Colorado NRA Personal Protection in the Home
Completion of a Colorado offered by Level 1 Safety and Firearms
Possession of a Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit or Concealed Carry License, and
Completion of Level 1 Safety and Firearms Training Legal Instruction Class, or
Completion of Level 1 Safety and Firearms Training Legal Instruction Class.
The NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home covers important topics such as creating a safe room,
clearing a room, identifying blind spots, establishing an escape route, discovering opportunities where criminals
may hide, and more.
NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home Course is for law abiding citizens and advanced
shooters who want to learn additional strategies necessary to protect themselves in their home in the event of a
home intrusion, break-in, or robbery. Shooters learn advanced mastery of basic skills, safe gun handling,
shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, proper storage and safekeeping of a firearm, and proper care and
Students learn additional defensive shooting skills which are built on top of previously acquired skills, strategies
for home protection, responding to a violent confrontation, , how to choose a handgun for
home defense, how to establish a safe room, how to clear a room where a suspected intruder may be hiding, the
differences between cover and concealment, establishing a defensive mindset, understanding defensive
shooting concepts, advanced shooting positions, aiming and firing techniques, making your home safer, the
aftermath of a defensive shooting, and much more.
NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home is unique as it addresses techniques and strategies
designed to deter burglars, home invaders, and other criminals. Included are ways to make your home safer and
less appealing to criminals. This information is valuable for homeowners who choose not to incorporate a
personal firearm in their home protection strategy.
For homeowners who include a firearm in their personal home defense and protection strategy will learn
additional shooting positions, aiming and firing techniques, the use of cover and concealment, and methods of
clearing various types of malfunctions.
NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home is divided into six parts: Safety, Mental Preparation,
Developing Defensive Shooting Skills, Strategies for Home and Personal Safety, Firearms, Self Defense and
the Law, Selecting Firearms, Ammunition and Accessories for Personal Protection and more.
The NRA Gun Owner’s Responsibility Statement
“Americans enjoy a right that citizens of many other countries do not - the right to own firearms. But with this
right comes a responsibility. It is the gun owners’ responsibility to store, operate, and maintain his or her
firearms safely. It is the gun owners’ responsibility to ensure that unauthorized or untrained individuals cannot
gain access to his or her firearms. And it is the gun owners’ responsibility to learn and obey all applicable laws
that pertain to the purchase, possession, and use of a firearm in his or her locale. Guns are neither safe nor
unsafe by themselves. When people learn and practice responsible gun ownership, firearms are safe.”