NRA Personal In Home Defense

The Personal Protection in the Home course is designed to develop in 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. PPIH is an eight (8) hour course that may be conducted in one all day session or two half day sessions. Participants must  have completed an NRA Basic Firearms course to be eligible for the Personal Protection in the Home class

Possession of a firearm is only one aspect of a total home security plan.  The necessity of establishing a secured perimeter as a first line of defense of one’s residence is paramount, because it will discourage criminal invasion or will provide the home owner with early warning in the event of an intrusion.  

Security measures may include adequate door and window locks; perimeter fences; window grates; ornamental, barred, heavy gauge steel “screen” doors; landscaping that minimizes the ability for a criminal to operate or hide unobserved; outdoor lighting on motion detectors; a family pet that serves in a watchdog role; and possibly an alarmed security system.  Getting to know your neighbors and establishing a formal or informal “neighborhood watch” is advisable.

Interior security involves designation of one remote room in the home as the “safe” room.  This room, usually the master bedroom, serves as the location to which individual family members may congregate in relative safety should a criminal forcibly obtain entry to the residence while it is occupied. 

The safe room will be fitted with a sturdy, solid core, lockable door, with dead bolt latches on the upper and lower third.  Equipment routinely stored in the safe room will include a flashlight, a cellular phone by which to contact police should phone wires be cut, and a secured firearm with ample ammunition.  All members of the household should be familiar with the home defense plan.

NRA Personal Protection in the Home

Class will cover:

Part I: Introduction to Defensive Shooting
# Gun Owner Responsibilities
# Mindset and Mental preparation
# Confronting an intruder or assailant

Part II: Developing Defensive Handgun Skills
# DEFENSIVE SHOOTING CONCEPTS
# BASIC DEFENSIVE SHOOTING SKILLS
# SHOOTING POSITIONS
# AIMING AND FIRING TECHNIQUES
# UTILIZING COVER AND CONCEALMENT
# GUN HANDLING
# HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS

Part III: Firearms, Self-Defense and the Law
# FIREARMS SELF DEFENSE AND THE LAW
# THE LEGAL AFTERMATH OF A SHOOTING

Part IV: Strategies For Home and Personal Safety
# MAKING YOU AND YOUR HOME SAFER
# RESPONDING TO A BREAK-IN
# CONFRONTING AN INTRUDER OR ATTACKER
# IF YOU MUST SHOOT
# THE AFTERMATH OF A DEFENSIVE SHOOTING

Part VI: Selecting Firearms, ammunition and accessories for personal protection.
# SELECTION OF AMMUNITION
# FIREARMS
# ACCESSORIES

NOTICE: This course affords you the credentials to apply for the FL Concealed Weapon/Firearm License. If you are interested please let us know so we can get you a application packet at no charge to you. You will still have to go through a background check with the State of FL and the FBI and supply the funds needed for the fingerprint processing fee and licensing fee.

The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course participants must be law abiding, adults (at least 21 years old), 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. 

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 a course completion certificate.


Personal Protection in the Home Tuition = $150                                                                 

(Plus range fees and ammunition)
(Registration Required)

One Response to NRA Personal In Home Defense

  1. Al says:

    Would this be a good course for my wife?