Studies indicate that firearms are used more than 2 million times a year
for personal protection, and that the presence of a firearm, without a
shot being fired, prevents crime in many instances. Shooting usually can
be justified only where crime constitutes an immediate, imminent threat
to life, limb, or, in some cases, property."
�The Armed Citizen,� Fairfax, VA


Arrowhead Defense & Protection Classes!

Start Now with our
8 hr. NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course taught by our
Experienced NRA Certified Instructor!

The NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course exposes students 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.

No single style of shooting works for every individual. Differences in body shape,
hand size, strength, flexibility, and dexterity---and the presence of any
physical limitations or disabilities---all have an effect on technique.

There is a wide variety of positions, grips, gun handling techniques, reloading methods
and so forth. Each variation has inherent strengths and weaknesses.

Course Goal: To develop in the student 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 on the law abiding citizens right to self defense.

Length of the Course: 8 hours The course length may vary depending on
the instructor / student ratio and the participants abilities.


NRA's Basic Personal Protection in the Home course is for law abiding adult citizens,
as defined by applicable federal, state or local law. It is much more than just 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.

NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course 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:
the NRA Basic Pistol Course Certification, NRA First Steps Course Certification,
NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program (Pistol disciplines), pistol qualification card,
military DD 214 with pistol qualification, concealed carry permit, or passing the PreCourse Assessment.


  1. I - Introduction to Defensive Shooting
  2. II - Basic Defensive Handguns Skills
  3. III - Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership and the Use Of Deadly Force.
  4. IV - Strategies for Home Safety and Responding To A Violent Confrontation
  5. V - Selecting A Handgun for Self Defense
  6. VI - Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities
  7. VII - Course Review and Examination

Student Text: NRA Guide to the The Basics of Personal Protection in the Home.
(Provided with class materials.)
Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course completion certificates
awarded to participants who successfully completing the course.

cost of the class: $150.00
Register in Advance!

(Owning a handgun is not a requirement, nor do you have to bring a handgun.
Revolvers and autoloading handguns will be avail.)

Group & Private instruction available upon request at our locations or yours, as well as;

- Armed Security / Citizen Firearms Re-Qualifications
- Handgun Accuracy/Shooting Coaching

Learn To Shoot Safely And Correctly!

Whether for recreational shooting, competition, hunting, gun collecting,
home safety or personal protection, the basics are where to start!

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Since 1871
Certified Instructors throughout the United States continue this fine tradition
of public service by conducting NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses.


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