NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home – Advanced (PPOTH Advanced)

This is a two day class
Class fee is: $350.00
Enrollment deposit: $150.00

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 PPOTH (Advanced)
1.Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities
2.Presenting the Handgun from Concealment
3.Firearms and the Law
4.Introduction to Concealed Carry Safety and the Defensive Mindset
5.Introduction to Self Defense and Concealed Carry
6.Carry Modes and Concealment
7.Presentation, Position and Movement
8.Course Review and Examination
9.Special Shooting Techniques

Lesson III: Firearms and the Law is 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, a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state.

This course is designed to build upon the training provided in the NRA Personal Protection In The Home class. The focus of this course is the effective use of a concealed handgun for self-defense outside the home. Included are chapters on concealment techniques and devices, presenting the handgun from concealment and utilizing cover and concealment outdoors. The course includes classroom sessions and live-fire range instruction covering presentation from concealment, shooting from cover, shooting one-handed, point shooting, moving while shooting, shooting from low cover, shooting from sitting, turning, prone and low-light conditions.


A valid current government issued identification is required. Prospective students are expected to show validation that they have completed the NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home course; or before taking this class, successfully complete a pre-course evaluation with the instructor. Prospective students must already possess a working knowledge of handguns and gun safety and should be experienced shooters. This course is for adult citizens who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Things to bring to class:

Three ring notebook, note paper, pen, 250 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.