Target-Pro Firearms Training Academy 

Hendersonville, TN



The Law . . .

In today's world where people file lawsuits at the drop of a hat, you need to be aware of your responsibilities as a gun owner - especially if you plan to carry. Financial ruin and certainly peace of mind can diminish in an instant if you are ever involved in a shooting incident. This is why it is important that you have received proper and competent training from a qualified and certified instructor. The courts are holding those who carry firearms to a high standard of scrutiny. If you are involved in a shooting incident, you will have to prove that you were trained and you must make sure the training is proper for the task or situation.

If you are relying on the training brochure that came with your firearm, that is not enough. If you are relying on the skills acquired from a friend who has taken you to the range or in the backyard to plink a few tin cans, that probably is not going to be adequate to withstand the scrutiny of the courts.

The State and courts are requiring PROOF that:

The training was necessary as validated by a task analysis.

Target-Pro Firearms Training Academy provides you with a complete course syllabus outlining all activities and lesson plans. This information is available through our office or through the NRA Training Department.

The persons conducting the training were qualified and certified to conduct the training, and their qualifications can be verified.

All instructors at Target-Pro Firearms Training Academy are certified in their particular disciplines by NRA and the State of Tennessee. You may ask to view our instructor's certification or you may contact the NRA Training Department, at 1-703-267-1430.

The training did take place and was properly conducted and documented.

You will receive a certificate for each and every training course that you successfully complete at Target-Pro Firearms Training Academy. We keep a record of your training on file as well as providing that same record of your training to the NRA'S Training Department.

The training was "state-of-the-art" and current.

The NRA maintains and updates all training material and programs on a regular basis. We receive updates and continually receive training ourselves. The NRA has been around since 1871. One of NRA's major objectives has been to provide basic training on the safe and proper use of firearms. We are proud to maintain the same high standards and integrity of NRA.

Things for you to think seriously about!

Deadly force and criminal law

Deadly force and civil law

Think about how a jury would see things

Where you can't carry a gun

Even with a carry permit, there are lots of places where a gun is off-limits, from the obvious to the not-so-obvious (some laws apply only to Tennessee):

When you carry a gun, you can't get in fistfights or word fights

As an armed person you must be more likely and willing to avoid trouble. You have the legal and moral obligation of de-escalating any situation that you are presented with unless you are faced by someone displaying all three of the attack potential elements. Carrying a loaded firearm among your fellow citizens is an awesome responsibility that is not to be taken lightly. Remember, once you strap on your weapon, you must carry with it a great measure of discretion and judgement, along with an easy-going attitude.

If you carry a gun, you must walk away from fights whenever you can, even if it means swallowing your pride. Someone is yelling at you and calling you names. What do you do?

What about carrying your gun out in the open?

Unlike some other states, Tennessee carry permits are permits to carry, not concealed carry permits. However, there are several reasons why open carry is generally a bad idea.

Having a gun is a grave responsibility. It isn't to be taken lightly.

If you are interested in the Basic Pistol course/TN Carry Permit, you may contact Target-Pro Firearms Training Academy for further information at 615-512-3276 or

Target-Pro Firearms Training Academy