NRA Personal Protection In The Home – 2024

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. The legal ramifications of using lethal force are covered in detail by a sworn law enforcement officer or attorney who is also a defensive handgun trainer. Individualized attention is assured by assigning each student an experienced defensive handgun coach for the duration of the course.

Topics Covered:

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.


  1. Any centerfire handgun in good operating condition that is suitable for self-defense and fires non-magnum ammunition
    • Example: (.357 Magnum pistol O.K. if .38 Special ammunition is used.)
    • Note: NO single shot handguns or Western-style “cowboy” single-action revolvers
  2. Two extra magazines (Semi-automatics) or speed loaders (revolvers)


  1. Eye and ear protection is required on the indoor and outdoor range
  2. Acceptable performance as demonstrated during the completion of NRA Basic Pistol at LPRGC or signed approval by a current Pistol Committee member after successful demonstration of proper gun handling and shooting while running the Basic Pistol Test Out qualifier at a Pistol Clinic.  Students who have not completed Basic Pistol at LPRGC should contact the Pistol Chairman to notify him as to which pistol clinic(s) they will be attending
  3. Members receive first priority in enrollment.  You must be at least 18 years of age to enroll
    • Junior members cannot take this course
  4. A non-refundable payment of $175.00 with check or cash is required at registration
  5. If a member purchases Basic Pistol, Personal Protection Inside the Home, and Personal Protection Outside the Home at the same time, the member will receive a $50 discount off of the total cost.
  6. If a member purchases Personal Protection Inside the Home and Personal Protection Outside the Home at the same time, the member will receive a $25 discount off of the total cost.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is limited to 18 spaces in in each of The Personal Protection In The Home Course’s.

Signup for the NRA Basic Pistol, Personal Protection Inside the Home and Personal Protection Outside the Home classes will be in the clubhouse on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 7pm.  Show up early to make sure you have a chance to enroll in the class of your choice. 


  1. Registration is Monday, January 15, 2024 at 7pm.  Show up early as the classes fill up quickly.  The Clubhouse opens at 6am.  When the clubhouse opens, there will be a sign up sheet on the membership desk where you can sign up for registration priority.  Once your name is on the priority sign up sheet, you can leave and return at 7pm.  Names will be called in the order listed on the sign up sheet.
  2. Classes will be available on a first come, first served basis.  You must be physically present to register.  There will be no registrations accepted by mail or at the general meetings ahead of the main registration.
  3. Payment in full is due at registration
  4. You may have a surrogate come and register for you.  The surrogate must be able to provide all registrant information and make full payment for the class at that time
  5. You may download and complete the registration form from the link below or complete on in the clubhouse at the time of registration
  6. If the classes fill up, you may place your name on a wait list to get priority placement if any spots open up or to get placement for next year’s classes.
  7. Any questions, contact Bill Walker at

Click here for the enrollment form.

Courses for 2024 are scheduled as follows

First Class

Law segment: Tuesday, April 30 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Monday, April 15, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday, April 18 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Monday, April 22 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Second Class

Law segment: Tuesday August 27 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Monday, August 12, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday, August 15 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Monday, August 19, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm