Class Descriptions

Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Class

Successful completion of this course will enable students to apply to legally carry a handgun in the State of Tennessee.  This 8-hour class includes topics such as nomenclature, gun care and cleaning, home safety, proper selection of weapon and caliber, concealment, applicable state laws, and interaction with law enforcement.

In addition to the classroom portion, students will complete a firearms qualification course at the range. Students will shoot 100 rounds of ammunition with 50 rounds for practice and skill building and 50 for qualification. In order to be certified to carry a handgun, students are required to complete a written exam and a firearms qualification course with a minimum score of 70.

A rental package is available at an additional cost for students without access to appropriate gear which includes a .22 semi-automatic pistol, 100 rounds of ammo, holster and mag pouch, and eye and ear protection.

Cost:  $100

Minimum number of students: 5


Intermediate Pistol Skills

This five hour course builds confidence in beginning shooters at a more relaxed pace than some of our other classes. The topics covered include firearms safety, fundamentals of shooting, malfunction clearing, draw techniques, and pistol cleaning. Students are required to have a strong side belt holster, at least two pistol magazines or speed loaders, and 150 rounds of practice ammunition.  The student instructor ratio will be no greater than 3:1 for this class.

Cost: $175

Minimum number of students:  5


Tactical Pistol 1

This eight-hour class is designed to give the new shooter confidence with a handgun of choice while teaching one on one combat tactics.  The topics covered in this class include stance, grip, draw stroke, quick target acquisition, proper body mechanics/instinctive shooting, speed reloading, malfunction clearing, one handed shooting, and shooting on the move.

Required materials include a strong side holster, magazine pouch, three pistol magazines, and 400 rounds of ammunition. These classes are conducted at an outdoor range and are scheduled on either the 2nd or 4th Saturday of each month, March through November.

Cost:  $200

Minimum number of students:  10


Tactical Pistol 2

This eight-hour class reviews the skills and techniques covered in Tactical Pistol 1. New topics include drawing from concealment, gun retention, kneeling and prone shooting, moving to cover, shooting from behind cover and the box drill.

Required materials include a strong side holster, magazine pouch, three pistol magazines, and 400 rounds of ammunition. These classes are conducted at an outdoor range and are scheduled on either the 2nd or 4th Saturday of each month, March through November.

Cost:  $200

Minimum number of students:  10


Tactical Pistol 3

Tactical pistol 2 is a prerequisite to this class.  This eight-hour class includes topics such as speed and accuracy, team shooting, bounding over watch, room entry and clearing.  This class requires a lot of rubber gun work (training pistol) with intense teaching and walk through training. Once non-fire training is completed, students will perform live fire entries.

Required materials include a strong side holster, magazine pouch, three pistol magazines, and 300 rounds of ammunition. These classes are conducted at an outdoor range and are scheduled on either the 2nd or 4th Saturday of each month, March through November.

Cost:  $200

Minimum number of students:  10


Competitive Performance Pistol

This eight hour class is not intended for new shooters. A solid base of the fundamentals is essential for effective utilization of time in this class. 

It is designed to go past the tactical mindset and hone in pure, skilled performance with a handgun for competition as well as life.  This class will begin with a comprehensive warm-up that will test your fundamentals regardless of current skill level, followed by full-speed drills and courses of fire, and then finish up with healthy competition. Tactical Pistol 1 is a pre-requisite for this class.

Required materials for this class include an OWB strong side holster, at least 2 magazine pouches, at least 3 magazines, and a minimum of 400 rounds of ammunition.

Cost: $200

Minimum number of students: 12


Concealment / Low Light / Flashlight Pistol Class

A carry permit and knowledge of a proper draw stroke are prerequisites for this class.  This four-hour class will teach students to properly conceal their weapon and fire it in real-life, low light situations. Topics include  how and where to properly conceal, drawing from a concealed position, shooting in low light situations, shooting while seated at a table, flashlight techniques, gun manipulation and reloading while holding a flashlight, and drawing both a pistol and flashlight when shooting in no light conditions.

Required materials include the students carry pistol, strong side holster (no appendix or shoulder holsters allowed), magazine pouch, three pistol magazines, 200-300 rounds of ammunition, and a quality flashlight.

Cost:  $175

Minimum number of students:  5


Intro to Rifle

This 5 hour class provides training for the person that is not yet familiar with the AR-15 rifle.  The first two hours takes place in a classroom setting and will cover assembly and disassembly of the rifle, nomenclature, care, and maintenance.   Students will then move into the gun range and practice methods of carry, proper mounting of the rifle, gun manipulation, and other non-firing movements. Range time will be used to properly sight in your rifles and work on live fire drills such as marksmanship, firing from the “low ready,” and reloading.  Students will fire approximately 100-150 rounds during this instructional period.  Then Students will return to the classroom and clean their rifle.  The student to instructor ratio will be 3:1.

Cost: $150

Minimum number of students:  5


 Tactical Rifle 1

Unlike the two day rifle class, this five hour Tactical Rifle 1 is for shooters who already have a working knowledge of the AR-15, Mini 14, AK 47 or other tactical rifle platforms.  Your rifle must be sited in prior to coming to this class.  This class is designed to follow a similar outline as our tactical pistol classes.  The level one class will cover topics including stance, grip, shouldering, quick target acquisition, proper body mechanics/instinctive shooting, speed reloading, malfunction clearing, and shooting on the move.

