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After the Permit (ATP)- Level 1

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm


The Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Class is very basic. Its purpose is to teach Tennessee handgun laws and ways to safely load, unload, and store a handgun. It wasn’t created to teach you how to carry a handgun in public or use one to defend yourself from violent attack. Defending yourself with a handgun demands a level of skill. Developing the required skill takes more than one class, it is a process that involves time, instruction, and structured practice.

For those who want to gain confidence and competence with their handgun we have the “After the Permit” series of courses, ATP-1 and ATP-2.

ATP-1 is a (roughly) 4-hour course that continues where the TN Handgun Permit class ends. Topics include:

  • A review of the rules of safe gun handling and how to apply them
  • A review of the shooting fundamentals with an emphasis on defensive application
  • Safe loading, unloading and storage of handguns
  • How to handle and operate a handgun in a comfortable and robust manner
  • How to select the right gear for training and carrying
  • An introduction to accuracy standards
  • Introduction to defensive and preparatory mindset
  • Proper “ready positions” and safe gun-handling

Course Requirements:

  • Reliable handgun
  • 100 rounds of quality practice ammo
  • Eye and ear protection

Completion of ATP-1 will prepare you for success in ATP-2, where we introduce students to holster work and other defensive handgun techniques and applications.


752 East Northfield Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 United States
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