Handgun Training in Knoxville

TN Handgun Carry Permit

The Handgun Carry Permit Class in Knoxville includes 8 hours of classroom and range instruction in our classroom at SIA Firearms and at our training partner’s range, target, eye and ear protection equipment, and range fees. 


You will learn everything you need to know to qualify for your State of Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit in our safe and comfortable classroom and range facilities, taught by professional instructors who bring real world experience to our classroom at SIA Firearms in Knoxville.


Includes:

8 hours of classroom & range instruction for certification to apply for a State of Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit

Target, Eye & Ear Protection Gear

Range Fees

Hearing & Eye Protection

Target (1)

Certificate of Training


Required Equipment:

Completed online HCP application & confirmation number

Handgun in safe, operable condition suitable for HCP course

Minimum of 50 rounds of approved factory ammunition for the handgun being used

Case for handgun

Valid State Issued ID

Appropriate clothing and footwear for a range environment


If you are unsure of your proficiency with your handgun or your general shooting skills or your don't yet own a handgun, the State of Tennessee does not require you qualify with the handgun you intend to carry.  You will be better off signing up for our Premium Course which includes a rental handgun and ammunition.  Our certified firearms instructors will help you choose the right handgun for your shooting skill level. SIA Firearms also has Handgun Training in Knoxville.


Other Training Courses

AR Build Classes

This class is designed for the novice gun builder to build an AR upper or lower receiver from scratch, making it your AR from start to finish.


Each student will learn how the AR-15 and each of its components work. During this class, students will build their very own rifle upper or lower (depending on the class).


We supply the knowledge, tools, and expertise.  AR lower receivers and parts can be purchased through our store with a 10% discount on AR parts (excluding receivers) on the day of this class.


Besides the receiver and all parts can be purchased during the class. (Depending on availability and compatibility of parts, i.e., not all parts are compatible with all configurations of AR type rifles)


Students will be contacted shortly after enrolling in this class so we can ascertain the parts needs ahead of time.


During these courses students, will learn how to completely assemble the AR-15 from readily available parts.


If you have questions relating to this class, please call the store at (865) 851-9108. The instructor will be happy to go over your chosen build and make sure everything is ready for your build.

Refuse to Be a Victim

This non-shooting course teaches strategies people can integrate into their everyday lives to avoid becoming a victim of crime. 


A complete seminar may last as long as four or five hours and include the entire lesson plan, but a modified seminar may be as short as one or two hours and cover topics that best suit the needs of a particular audience. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive and easy to follow. The seminar includes classroom instruction on criminal psychology, automobile crimes; cyber safety, home security, and a variety of crime prevention strategies including carjack avoidance techniques, use of personal safety devices, and more. 


Students receive the Refuse To Be A Victim® student handbook, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® brochure, NRA Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure, Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement, and a course completion certificate.