Personal Protection Outside The Home Course (PPOTH)

NRA – Personal Protection Outside The Home Course

Course Fee - $180

Included in this 14-hour course are lessons covering:

  1. Introduction to Concealed Carry Safety and the Defensive Mindset
  2. Introduction to Self-Defense and Concealed Carry
  3. Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry and Self-Defense
  4. Carry Modes and Concealment
  5. Presenting the Pistol from Concealment
  6. Presentation, Position, and Movement
  7. Special Shooting Techniques
  8. Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities
  9. Course Review and Examination

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

To develop in the students the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective, responsible, and ethical use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home.  


This is a  fourteen-hour course, in which we fire approximately 350 rounds of ammunition. The course is divided into two levels. The Basic, or Level I, is a 9-hour portion in which we fire approximately 100 rounds. The Advanced, or Level II, is a 5-hour portion in which we fire approximately 250 rounds of ammunition. The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute. NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course is a pre-requisite for 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 Outside The Home handbook, a course completion certificate, a wallet ID card, and a PowerPoint presentation notebook from Halls Firearm Training.