South Plains College to offer Personal Protection Outside The Home Course


LEVELLAND – South Plains College will offer the NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside The Home course in the Law Enforcement Technology building on Nov. 23-24 (Saturday and Sunday). 

The cost is $135, and students also must furnish their own handgun, 200 or more rounds of ammunition, and either a strong-side holster that covers the trigger guard or a holster purse. They also will need a jacket or vest as a concealment garment. 

This course is intended for individuals who have a License To Carry or plan to get one. The classes focus on firearm safety skills needed to win during a violent encounter. It is not a course for beginners. National Rifle Association instructors must take the student course before taking the instructor course. 

The course is divided into two levels – basic and advanced. The nine-hour basic level covers safety, mindset, avoiding confrontations, legal aspects and concealed carry. The range portion teaches students to present the pistol from concealment as well as all shooting with the gun holstered and concealed. 

The Basic Class will begin at 9 a.m. on Nov. 23 (Saturday) and end at 6 p.m. with the Nov. 24 (Sunday) class beginning at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be frequent breaks and an hour-long break for lunch on Nov. 23. 

Students will learn to move to concealment or cover, fire with one hand, move forward and backward, and aim by point shooting. Students who complete this level successfully also may take the advanced portion, which is another five hours at the range covering more advanced shooting skills. The range portion requires approximately 200 rounds of ammunition, and it is included at no extra charge. 

Students need to register and pay in advance. Because of the nature of the range portions, enrollment is limited. To register, call Kasey Reyes, administrative assistant to the Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, at (806) 716-2341 or email