Handgun course offered Saturday
Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:00 pm
The Messenger 05.10.12
The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies will sponsor a course in handgun use, operation and safety for interested members of the community.
The course will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday on the UT Martin campus. The registration fee is $75.
The course will cover the use, operation and basic cleaning of a handgun.
The first four-hour block will be devoted to classroom instruction and the written exam. The second four-hour block will include firing-range instruction and the practical exam. Students must score a minimum of 70 percent on each exam to successfully complete the course.
Once the course is completed, students will have met the minimum requirements to apply for a handgun carry permit in Tennessee. All students must be 21 years of age and have no felony convictions. Students will need to bring their own handgun, 50 rounds of appropriate ammunition, pen or pencil, paper and hearing and eye protection.
Terry Guthrie, state certified handgun instructor, will instruct the course.
To register for the course, contact ECOS at (731) 881-7082 or register online at http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/nondegree/home.php.