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Sun, Oct 16


Hudson Valley Shooting Sports

NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course

Learn the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to acquire information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense in the home.

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NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course
NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course

Time & Location

Oct 16, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Hudson Valley Shooting Sports, 39 Seminary Hill Rd, Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512, USA

About the Event


This course transitions the experienced shooter from a marksmanship shooting mindset to a defensive shooting mindset.

*** Basic marksmanship shooting skills MUST be possessed by the student prior to enrolling in this course. ***

NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and 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.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to defensive shooting
  • Basic defensive pistol skills
  • State specific firearms and the law, possession, ownership, and the use of deadly force
  • Strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation
  • Selecting a pistol for self-defense
  • and much more...

Prerequisites: Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.

Required items:

  • A quality defensive firearm (minimum 9mm for semi-autos or .38 for revolvers)
  • 2 magazines or speed loaders
  • Minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition
  • Optical and hearing protection
  • A baseball style cap


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