Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What does CHL & CCW mean? A:  You may hear these terms used interchangeably.  CHL stands for Concealed Handgun License and CCW stands for Concealed Carry Weapon.  In the state of Ohio, the appropriate term is CHL, meaning, it covers only the use of a concealed handgun and does not apply to knives, batons or other personal protection devices.

Q:  What does Ohio law require for me to obtain my CHL?  A:  Basic CHL requirements include completing and filing an application with the required fee with the proper Sheriff, being at least 21 years of age, able to pass a fingerprint-based NICS, BCI and/or FBI background check with no disqualifying criminal or other disqualifying mental health history, and obtain a competency certification (training) from an instructor for a national gun advocacy organization. Check out the Ohio Revised Code for details.

Q:  What is the cost to apply for my CHL in Ohio and where do I go to submit my application?  A:  Costs vary depending on the county for which you are making application.  In Ohio, you may apply and submit your application in your county of residence or in a county adjacent to your own.

Q:  What do I have to do to shoot at OGD Training Center's range?  A:  Come on down with your gun, ammo and gear, including a photo ID. Once you show your ID, review and sign our range assumption of risk and waiver document(s), pay your money and receive a safety briefing, you can shoot. It’s that simple. 

Q:  What should I wear to the range?  A:  Appropriate attire includes comfortable shoes that allows a full range of motion. No flip flops or open-toed shoes are permitted.  Clothing worn should be comfortable and allow freedom of movement.  No low-cut shirts, please.  We don't want any injuries or problems caused by hot brass.  Eyes and ear protection is a MUST on the range.  You may bring your own or we will provide them for you at no cost. 

Q:  Do you offer group discounts?  A:  Yes, please contact us for more information.

Q:  Will you cancel if the weather is bad?  A:  Your safety is our top priority.  We will monitor weather conditions and notify you if there is any reason that we must postpone the class.  Otherwise, please note that our range is outdoors and proper attire is encouraged. We will hold classes rain or shine.


Contact Us

66211 Bethel Road
New Plymouth, Ohio  45654

(740) 596-1984

Thurs - Sat 10AM-6PM

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