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National Rifle Association
NRA Firearms Instructor
NRA Training Counselor

NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course

Teaches 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 individual’s right to self-defense.

This 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).

Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an 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.

This is an eight (8) hour course.  Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 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. Additionally, this course will cover Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense.

Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules card, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and a course completion certificate.


  • A student must not have been convicted of any felony or family violence offense.

  • A student must not have any felony or family violence charges pending.

  • Students must be legally eligible to possess and/or transport a firearm.

Cost: $412.00



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