Personal Protection Inside the Home

The NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course exposes the student to several schools of thought regarding defensive shooting techniques. Although the course is designed to avoid giving students too much information too fast, or giving them too many choices, the course is not confined to one rigid or dogmatic system.

The course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable, state, federal or local law. It is much more than 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.

Participants must be 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.
Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following:

1. NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate.
2. NRA First Steps Pistol Course Certificate.
3. NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program (Pistol disciplines)
4. Pistol Qualification Card
5. Military DD214 with pistol qualification
6. Concealed carry permit
7. Pass the Pre-Course Assessment.

The course is broken down into two, four hour sessions. The first four hours is classroom work. The second session is held at the club range near White Stone and, under the supervision of the NRA instructors, will put into practice the classroom topics involving firearm self-defense within the home.
Classroom sessions are held at:
Chesapeake Bank Training Center
35 School St
Kilmarnock, VA.