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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.
Who Can Take the NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course?
NRA’s Basic Personal Protection in the Home course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law. It is much more than just a routine shooting course. It is important that participants have sufficient maturity and life experiences to be able to assess various situations and make mature decisions.
The NRA Basic Personal Protection series is based on the building block approach, moving from the simple to the complex. The first course in the series is the NRA Basic Pistol Course, which develops the basic skills of handling, shooting, and cleaning the firearm. The second course is NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course, which builds on the skills already learned in the Basic Pistol Course. Participants must be 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) to maximize what can be learned from this course.
Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following:
NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA First Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, Military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing a pre-course assessment
This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and provides information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition.
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
- Course completion certificate suitable for framing upon successful completion of the lessons
Advanced, In Home Defense Training, NRA Courses, Scenario Based Training
Students must present proof of shooting experience, can be one of the following:
NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA First Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, Military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing a pre-course assessment.
The Pre-Course Assessment must be arranged ahead of the course being scheduled and successfully completed. Failure to do will result in immediate dismissal from the course and NO REFUND.
- Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred)
- Shoes – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No sandals or flip-flops.
- Semi-Automatic Pistol or Revolver (carry case) No holster required
- Two functional magazines (semi-autos) or speed-loaders (revolvers)
- Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional) and foot wear suitable for training outdoors.
- 100 rounds of ammunition (factory only) NO RELOADS (Ammunition will be available for purchase at Ed’s Gun Shop)