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Windy Hill Arms Academy

Richard Kocher

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Instructor

5 Years Instructing

PH: 330-353-8425

Available Courses

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Basic Pistol
Great for new gun owners
Basic, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses Basic
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Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1
If you carry a firearm for self defense,…
Intermediate, USCCA Courses Intermediate
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Presentation from the holster
The next step in concealed carry
Intermediate Intermediate
Next class: Jul 20
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USCCA Concealed Carry/ Home Defense Fundamentals
For beginner to experienced shooters
Basic, Concealed Carry Training, USCCA Courses Basic target icon

About Windy Hill Arms Academy

We are Windy Hill Arms Academy located in Paris, Ohio. We are a pistol training facility. 

I have been shooting various different guns almost all of my life. I became an instructor to help others (mostly beginners) come into the shooting world. I really enjoy helping others succeed and become confident firearm handlers.
I have taken 100+ hours of training myself.

We teach Basic Pistol, CCW, Advanced Pistol, Defensive Pistol

My wife Karen and daughter Kimberly are also instructors.
They really work well with the women.

I am a heavy truck mechanic.
We have our truck shop/ classroom/ range in one location.

Courses Taught

Concealed Carry Training, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, Women's Only Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual), Stop the Bleed, F.A.S.T. (First Aid for Severe Trauma) certification icon


Rangemaster Certified Instructor
NRA Basic Pistol
USCCA Concealed Carry / Home Defense Fundamentals
USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructor
USCCA Women's Handgun and Self Defense
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Cancellation Policy

Windy Hill Arms Academy reserves the right to cancel at anytime. Full refunds will be given or payment can be moved to another class.

Refund Policy

Full payment required at registration. $10 fee for refund up to 10 days before class. Payment will be transferred to another class less than 10 days before. No refund for not showing up to class.

Other Policy

This is an outdoor range. Dress accordingly. We will shoot rain or shine.

Bring lunch, drinks, snacks with you. 

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