Personal Protection – CWP Course Scheduled for Oct. 18th
By angelamontana

Posted: October 1, 2013

A NRA approved personal protection-cwp course will be held at 8:00 AM at Ruby’s Inn in Missoula on October 12, 2013. This course fulfills the firearm safety course requirement for a Montana concealed weapons permit (CWP).

This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.

NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm) to maximize what can be learned from this course. Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, or military DD 214 with pistol qualification. This course meets the firearm’s safety course requirement for a Montana CWP. Students are required to preregister for this course.

 Register today at or call Colonel Smoothbore at 543-7432.


(Written by Colonel Smoothbore – NRA Certified Instructor; Cover photo: