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The NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course

NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course exposes students to several schools of thought regarding defensive shooting techniques and is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state or local law.

This course is much more than just a routine shooting course and it’s important that participants have sufficient maturity and life experiences to be able to assess various situations and make mature decisions.

This shooting portion of this course is about Defensive accuracy, which is a balance between speed and accuracy. Students shoot as fast as they can while still hitting the target every time. Factors that bear on speed or accuracy are the distance to the target and the target size. .  

   The Course Goal of the NRA 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 handgun for protection of self and family and provide information on the law-abiding citizen’s right to self defense.

There  are 8 course lessons and they are the following:

1. Introduction to Defensive Shooting.

2. Basic Defense Handgun 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 Handgun for Self-Defense.

6.  Review Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities.

7. Course Review and Examination.

8. Shooting practical


NRA Certificates are awarded to participants who successfully complete this basic course.

Completion Certificates meets the requirement of Florida Concealed Carry Permit


Before taking this courses students must have proof of shooting experience that must be one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA First Steps Course Certificate, NRA Marksmanship Qualification Certificate (Pistol disciplines), pistol qualification card, military DD-214 with pistol Qualification, concealed carry permit or pass the NRA Personal Protection Pre-Course Assessment.

To secure your seat for this class please complete registration form and email to or fax to 1+305-359-9667.

Online Deposit  is required. $25.00

You can pay balance via cash or check to Urban Survival Craft or you may choose to pay in full via secure portal. See links below.

If needed please contact instructor to make other arrangements.

Pay Now - Deposit Only

Saturday/Sunday Classes will be held from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Class Cost $105.00

Instructor: Mark Barros

Please click on class registration link below and fill out registration and release form 2 or contact Instructor