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Ladies Defensive Pistol & Concealed Carry (CHL / CCW ) Classes

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Ladies-only pistol training to prepare you with the mindset, skills & confidence to defend and conquer! 

Ladies Intro to Pistol
Ladies Intro to Pistol - carjacking
Mindset & Marksmanship

The greatest fear of most women is to be abducted, raped and killed by some evil predator.  Even faced with that situation, many women say if they were armed and able to defend, they weren't sure whether they could do it.

Intro to Pistol will teach you to develop a defensive mindset, harden your home and employ situational awareness in order to recognize early warnings of a potential threat.

We'll also ease your fears about guns.  You'll learn how to exercise proper gun safety and learn why guns don't just "go off" on their own.

You'll learn how to grip the gun, align the sights and get your shots on target.  We'll head out on the range for live-fire practice and ensure you can get your shots on target.

Session Length: 3 - 4 Hours | Cost: $50.00

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Jun 10 | Jul 31 | Aug 14

  • What's Included?
    • Quality instruction by certified Instructors & Range Safety Officers
    • Firearm Rental (Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact)
    • 50 rounds of ammunition
    • Eye & Ear Protection
    • Targets


    Upon successful completion of all three Ladies Defensive Pistol courses and the written examination, you will receive a certificate to be used to apply for your Ohio Concealed Handgun License (CHL).

  • FAQs

    Q: Is it CHL or CCW?
    A: In Ohio, it is a Concealed Handgun License (CHL), however, the terms "CHL" and "CCW" are often used interchangeably.

    Q: How old do I have to be to get my CHL?
    A: Applicants must be 21 years of age to apply for an Ohio CHL. Students 18 years and older may attend the class since the course certificate is valid for three (3) years.

    Q: I'd like to get my concealed carry permit, does this class allow me to do that?
    A: By attending all three courses, students will have exceeded Ohio's requirements to obtain a concealed carry certificate. Upon your successful completion of the associated test, you will earn your concealed carry certificate & be ready to apply for the Ohio Concealed Handgun License (CHL / CCW).

    Q:  What should I wear to class?
    A:  We'll be in the classroom the majority of the day.  You'll want to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, no low-cut blouses and a jacket/coat, weather dependent, for when we go out to the range.

    Q: I want to get a gun but don't know which one to buy. What do you recommend?
    A: Guns are like jeans...they fit women differently. If you don't already own a gun, by the time you're done with these classes you'll know exactly which gun is right for you! For this class, you will use a .22LR semi-automatic pistol.  It has low/no recoil and is perfect for new shooters.    

    Q: If I bring my own gun to class, will you still provide the ammunition?
    A: The ammunition included in the price of this class is .22LR.  If your gun is a higher caliber, you'll need to bring 50 rounds for this class or you can buy it here at our range.  Prices vary by caliber.

Ladies Defensive Pistol 1
Ladies Defensive Pistol drawing from a holster
Tactical Gun Handling

Defensive Pistol 1 is a deeper exploration into handguns where we'll compare different guns, discuss the advantages / disadvantages of each, discuss the parts that make up a cartridge (hint: the "bullet" is just one piece of the puzzle), learn about common weapon malfunctions & how to safely and quickly resolve them.

We'll see an array of holster types and concealed carry clothing and discuss all of the options we have for carrying our gun on and off body so we never have to make a choice between function and fashion.

We'll also spend more time on the range to work on our gun handling & engage multiple targets.

Session Length: 7 - 8 Hours | Cost: $75.00

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Aug 28

  • What's Included?
    • Quality instruction by certified Instructors & Range Safety Officers
    • Firearm rental
    • Eye and ear protection
    • Targets
    • Lunch, snack & beverages
  • FAQ

    Q: Do I have to bring my own gun for this class?
    A: No, we will supply you a rental gun from our inventory at no extra charge - you just pay for the 100 rounds of ammunition you need for this class. You will be better positioned to know what to look for when purchasing your firearm after this class.

    Q: I have special dietary needs and would like to bring my own lunch. Do you have a refrigerator that I can keep it in?
    A: Yes, we have a refrigerator and microwave that everyone is welcome to use on class day.

Ladies Defensive Pistol 2
Ladies Defensive Pistol home defense
Condition Red

Condition Red is when you identify a threat & must take immediate action to protect yourself!  Defensive Pistol 2 is where we crank our skills up a notch and learn the ways we can balance speed and accuracy in order to neutralize the threat.

We also dive into the legal aspects of owning / using a firearm -- or any other weapon, including your hands -- by discussing what legal rules must be in place to justify use of deadly force.

We also talk about what happens after the critical incident.  Who do you call?  What do you say?  Will you go to jail? It's best to consider these things before you are attacked.

We will also talk about special considerations when there are guns & kids in the household.

Finally, we'll work on our draw skills & run through live-fire drills to continue to build muscle memory and confidence. Session Length: 7 - 8 Hours | Cost: $125.00

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Oct 1

  • What's Included?
    • Quality instruction by certified Instructors & Range Safety Officers
    • Firearm rental
    • Holster rental
    • Eye and ear protection
    • Targets
    • Lunch, snack & beverages
  • FAQ

    Q: Do I have to bring my own gun and holster for this class?
    A: No, we will supply you a rental gun and holster from our inventory at no extra charge if you don't have your own yet - you just pay for the 200 rounds of ammunition you need for this class.

    Q:
    What should I wear to class?
    A: We're going to get a workout in this class when drawing from our holsters, so be sure to add an undershirt or camisole to your wardrobe to prevent chafing and wear a good sturdy belt.  Otherwise, wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, no low-cut blouses and a jacket/coat, weather dependent, as we'll be out on the range for a few hours.

    Q: I can't find ammunition anywhere. Can you help?
    A: We have most calibers in stock for those who are purchasing it for use in class. Prices vary by caliber.

    Q: I have special dietary needs and would like to bring my own lunch. Do you have a refrigerator that I can keep it in?
    A: Yes, we have a refrigerator and microwave that everyone is welcome to use on class day.

Upon receipt of your registration form, you will receive a separate email containing a link for you to submit secure payment via credit card. Once payment is received, your seat will be secured. If you prefer to pay by cash or check, payment must be received one week prior to class.

In the event you need to cancel, no refund will be issued. You may use your credit on account toward purchase of another class if applied within one (1) year of the date of original cancellation, otherwise no refund / credit will be issued.

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Client Testimonials

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Judi is one of the best instructors I've encountered for teaching the Women's Defensive Pistol class. Excellent class and have told other women to take the class.

Karen W.
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Judi is a passionate and thorough instructor. I learned so much and am confident in the accuracy and emphasis made on gun safely and best practices as well as ensuring compliance to the Law. 

Gwendolyn W.
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I really enjoyed my training. On Guard Defense is a top rate facility and the instructors are all amazing! First time I handled a gun and they all made me feel comfortable. Highly recommend them. 

Teri T.