March 18, 2005, 02:24 PM
I recently moved from Indiana to Tennessee. I have held an Indiana permit since I was 18, so over 7 years. I couldn't find much info about getting a TN permit when you hold a valid IN permit, so I called the handgun office. Here is what you have to still do. Take and pass the class. I took mine at Fugate Firearms in Charleston. Very fun class, not hard at all. We didn't have to take any class at all in IN. Next step was to go to the drivers license branch to submit my application that they gave me at the class. Took about an hour total. They didn't have the most recent rules regarding the IN/TN swap, but the lady called the handgun office to get the info. Since my IN permit is still valid, I only had to pay the $50 renewal fee. I also did not have to get my fingerprints taken since they are on file already from my IN permit. Now I'm just waiting for the actual permit to come in the mail. So, it definetely pays to call the office and get the most current information concerning your previous state if you just moved here.