Personal Protection in the Home Course

The Paradise Personal Protection in the Home Course covers defensive shooting. Unlike many courses, this is a self-defense course that places emphasis on mindset, decision-making under pressure, legal issues and how to deal with the worst situations you may encounter.

Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home handbook and intensive lessons on basics of defensive shooting, issues of self-defense, and other strategies for protecting the home and family.


Students in the Personal Protection course should be experienced shooters, showing mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling. Students must have previously completed the Paradise Basic Pistol Course.

Students are required to bring 300 rounds of ammunition for the class.

Course Objectives

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Basic Defensive Handgun Skills

Basic handgun tactics, postures and maneuvers to better prepare yourself (Part of the NRA Training Course)

Introduction to Defensive Shooting

We will cover basic concepts of defensive shooting (Part of the NRA Training Course)

Firearms & the Law: The Use of Deadly Force

In this section we will go over what you are able to do and not do legally in use of your firearm to protect your life or the lives of others. (Part of the NRA Training Course)

Strategies for Home Safety

Tips for safeguarding your house and your family (Part of the NRA Training Course)

Responding to a Violent Confrontation

How to properly respond to a violent confrontation (Part of the NRA Training Course)

Selecting a Handgun for Personal Defense

Part of the NRA Training Course

Think, Move and Shoot Practical Stage

We take what you have learned from this course and have you practice some of the concepts and moves. (Not part of the NRA Training Course)

Class Fees

$150.00 (including $45 non-refundable deposit)