Course Cancellation/Change

  • Substitutions of attendee may be made at any time.
  • Attendees must cancel at least 72 hours prior to the course date to receive a full refund less a $15 administrative fee.
  • For cancellations received within 48 hours of the course date no cash refunds will be provided.  Instead, a one-time class rescheduling can be made.  A rescheduled course must occur within 12 months from original course date.  If a course has not been attended within the 12 month period all course fees are forfeited by the participant.
  • Failure to attend the course or cancellations less than 48 hours notification will result in no refund or credit of the course fee or rescheduling.
  • The Foothills Firearm Instruction reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars at any time.  IF we cancel or reschedule the seminar due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, you are entitled to a full refund.  The Foothills Firearm Instruction is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation.  IF The Foothills Firearm Instruction cancels a seminar in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address and check your-email prior to attending class.

NRA Personal Protection In The Home

The NRA Personal Protection in the Home course teaches you everyday things you can do to make your home less attractive to criminals. If an unauthorized entry should occur while you and your family are in the home, this course teaches you effective skills to:

  • Avoid confrontation and minimize bodily risk through cover, concealment, and planning.
  • Master concepts such as center-of-mass, shooting under stress, and shooting in close proximity to obstructions.
  • Effectively work with 911 and responding law enforcement personnel.
  • Increase your chances for a positive outcome.

This course is an excellent 2nd course to take once you have completed the NRA Basic Pistol course.

Course Description

The NRA Personal Protection In The Home Course teaches 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 individual’s right to self-defense.

This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 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.

Lesson Plan:

  • Lesson I: Introduction to Personal Protection In The Home
  • Lesson II: Basic Defensive Pistol Skills
  • Lesson III: Firearms and the Law – Possession and Ownership; the Use of Deadly Force.
  • Lesson IV: Strategies For Home Safety And Responding To A Violent Confrontation
  • Lesson V: Selecting A Pistol For Self Defense
  • Lesson VI: Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities.
  • Lesson VII: Course Review and Examination.

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.


The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course participants must be law abiding, adults (at least 21 years old), 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. 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.

Materials Provided by Instructor

  • Course Handbook
  • Targets.

Materials Provided by Student, Students should bring:

  • Handgun in a defensive caliber - 38 special, 9mm, . 40 S&W, . 45 ACP, owner’s manual.
  • Ammunition for their defensive handgun. Students should expect to shoot approx. 100 rounds of ammunition, 2 magazines or speed loader for 38 special and magazine pouches.
  • Comfortable hat with a brim, comfortable clothing and foot-gear (no flip-flops or sandals).
  • Knee pads.
  • Eye protection and hearing protection.

Cost: $120.00*

A $50.00 deposit per person is due at the time you pick up your course materials.

*Range fees may be additional.