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Ohio Concealed Carry Course

On Guard Defense utilizes certified firearms instructors to deliver our concealed carry class that consists of six (6) hours of classroom instruction followed by two (2) hours on our live-fire range, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 2923.125

We utilize the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) curriculum which is based on Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals, by Michael Martin.

Each student of the class will be provided their own copy of the book to take home at the end of the class. 


Course topics include:

  • The importance of developing a Personal Protection Plan
  • Essential gun safety rules
  • Self defense firearms basics
  • Ammunition and firearms storage
  • Defensive shooting fundamentals
  • Legal use of force / Ohio concealed carry laws
  • Violent encounters
  • Gear & gadgets
  • Gun handling instruction and live-fire shooting on the range


Completion of this Course

Upon successful completion of this course and the written examination, students receive a certificate to be used to apply for their Ohio Concealed Handgun License (CHL).

We'll provide:

  • The Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals Book
  • Firearm Rental
  • Ammunition
  • Eye and Hearing Protection
  • Targets
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
You bring a positive attitude & willingness to learn!!

Cost:  $125 plus tax

Contact Us

66211 Bethel Road
New Plymouth, Ohio  45654

(740) 596-1984

Hours:  Range Open to Public by Appointment Only

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