The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Home Defense Course is a 3.5 hour course (plus range time). Prior firearms experience if preferable, but not required. This course covers:
The basic firearm safety rules. Learn how to safely and properly handle, use and store a handgun. Learn proper basic pistol shooting fundamentals such as aiming, grip, stance, breathing, trigger control, etc.
Developing a personal and home protection plan
Fundamentals of home defense with handguns, shotguns and rifles
Defensive shooting fundamentals
Why conflict avoidance is so important
The legal use of force
Violent encounters and their aftermath
Cost: $85 per person
The USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Course Manual (a $27.95 value) This 245-page book is packed with great information and high quality illustrations. It will reinforce and remind you what you learned in this course, plus provide much more information to educate you and better prepare you for more advanced training.