You must be 21 years of age to take the course. Active duty military personnel under 21 are the exception
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There is no cost for the 3-week course.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) does Not offer this class; yet permit classes can be found throughout the county. This is not a Certified Class either, however, we cover basically the same topics that you will find in the permit classes and this is an excellent way to prepare for those classes.
To Apply just click HERE We do have a waiting list so please apply early for the session of your choice
There is 4 Courses offered thru out the year: March, May, August and October. The Course is three weeks long. Tuesday and Thursday nights: 7 – 9 p.m. Saturday Range days: 8:45am – Noon. Class/Range Location: WCSO – John I Easley Jr Criminal Justice Center - 408 Century Ct, Franklin, TN 37064. You can find the dates for each course HERE
It is highly recommended. The class is a comprehensive introduction to handgun shooting and will cover the fundamentals of shooting, types of handguns, what to expect at the shooting range, and most importantly handgun safety. You will need to attend all classes to graduate and have opportunity shoot at the WCSO Range with the WCSO Handgun Class Instructors.
No. Only those students that have graduated from the Handgun Shooting & Safety Class are allowed to shoot at the WCSO Range. The schedule: Open Practice Range Day’s are held on the last Saturday of every Even month. (Time: 8:45am – 11am) Class instructors will notify graduates thru email.
Children are allowed in the Handgun Shooting & Safety Classes as they may benefit from the safety training. No persons under the age of 21 are permitted on the WCSO Range. Active duty military personnel under 21 are the exception.
No you do not. Please don’t buy a handgun just to take the class. Handguns are a personal purchase and you will learn about the factors of gun selection for you to make an educated decision. No Handguns allowed in the class. We offer loaner handguns for you to use for the Range Class if you need one. No rifles or shotguns are allowed.
Students should bring their own ammunition, No reloads. We have a limited amount of popular caliber ammo that can be purchased for our Range Classes only. Cost is comparable to retail sales.