NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Classes

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NRA Basics of Personal Protection Inside the Home Class

 The NRA's Basics of Personal Protection Inside the Home Course is meant to develop the basic knowledge, skills, & attitude essential to the safe & efficient use of a firearm for protection of self & family, & to provide information on the law-abiding citizen's right to self-defense. 

NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor Course

The goal of the NRA's Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor Course is to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, & attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In the Home Course.

NRA Basics of Personal Protection In the Home

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NOTE TO INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATES:

Successful completion of the NRA Basics of Personal Protection Inside the Home is a prerequisite for the Instructor Course.  Package Pricing is available!


Details about the PPIH Instructor class are below.

Class Overview:

The NRA's Basics of Personal Protection Inside the Home Course is meant to develop the basic knowledge, skills, & attitude essential to the safe & efficient use of a firearm for protection of self & family, & to provide information on the law-abiding citizen's right to self-defense.


This course is one full day & may be taken by law-abiding US citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law.


 A Ladies-Only class is offered at least once per month. 


Prerequisite: 

This course is for experienced shooters as proved by: 


  • An NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate     OR
  • An NRA Pistol Competitive Shooting Qualification Card     OR
  • A Military DD-214 with Pistol Qualifications     OR
  • IF you do not plan on becoming an NRA Certified Instructor, you may take the Pre-Course  Assessment


The Pre-Course Assessment covers the following:


  • Stating & Demonstrating the three fundamental Rules for Safe Gun Handling


  • Demonstrating the proper loading, cocking, uncocking, & unloading procedures with the pistol you will use during the course.


  • Demonstrating the ability to shoot groups with the pistol from a supported position at a distance of 15 feet.  You will shoot three five-shot groups, each of which can be covered by a circle 9" in diameter, anywhere on a blank target.


  • Zero a pistol from a supported position at 15 feet by shooting a five-shot group on a bullseye target, then determining the sight adjustment needed to move the group to the center, making the sight change, & shooting a confirming group.


  • Demonstrate how to properly clean a pistol safely.


  • Failure to successfully complete the Pre-Course Assessment will result in the forfeiture of your deposit due to the time & expenses involved for the NRA Training Counselor to conduct the assessment test. 


Lessons in the NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Course include:


  • Introduction to Defensive Shooting
    • Discuss the importance of using a firearm responsibly & ethically for personal protection
    • Discuss the importance of developing the proper mindset for using a firearm for personal protection & facing & life-threatening encounter.
    • Discuss the four levels of awareness
    • Discuss the importance of mental preparation & physical training for a potentially life-threatening confrontation


  • Basic Defensive Pistol Skills
    • Explain & demonstrate the fundamentals of defensive marksmanship
    • Explain defensive accuracy
    • Shoot targets in the center of mass using aimed shots from a 2-handed standing position
    • Explain the differences between cover & concealment & identify examples of each
    • Shoot targets in the center of mass:
    • Using a flash sight picture
    • Using cover & concealment
    • From a kneeling position
    • At close range using point shooting


  • Firearms and the Law:  Possession, Ownership, & the Use of Deadly Force
    • Discuss key provisions of the law pertaining to the purchase, transfer, & possession of pistols
    • State key provisions & restrictions within the law pertaining to the use of deadly force
    • Discuss potential criminal & civil legal actions that may be taken subsequent to a defensive encounter
    • Discuss where students may find detailed legal information for their specific jurisdiction


  • Strategies for Home Safety & Responding to a Violent Confrontation
    • Discuss strategies & methods to enhance their personal safety at home
    • Describe strategies for responding to a potentially life-threatening encounter
    • Discuss the importance of mentally preparing for the aftermath of a violent confrontation
    • Discuss methods for safely storing a personal protection pistol


  • Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense
    • Identify the criteria for selecting a pistol & ammunition suited to your individual self-defense needs
    • Identify the major cartridge designs  available for practice & personal protection, & explain the use, advantages, & disadvantages of each type


  • Sport Shooting Activities & Training Opportunities
    • Discuss organizations, associations, clubs, & businesses that may help students hone, enhance, & expand their personal protection skills.
    • Discuss methods & precautions for dry-fire practice


You will need to provide:

  • A notebook
  • A pen & highlighter
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Your pistol (The NRA recommends a minimum of 9 mm for semi-auto or .38 Special for revolver.  But bring what you can shoot comfortably & reliably.)*
  • Your Owner's Manual (if you have one)
  • 200 Rounds of ammunition (minimum) *


* Firearms/Ammo can be provided for an additional fee, or you may bring your own.  You may bring more    ammunition if you desire.  You can fire more than 100 rounds if time permits.

