NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home

When: July 15th & 16th (Two-Day Course)

Course fee: $200 – OKC Gun Club Member $175
Location: Main Club House and Training Range
Instructor Information: Mark Heins 405-651-5215 

This two-day course teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self‐defense outside the home. Students have the opportunity to attend this course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster purse. From a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life‐threatening situation.

 The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home is divided into two levels (basic and advanced). Level one is a nine‐hour course and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Upon completion of level one, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours of range training and teaches advanced shooting skills. After the classroom portion, students should expect to spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 to 150 rounds of ammunition during level one. Level two involves five additional hours on the range and approximately 115 to 175 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition requirements are minimum and may be exceeded. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the appropriate course completion certificates(s), NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside The Home (identifies strong‐side hip holster or purse use) certificate, and NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside The Home certificate. This is a 1‐1/2 to 2 day class.

 The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self‐defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection

In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre‐course evaluation.

This course involves about 4 hours of classroom time and 8 to 10 hours of range time. The cost is $200  per person. The cost for OKC Gun Club members is $175 per person.

Equipment Required:

  • Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred)
  • Holster – strong side holster ‐ (no cross draws or shoulder rigs). Women's Holster Purses are acceptable.
  • No pocket guns or holsters. You will be presenting the gun from concealment and reholstering approx. 100 to 150 times. You need to be proficient at this task and have a holster that does not collapse when the gun is removed.
  • Concealment garment, light jacket, shirt or vest.
  • Shoes – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No sandals or flip‐flops.
  • Semi‐Automatic Pistol or Revolver with at least 300 rounds of factory ammunition. NO RELOADS
  • Two extra functional magazines (semi‐autos) or speed‐loaders (revolvers)
  • Comfortable clothing, knee‐pads (optional but recommended).
  • Dual Magazine carrier optional but HIGHLY recommended.
  • Hydration system or Bottled water.
  • Optional Items are a hat, sunscreen, bug repellant, rain gear. We will be on the range uncovered and exposed to the elements for the entire day – be prepared. Class is on RAIN or SHINE.

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Contact the Training Division Team at

Kemit Grafton
Jim Durham
Jamie Meyer405-613-6541