7236 Whites Creek Pike  ~  Joelton, TN 37080  ~  615-876-3010 ~ e-Mail

Hours of operation:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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Under New Management!!
Handgun carry permit classes are now only $75.00!

Please note, due to carry permit class qualifications on Saturdays the
shooting range will be closed from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
The range will reopen after all qualifications have concluded.

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States
——Noah Webster, 1888

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The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.
—— Patrick Henry

Our Handgun Carry Permit Classes are held every
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month and every Saturday at 8:45am.
Please call to reserve your spot now, classes are filling up fast..

We rent guns from Beretta, Glock, Springfield Armory, Ruger, and Bersa!

The Academy Of Self Protection is dedicated to law abiding citizens and the right to carry.  Our goal is to provide training for self protection. Whether you want training to protect yourself or your loved ones, we can help.

At the Academy, we offer an indoor range, TN authorized handgun carry permit courses, as well as other specialized training courses.

Whether you are looking for first time training and consulting, or are an experienced veteran looking for practice, we have the leadership and facility you need.

We not only provide excellent training services, we have a complete and diverse line of firearms, ammunition, shooting accessories, and gunsmithing available.

Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better
for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an
unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
—— Jefferson's Commonplace Book, 1774-1776 - quoting from "On Crimes and Punishment",
by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764

A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.
—— Sigmond Freud
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