Always a popular course, the Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Class at Pellissippi State Community College is sure to fill up quickly, thanks to special two-for-one pricing on the Saturday, Nov. 16, session at the Hardin Valley Campus.
The non-credit course is being offered through Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services Division at the rate of $75 for any two students who register at the same time. Space is limited, and one person must register both students simultaneously in order for the two-for-one rate to apply.
Those who satisfactorily complete the eight-hour course earn a certificate to apply for a state carry permit. Completion of this or another handgun training course is required before applying for a Tennessee handgun carry permit.
The Pellissippi State course covers handgun parts, function, and operation; safety, cleaning, and storage; legal responsibilities of carrying a handgun; course review and testing; and firing range exercises.
Included is classroom instruction in the morning and range training after lunch. The instructor leading the class is certified both as a firearms instructor with the National Rifle Association and as a handgun instructor with the state of Tennessee.
The course meets at the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, for classroom instruction. Range training takes place at a designated location off campus. Students must supply their own gun and ammunition. A $5 range fee for each student is payable to the instructor during class.
Another session of the course will be offered Dec. 21 for those unable to attend the two-for-one class on Nov. 16. The regular rate of $65 per person will apply to the December class, which also is at the Hardin Valley Campus.