The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home 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. Upon completion of level one, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours of range training and teaches advanced shooting skills. After the classroom portion, students should expect to spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Level two involves five additional hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition requirements are minimum and may be exceeded. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the appropriate course completion certificates(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. This is a 1-1/2 to 2 day class, so please plan accordingly. Instructor candidates need both the Basic and Advanced trainging in the course.
The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home 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 must also 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. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation.
Note: Lesson III of the Personal Protection In and Outside the Home courses "Firearms and the Law", and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law, or a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state, or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented.
~ Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred)
~ Holster – strong side holster - (no cross draws or shoulder rigs). Women's Holster Purses are acceptable.
~ No pocket guns or holsters. You will be presenting the gun from concealment and reholstering approx. 100
to 150 times. You need to be proficient at this task and have a holster that does not collapse when the
gun is removed.
~ Concealment garment, light jacket, shirt or vest.
~ Shoes – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No sandals or flip-flops.
~ Semi-Automatic Pistol or Revolver with at least 300 rounds of factory ammunition. NO RELOADS
~ Two extra functional magazines (semi-autos) or speed-loaders (revolvers)
~ Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended).
~ Dual Magazine carrier optional but HIGHLY recommended.
~ Hydration system or Bottled water.
~ Optional Items are a hat, sunscreen, bug repellant, rain gear. We will be on the range uncovered
and exposed to the elements for the entire day – be prepared. Class is on RAIN or SHINE.