Instructor: George Emanuel (GEmanuel04@yahoo.com)
In this NRA certified program 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 have continued opportunities for skill development.
Each student 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; Course completion certificate.
The program length is 9 hours. Search the Club Calendar for dates offered.
Lesson I: Introduction to Defensive Shooting
- Explain the importance of using a firearm responsibly and ethically for personal protection.
- Explain the importance of developing the proper mindset for using a firearm for personal protection and facing a life-threatening encounter.
- Explain and evaluate their state of mental awareness using the four levels of awareness.
- Explain the importance of mental preparation and physical training for a potentially life-threatening confrontation.
Lesson II: Basic Defensive Pistol Skills
- Explain and demonstrate the fundamentals of defensive marksmanship.
- Explain defensive accuracy.
- Shoot targets in the center of mass using aimed shots from a two-handed standing position.
- Explain the differences between cover and concealment, and identify examples of each.
- Shoot targets in the center of mass.
- Using a flash sight picture.
- Using cover and concealment.
- From a Kneeling position.
- At close range using point shooting
Lesson III: Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force
- Explain key provisions of the law pertaining to the purchase, transfer, and possession of pistols.
- State key provisions and restrictions within the law pertaining to the use of deadly force in Pennsylvania.
- Explain potential criminal and civil legal actions that may be taken against the person subsequent to a defensive encounter.
- Explain where one may find detailed legal information for their specific jurisdiction.
Lesson IV: Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation
- Explain strategies and methods to enhance their personal safety at home.
- Describe strategies for responding to a potentially life-threatening encounter.
- Explain the importance of mentally preparing for the aftermath of a violent confrontation.
- Explain methods for safely storing a personal protection pistol.
Lesson V: Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense
- Identify the criteria for selecting a pistol and ammunition suited to their individual self-defense needs.
- Identify the major cartridge designs available for practice and personal protection and explain the use, advantages, and disadvantages of each type.
Lesson VI: Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities
- Identify organizations, associations, clubs, and businesses that may help them hone, enhance, and expand their personal protection skills.
- Explain methods and precautions for dry-fire practice.
Lesson VII: Course Review and Examination
- Successfully complete the NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course written examination.
- Grade and discuss any wrong answers to the 25 questions
- Graduation (distribute certificates and discipline patch)
Equipment List – What students must bring:
- Firearm in Good Working Condition and Case (If Unsure, Consult a Gunsmith or contact George at GEmanuel04@yahoo.com to arrange for a loaner firearm)
- 150 Rounds of Ammunition - MUST BE LEAD (No jacketed ammunition)
- Semi Auto's - minimum of 2 Magazines
- Revolvers - recommended to have speed loaders or stripper clips
- Eye and Ear Protection
- Appropriate Clothing
To see the NCCSC calendar for available dates and links to register: CLICK HERE
For more program information, contact the instructor, George Emanuel: GEmanuel04@yahoo.com