Students will provide their own Pistol, Ammunition, and a comfortable Side-Holster

Included in this 8-hour course are lessons covering:


Introduction to Defensive Shooting

(Mental & Physical Preparation, Mental Awareness, Confronting an Intruder, Psychological Responses, Shooting to Stop the Threat, etc.)


  • Basic Defense Pistol Skills
    Range Commands and Safety Rules, Defensive Accuracy, Marksmanship, Shooting Positions, Flash Sight Aiming, Point Shooting, Cover and Concealment, etc.)

  • Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force

    (General Laws Pertaining to the Purchase, transfer, & Possession of a Pistol, Key Provisions & Restrictions Pertaining to the Use of Deadly Force, etc.)

  • Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation

     (Making Yourself and Your Home Safer, Emergency Response Planning, Emotional and Legal Aftermath, Safe Storage of Personal Protection Pistol , etc.)

  • Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense

        (Selecting a Pistol, Ammunition, Accessories, etc.)

  •  Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities

        (Shooting Activities, Organizations, Facilities, etc.)


  • Course Review and Examination

         (All NRA Examinations are Open-Book and Questions are Covered in the Review)


 Live Pistol Shooting on the Firing Range (Minimum of 200 rounds)

This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 200 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and 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, a course completion certificate

The materials and training methods used in this course were prepared and developed by the NRA through years of experience and constant modification to fulfill the needs of an ever-changing society. The instructors conducting this course are highly trained and are certified by the National Rifle Association.

NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home


1 Day Intermediate         $150.00 + $15.00 Range Fee