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Ohio CCW/Defensive Pistol

Basic - This is not a $50 CCW class. We never cut costs to fill our classes.

Duration: 6 hours classroom, 2+ hours range time



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now July 17 Wednesday
Carrollton, OH
1 - 6 Students 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Rod Yoder Space Available
Register Now July 20 Saturday
Carrollton, OH
1 - 6 Students 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Rod Yoder Space Available
Register Now August 24 Saturday
Carrollton, OH
1 - 6 Students 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Rod Yoder Space Available
Register Now September 15 Sunday 1 - 6 Students 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Rod Yoder Space Available target icon


This class will educate you on the basics of pistol shooting. It will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to safely shoot a pistol. This class takes you beyond the State of Ohio Minimum class. Bring 100 rounds of ammo for your gun. Don't have a gun, we have some you can use. Bring a holster if you have one. We use state of the art SIRT (Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger) guns in our classrooms. The SIRT guns shoot a laser onto any target. They do not shoot live ammunition.

We are not the cheapest CCW class. We keep usually classes to 6 or less students. Our goal is for everyone who takes our class have the confidence to carry a firearm for their personal protection. 

This is also a great class for permitless carry. All of the same skills and principles apply.

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Topics Covered

Universal Safety Rules and applying them in real life
Firearm Basics
Action Types
Ammunition Types
Ammunition Storage
Staging a Firearm
Legal Use of Force
The Aftermath of a critical incident
The four things you need to do after you use your firearm
Surviving an incident physically, legally and morally.
How to deal with the police
Situaational Awareness (avoiding an incident)
How does a CCW permit fit in.

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Expectations and Outcomes

You will receive range experience to go "live fire hands on". You will receive a certificate and all of the information that you will need to apply for your CCW permit through your county's or adjacent county's Sheriff's Office.

The classroom portion will be held in Carrollton, Ohio.  Upon registration you will be advised of the address of the private range

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Basic, Concealed Carry Training, Legal Aspects for Use of Force / Avoidance, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Documentation required is Name, Address, Email Address, Phone Number and DOB.

Make sure you read the Ohio Attorney General's Concealed Carry Laws Manual at

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.

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  • Handgun  (Full size is preferred)
  • Let us know if you don't have a gun. We can provide one and ammo for a nominal fee.
  • Ammunition - 100
  • FMJ
  • Extra Magazines - 1
  • Eye & Ear Protection
  • Brimmed Hat
  • Close-toed Shoes
  • Lunch
  • Water / Beverage
  • Pen & Notebook
  • Revolver
  • Holster
  • Long Pants
  • Rain Gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
Please leave all ammunition in your vehicle when you arrive. NO live ammunition is permitted in the classroom portion.

Bring your lunch. We take a working lunch during classroom time.

If you do not have a gun we can provide one. We can also provide the ammunition for a fee for class use only.


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