Personal Protection Outside the Home

This 2 level (basic and advanced) course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation.

Level one is a nine-hour course and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Upon completion of level one, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours of range training and teaches advanced shooting skills. After the classroom portion, students should expect to spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Level two involves five additional hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition requirements are minimums and may be exceeded.

14 hrs



training objectives

  • Prerequisite: Successful Completion of PPIH
  • Using a Firearm for Protection Outside the Home
  • Prerequisite: License to Carry a Handgun
  • Drawing & Shooting from Concealment

Equipment Needed

  • Personal Carry Handgun
  • Cover/Concealment Garment
  • Phase 1: Min 125 Rounds
  • Min. 3 Magazines
  • Quality Concealment Holster
  • Phase 2: Min 200 Rounds

Optional Equipment

  • Off Body Carry Holster
  • Flashlight
  • Back-up Gun
  • Backpack

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