SPC to offer Personal Protections Outside the Home course


LEVELLAND – South Plains College will offer the NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside The Home course in Room 115 of the Law Enforcement Technology building on April 22-23 (Saturday and Sunday). This course is intended for individuals who have a License To Carry or plan to get one. 

The course requires eight to 10 hours of classroom instruction and at least eight hours at the range. The class will begin at 8:30 a.m. on April 22 (Saturday) and end at 6:30 p.m.. On April 23 (Sunday), the class starts at noon and ends at 5 p.m.. Instructors are Steven and Audra Dyer, NRA Texas Parks and Wildlife, and Freedom Shooting Academy instructors. 

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

The course focuses on the firearm skills needed to win in a violent encounter, and is not a course for beginners. Experienced students from age 12 and older can register for the course. 

The course is divided into two levels – basic and advanced. The basic level covers safety, mindset, avoiding confrontations, legal aspects and concealed carry. The range portion teaches students to present the pistol from concealment, and all shooting will begin with the gun holstered and concealed. Students 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 can take the advanced portion, which is another five hours at the range covering more advanced shooting skills. The range portion requires approximately 250 rounds of ammunition. 

Students need to register and pay in advance. Because of the nature of the range portions, enrollment is very limited. To register, call Kasey Reyes at 806-716-2341 or email kreyes@southplainscollege.edu.