Students will fire approximately 500 rounds of rifle and 50 rounds of pistol and are required to provide a rifle and pistol.  Each rifle must have a sling and at least 3 magazines.  Optics are not required for this class but are recommended. Each student must have a strong side pistol holster, magazine pouch, and 2 pistol magazines.

Cost:  $200

Minimum number of students:  5


Tactical Rifle 2

This five-hour class reviews the skills and techniques covered in Tactical Rifle 1.  New topics include gun retention, positional shooting, kneeling and prone shooting, shooting from behind cover, shooting while moving to cover and the box drill.  Student will compete against each other for the best time on a three target 15 shot drill.

Students will fire approximately 500 rounds of rifle and 50 rounds of pistol and are required to provide a rifle and pistol.  Each rifle must have a sling and at least 3 magazines.  Optics are not required for this class but are recommended. Each student must have a strong side pistol holster, magazine pouch, and 2 pistol magazines.

Cost:  $200

Minimum number of students:  5


Tactical Rifle 3

Tactical Rifle 2 is a prerequisite to this class.  This five-hour class includes topics such as speed and accuracy, team shooting, bounding over watch, room entry and clearing.  This class requires a lot of non-firing drills with intense teaching and walk through training. Once non-fire training is complete, students will perform live fire entries.

Students will fire approximately 300 rounds of rifle and 50 rounds of pistol and are required to provide a rifle and pistol.  Each rifle must have a sling and at least 3 magazines.  Optics are not required for this class but are recommended. Each student must have a strong side pistol holster, magazine pouch, and 2 pistol magazines.

Cost:  $200

Minimum number of students:  5


Shotgun Class

This one-day class consists of eight hours of range time.  The class covers shotgun nomenclature, care, and maintenance.   We will also cover methods of carry, proper mounting of the shotgun, gun manipulation, positional shooting (standing, kneeling, prone), shooting from behind cover, and shooting steel targets. Students will participate in the “Rolling Thunder” drill. This class will also teach the students how to transition from shotgun to pistol.

Each student needs 100 rounds of birdshot, 25 rounds of OO buck, 25 rounds of slug, and 100 rounds of pistol ammo.  Students are required to provide their own shotgun and pistol.  Each shotgun must have a sling.  Students must have a strong side pistol holster, magazine pouch, and 2 pistol magazines.

Cost:  $200

Minimum number of students:  10


Warrior Medicine

This is a practical first aid class teaching students how to provide first aid while waiting for EMS.  An Introduction to treating gunshot wounds and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is also presented during this five hour course.  Students should expect to perform many skills during the course including assessment, treating penetrating chest injury, splinting a fracture, and using a tourniquet.  Students who successfully complete the course and examination will receive an American Safety and Health Institute certification in Basic First Aid. Tuition includes a personal trauma kit.

Cost: $200

Minimum number of students: 5


LEOSA

LEOSA (Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act) is a United States Federal law.  It was enacted in 2004, which allows the qualified, separated (retired, medical pensioned or resigned in good standing) law enforcement officer to carry a concealed pistol in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or local laws, with certain exceptions.  An officer carrying under LEOSA may also carry in any political subdivision, I.e., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U. S. possessions.

To be eligible for this license, an officer must have served 10 years as a qualified law enforcement officer with arrest powers.  Separation due to injuries incurred in line of duty with less than 10 years may be approved.

This license is weapon/serial number specific.  There is an additional $10 charge for each extra weapon that an officer wishes to carry.   The maximum number of weapons that an officer will be certified in is 3.

Cost: $60

Minimum number of students: 5


NRA Range Safety Officer Class

This nine-hour course prepares students to organize and supervise safe shooting activities and range operations by instructing in the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

Cost: $150

Minimum number of students: 5


Unarmed Guard

This four-hour course is combined with day one of the armed guard course.  It covers four topics as mandated by the State of Tennessee: orientation, legal powers and limitations of security guards, emergency procedures, and general duties. Upon successful completion of the class, which includes a written exam, students may apply for an unarmed guard license with the State of Tennessee.

Cost:  $65

Minimum number of students:  5


Armed Guard

Successful completion of this 16-hour course includes four hours of unarmed guard training, eight additional hours of classroom instruction, and four hours of range training. Classroom instruction focuses on gun laws in Tennessee, legal responsibilities, and selection of weapons and gear. Range training includes hands-on time with weapons to improve weapon manipulation skills.  Students must score 70 or above on both the written and shooting exams.

Cost:  $165

Minimum number of students:  5

Extra certifications/endorsements to carry less than lethal weapons, i.e. Taser, ASP baton, or chemical spray are available at a cost of $60 per weapon.


Edged Weapons for Personal Defense

Students will learn classical principles of edged weapon engagements.  Classical principles offer students the ability to efficiently solve problems.  Participants will need no prior training as a pre-requisite for this class. Regardless of physical size or condition, students will learn techniques that can be applied in real world scenarios.

Cost: $130 (will include a training knife)

Minimum number of students: 10


Israeli Krav Maga Immersion Seminar

Students receive a full day of Israeli Krav Maga (Gidon System) training to include lessons on the system’s history, theory, philosophy and applied techniques.  Course includes a lecture on Defensive Mindset and Self/Family Defense, Introduction to Defensive Combatives, Fear and Critical Stress Management, and Gun, Knife and Baton Defensive Technique Application.

Ages 16 and up are welcome.  The class is physical so each participant should consider his personal limitations.  Participants who are unable to complete the physical portion of the class can still benefit from the theory and lecture portions. Note taking is recommended.

Cost:  $150

Minimum number of students:  10