Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor

Note: In order to have the NRA process this discipline and certify you, you must have either completed the Basic Instructor Training (BIT) class previously or you must take it now.

 

Pre-Requisite

This instructor training course has specific pre-requisites as follows:

  1. Certification as a Personal Protection in The Home Instructor
  2. Completion of the student version of this course, Personal Protection Outside the Home

Lesson Details

 

PRE-COURSE ASSESSMENT (45 min) – Classroom

  • Complete the student exam for Personal Protection Outside the Home, earning at least 80%
    • Waived for instructors showing a Student PPOTH Completion Certificate

LESSON SIX (60 min) – Classroom

  • Introduction to NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside the Home Course Lesson Plans

LESSON SEVEN (4 hr) – Range

  • Teaching Basic of Personal Protection Outside the Home Lesson V
    • Presenting the Handgun from Concealment
    • Exercises:
      • Hip Holster Exercise
      • Purse Holster Exercise
      • Optional: Fanny Pack

LESSON EIGHT (4 hr) – Range

  • Teaching Basic of Personal Protection Outside the Home Lesson VI
    • Presentation, Position and Movement
    • Exercises:
      • Standing and move to high barricade
      • Standing engaging two targets
      • Strong hand only
      • Two-handed point shooting
      • One-handed point shooting

LESSON NINE (6 hrs) – Classroom

  • Teaching Basic of Personal Protection Outside the Home Lesson VII
    • Special Shooting Techniques
    • This covers the ‘Advanced’ component of the PPOTH Student course
    • Normally conducted in a second Instructor training session
    • Exercises:
      • Strong hand hip shooting
      • Moving rearward
      • Standing or kneeling behind a low barricade
      • Standing or squatting behind a low barricade
      • Moving to low barricade and firing from kneeling or squatting
      • Standing and turning 90 degrees to the left
      • Standing and turning 90 degrees to the right
      • Standing, facing 180 to target, turning left
      • Standing, facing 180 to target, turning right
      • Engaging a target at extended range
      • Firing under low-light conditions

LESSON TEN (60 min) – Classroom

  • Take instructor certification test (in place of student test): Score of 90% required for full certification
  • Applying to the NRA for certification

Equipment Requirements

  • Firearm Retention
  • Strong-side concealed-carry hip holster (required for each instructor candidate)
  • Concealed-Carry Vest or light jacket (required)
  • Concealed-carry purse (one must be available for entire instructor class)
  • Fanny-pack carry holster (one must be available for entire instructor class)

Ammunition

Lesson Seven:        42 rounds

Lesson Eight:          54 rounds

Lesson Nine:          112 rounds

Total:                      208 (minimum), 300(recommended)

TOTAL

  • 16-Hour Classroom & Range


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