Personal Protection Outside The Home

Course Introduction

Protected Position

The Personal Protection Outside the Home course continues where the Personal Protection Inside the Home course leaves off. The prerequisite for participating in this course is the Basic Pistol course. While not a required prerequisite for the Outside course, the Inside course presents valuable principals used in this course.

The Outside course goes into new techniques of shooting, but avoidance rather than confrontation is emphasized. The techniques taught in the Outside course are not meant to be absolutes, for no two individuals approach any given problem in the same way.

Each student will be challenged to explore their abilities. While they will be taught specific techniques, they will be encouraged to begin exploring slight variations to suit their particular experience level and physical condition.

The Outside course uses numerous dry-fire and live-fire exercises to practice and hone shooting skills.

Course Description

This course covers:

  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
  7. Special Shooting Techniques
  8. Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities

Course Requirements

Students taking this course must be at least 21 years old, experienced shooters, and able to demonstrate safe gun handling and competency in its use.  Students must not have been convicted of a felony. This is a concealed carry course. It is recommended that students already have their Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP).

Students must have their own handgun, holster/s, and magazines and magazine pouches for this course.

Course Eligibility (per NRA requirements):

NRA Course Book Cover

“The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as applicable under federal or Colorado state law and of good repute. It is much more than just a routine shooting course, however, because it prepares individuals for the responsibility of carrying a personal protection firearm in public. It is important that participants have sufficient maturity and life experiences to be able to assess various situations and make mature, appropriate decisions about those situations.”


The cost of this course is $325. (Includes all student materials and range fees. Cost of ammunition is not included)