NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course

 

The NRA Basic Personal Protection series is based on the building block approach.  The first course in the series is the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course.  The second course is NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home, which builds on the skills already learned in the Basic Pistol Shooting Course.

 

NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home participants must be experienced 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.

 

Course Goal: To develop in the students 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 citizen's right to self-defense.

 

Course Lessons

 

Lesson I     Introduction to Defensive Shooting

Lesson II    Basic Defensive Handgun Skills

Lesson III   Firearms and the Law:  Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force*

                        *Conducted by an Attorney licensed to practice law within the

                        Commonwealth of Virginia, or an individual certified to instruct in this area of the law.

Lesson IV   Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation

Lesson V    Selecting a Handgun for Self-Defense

Lesson VI   Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities

Lesson VII  Course Review and Examination

 

***Participants in the NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course will be required to use their own personal protection handgun and supply ammunition adequate for the requirements of the course.***

 

NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course

 

The NRA Basic Personal Protection series is based on the building block approach.  The first course in the series is the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course.  The second course is NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home.  The third course is NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home, which builds on the skills already learned in the Basic Pistol Shooting Course.

 

NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home participants must have completed both the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting and Basic Personal Protection In the Home courses to be eligible to attend.

 

Course Goal: To develop in the students the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective, and responsible use of a concealed handgun for self-defense outside the home.

 

Course Lessons

 

Lesson I     Introduction to Concealed Carry Safety and the Defensive Mindset

Lesson II    Introduction to Self Defense and Concealed Carry

Lesson III   Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry and Self Defense*

                        *Conducted by an Attorney licensed to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia, or an individual certified to instruct in this area of the law.

Lesson IV   Carry Modes and Concealment

Lesson V    Presenting the Handgun from Concealment

Lesson VI   Presentation, Position, and Movement**

Lesson VII  Special Shooting Techniques**

                        **Lessons VI and VII comprise an "Advanced" section of the course and are optional.

                        They require additional time on a another day and may be offered based on demand and the availability of appropriate range facilities.

Lesson VIII Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities

Lesson IX   Course Review and Examination

 

***Participants in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home course will be required to use their own personal protection handgun and supply ammunition adequate for the requirements of the course.  A strong side hip holster, magazine pouches, and additional magazines or speed loaders specific to the handgun being used in the course are also required.  An mandatory Equipment Assessment session will be held several days prior to the course to ensure that all participants possess gear that is appropriate and adequate for participation in the course.***