The NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home (PPOTH) is the next level up from NRA Personal Protection INSIDE the Home. This course is designed to build upon the training provided in the NRA Personal Protection INSIDE the Home course, which needs to be demonstrated by presenting a PPITH student completion certificate, or by passing the PPITH student test with a minimum score of 70% prior to the start of this course. The focus of this course is the effective use of a concealed handgun for self defense on the street. Included are chapters on concealment techniques and devices, presenting the handgun from concealment and utilizing cover and concealment outdoors. This innovative course include presentation and movement, point shooting, instinctive shooting, low-light shooting, engaging multiple targets and one hand shooting. The skills and other presented in this course form the core shooting skills used to counter a life- threatening attack outside the home.
This course is designed to help develop the student’s knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations, and for the safe, effective use of a concealed handgun for self-defense outside the home.
1. Introduction to Concealed Carry Safety and the Defensive Mindset
2. Introduction to Self Defense and Concealed Carry
3. Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry and Self-Defense
4. Carry Modes and Concealment
5. Presenting the Handgun from Concealment
6. Presentation, Position and Movement
Prospective students are required to show validation that they have completed the NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home course; or before taking this class the student must have successfully completed a pre course evaluation with the instructor, where potential students are asked to demonstrate safe gun handling, shoot a series of five-shot groups, discuss the operations necessary to zero a pistol, and demonstrate how to properly clean a handgun. Student must already possesses a working knowledge of handguns and gun safety, and should be experienced shooters, showing mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling. If necessary, this course will put participants through a pre-course evaluation exercise. Finally, the Personal Protection course is intended for mature law-abiding adults who have the mindset and seriousness necessary to properly perform the activities in the course. Self-defense is not a topic that lends itself to horseplay and distractions.
Students will be given feedback on their shooting exercises and a certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. Not only are shooting standards fired during the practical exercises, but a written exam will be given at the end of the course. Throughout the course, the instructor will use a individual checklist for each student to ensure the coverage of course material, and satisfactory absorption of the material being taught.