SPC to offer Personal Protection Outside the Home course on Oct. 21-22


LEVELLAND – South Plains College will offer the NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside the Home course in the Law Enforcement Technology building on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 (Saturday and Sunday). This course is intended for individuals who have a License To Carry or plan to get one.


The course focuses on firearm skills needed to win in a violent encounter, and it is not a course for beginners. Experienced students from age 12 and up may register.  N.R.A. 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, 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 as well as 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 in the price.


Class will begin Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. and end at 6 p.m.. On Oct. 22, the class will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.. There will be frequent breaks, and an hour-long lunch break for both days. The instructors are Steven and Audra Dyer, N.R.A., Texas Parks and Wildlife and Freedom Shooting Academy instructors. 


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


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.