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Ohio Concealed Carry Course

On Guard Defense uses only the cream of the crop when it comes to the certified firearms instructors that deliver our concealed carry classes. In accordance with Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 2923.125, the course consists of a minimum of six (6) hours of classroom instruction plus two (2) hours on our range. You'll knock it out in a single day!

We also utilize the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) curriculum which is based on Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals, by Michael Martin.  Why?  Because we believe it is superior to the rest in setting the right expectations for prospective firearms owners in terms of the physical, legal, financial and moral aspects of gun ownership.

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


gun safety training

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

concealed carry class

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 (Smith & Wesson Victory .22LR)
  • Ammunition
  • Eye and Hearing Protection
  • Targets
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Plus, up to five (5) hours free range rental for one month after you take the class...what a deal!

Cost:  $125 plus tax (Enjoy a discounted rate of $95 + tax now thru 12/31/2019)

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