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Prerequisite: Basic Pistol Course or Enhanced Carry Class

Participants of this course must be experienced shooters (shooters that demonstrate a 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. NRA’s Basic Pistol or an enhanced carry course is a prerequisite for this course. The course goal is to develop in the students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for the protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding citizen’s right to self defense.

This course in part will cover defensive shooting and handgun skills, the importance of using a firearm responsibly and ethically for personal protection, how to evaluate your state of mental awareness using the four levels of awareness, the importance of mental preparation and physical firearm training for a potentially life-threatening confrontation. Along with understanding the fundamentals of defensive marksmanship, the difference between cover and concealment, close range point shooting, use of a flash site picture, firearms and the law (possession, ownership, and the use of deadly force), strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, and selecting a handgun for self –defense. Sport shooting activities and other training opportunities. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, Sport Shooting brochure and Basic Personal Protection in the Home course completion certificate.


FIREARMS: LEAVE IN YOUR CAR UNTIL THE INSTRUCTOR TELLS YOU TO BRING THEM INTO THE CLASSROOM. Bring the owners manual. When reserving your spot tell us the make, model and caliber of your gun. Bring at least 150 cartridges for live fire exercises.

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