On Guard Defense is NOT your typical shooting range. Safety comes first & the fun follows! Instructors and Range Safety Officers are always present on our ranges to keep you safe and offer help when you need it. From new shooters that might need more individualized attention to experienced shooters that want to draw from the holster or engage multiple targets...we can do that! So grab your friends & come on out! If you're planning to stay in the area for a day or two, check out our link here for our recommended places to eat, to visit, and to lay your head down at night.Click to see how OGD is different
Trying to decide where you should get defensive firearms training can sometimes be tough. Most folks, whether just starting their firearms journey or are somewhere along the way, want a training partner they can trust to teach the skills they need to survive and thrive if you ever find yourself in a critical incident.
At On Guard Defense, we have industry-certified instructors and range safety officers that are dedicated to helping you learn how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe! You become a part of our family so we have a vested interest to teach you the skills, handling techniques and proper mindset you need to fight back!!
Since women are the primary target of criminal thugs, our primary focus is on them! Owner & chief instructor, Judi Phelps, specializes in teaching women both unarmed (Krav Maga) and armed defense strategies to transform them into what she calls -- Lady Warriors!!
Don't worry, guys! Y'all are welcome here, too!! In fact, we cater to the whole family because it is our belief that if there are guns in the house, responsible gun owners have an obligation to be sure that every one in the household learns proper gun safety.
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!
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!
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!!!