Personal Protection Outside the Home
What is the Personal Protection Outside the Home course?
The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home course is divided into two levels. Level one is nine-hours 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 spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Upon completion, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition learning advanced shooting skills. Time and 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 appropriate (level one/level two) course completion certificates.
Note: Lesson III of this course: Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense, is not taught in this course. It must be 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. NRA Certified Instructors may conduct this lesson only if they meet the requirements stated above and then only in their capacity as an attorney, or other state certified individual not in their capacity as an NRA Certified Instructor.
What Will I Learn?
In this course, you will learn the basic 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.
- - How to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm
- - Basic principles of concealment
- - The difference between cover and concealment
- - Drawing from the holster
- - Levels of mental awareness
- - Developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection
- - Clearing common stoppages
- - Use of pocket pistols