee. Some of them do, however, recognize Tennessee Handgun Carry Permits.

    info@packnheat.net (Jeff Eady) General Sat, 01 May 2010 14:15:38 +0000
    Do I Qualify For The Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/53-do-i-qualify-for-the-tennessee-handgun-carry-permit http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/53-do-i-qualify-for-the-tennessee-handgun-carry-permit

    Qualifications That Must Be Met Before Applying for a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit

    • Effective July 1, 2005, all handgun permit applicants seeking a new permit must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency.
    • Effective July 1, 2005, Tennessee handgun carry permit law will now allow certain applicants already exempt from complying with firing range provisions of the current statute to also be exempt from any classroom requirements. Those current exceptions are applicants who prove to the department that within five (5) years from the date of application for handgun permit, the applicant has:
      1. Been certified by the police officer's standards and training commission, or
      2. successfully completed training at the law enforcement training academy; or
      3. successfully completed the firearms training course required for armed security guards; or
      4. successfully completed all handgun training of not less than four (4) hours as required by any branch of the military.
    • Applicants are required to be a resident of the State of Tennessee;
    • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
    • Applicants shall not have been convicted of any felony offense punishable for a term exceeding one (1) year;
    • Applicants shall not currently be under indictment or information for any criminal offense punishable by a term exceeding one (1) year;
    • Shall not be currently the subject of any order of protection;
    • Shall not be a fugitive from justice;
    • Shall not be an unlawful user of or addicted to alcohol or any controlled substance and the applicant has not been a patient in a rehabilitation program or hospitalized for alcohol or controlled substance abuse or addiction within ten (10) years from the date of application;
    • The applicant has not been convicted of the offense of driving under the influence of an intoxicant in this or any other State two (2) or more times within ten (10) years from the date of application and that none of such convictions has occurred within five (5) years from the date of application or renewal.
    • Shall not have been adjudicated as mental defective; has not been committed to or hospitalized in a mental institution; has not had a court appoint a conservator for the applicant by reason of a mental defect; has not been judicially determined to be disabled by reason of a mental illness, development disability or other mental incapacity; and has not, within seven (7) years from the date of application, been found by a court to pose an immediate substantial likelihood of serious harm, as defined in Title 33, Chapter 6, Part 5, because of mental illness;
    • Shall not be an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States;
    • Shall not have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions (dishonorable discharge, bad conduct discharge or other than honorable discharge Chapter 1340-2-5-.02 (5);
    • Having been a citizen of the United States, applicants shall not have renounced their citizenship;
    • Shall not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence as defined in 18 U.S.C.A. 921 (33);
    • Shall not be receiving social security disability benefits by reason of alcohol dependence, drug dependence or mental disability;
    • Shall not have been convicted of the offense of stalking;


    Requirements for Obtaining a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit

    • Applicant shall submit proof of the successful completion of a department approved Handgun Safety Course within the past six (6) months. Call (615) 251-8590 to find out more information on handgun schools, locations and contact information. 
    • Provide CERTIFIED PROOF of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency (no photocopies).
    • Submit application at any full service Driver License Service Center location.
    • Applicant is required to present a photo ID to the department at the time of filing the application.
    • Pay $115 non-refundable application fee payable by cash, certified check, or money order.
    • When the application is processed at the driver service center, the applicant will be given instructions on being fingerprinted.
    • Incomplete applications cannot be processed.
    info@packnheat.net (Jeff Eady) General Sat, 01 May 2010 14:09:43 +0000
    What is the process for getting a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/51-what-is-the-process-for-getting-a-tennessee-handgun-carry-permit http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/51-what-is-the-process-for-getting-a-tennessee-handgun-carry-permit Original handgun permit applicants must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency.

    The citizens of the state of Tennessee have the right to keep and bear arms for their common defense; but the General Assembly has the power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime. Any resident of Tennessee who has reached twenty-one (21) years of age may apply to the Department of Safety for a handgun permit. If the applicant is not prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm in this state pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. §39-17-316 or 39-17-1307(b), 18 U.S.C. 9 (g) or any other state or federal law and the applicant otherwise meets all of the requirements, the Department of Safety shall issue a permit to the applicant.

    • Permit will be valid for four (4) years from date of issue.
    • The permit shall entitle the permittee to carry any handgun - which the permittee legally owns or possesses.
    • The permittee shall have the permit in their immediate possession at all times when carrying a handgun and shall display the permit on demand of a law enforcement officer.

    Applications for a new handgun carry permit may be picked up at any Driver Service Center location.

    Applications for a new handgun carry permit can be processed at any full service Driver Service Center location.

    NOTE: Applicant should consult Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 of the T.C.A. Codes for information on locations where handguns are prohibited, or check the list of Reciprocity States.

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


    • Applications are received and reviewed in the Handgun Carry Permit Office.
    • Proper documentation is forwarded to three (3) different agencies: (TBI, FBI, County Sheriff).
    • Upon a name search approval from TBI, the permit can be issued within ninety (90) days from date of application.
    • Upon issuance, the handgun carry permit will be mailed to the applicant.
    • Incomplete applications cannot be processed.


    • Original Application = $115
    • Renewal Application = $50
    • Duplicate Application = $5
    info@packnheat.net (Jeff Eady) General Sat, 01 May 2010 13:49:00 +0000
    Student Feedback http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/50-student-feedback http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/50-student-feedback Hey Jeff,
    Thanks for the great job with the class Sunday.I learned many informative answers that I would have never known with out your class.
     Thanks for taking the time out to spend time with each of us one on one to ensure our handgun safety.
     I will always refer you to any of my friends that are looking to get their permit.
     Once again thanks Jeff...
    jimi  ( James Moore )


    Just wanted to let you know that my girlfriend and I recieved out carry permit 33 days after going to DMV... Wow...
    Thanks for a good education,
    Mike Eaton and Karen Fleet



    I really enjoyed your class and, by the way, when I went to apply for my permit today, the lady asked where I took my class.  She said she has been putting off taking the class because she couldn't find a one close by.  I told her about you and she took down all the info and said she will contact you.  She was really excited when I told her how good your class is.
    Thanks again for good instruction.
    Payton Abbey



    Thanks again for the gun safety course on 2/20/10.  I enjoyed the class and it was fun shooting at the range.  I received my permit two days ago.


    Jeff I enjoyed your class. I have attended a lot of classes,with 40 years in the military,but I thought yours was the best that I have attended. I thought the info you presented was direct and to the point and many times that does not happen and extends the class time.

    James Walker


    To: Jeff Eady,
                                                                                                            May 2010
       I want to thank you so much for making the gun class so understanding and easy for women. It was an awesome class.  You took the time to make sure everyone had what they needed and was very comfortable learning how to shoot a hand gun and pass the test.  I would highly recommend Packn'Heat to anyone who is looking for the Best Training Instructor and the Best carry permit courses in Tennessee.
    Kindest regards,
    Nancy Wright



    Thanks for being a great instructor! Had a great time and learned alot. If anyone ever asks about a carry permit youll be the one Ill refer them to. I need to go brag about you up at on target...lol Thanks!



    info@packnheat.net (Jeff Eady) General Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:13:40 +0000
    Where do get I get fingerprinted http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/47-where-do-get-i-get-fingerprinted http://www.packnheat.net/index.php/faq/31-general/47-where-do-get-i-get-fingerprinted Check with Full Service Driver's License Center's for directions to the nearest provider.



    info@packnheat.net (Jeff Eady) General Mon, 22 Feb 2010 19:36:17 +0000