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. 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.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:I. Introduction to Defenside Shooting
Applicants for this course must be 21 years old and law-abiding adult citizens as described by applicable federal, state or local law. Applicants for this course must have previously taken either the NRA First Steps Pistol Course, the NRA Basic Pistol Course, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification or be able to demonstrate previous safety, gun handling and shooting skills through a pre-course evaluation administered by the instructor.