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NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course

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nra-instructor-logo.jpgThe March and April courses will be hosted by Nathan Goode and Matt Kaufmann.

*The price for this course includes the Lowlight/Night Fire course and Advanced Pistol Tactics and Scenarios
**The Lowlight/Night Fire course can be purchased separately in the product options.  The price will be updated accordingly.

Duration: 14 hours

The course teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home. Students have the opportunity to attend this course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster purse. From a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation.

The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home is divided into two levels (basic and advanced). Level one is a nine-hour course and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Upon completion of level one, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours of range training and teaches advanced shooting skills. After the classroom portion, students should expect to spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Level two involves five additional hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition requirements are minimum and may be exceeded. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the appropriate course completion certificates(s), NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside The Home (identifies strong-side hip holster or purse use) certificate, and NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside The Home certificate.(Lesson Plan 2006, revised 4-09)

The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation.

Note: The Lesson III of the Personal Protection In and Outside The Home courses Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law, a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state, or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented.

Students will learn:

  • Basic defensive shooting skills
  • Strategies for home safety
  • How to respond to a violent confrontation
  • Firearms and the law
  • How to choose a handgun for self-defense
  • How to choose ammunition for self-defense
  • Continued opportunities for skill development

Students will receive:

  • NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook
  • NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure
  • Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet
  • Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home Student Examination
  • Course completion certificate
  • A voucher for 10% off on merchandise from A & G Gun Leather

Students are responsible for providing their own:

  • Eye protection and ear protection.  Eyes and ears are available for rent at most shooting ranges.
  • Revolver or pistol – .32 Caliber to .45 Caliber.  Firearms are typically available for rent at the range if the students does not own a firearm.
  • 100 rounds of factory ammunition.  Reloaded, foreign or surplus ammunition is NOT permitted.  Ammunition is available for purchase at most shooting range.
  • Full toe shoes and a baseball style cap for use at the range (highly recommended).  Low-cut shirts are not recommended.
  • Range fees.

The NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside the Home 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) 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.

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