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Personal Protection in the Home


Classroom (6 hours)

Range (2 hours)


 $ 160.00

Requires Basics of Pistol Shooting and Basics of Shotgun Shooting completion certificates

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 lawabiding citizen's right to self-defense.”



Basic defensive shooting skills

Strategies for home safety

Responding to a violent confrontation

Firearms and the law

How to choose a handgun for self-defense

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.


In 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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