View Full Version : NRA Personal Protection in the Home?

April 27, 2009, 06:09 PM
Has anyone ever taken this (or a similar) class? They offer it at my local NRA place and I am thinking of signing up - would love others to weigh in:


- $120/person

- 8 hours, (Classroom: 5 hours; Range: 3 hours)

- 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 the law abiding citizens right to self defense.

- Introduction to defensive shooting, basic defensive handgun skills, firearms and the law, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent 
confrontation, selecting a handgun for self defense.

- basic skill and firearm safety

I have my first gun and, although I already have a pretty basic understanding/ability, I would like to get help with defensive/strategy planning. Thoughts?

David Armstrong
April 27, 2009, 06:15 PM
I teach the NRA Protection in the Home course. I like it, it gives a good basic intro to both guns and shooting, as well as giving a nice intro to general safety issues. I think you'll like it.

Lee Lapin
April 28, 2009, 02:34 PM
I'm biased, I used to instruct it too. I recommend it highly as a good way to get started on practical home defense planning.


April 28, 2009, 09:11 PM
I am NOT an instructor, but I took the class and thought it was really good.

$120 seems a bit expensive though...

April 28, 2009, 09:37 PM
I'm okay with paying $120 for an 8-hour course. Glad for the recommendations, will be signing up this summer!

April 29, 2009, 04:57 AM
Took it a couple months ago - good class to take. We got a bit more class time and a bit more range (1.5 days total), but was probably pretty much the same thing.