NRA PPOH Course Goal: To develop in students the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective, responsible, and ethical use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home.
Lesson # 1 – Introduction to Concealed Carry Safety and the Defensive Mind set
The importance of carrying and using a pistol responsibly and ethically for personal protection outside the home.
How the three fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling apply when carrying or using a concealed pistol outside the home.
How the NRA rules for using and storing a gun apply when carrying or using a concealed pistol outside the home.
Special safety considerations that must be observed when carrying or using a concealed pistol outside the home.
The various techniques for storing a pistol safely outside the home.
The four levels of awareness and how they apply to concealed carry outside the home.
Lesson # 2 – Introduction to Self-Defense and Concealed Carry
The importance of mental preparation and developing the proper mind set for carrying and using a pistol for personal protection and facing a life-threatening encounter outside the home.
Techniques for avoiding life-threatening confrontations outside the home.
The psychological and physiological changes that may occur during an attack.
The differences between having a firearm for personal protection in the home and carrying a pistol for personal protection outside the home.
Techniques for controlling and responding to a violent encounter outside the home. The emotional, legal, and social aftermath of a defensive shooting outside the home.
Lesson # 3 – Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry and Self-Defense
Explain the general rights and restrictions under laws permitting the carrying of concealed pistols for self-defense.
State key legal provisions and restrictions pertaining to the use of deadly force outside the home.
Explain potential criminal and civil legal actions that may be taken subsequent to a defensive encounter outside the home.
Explain where the students may find detailed legal information for his or her specific jusrisdiction.
Lesson # 4 – Carry Modes and Concealment
identify the various pistol concealed carry modes and the benefits and limitations of each.
Explain the basic principles of pistol concealment as they relate to the carrying of a pistol for self-defense outside the home.
Lesson # 5 – Presenting the Pistol from Concealment
Explain and demonstrate the technique for safely presenting a concealed pistol and reholstering.
Lesson # 6 – Presentation, Position, and Movement
Present a concealed pistol and shoot targets in the center mass:
* After moving to a high barricade.
* Engaging two targets.
* Using aimed fire technique with the strong hand only.
* Using point shooting technique with two hands.
* Using point shooting technique with the strong hand only.
Lesson #7 - Special Shooting Techniques
Present a concealed pistol, conduct speed reloading, clear stoppages of their pistols and shoot targets in the center mass:
* Using hip shooting techniques wit the strong hand only ("speed rock")
* Moving rearward, stopping and shooting.
* From standing to kneeling behind a low barricade.
* From standing to squatting behind a low barricade.
* Moving to a low barricade, then kneeling or squatting.
* From sitting to standing.
* From standing, turning left 90 degrees to the target.
* From standing, turning right 90 degrees to the target.
* From standing, turning left 180 degrees to the target.
* From standing, turning right 180 degrees to the target.
* Engaging a target at extended range.
* Under low light conditions.
Lesson # 8 – Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities
Identify organizations, associations, clubs, and businesses that may help hone, enhance, and expand personal protection skills.
Explain methods and precautions for dry-fire practice, including drawing from the holster.
Lesson # 9 – Course Review and Examination
Describe the programs, history and membership benefits of the NRA
Successfully complete the NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home Course written examination.