Personal Protection in the Home

Learn the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for virtually every aspect of personal protection in the home.

Duration: 8-10 hours

This class requires student to be proficient with a handgun or have a Basic Pistol Shooting Course Certificate.

  Cost - $150.00

Possible additional cost:

Use of school handgun and ammo- $35.00 (If needed)

 A non-refundable $50.00 deposit is required to reserve your space in class

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Or send a $50 check or money order to:

Maryland Gun Training Center, LLC

P. O. Box 1395,

Owings Mills, MD 21117-9998

Training includes:

  • The basic elements of gun safety - attitude, knowledge and skill

  • Mental Preparation

  • Developing Defensive Shooting Skills

  • Self-Defense and the Law

  • Selecting Firearms Ammunition and Accessories for Personal Protection

  • Safe Storage of Firearms

The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law. How to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet and a course completion certificate.

The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course participants must be law abiding, adults (at least 21 years old), and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm) to maximize what can be learned from this course. Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: 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.

NRA and MdGTC® Certificates issued upon completion.




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