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Handgun Carry Permit Instructor

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​Meet Your Instructor

David White


  • Veteran USNMCB

    •  Honorable Discharge​

    • Good Conduct Award

    • Expert Pistol Medal

    • Expert Rifleman Medal

    • Multi-Deployments


  • Paramedic/FF (ret)

  • TN Department of Safety & Homeland Security Handgun Instructor

  • USCCA Certified Instructor

    • Emergency First Aid Fundamentals

    • Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals​

    • Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals

    • Countering the Mass Shooter Threat

    • SIRT LaserTRAIN 

  • NRA​ Certifications

    • Pistol Instructor​​​

    • Range Safety Officer​​

  • American Heart Association Certified Instructor

    • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

      • Prehospital Providers- Paramedics, EMT, Firefighters​

      • In-Facility Hospital/Medical Providers

    • Heartsaver First Aid​

    • Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, AED

    • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR, & AED

  • Accident Scene Management Certified Lead Instructor

  • The American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® Instructor

  • Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Recognized Educational Partner​​​​​​​​​​

    • Family First Personal Protection, LLC is an independent training facility and agrees to teach according to the CTECC's Principles and Guidelines of Education. We are proud to have received authorization to display the Committee’s Red Recognized Educational Content Logo. 

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Classroom & Range Locations


Our NON SHOOTING classes are located at;


726 West Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37115 ~ Cornerstone Nashville DRIVE AROUND THE LEFT SIDE just beyond the ADA Parking BACK ENTRANCE.

Our LIVE FIRE / RANGE classes are located at;


11564 Harrison Ferry Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110 ~ Mountain Top Gun Range and Archery Inc. 



New Shooters & Refresher Courses

Lets face it, nothing is more important than the people we love. More people than ever are purchasing firearms to protect themselves and their family. Honest hard working men and women are choosing to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. Unfortunately, too many good people, new shooters, and those that have not shot in a long time have not had the opportunity to really learn the fundamentals of firearm safety. We hope to change that by offering Safe, friendly classes that are practical, non-judgmental, and non-intimidating with one on one instruction.

Next Steps 


Now that you have solid safety practices, are becoming more confident, and you are ready to carry, lets discuss the next steps.

It seems there are more shooting schools than there are car dealers. Generally speaking, I want to believe all of them have something good to offer. So what makes us different? We consider our next steps instruction "Practical not Tactical" meaning we want you to understand the responsibility that comes with carrying and owning your guns. Learning about the legal use of force, what happens to you physiologically in a "Critical Incident", and much more must know information. 

Coaching and Private Instruction 

We encourage all of the courses we offer to be followed up with range qualification or coaching. All range time must be scheduled in advanced and will require range and coaching fees.   

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Please understand that when you pay for a course provided by Family First Personal Protection, LLC., there are no refunds. When a student commits to a class there may be registration fees, range fees, venue fees, cost for instructors, guest, or special speakers. We are committing to the safety of you and your family, please make sure you are committed to the event before you sign up. 


In the event Family First Personal Protection, LLC., has to cancel any class there will be two options for the students; Option one (1) is a full refund by check mailed to your address on the registration within ten (10) days. Option two (2) is the opportunity to reschedule to another date/time or class.


Training Credits are nontransferable and can be used ONE TIME towards any other Family First training course the recipient chooses. Training Credits have no cash value and cannot be combined with any other offers. Training Credits cannot be replaced if lost, stolen, or damaged. Family First Personal Protection, LLC., has the right to modify, deny, and or terminate the training credit program at any time.



We teach many people that have never been through a first aid or gun training course before. Therefore, we emphasize kindness and understanding from all students to ensure a safe and enjoyable learning environment for everyone. However, GROSS SAFETY VIOLATIONS, NEGLIGENCE, MISCONDUCT, and any other acts or behavior we deem inappropriate towards an instructor, student of bystander will result in your immediate dismissal.   



Each and every student will be required to complete a registration and waiver form for every class you attend. Understanding the courses we teach come with some risk and you need to be of sound mind and body to take any course that we offer. If, by law, you are prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or handling a firearm you cannot attend a firearms course with Family First Personal Protection, LLC. Please download and read the registration before paying for any class;  

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Contact us HERE

Thank You!

3908 Lebanon Pike 698

Hermitage, TN 37076-9998