TN Handgun Safety Course


Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Course

Henry County Gun Club (HCGC) is offering the handgun safety course needed to apply for the Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit (HCP). Registration is open to the public for the class, but size is limited to 20. Please call early to ensure you have a seat in the class.  The cost is $65(cash or check), payable the day of class.


This class is designed for the individual interested in applying for his or her Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit, but is also well suited for anyone as a first step to learn about the shooting sports.  Our instructors are certified as Tennessee handgun instructors.

Classes begin at 8 am and will be completed the same day.  See our Calendar page for specific dates.

The Tennessee Handgun Safety Course is one full day of training (eight hours), four hours in the classroom and four hours on the range. Students will learn about the function, operation, safety, cleaning and storage of their handguns. They will also learn about the legal liabilities of carrying a handgun. During the range portion of the class, students will learn the fundamentals of shooting and how to carry a handgun safely.

Upon completion of the class, participants will receive the certificate necessary to apply for the Tennessee HCP at their local Driver’s License Service Center.

For additional information about HCP, see the Tennessee Department of Safety website.

See the Tennessee online Handgun Carry Permit application process. Here

Students will be required to score a minimum of 70% on a written test and 70% on a course of fire (50 rounds).  Participants fulfilling the minimum requirements to pass this course will receive a certificate of course completion.

Students will need:

  • a functional & safe handgun
  • eye & ear protection
  • factory ammunition (100 rounds are recommended and NO reloads)
  • cleaning kit
  • pen & paper
  • appropriate dress for the weather.

Firearms should be transported unloaded to the classroom in a case or holster. Please secure your ammunition in your vehicle during the classroom portion of the training, no ammunition is allowed in the classroom.

Class participants will also want to bring their lunch since the club is several miles from town.

Henry County Gun Club is located at 1995 Goldston Spring Road in Puryear. For additional information on the Handgun Safety Course contact John Brewer at (731) 336-3159 or  -or-  Tony Lacy (731)-336-3254

Upcoming class dates:

Jan 13th

Feb 10th

Mar 10th

Apr 14th

May 5th

No June date

Jul 7th

All times will be 8 am to 4 pm.