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This intermediate-level course develops the essential practical skills and mindset for using firearms for your personal safety. You will learn the techniques for close-range defensive shooting, use of cover and concealment, firearm storage, escape route planning, tactical reload, considerations of shoot vs don't-shoot, and the aftermath of defensive shooting. This is a hands-on course and a must-attend class for home protection. This course is taught by nationally accredited certified firearms instructors. Please contact to sign up.


Class sizes are designed to have maximum instructor time with each student. Classes are held at Shooting Sports Northwest 17907 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98012. The range charges a $50 use-fee for non-members. This range use-fee includes a rental pistol if needed.


Other related courses

  • Basic Pistol course or equivalent class or substitutable experience is a pre-requisite in demonstrating fundamental pistol knowledge and skills.

  • Conceal carry course is a popular companion course.


​"Personal protection was a lot more than I thought would learn. New things that I learned include learning to defend the home with vantage points, how to escape, where to keep a safe room, and low-light shooting were all fantastic."

-Jeremiah G., after taking the Personal Protection Course

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