9060533_origLength of Course: 8 hours
Course Level: Novice

Who teaches this course? This course is taught by an NRA-certified instructor and a law enforcement professional.
 Teaching locations: Brookhaven, Brooklyn, Calverton, Manhattan, Medford, Uniondale, The Compound, and Travel Training Team also available

Course Description:
This 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.

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Topics covered to include:

  • Students will learn 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
  • Course completion certificate


  • NRA Basic Personal Protection 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.
  • In NY you must have a NY pistol permit
  • Pistol (You must bring a pistol registered to you to take the class in NY!)
  • Three magazines
  • 100 rounds of ammunition minimum
  • Eye and ear protection