NRA Personal Protection In The Home

This is a one day class
Class fee is: $200.00
Enrollment deposit: $100.00

Because we are required to bring in a guest speaker to cover the legal part of the class we require the non-refundable deposit at least a week prior to the class. Mail the deposit to P O Box 73, Joseph, OR 97846, or call John at (503) 799-9534 to make other arrangements.


Lessons included in PPITH
1.Introduction to Defensive Shooting
2.Basic Defensive Handgun Skills
3.Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force
4.Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation
5.Selecting a Handgun for Personal Defense
6.Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities
7.Course Review and Examination

Note: Lesson III of this course: Firearms and the Law, will be conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law, or a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state, or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented.

PPITH covers use of a pistol for self-defense. This course focuses on the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family. Students will also learn about their right to self-defense as a law-abiding citizen. Live fire shooting from different positions and at different targets will be the highlight. Also covered are Oregon firearms and home defense laws.


This course is for law-abiding adult citizens. Participants in the PPITH Course should be experienced shooters. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

Things to bring to class:

Three ring notebook, note paper, pen, 200 rounds of ammunition, your gun (must have an external slide lock) and a suitable IWB or OWB holster, a minimum of three magazines or speed-loaders for your pistol with carriers or pocket space to stow extra magazines on your person, wrap around eye protection and muff style hearing protection. A baseball style cap with a bill is recommended.

No live ammunition is permitted in the classroom.

Standards are fired during the live fire exercises and a written exam will be given at the end of the course.