NRA Basic Personal Protection Inside the Home
Unlike the other
basic courses, the Personal Protection course from Best Handgun Training 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 worst. The Basic Personal Protection in
the Home course is designed around the use of the defensive pistol.
This course takes about eight hours, depending on the class
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
“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.”
- Introduction to
- Basic Defensive
- Firearms and the Law:
Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force
- Strategies for Home
Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation
- Selecting a Handgun
for Personal Defense
- Sport Shooting
Activities and Training Opportunities
- Course Review and Examination
the Personal Protection course should be experienced shooters, showing mastery of the basic skills of safe gun
handling. If necessary, this course will put participant's 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 handgun.
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 Permit.
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 where distractions are
provide feedback on the shooting exercises, and issue an NRA 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.
To view the
current Personal Protection Inside The Home schedule of courses, click here
If you would like
to schedule a course which is not on the current calendar, send an email or
call Best Handgun Training at (916) 295-8489.
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This Personal Protection Inside The Home course is approximately 8 hours
The cost of this
course is $250.00 per person and includes lesson materials and certificate. The student will supply
the firearm, ammunition, eye and hearing protection.