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NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course
Training Courses
Unlike the other basic courses, the Personal Protection course covers defensive shooting. Self-
defense is a topic somewhat distinct from the regular diet of shooting fundamentals, it can
cover mindset, legal issues, decision-making under pressure, and planning for the Although
the course can be completed as quickly as eight hours, the amount of information presented,
and the probability of intensive question and answer sessions on the included topics, makes it
likely that the course will take longer.

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.

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.”


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


    Participants in the Personal Protection 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

    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 card with pistol qualification, or a Concealed Carry

    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.

Course Completion

    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 a individual checklist for each student to ensure the
    coverage of course material, and satisfactory absorption of the material being taught.

Training price

    NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course --- $100.00 ($75.00 for Long
    Prairie Gun and Archery Club Members)