To develop in the students the basic knowledge, skills and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a firearm for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding citizen’s right to self-defense.
Lesson I: Introduction to Personal Protection In The Home
Lesson II: Basic Defensive Pistol Skills
Lesson III: Firearms and the Law – Possession and Ownership; the Use of Deadly Force.
Lesson IV: Strategies For Home Safety And Responding To A Violent Confrontation
Lesson V: Selecting A Pistol For Self Defense
Lesson VI: Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities.
Lesson VII: Course Review and Examination.
This is an eight-hour course not including lunch. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. 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, and Lesson Plan.
The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course participants must be law abiding, adults (at least 21 years old), and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm) to maximize what can be learned from this course.
UPCOMING DATES & SIGN-UP
Signed Participant Agreement (available online)
Proof of shooting experience required*
Mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling
*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 the Pre-Course Assessment.
WHAT TO BRING/WHAT IS PROVIDED
WHAT TO BRING
Handgun in a defensive caliber – 38 special, 9mm, . 40 S&W, . 45 ACP, owners manual.
Ammunition for their defensive handgun. Students should expect to shoot approx. 100 rounds of ammunition, 2 magazines or speed loader for 38 special and magazine pouches.
Comfortable hat with a brim, comfortable clothing and foot-gear (no flip-flops or sandals).
Eye protection and hearing protection.
PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR
Course Handbook, targets.
COURSE CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY:
- Attendee substitutions may be made at any time.
- Registrants must cancel at least 72 hours before the course date to receive a full refund minus a $15 administrative fee.
- Cancellations received within 48 hours of the course date will not receive a cash refund. Instead, a one-time class rescheduling can be made. A rescheduled course must occur within 12 months from original course date. All course fees are forfeited by the registrant if a replacement course has not been attended within the 12 month period.
- Failure to attend the course, or cancellations less than 48 hours in advance, will result in no refund, credit of the course fee, or rescheduling.
- The Centennial Gun Club reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes at any time. IF we cancel or reschedule a class due to weather or circumstances beyond our control, you are entitled to a full refund. The Centennial Gun Club is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such a cancellation. IF The Centennial Gun Club cancels a class in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you used to register. Please be sure to provide a valid email address and check your email before class.