Course Goal: This course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly and with confidence.
Course Length: 4 hours or more, depending on number of students and skill levels.
Prerequisite: NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course and permission of the instructor.
Student Text: NRA Guide: Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home
Topics Include: The NRA Defensive Pistol Course will focus on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly and with confidence. As a result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: how to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm; basic principles of concealment; the difference between cover and concealment; drawing from the holster; levels of mental awareness; developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection; clearing common stoppages; use of pocket pistols; and more.
Students should expect to shoot approximately 150 rounds of ammunition.
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