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NRA Personal Protection In the Home

The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and 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 NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and a course completion certificate upon successful completion of the course.  

The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course participants must be law abiding adults (at least 21 years old), and be an experienced shooter (i.e. show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm).

Pre-requisites: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, Military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or upon request pass the NRA Pre-Course Assessment administered by APDS.

What to bring with you...


  • Paper, pencil, and a highlighter

  • You may bring your unloaded/cased/holstered firearm into the classroom. Live ammunition is NOT allowed in the classroom!

  • The single most important thing for you to bring is…a good attitude! Knowledge, skills, and attitude are the keys to safe and responsible firearms handling and ownership.


  • Defensive caliber firearm

  • Eye and Ear Protection

  • Minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition

  • Two magazines for a semi-automatic

  • One speed loader for a revolver

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Contact Barry Allen at 919-868-7354 for more information.