Personal Protection In The Home (PPITH)

NRA – Personal Protection In The Home Course

Course Fee - $120

Included in this 8-hour course are lessons covering:

  1. Introduction to Defensive Shooting
  2. Basic Defensive Pistol Skills
  3. Firearms and the Law (Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force)
  4. Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation
  5. Selecting a Pistol for Self Defense
  6. Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities
  7. Course Review and Examination

The GOAL of the Personal Protection In The Home Course is:

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.  


This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 150 rounds of ammunition. 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.

The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course participants must be law abiding, adults (at least 21 years old), and experienced shooters to maximize what can be learned from this course.  The materials and training methods  used in this course were prepared and  developed by the NRA through years of experience and constant modification to fulfill the needs of an ever-changing society. The instructors conducting this course are highly trained and are certified by the National Rifle Association.  


Students receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The  Home handbook, a course completion certificate, a wallet ID card, and a  PowerPoint presentation notebook from Halls firearm Training.