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NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Training Course

Course Description

This training course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This advanced course teaches you the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family.  It provides useful information on the law-abiding individuals’ right to self-defense.  This course is much more than just a routine shooting course. It is important that participants have sufficient maturity and life experiences to be able to assess various situations and make mature decisions.  Students must be experienced shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a good group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm to maximize what is learned from this course.


The NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home course is an intensive 8-hour course where you the student will be expected to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students are responsible for their ammunition, the requirements are a minimum and can be exceeded so bring some extra ammunition if possible.  You will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home protection and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, and how to choose a handgun for self-defense.


Course Outline:


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

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


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

Course Completion Certificate


Required for Course:


Handgun (You must bring a handgun to take the class!)

Three magazines

100 rounds of ammunition

Eye and ear protection


Length of Course: 8 hours


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 a pre-course assessment.


No ammunition is allowed in the classroom lock it in your car we will get it when needed.

Price and Availability

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: WJS Outdoors

Training Center

2137 N Courtenay Pkwy #22

Merritt Island, FL 32953

Cost: $150.00 per person.