NRA Defensive Pistol

The NRA Defensive Pistol Course will focus on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset and defensive skills. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, abilities, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence.

The course is designed as a logical follow-up to either the TN Handgun Carry Permit Course or the NRA Basic Pistol course. A sampling of subjects that will be discussed and practiced are: confrontation avoidance, principles of concealment, presenting a firearm from concealment,  flash sight picture, reloading under stress, malfunction clearing drills, and range training.

Course Length: Approximately 8 hours

Some topics and skills covered in this course:

  • The importance of carrying and using a pistol responsibly and ethically for personal protection
  • How the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling are applied to concealed carry
  • Mental awareness, preparation and the defensive mindset for personal protection
  • Principles of concealment
  • Presenting a pistol from concealment and reholstering
  • Techniques for avoiding life-threatening encounters
  • Clearing malfunctions and reloading under stress
  • Cover and concealment

defensive-pistolParticipant equipment requirements:

  • Quality pistol (minimum 9mm/.38 special)
  • Quality strong side hip holster
  • Quality belt
  • Quality factory ammunition (200 rounds)
  • Spare magazines or speed loaders
  • Clothing appropriate for concealed carry
  • Eye and hearing protection
  • Loaner equipment is available for the class

Course Pre-requisites:

  • Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Course
  • NRA Basic Pistol or other similar certification course or experience

Private and Ladies Only classes are available

Please check our schedule and register for a NRA Defensive Pistol class today.


Citizens Safety Academy

752 E. Northfield Blvd 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130