Pistol Carry Permit Instruction
NRA Certified, SAFE Instructor Certified and Insured
The Goal of the Personal Protection in the Home course is
"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."
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
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.
1 - Introduction to Defensive Shooting
2 - Basic Defensive Handgun Skills
3 - Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force
4 - Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation
5 - Selecting a Handgun for Personal Defense
6 - Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities
7 - Course Review and Examination
forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes...
Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants;
they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides,
for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
~ Thomas Jefferson