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NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home

Intermediate - Teaches 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 individual’s right to self-defense.

Duration: 5 Hours Classroom, 3 Hours Range Time



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This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development.

Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

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Expectations and Outcomes

Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.

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Intermediate, In Home Defense Training, NRA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Please email current FOID card to the instructor.

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

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1. A concealable handgun (.38 cal. or larger) with at least 100 rounds of new
factory ammunition. For time and safety sake, we request that you do not use reloads.
2. A strong side hip holster or carry purse.
3. At least 2 magazines or speed loaders (if using a revolver) and a place to
hold your magazines on your person for quick access.
4. Hearing and eye protection.
5. Knee pads for shooting from a kneeling position. However, we will be on
sand, so it should not be too hard on the knees without the pads.