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NRA Defensive Pistol Course


Teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence.


  • Prerequisite: This course is intended to provide advanced pistol training. This course will be an option for students who have achieved successful completion of the NRA Basic Pistol or FIRST Steps Pistol course. It is not a standalone course.


  • Description: 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.


  • Course Materials: Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the NRA Defensive Pistol certificate. This course is only conducted by NRA Certified Advanced Pistol Instructors.

Defensive Pistol Student Packet

Training - Defensive Pistol

NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home

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