Length of Course: 9 hours
Course Level: Instructor

Who teaches this course? This course is taught by an NRA-certified appointed Training Counselor.

Teaching locations: Calverton, Medford, Ridge and Uniondale, our Travel Training Team also available
Course Description: As a certified NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor you will be able to teach this class to your students.

NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course:
This is an eight-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. 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.(Lesson Plan, revised 08/11)

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.

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Topics covered to include: How to teach the Lessons of the NRA Personal Protection Course which include:


  • Introduction to NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Outline and Lesson Plans
  • Introduction to Defensive Shooting
  • Basic Defensive Pistol Skills
  • Firearms and the Law, Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force
  • Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation
  • Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense
  • Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities
  • Course Review and Examination and Course Conclusion

Required Equipment:

  • Candidates MUST have passed NRA Basic Instructor Training Part 1
  • Candidates MUST have passed Pistol Instructor Course
  • Complete and Pass the Pre-Course Assessment prior to coming to class
  • Make your Deposit or Full payment for the course
  • Pistol and 150 rounds of ammo
  • Eye and Ear protection
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to help others