Tennessee Safety is a training organization passionate about helping law-abiding individuals to be safe in the use of firearms and less lethal means to defend themselves and others.

TN Safety also educates, equips and qualifies instructors, law enforcement, and other specialized fields in lethal and less lethal protection.

Classes are offered in the Nashville, TN area. On site group, business, and individual instruction is available at any location in the United States. Contact TN Safety to discuss your training needs.


Leroy Farris, Owner and Chief Instructor


Leroy Farris experience spans law enforcement agencies, military, firearms associations and security instruction. His passion is training and most recently served as a guest instructor with the FBI Police Firearms Instructors. He has also presented at Annual Training Conventions with the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearm Instructors Association (IALEFI).

Leroy is a graduate of numerous civilian, military, and law enforcement firearms training schools, including the FBI Firearms Instructor School, the NRA Law Enforcement Instructor Development School, and several courses at the Yavapai Firearms Academy. He is also certified by the National Tactical Officers Association to instruct Patrol Response to Active Shooter.

He is a Tennessee State Certified Handgun Instructor and a NRA Certified Instructor and Training Counselor in the disciplines of Advanced Pistol, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection In and Outside the home, and the NRA’s Refuse to Be A Victim program.

He is a registered trainer with the Department of Commerce and Insurance, Private Protective Services, certified to teach Armed / Unarmed Security, Baton and Subject Control Spray in the State of Tennessee.

He is also a FBI, POST and NRA Certified Law Enforcement Instructor in Handgun, Shotgun and Patrol Rifle. In addition, he is a NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer, a Certified OC (Pepper) Spray Instructor, Certified Expandable Baton Instructor, a M-16/AR15 Certified Armorer, a Glock Certified Armorer, Smith and Wesson M&P Armorer, Colt and Springfield 1911, Sig P320&P229 Armorer, Kriss Vector Armorer, Ruger AR556, and Smith and Wesson J-frame revolver armorer.

He served as a formal military instructor and possesses years of experience teaching firearm instructor courses to civilian and law enforcement instructors. He has served as a background investigator and trainer for a municipal police agency. He is an active member of the International Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, former vice president of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Association and a member of the National Tactical Officers Association.


Certified Law Enforcement Instructor


Private Protective Services & Certified Handgun Instructor


Certified Instructor and Training Counselor


Certified Law Enforcement Instructor


TN Law Enforcement Training Officer Vice President


Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Member

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by Leroy Farris

Perfect Your Handgun Grip

Ensuring accuracy with your semi-automatic pistol may be as simple as adjusting your grip. This helpful video breaks down each portion of a proper handgun grip, allowing you to achieve maximum accuracy with minimum time between shots. Still want more info? Here's how you can improve your accuracy without firing a single round.

3 Firearm Safety Rules That Cannot Be Ignored

These three firearm safety rules are the foundation of all gun safety procedures, and are a great reminder for everyone from seasoned veterans to novice shooters. Please take the time to review these rules, and be sure to share them with others!

How to Properly Load & Unload Your Handgun

Safe gun handling covers many aspects of gun ownership. Watch this video to learn the basics of how to properly load and unload a semi-automatic pistol. If you’re a new handgun owner looking for tips or a seasoned handler making sure you’re not forgetting a safety step, this demonstration just might save you or others from harm.

The Best Shooting Stance for Handgun Accuracy

Maintaining a proper shooting stance provides a solid base, which will vastly improve your handgun accuracy. Watch this demonstration to learn the basics and punch the bullseye. Interested in tips on improving your grip? Check out this video.

Friendly Uses for Gun Suppressors

A gun suppressors or silencer is a device attached to or part of the barrel of a firearm or airgun which reduces the amount of noise and visible muzzle flash generated by firing. These devices are beneficial in many ways. LeRoy Ferris explain those reasons.

How to Properly Clean a Handgun

Cleaning your firearms after use is important for the overall longevity of the gun. Â Leroy Ferris provides a brief overview of what you'll need to clean your handgun and the handgun cleaning kit he uses.