NRA Basics of Person Protection Outside the Home Course

This course teaches 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.  

This course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics Of Personal Protection In The Home Course.

Participants should understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations.

Course Description

This course is divided into two sections Basic and Advanced.

Section one is nine hours and discusses:

  • 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 spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during section one.
  • Upon completion of section one students may choose to attend section two.

Section two:

  • Section two is an additional five hours on the range learning advanced shooting skills (approximately 115 rounds of ammunition required)

Students will receive:

  • the NRA Guide to the Basics Of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook

  • NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure

  • Appropriate (level one/level two) course completion certificates(s)

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