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NRA Personal Protection

Outside The Home

Course Description

The course teaches students the 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. Students have the opportunity to attend this course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster purse. From a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation.

Course Goal

To successfully prepare law abiding citizens to have the tactical edge in deadly force scenarios. Our goal is to effectively develop you to have the proper mindset and tactics necessary to overcome a physical threat from an armed attacker.

Course Instructor

This course is taught by an NRA Certified Training Counselor/LE Instructor with over 20 years experience in security, education and training. 


  • Lesson I: Introduction To Concealed Carry Safety & The Defensive Mindset (1 hour: classroom)

  • Lesson II: Introduction To Self-Defense & Concealed Carry (1 hour: classroom)

  • Lesson III: Legal Aspects of Concealed & Self Defense

  • (1 hour: classroom)

  • Lesson IV: Carry Modes & Concealment (1 hour: classroom)

  • Lesson V: Presenting Handgun From Concealment

  • (1.5 hours: range)

  • Lesson VI: Presentation, Position & Movement

  • (2 hours: range)

  • Lesson VII: Special Shooting Techniques ( 5 hours: range)

  • Lesson VIII: Training/Sport Opportunities

  • Lesson IX: Course Review & Examination

  • (1 hour: classroom)

Course Duration

  • Level I--Lessons I-VI, VIII & IX: 9 Hours

  • Level 2-- Lesson VII: 5 Hours

Course Cost

  • $300.00 (3+ Excludes Range Fees & Ammunition)

  • Small Group Instruction: Contact for pricing


  • Possess: Active State Pistol Permit

  • Possess: NRA Personal Protection In The Home Certification

  • Express: Appropriate Knowledge, Skills & Attitude Requisite To Firearms Training

  • State & Demonstrate: The Three Fundamental Rules of Safe Gun Handling

  • Demonstrate: The Proper Loading, Cocking, Un-cocking & Unloading Procedures With Firearm Of Choice

  • Demonstrate: The Ability To Shoot 2 & 5 Shot groups nine-inch or smaller in the middle of a target from a two handed standing position at a distance of 21 feet, using a handgun of choice.

Number Of Attendees

  • 3-5

Course Completion Req's

  • Written Exam

  • Range Qualification

Required Materials

  • Strong side hip holster with retention device

  • Two magazines with mag holder

  • Shirt or vest able to conceal handgun and avoid printing

  • Base ball style hat with rim

  • Ear protection (Preferably electronic hearing protection)

  • Eye protection (Wraparound)  

Provided Materials

  • 345 page comprehensive NRA Guide To The Basics Of Personal Protection Outside The Home

  • Course Completion Certificate

  • Introduction to Self Defense Insurance Options

  • Promotional & Supplemental Materials

Area Lodging

  • The Danbury, Connecticut area has several major hotel chains within minutes of our training facility. Our Recruitment Division has secured a discounted rate for course attendees.

  • Once seats are reserved, reservation codes will be made available. Please inquire with your sales coordinator for more specific information. 

Mobile Training

  • Our mobile division is equipped to bring the training to a location of your choice. 

  • This course is shooting course and necessitates a duly authorized range or authorization to discharge firearms on private property.

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