NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course (PPITH)
This is an 8 hour course. Short Description : 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.
More Details: This is an eight-hour
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.
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.(Lesson Plan, revised 08/11), 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. 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. Tennessee permit to carry
card or Mississippi Enhanced permit to carry card.
What do I need to bring to class? A servicable firearm, 9mm to 45 caliber, at least two magazines. 100 rounds of factory ammunition (reloads are fine). Comfortable
clothing and baseball cap (recommended).