Reminders:

Defensive Specialties, LLC requires any student under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  For shooting classes, students must be at least 8 years old due to the rules at our range. 


Ladies:  If you are pregnant or nursing, we will require a written doctor's authorization allowing you to shoot & handle ammunition. 


Shooting exercises are conducted at an outdoor range.  Please dress appropriately.  Eye & ear protection is required.  We recommend a high-necked shirt.  Hot brass can blister.  Flip-flops, sandals, & bare feet will not be allowed.  You must wear full-coverage shoes such as tennis shoes. 


Only "dummy" ammunition is allowed in the classroom.


Class Materials, a Completion Certificate, Lunch, & Range Fees are included in the course fee.  


There is a (minimum) non-refundable $50.00 deposit required for registration.  If you are unable to attend the class after registering, this deposit will be applied to your next registration.


While you will see classes set up in the calendar, our schedule is flexible.  Please contact us if you have a specific date in mind & a different class is listed.  We will try to work with your schedule.


Family, Group, & Multi-Class Discounts are available.  Gift certificates are available.

Have a question? We're here to help!

Instructor classes are offered once per month (in conjunction with the Basic class in that discipline).


We try to offer Basic classes once per week for your convenience.  If a basic class doesn't meet your schedule (or if you have a specific date in mind & something else is scheduled), please contact us.

NRA PERSONAL PROTECTION INSIDE THE HOME INSTRUCTOR COURSE

The NRA's Basics of Personal Protection Inside the Home Course is meant to develop the basic knowledge, skills, & attitude essential to the safe & efficient use of a firearm for protection of self & family, & to provide information on the law-abiding citizen's right to self-defense. 


The goal of the NRA's Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor Course is to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, & attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In the Home Course.


This class is for EXPERIENCED shooters only.  This course is designed to teach you the NRA methods for teaching a basic PPIH student, not to teach you how to shoot or work handguns.  You MUST be familiar with single-action, double-action & semi-auto handguns. 

 

This class consists of 3 parts over 2-3 days: 


NRA Basics of Personal Protection Inside the Home class (see above )  


  • We try to offer this class once per week, including the day before the PPIH Instructor course starts.  Other dates can be set up.  If you have already taken the Basics of PPIH class, we will need a copy of your completion certificate.  We try to complete all prerequisites during this day. (See below.) 


Basic Instructor Training (BIT).  If you have taken BIT within the last 2 years, please let us know.  This will reduce your class by one day.   If it has been longer than 2 years, you will need to take it again.



NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor Training        


Prerequisites:  


  • You must currently hold an NRA Pistol Instructor Certification   

   

  • Attain a score of 90% or better on the Basic Personal Protection on the Home Course Student Exam

  

  • Attain a minimum score of 80% on the NRA Pre-Course Qualification - This qualification covers the following:     
    • Loading/Unloading - You must safely load & unload a single action revolver, a double action revolver, & a semi-automatic pistol.  
    • Clearing Common Pistol Stoppages - You must demonstrate how to safely clear a common pistol stoppage using a semi-automatic pistol. These stoppages include Failure to Fire & Double Feed Drills.  
    • Pistol Shooting - Using a 9 mm pistol or larger OR a revolver of .38 or larger, from a low ready position, you will shoot at a blank 9" diameter paper target at a distance of 21 feet.  
      • On the command to fire, you will shoot an accelerated pair (i.e., 2 shots) from a two-handed standing position & then scan your immediate area for immediate threats.  
      •  Each shot that hits the paper, including breaking the edge, will count as a hit.  You must shoot each string of fire in less than 2 seconds.  This drill will be repeated 10 times.  
    • As an alternate to the NRA Pre-Course Qualification, you may provide documented proof of Classified Sharpshooter or better in NRA Conventional or Action Pistol, Classified Marksman or better in International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) or Classified "C" or better in US Practical Shooting Association (USPSA)/International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) or a certification as an NRA LEAD Handgun/Shotgun or Tactical Handgun certified instructor.  
    • Unsafe handling of firearms will result in a failing score for that section of the Pre-Course Qualification  you are working on at the time.  
    • The Pre-Course Qualification will be completed immediately after the Basic PPIH class.  
    • Failure to successfully complete the prerequisites will result in the forfeiture of your deposit due to the time & expenses involved for the NRA Training Counselor to conduct these tests.  


