Course Description

This course is for law-abiding adult citizens as defined by applicable federal, state, and local law. Each attendee must be eligible to purchase and own a pistol according to all local, state, and federal laws.

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.

Note: Lesson III of this course: Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense, 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.

Included with registration:

  • NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home
  • NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure
  • Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet
  • Basic Personal Protection in the Home Examination
  • Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course Completion Certificate
  • Pad/Pen
  • Beverages/Snacks
  • Lunch break

Requirements: In addition to being law-abiding citizens, course registrants must be experienced shooters in order to maximize that which can be learned from this course (those who are able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm).

Proof of this experience can be one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Shooting 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.

Firearm and ammo (100 rounds) can be provided to you for an additional fee of $30. Please note this request on your registration form. 

NOTE: This is a live fire course and as such has certain pre-requisites.  In order to attend any of our live-fire courses, the attendees must be eligible to purchase a firearm under both Federal and State laws – that is they must not have any arrests or convictions for any crimes (minor traffic violations excepted), substance abuse issues of any type, no history of domestic violence, restraining orders or any mental health issues, etc.  A government issued picture ID must be presented.government issued picture ID must be presented.

Upcoming 2019 Classes


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                 Courses will be held at:                                           Massasoit Gun Club                          21 Abraham Road Riverside, RI
            This course is open to the public              Pre-registration is required
MGC Members receive a 15% discount

COST: $175

COURSE LENGTH: 8 HRS.

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COST: $175

COURSE LENGTH: 8 HRS.