NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home

  • Introduction to Concealed Carry

(Includes Revolvers and Semi-Automatic Pistols Introduction to Concealed Carry Safety and Mindset)

  •  Introduction to Self-Defense and Concealed Carry

(Mindset, Avoiding Confrontation Outside the Home, Responding to an Attack Outside the Home, Differences between Armed Self-Defense in the Home and Outside the Home, and What Happens if you Must Shoot)

  •  Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry and Self-Defense

(Concealed Carry Permits, Use of Deadly Force Outside the Home, and the Potential Legal Aftermath of Using Justified Deadly Force)

  •  Carry Modes and Concealment

(Concealed Carry Requirements, Concealed Carry Devices, and the Principals of Concealed Carry)

  • Presenting the Pistol from Concealment

(Range Safety Briefing, Steps in Presenting the Pistol, Live Fire Exercises – Minimum of 40 Rounds)

  •  Presentation, Position, and Movement

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


 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.