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NRA The Basics of Personal Protection In The Home


Duration: 8 hours



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Unlike the other basic courses, the Personal Protection In The Home course covers defensive shooting. Self-defense is a topic somewhat distinct from the regular diet of shooting fundamentals; it covers mindset, legal issues, decision-making under pressure, and planning for the worst. The Basic Personal Protection in the Home course is designed around the use of the defensive pistol. Students will receive the NRA Guide To The Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook and intensive lessons on basics of defensive shooting, issues of self-defense, and other strategies for protecting the home and family.

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Topics Covered

    1 -Introduction to Defensive Shooting
  1. 2 - Basic Defensive Handgun Skills
  2. 3 - Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force
  3. 4 - Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation
  4. 5 - Selecting a Handgun for Personal Defense
  5. 6 - Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities
  6. 7 - Course Review and Examination

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Expectations and Outcomes

Course Goal
“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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Advanced, In Home Defense Training

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Documentation Requirements

Illinois FOID card and Drivers License

The instructor requires a copy of your driver's license once you register.

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Participants in the Personal Protection In The Home course should be experienced shooters, showing mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling. If necessary, this course will put participants through a pre-course evaluation exercise, where potential students are asked to demonstrate safe gun handling, shoot a series of five-shot groups, discuss the operations necessary to zero a pistol, and demonstrate how to properly clean a handgun. Participants are expected to show validation of shooting experience by showing an NRA Basic Pistol Course certificate, an NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program certificate, a Pistol qualification card, a DD 214 showing pistol qualification, or a Concealed Carry Permit. Finally, the Personal Protection course is intended for mature law-abiding adults, who have the mindset and seriousness necessary to properly perform the activities in the course. Self-defense is not a topic that lends itself to horseplay and distractions.

500 rounds of ammo a firearm and a fitted holster for the firearm being used.