On August 7th and 8th of 2015, I was joined by 7 shooters for the NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home. We had a range of skill levels and abilities in attendance, from instructor candidates to an individual taking his first formal class. I was pleased that three of the shooters chose to return after taking my very first open enrollment civilian class last year. I received very positive feedback from everyone who took the course, which is extremely gratifying.
PPOTH is an entry-level concealed carry program that teaches defensive shooting, carry techniques, firearms law, and combat mindset. I also added a block of low light shooting instruction to give the students exposure to using a hand-held light in conjunction with their firearm. The course covered the shooting modules from the Basic and Advanced PPOTH lessons over two days.
All of the shooters displayed a high degree of safety and skill throughout the class. They further impressed me with their constant effort and attention in spite of the 90+ degree heat.
While we again failed to obtain a group picture, I did get some great shots of the students as they worked their way through exercises covering holster presentation, flashlight techniques, and positional shooting.
My thanks to all the students for making this a safe and enjoyable course.