PWG Range Class

Personal Protection in the Home

Learn Handgun Defensive Techniques through our Experts

Learn how to Protect Yourself with Firearms in the Home

Our professionals will help you improve your handgun skills. Unlike the other basic courses, the Personal Protection course covers defensive shooting. Self-defense is a topic somewhat distinct from the regular diet of shooting fundamentals, it can cover mindset, legal issues, decision-making under pressure, and planning for the worst. Personal Protection in the Home course is designed around the use of the defensive pistol.

Students and will be exposed to the following lessons:
1. Basic Defensive Handgun Skills
2. Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force
3. Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation
4. Selecting a Handgun for Personal Defense
5. Course Review and Examination


Class: Personal Protection in the Home 

Cost: $175

Length: 6 Hours

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Handgun First Steps, Handgun Next Steps (Participants in the Personal Protection course should be somewhat experienced shooters, showing mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, loading and reloading.)

Required Gear: Handgun, if you own one otherwise rent ours! Comfortable closed heel, closed toe shoes, eye and ear protection and Flashlight.

Please bring your own eye and ear protection as we do not provide them at this time due to Covid-19. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Requirements: Minimum age of 16 with Parent or Guardian (Age 25 or older), 41 inches tall, signed waiver (If you have not completed the online waiver Click Here to fill out the form)

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Under the age of 21 Parent or Guardian and personal firearm are required. Minimum age of 18 and 41 inches tall with Parent or Guardian (Age 25 or older), Age 16 or older can take the course unaccompanied. (Parent or guardian must be onsite, guardian or parental waiver signed, but they do not need to be in the same course or on the same range.) Minimum age is 14 if taking the course with a parent or guardian. The parent MUST have taken this exact course before, work with the child during the entire course, and be responsible for only one child.


PWG Range reserves the right to cancel any event. In the event of cancellation by PWG, participants will have the option of being move to the next scheduled event or receive a full refund of registration fee. Poway Weapons and Gear Range is not responsible for any other expenses or possible damages incurred.

Registration Cancellation by Participant:

  • Cancellations must be received five business days prior to the training event in order to qualify for a refund.
  • Cancellations received five business days or more in advance of the scheduled class will received a full refund.
  • Cancellation of class reservation less than five business days before the scheduled and prior to the start of the class will result in store credit or scheduling into a future class.
  • Students are eligible to reschedule to another class until the beginning of the class they are scheduled to attend.
  • Failure to attend the class (no-show), without making prior arrangements with training staff, will result in forfeiting the entire registration fee.
  • We understand unforeseen circumstances can affect attendance. Each circumstance will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • These above policies apply to all Poway Weapons and Gear Training Events unless otherwise noted in the corresponding training materials.
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