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Concealed Carry Fundamentals

Basic - An opportunity for those that choose to carry a concealed handgun to develop proficiency in drawing a gun from concealment.

Duration: 4 hours range and lecture time



John Burton

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Course will cover

  • Common concealment options
  • Pros and cons of different concealment choices
  • The role of the holster picked for concealment
  • Drawing the gun from concealment
  • Shooting the gun

Other topics touched on will include discussion on non leathal force options, temporary storage of a firearm if entering a non-permisive environment, importance of avoidance, opportunities to disengage prior to the use of force, and Ohio specific information.

Completion of the Fundamentals and Next Steps classes coupled with a written test will meet the requirements for an Ohio Concealed Handgun license application.

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Expectations and Outcomes

After completing the course the attendee can expect increased proficiency in:

  • drawing their handgun from concealment
  • marksmanship when shooting from concealment
  • better understanding of the equipment used in concealed carry
  • better understanding of the problems faced by those that choose to carry a concealed handgun
A certificate of completion indicating the number of hours trained and the overall topic covered will be provided at the end of the course.

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Basic, Concealed Carry Training

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Required equipment

  • handgun suitable for defensive use
  • handgun capacity minimum 5 rounds (derringer or similar guns are not acceptable for this class)
  • a holster designed specifically for the handgun in use - it should be a holster intended to be used for concealed carry
  • a belt designed specfically to carry a holster and gun
  • total of 3 magazines, speed loaders, or speed strips for your gun 
  • 250 rounds of ammunition for your gun
  • drinks and snacks if the attendee will need them during the course
  • weather gear - the course will continue rain or shine
  • Some loaner equipment is available, please contact instructor prior to the class with questions
  • No Blackhawk serpa or similar designed holsters allowed.  If you have a question about this contact the instructor before signing up.
  • There will be no refunds provided if the gear does not meet the requirements.