The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course is an intermediate-level shooting course on using a firearm for self-defense. (This course is not an introductory shooting course and requires advanced shooting skills). It needs students to have already mastered safe gun handling and basic marksmanship skills before attending the course.
Any student may elect to take level 1 only, level 2 combined, or level 1 now and level 2 at a future date.
- Level 2 (Advanced) includes an additional five hours of instruction and is covered in Lesson VII. This Level 2 instruction consists entirely of the shooting exercises detailed in Lesson VII. Students wanting to acquire a more complete range of shooting skills may decide to choose this advanced level.