This course is the NRA’s Personal Protection in the Home course, which satisfies the State of Michigan’s training requirement to obtain a Concealed Pistol License. Trainees who complete the course will receive an NRA Personal Protection in the Home certificate. This certificate is used as proof of training to apply for a CPL license in the State of Michigan.


  • Using the firearm safely and responsibly.
  • Proper mindset when facing a life threatening encounter.
  • Mental awareness and preparation.
  • Defensive pistol skills including marksmanship considerations, cover, concealment, and various shooting postures.
  • Legalities of firearm ownership, possession, and the use of deadly force.
  • Personal protection strategies in the home and in public.
  • Responding to a life threatening encounter.
  • The aftermath of a violent encounter.
  • Safe firearm storage methods.
  • Selecting the proper handgun, ammunition, and holster for concealed carry.


  • This class is 8 hours long.
  • There will be 5 hours of instruction and 3 hours of range time.
  • Trainees are expected to have basic firearm proficiency, such as K&B, LLC’s Introduction to the Modern Handgun course, or equivalent experience.


  • Before class, read and understand the 4 rules of firearm safety.
  • Note taking supplies
  • Snacks and drink necessary each day for 8 hours
  • Handgun (if you do not have a handgun, instructors will have one available for your use during the range portion of class)
  • Ammunition (100 rounds minimum)
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Your firearm’s manual.