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NRA Basics of Personal Protection  

In The Home Course

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information on upcoming classes or a registration package

The Paul Bunyan Rifle & Sportsman's Club hosts NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home Course .  These courses are taught by NRA Certified Instructors and cover the basics of defensive shooting with a handgun.  Participants will learn about basic defensive handgun skills, firearms and the law, strategies for home safety, selection of a handgun for self-defense, and more.  This course consists of two mandatory sessions: 9 AM - 3 PM both days.   To obtain a registration packet, please use the form or contact the Match Director.  Advance registration and deposit of course fee ($35) is required. 

This is an Intermediate Level course and participants are expected to be able to demonstrate the safe handling, loading, and be able to shoot a group with their handguns.

Membership in Paul Bunyan R&S Club and/or the NRA is not required in order to attend this course.


Completion of NRA Basic Pistol Course, or equivalent experience. 

All participants must be eligible to possess firearms in compliance with applicable Federal and State Law. 

Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers 

Pregnant women and nursing mothers are encouraged to discuss their participation in this course with their physicians prior to attending. They should discuss the
effects of exposure to loud sounds and airborne lead particulate. 


Course Length: Total Class and range time is ten hours (may run longer, depending upon range time).

Course Goals: 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 on the law-abiding citizen's right to self-defense.

Student Text: NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home

Course Lessons:
Lesson 1 - Introduction to Defensive Shooting (50 minutes)

Lesson 2 - Basic Defensive Handgun Skills (three hours)

Lesson 3 - Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership and the Use of Deadly Force (one hour)

Lesson 4 - Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation (one hour)

Lesson 5 - Selecting a Handgun for Self-Defense (30 minutes)

Lesson 6 - Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities (20 minutes)

Lesson 7 - Course Review and Examination (one hour)

What to Bring: A safe attitude; eye and ear protection if you have them.  Bring you own snacks and drinks.  Students will bring their own revolver or semi-automatic pistol and minimum of 200 rounds of factory new ammunition (NO reloads).  Dress comfortably and be prepared for both indoors and outdoors.

What we will provide: Eye and ear protection; targets; enthusiasm; and a safe learning environment.  A certificate of Completion ("NRA Personal Protection in the Home") will be provided to each student who successfully completes the course.