NRA: Personal Protection
in the Home

Learn 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.


The Course will cover:

  • Introduction to Defensive Shooting
  • Basic Defense Pistol Skills
  • Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership and the use of Deadly Force
  • Strategies for Home Safety & Responding to a Violent Confrontation
  • Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense

Each Student is required to bring a handgun, Eye and Hearing protection and at least 100 rounds of ammunition

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 by completed a pre-course qualification with our Instructors.