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Personal Protection Outside The Home

Advanced - Learn the importance of mental preparation and the proper mindset for carrying a handgun for personal protection and facing a life-threatening encounter and techniques for avoiding confrontations outside the home.

Duration: 8 Hours



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The course is divided into the Basic PPOTH (9-hours) and Advanced PPOTH (5-hours) totaling 14-hours of instruction. The Basic Level includes classroom sessions and live-fire range instruction covering presentation from a concealed holster (or purse), shooting from cover, shooting one-handed, and point shooting. The entire Advanced Level is spent on the range and includes moving while shooting, shooting from low cover, shooting from sitting, turning, prone, low-light, and hip-shooting (called the “speed rock”).
Learn the importance of using a firearm responsibly and ethically and developing the proper mindset for using a firearm for personal protection when facing a life-threatening encounter.

Evaluate the state of mental awareness 

Explain the importance of mental preparation and physical training.  

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Topics Covered

The focus of this course is the effective use of a concealed handgun for self-defense on the street. Included are chapters on concealment techniques and devices, presenting the handgun from concealment, utilizing cover and concealment outdoors.

To develop in the students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the 
law-abiding citizen’s right to self-defense.

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Expectations and Outcomes

Students will be given feedback on their shooting exercises, and a certificate upon successful completion of the lessons.  Not only are shooting standards fired during the practical exercises, but a written exam will be given at the end of the course. Throughout the course the instructor will use an individual checklist for each student to ensure the coverage of course material, and satisfactory absorption of the material being taught. Two separate certificates are achievable with this course, and will be presented to those students completing either or both versions. The certificate for the Basic version differs from the advanced version in that it has ‘check boxes’, initialed by the instructor, showing which form(s) of concealed-carry firearm presentation were performed by the student. The three forms include:1) Strong Side Hip Holster, 2) Fanny Pack and 3) Purse Holster.

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Advanced, CCW, Instructor Training Courses, NRA Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual), Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge), Virtual Simulation, Women's Only Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Please download, sign and return the Liability Waiver / Range Rules AT Liability Waiver / Range Rules.

A Picture of the Current Valid Driver's License.

250 rounds of ammunition minimum – 300 rounds recommended; center-fire handgun, strong side outside the waistband (OWB) holster; three magazine minimum or speed-loaders for your pistol with carriers or pocket space to stow extra magazines on your person; eye and hearing protection. 

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.

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Please download, sign and return the Liability Waiver / Range Rules AT Liability Waiver / Range Rules.

A Picture of the Current Valid Driver's License.

This course is designed to build upon the training provided in the NRA Personal Protection INSIDE the Home Course, which needs to be demonstrated by presenting a PPITH student completion certificate.

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