NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home is designed to teach law-abiding adult citizens that would like to learn firearm skills to protect themselves and their families in the home.

Full Description: Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and how to respond to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. This is an eight-hour class. Students should expect to shoot at least 150-200 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn how to use cover and concealment in the shooting drills. 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 class completion certificate.

This class includes the following materials:

NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home


Winchester Marksmanship Qualification Booklet

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, PPITH, NRA

NRA PPITH Completion Certificate

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Personal Protection Inside the Home, NRA

Register for this Class

$125 Due in full at time of registration

Upcoming classes:

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Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, NRA, Certified InstructorAccreditation: Red Dot Arms provides comprehensive training classes with Certified NRA Instructors. This class is NRA Certified and meets all NRA firearms safety guidelines.

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Cost: $125

For this class, payment in full is required at time of registration.

Length: 8 Hours

This class consists of 5 hours of classroom instruction and 2-3 hours of range time.

Prerequisites: YES

The NRA Basic Pistol or RDA CCL Part 1 Class is the prerequisite for this class.

Skill Level

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Class, Goals

To teach students the basic knowledge, skills and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a firearm for protection of self and family  and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Age Requirements

Any age may attend, but those under 18 must be accompanied by participating parent or guardian. Prospective students under 21 years of age please contact us.

Prerequisites for this class include the NRA Basic Pistol, Red Dot CCL Part 1.    Mouseover the box for more info!

Red Dot Arms, Concealed Carry, CCL, Illinois, Chicago, CCW, Part 1

Basic Pistol / CCL Part 1



Basic Pistol Class or RDA CCL Part 1

Things that you should bring to the class!

  • Handgun (larger than .22 recommended)
  • Ammo: 200 rounds (please leave all ammo in the car during classroom instruction)
  • Holster: form fitting outside the pants holster that does not collapse
  • Strong sturdy belt that will hold your firearm AND holster
  • Multiple speed loaders/magazines for your firearm (you will shoot 30 rounds in each drill)
  • Eye & Ear Protection
  • Baseball Cap
  • Shirt that can be buttoned or tight at the neck. (long sleeves may be preferred)
  • Open Garment (shirt or jacket)
  • Garment that covers your holster (t-shirt or sweatshirt)
  • Boots or outdoor shoes as range may be muddy
  • Water/Snacks/Beverages
  • Rain Gear (if needed)
  • Seasonal clothing as needed. Dress for the weather. Shooting portion of class takes place outdoors.
  • Sunscreen (if needed)
  • Insect repellent (at least 28% Deet recommended) (if needed)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Lunch (if not ordering from the Richmond Hunting Club)
Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Qualifications, Fitness

For the purpose of your safety and accommodating special needs participants, please contact us at if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  • Pregnancy, mental handicap, physical handicap, disabled, visually impaired, under the influence of prescription drugs, under the influence of illegal drugs and/or under the influence of alcohol

Is this a defensive shooting class?


Is this class mandated for a CCL permit?

No, but it will actually teach you to defend yourself with a handgun.

Can we bring our own firearms?

Yes, please bring your firearm both to the classroom potion and range portion of the class.

Do I need to bring my own ammo?

Yes, please bring ammo to the range portion of class only. No live ammo is permitted in the classroom.

Can I rent a firearm for this class?

This is an advanced class, and we expect the student to be very proficient with his/her firearm. Thus, rentals are not available for this class.

Do you need a holster for the Basic Personal Protection in the Home Class?

No, shooting from a holster is taught in the Basic Personal Protection Outside the Home Class. We will NOT be drawing from a holster in this class.

Does this class provide shooting on the move?

Yes, the class teaches shooting while moving.

Is there shooting from cover and concealment in this class?


Can I bring a shotgun or carbine to this class?

No, this is a handgun class; however, many of the techniques learned in this class will certainly apply to using a shotgun or carbine in the home.

I already have my Illinois concealed carry permit. May I take this class?


Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Disclaimer


FOID Statement: Illinois residents that will be TRANSPORTING their own firearm to and from the class/range must be in possession of a valid FOID/CCL card, and be of legal age, 21 for handguns, and 18 for long guns.  A FOID card is not required to participate in the class. Out of state residents need to follow the age requirements and have a valid ID.

We reserve the right to dismiss any student for unsafe behavior and/or failure to follow instructions. No refund will be offered.