On Guard Defense Training Center & Shooting Range

The On Guard Defense team was professional, friendly and effective in teaching us firearm safety.

Would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a fun day on the range!

Amanda Sollman - Google Review

Welcome to the Range!

Nestled in the beautiful Hocking Hills region of southeast Ohio, On Guard Defense Training Center and Shooting Range is a one-stop shop for your unarmed self-defense, firearms and archery training needs.  There's so much to do in the Hocking Hills, you might just want to stay awhile.  Check out our Plan Your Trip page for lodging ideas.

We currently offer a commercial 65-yard outdoor shooting range with covered firing line that supports tactical pistol, rifle and shotgun enthusiasts.  Side berms and rear back stop are in excess of 20 feet.  This allows us to do shoot and move exercises, drawing from a holster, and shooting from positions other than the standing at a bench which you can't do at most ranges!

We have a separate archery range boasting four targets that you can shoot from up to 40 yards.

We also have a separate area designated for shotguns and shooting at moving clay targets.

We welcome tourists visiting our area and are also open to the general public during our regular business hours.  We can host groups and corporate/special events any day of week. 

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Range & Rental fee schedule

Firearms available for rent

Release from Liability form (required for ALL shooters)


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Contact Us

66211 Bethel Road
New Plymouth, Ohio  45654

(740) 596-1984

Thurs - Sat 10AM-6PM

Area Attractions

There is so much to see and do in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio, regardless of season.  Check out our favorites or hit ExploreHockingHills.com to find places to stay & things to do during your visit.