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Ohio's Premier Firearms Training Center and Shooting Range

Safe, fun, outdoor shooting sports for the whole family! 

After seven years in business, On Guard Defense is closing its doors (and range) effective June 11, 2024.  We are no longer accepting appointments as we are completely booked through our closing date.  We do still have spots remaining in the following courses: Defensive Rifle 3, Lady Warrior Boot Camp, and Lady Warrior Weekend 2.  You can register to attend by following the course links below.  We would like to thank all of our clients who have patronized our business over the years.  Be safe and be blessed!

Defensive Training Classes and Shooting Events for the Entire Family

Defensive Training and Gun Safety Classes

Defensive Rifle
local AR-15 classes

Everyone loves the AR-15, but there's a big difference between plinking targets and defending your family from a home invasion! 

Can you identify a threat and get your shots on target under stress?  Can you shoot from a position other than a stationary bench and shoot on the move? Will you know how to quickly resolve problems if you hear a click and wanted a bang?

Sh*t happens!  Know what to do when it happens to you!

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Lady Warrior Weekend
Ladies Night Shooting Class

Lady Warrior Weekend is the ultimate girls' getaway that is fun, builds confidence, and helps women resurrect the Lady Warrior within them.

It's a scary world out there and we're the primary target. This retreat is designed for women of all backgrounds and skill levels who are  sick and tired of feeling vulnerable and want to learn the skills they need to triumph against evil!

Designed by women and for women, Lady Warrior Weekends will teach you how to escape common attacks and defend yourselves when you are left with no other option.

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Raving Fans

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Had a group of 10 fairly inexperienced shooters head down for a birthday party last month. From top to bottom a class company. Engaging ownership, intelligent instructors, beautiful property, great guns and targets. I will be back!

Luke B.
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I enjoyed the Basic Pistol class and learned so much! I also liked how the instructors spent time after class to answer all my questions. I can't wait to get home and buy my first gun!

Paula F.
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Wonderful experience!!! My boyfriend is a Marine so he is very experienced but I have only shot handguns, this was my first time shooting a rifle. Scott briefed us on the safety of the range and made sure I understood what to expect shooting a different type of gun. Having that guidance made me very comfortable. What a great way to end our trip to Hocking Hills!!! We will definitely be back!!!

Nicki M.