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After the Permit (ATP): Level 1

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 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.

We look forward to seeing you in class! If you have any trouble with the embedded registration form below, you can also register directly on our Eventbrite page (click here). Thanks!


Citizens Safety Academy


Citizens Safety Academy
752 East Northfield Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 United States
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