Unlike the other basic courses, the Personal Protection Outside The Home course offered at Mid America Training in Wichita, KS covers defensive shooting. Self-defense is a topic somewhat distinct from the regular diet of shooting fundamentals; it can cover mindset, legal issues, decision-making under pressure, and planning for the worst.
The main focus of the NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home course is on the effective use of a concealed handgun for self-defense outside the home. Included are discussions on concealment techniques and devices, presenting the handgun from concealment, utilizing cover and concealment outside the home, presentation and movement, point shooting, instinctive shooting, low-light shooting, engaging multiple targets, and one-hand shooting. These skills and others presented in this course form the core shooting skills used to counter a life-threatening attack outside the home.
“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.” -NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside The Home Course Lesson Plans
- Strategies for personal safety outside the home
- Carrying a concealed handgun and presenting the handgun from concealment
- Developing basic defensive shooting skills
- Developing concealed carry shooting skills for use outside the home
- Special defensive shooting techniques
- Concealed carry, self defense and the law
- Course Review and Examination
This course requires the Personal Protection In The Home to be taken first. Participants in the Personal Protection Outside The Home course should be experienced shooters, showing mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling.
Finally, the Personal Protection Outside The Home course is intended for mature law-abiding adults, who have the mindset and seriousness necessary to properly perform the activities in the course. Self-defense is not a topic that lends itself to horseplay and distractions. Course completion students will be given feedback on their shooting exercises, and a certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. Not only are shooting standards fired during the practical exercises, but a written exam will be given at the end of the course. Throughout the course the instructor will use an individual checklist for each student to ensure the coverage of course material, and satisfactory absorption of the material being taught.
(Syllabus to come.)
Hours: 9 or 12
Award at completion: NRA Certificate
Time on firing range: Yes
To enroll in this course:
Enrollment is a two-step process: registration and payment. You must first register on the NRA site for the specific date of class you want. When you finish that process, you’ll be directed back to the payment page on this site.
1. Register for the date you want to attend:
2. Pay for the course: