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Prerequisite: Basic Pistol/Enhanced Carry Course & Personal Protection In The Home

This course is both comprehensive and intensive in its approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity. The course teaches the students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home. Students have the opportunity to attend the course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster purse. From a review of safe firearm handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation.


The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home course is divided into two levels, basic and advanced. Level one is a nine hour course and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Students will attend level 1 Basic consisting of 9 hours classroom and range time.  Upon completion of level one, students will attend level two Advanced, which is an additional five hours of classroom and range training and teaches advanced shooting skills.


Students will receive the Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home handbook, Course Examination, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the appropriate course completion certificate(s), NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside the Home (identifies strong-side hip holster or purse use) certificate and NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside the Home certificate.

Note: The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home participants in the course must be at least 21 years of age and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home Course.


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.


AMMUNITION REQUIREMENTS: Bring at LEAST  250 cartridges for live fire.


NOTE: NO AMMUNITION IN THE CLASSROOM. Leave it in your car. If you do not own a pistol we will rent you one and you must purchase the ammunition to do your life fire exercises. If you have eye and electronic ear protection which are required, bring them. If not, we rent electronic muffs for $5.00 and sell eye protection for $5.00.

EQUIPMENT LIST: Quality handgun with at least 4 magazines or speed loaders (6 to 8 is even better) A minimum of a .38 cal. pistol is required for this course, strong side holster, and double ammo pouch. If you have other CCW carry items bring them too. Have a over shirt/jacket to put on for some drills that will cover your strong side holster. Appropriate outdoor weather gear, long pants must have belt loops, knee pads, flashlight, footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning, brimmed hat, hydration system, wrap around eye protection, electronic ear protection. WE REQUIRE ELECTRONIC HEARING MUFFS as you must be able to clearly hear range commands. 

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