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Personal Protection
In The Home

List of Available Classes

Why Take This Course?

Home graphicThe NRA Personal Protection in the Home course teaches you everyday things you can do to make your home less attractive to criminals. If an unauthorized entry should occur while you and your family are in the home, this course teaches you effective skills to:

  • Avoid confrontation and minimize bodily risk through cover, concealment, and planning.
  • Master concepts such as center-of-mass, shooting under stress, and shooting in close proximity to obstructions.
  • Effectively work with 911 and responding law enforcement personnel.
  • Increase your chances for a positive outcome.

This course is an excellent 2nd course to take once you have completed the NRA Basic Pistol course.

Intrusion graphicCourse Description

The NRA Personal Protection In The Home 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 to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.

Student packet - Personal Protection in the HomeThis 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.

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.

Range shootingPrerequisites

The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course participants must be law abiding, adults (at least 21 years old), 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) 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 the Pre-Course Assessment.

If This Class is for You...

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