USCCA: Certified Home Defense

ONE VERY LONG (10-12 hours) DAY – $125

(we can also break it up into 2-3 evenings in classroom, and then several hours at the range)

SPECIAL NOTE: This course qualifies for the training requirement to receive a concealed carry permit in the following states: CT, FL, ID, IL, IA, KS, MI, MN, NE, NM, OH, OK, SC, TX, UT, WI.  You must notify the instructor well in advance of the class so that he/she has time to prepare the material specific to your state.

What You Will Learn

O: Introduction
You will learn:

  1. Statistics & Trends
I: Developing a Home and Personal Protection Plan
You will learn:

  1. Developing a personal protection plan
  2. Why conflict avoidance is so important
  3. Home security
  4. Evaluating your home’s security
  5. Home alarms
  6. Home defense
  7. Mental exercises


II: Self-defense Firearm Basics
You will learn:

  1. Universal safety rules
  2. Understanding revolvers
  3. Understanding semi-automatics
  4. Understanding magazines
  5. Ammunition components
  6. Is caliber all that matters?
  7. Home defense shotgun fundamentals
  8. Defining gauge
  9. Shot size
  10. Shotgun chokes
  11. The AR-15 platform
  12. AR-15 Components
III: Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
You will be able to understand/perform: 

  1. Defensive shooting versus marksmanship
  2. Proper grip
  3. Shooting platform
  4. Aligning the muzzle to the target
  5. Unsighted fire (point shooting)
  6. Flash sight picture
  7. Sighted fire
  8. Trigger control
  9. Rubber band exercise
IV: The Legal Use of Force
You will be able to understand/perform: 

  1. Defending the home
  2. Defending property
V: Violent Encounters and Their Aftermath
You will be able to understand/perform: 

  1. When we’re left with no other choice
  2. When the right to use deadly force ends
  3. The immediate aftermath
  4. Phone calls to make
  5. When the police arrive
  6. Statement to the police
  7. Preserving evidence
  8. Miranda rights
  9. During and after your arrest
  10. Advice for your lawyer
VI: Gear and Gadgets
You will learn about:


  1. Tactical flashlights
  2. Mounted lights
  3. Considering a laser sight
  4. Guns safes and storage
VII: Basic and Advanced Drills
You will learn about :

  1. Creating a training program
  2. Dry firing
  3. Fundamental drill discussion
  4. Discussion of what’s next

What You Will Receive