Always a popular course, the “Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Class” at Pellissippi State Community College is sure to fill up quickly thanks to the special two-for-one pricing on the Sept. 17 session.
Normally $75, the non-credit course is being offered at the discounted rate of $65. In addition, if two students register at the same time, one attends for free.
Those who satisfactorily complete the eight-hour course earn a certificate to apply for a state carry permit. Completion of this or another 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 are four to five hours of classroom instruction and approximately three hours of range training. The instructor 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 Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, for classroom instruction. Range training takes place at the John Sevier Range, 2327 Rifle Range Road. Class hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Students must supply their own gun and ammunition. A $5 range fee for each student is payable to the instructor during class.
For more information on the “Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Class” or other courses offered through the Business and Community Services Division of Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs. To register two students at the same time for the Sept. 17 course, call (865) 539-7167 to take advantage of the special pricing. Space is limited.