Lessons in the NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Course include: 


  • Introduction of NRA Personal Protection In the Home Course Outline & Lesson Plans   


  •  Teaching PPIH Lesson I: Introduction to Defensive Shooting   


  • Teaching PPIH Lesson II: Basic Defensive Pistol Skills   


  • Teaching PPIH Lesson III: Firearms & the Law, Possession, Ownership, & the Use of Deadly Force  


  • Teaching PPIH Lesson IV: Strategies for Home Safety & Responding to a Violent Confrontation 


  • Teaching PPIH Lesson V:  Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense   


  • Teaching PPIH Lesson VI: Sport Shooting Activities & Training Opportunities  


You will need to provide: 


  • A pen & different colored highlighter than you used in the Basic PPIH class 
  • Your Basics of PPIH Handbook (Provided during the Basic PPIH class)
  •  A 1-1/2" 3-ring binder   
  • Eye & ear protection   
  • Your pistol   
  • Extra magazines &/or speedloaders (2 minimum)  
  • Knee pads (Unless you don't mind getting dirty.)   
  • 250 Rounds of ammunition (minimum)  

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Reminders:

Package pricing includes the Basic PPIH Class, BIT (if necessary), the PPIH Instructor Course, Lunches & Range Fees.  


If you have already taken the Basic PPIH class, let us know.  This will reduce your course fee & save you a day.  We will need a copy of your certificate.  If it has been longer than 2 years since your Basics of PPIH class, you will have to complete the Basic Pre-Course Assessment as a safety/knowledge precaution.


lf you have had BIT within the last 2 years, this will reduce your time by a day.  (We don't charge for BIT, so, no, it won't save you any on the class fee.  Sorry...)  If it has been at least 2 years since you last took BIT, it is an NRA requirement that you take it again.


Only "dummy" ammunition is allowed in the classroom.   


A minimum of 4 people must register in order for an Instructor class to hold.  Registration ends 72 hours before the class starts.  


Shooting exercises are conducted at an outdoor range.  Please dress appropriately.  Eye & ear protection is required.  We recommend a high-necked shirt.  Hot brass can blister.  Flip-flops, sandals, and bare feet will not be allowed.  You must wear full-coverage shoes such as tennis shoes.   


NRA Processing/Certification Fees are not included.  You will pay this directly to the NRA after your class is completed.   


  • Fees for your first NRA Instructor certification are $30 for NRA Members & $50 for Non-NRA Members.   
  • Additional NRA Instructor certifications are $10 for NRA Members & $20 for Non-NRA Members.
  • Certifications are valid for 2 years.  All certifications will expire on the same date.  
  • Re-certification fees are a flat $30 for NRA Members & $50 for Non-NRA Members.  (You do NOT have to take the class again.)       

There is a $50 (minimum) non-refundable deposit required for registration.  If you are unable to attend the class after registering, this deposit will be applied to your next registration.   

We try to offer the Basic class once per week.


The Instructor class is offered once per month.  


As a convenience, the Basic class will be offered the day before the Instructor class begins.


JOIN NRA

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If you would like to join the NRA, you may click on the link to the left to go to the NRA website or you may sign up during your class.  Either way, you'll save $10 off the regular sign-up fee.  This $10 discount is in addition to the many benefits of belonging to the NRA.

  
What are the benefits of joining the NRA? 


  • Discounts at over 6,000 hotels & motels nationwide
  • Discounts at several different car rental companies
  • Discounts at many other companies such as LifeLock, mortgage/real estate/moving services
  • Discounts at TLC Laser Eye Centres
  • Invitation to apply for No Annual Fee Visa® card with 0% intro APR
  • Legislative updates
  • Subscription to your choice of four award-winning NRA membership magazines
  • 24/7 defense of your firearm freedoms

For NRA Instructor Candidates:  Your NRA Certification Fees will be less!