Ohio Concealed Carry Training

Jeanette Jamison
Jeanette J.
13:48 21 Jul 19
Great price, great instructors, great experience. I was 8 months pregnant when I took the CCW class and couldn’t do the shooting portion at that time, but they worked with me and let me make it up at a later date. Thankful for all the A2D staff for their hard work!
james schreiner
james S.
19:57 19 Jul 19
Well taught class and was very informative...
Prophecy Talley
Prophecy T.
18:50 19 Jul 19
Makayla Gunn
Makayla G.
12:23 17 Jul 19
My brother signed me up for the class as a birthday gift! My brother and I attended our class April 27th 2019 and had a wonderful experience. The staff was kind, professional, involved, educated and fun. We have recommended all of our friends and family to Armed2defend. We were so happy we went them.
Priscilla Torres
Priscilla T.
16:03 16 Jul 19
I took a concealed carry course and purchased the package to try out different models of handguns/firearms. The class was informative and the chance to feel what worked for me was perfect for making a decision to purchase a pewpew
lewis whitehead
lewis W.
15:43 12 Jul 19
It was a scary experience being around all those guns but the staff did a good job of keeping everybody cool
Don Laudermilt
Don L.
17:30 10 Jul 19
Robin Smith
Robin S.
16:36 09 Jul 19
Bruce Ceneskie
Bruce C.
20:20 08 Jul 19
Armed2Defend is an established Concealed Carry training company that has successfully trained many students of all levels of experience. Most of the instructors are military veterans with many years of experience. The range portion is well organized and the instructors enjoy working with the students and ensuring the students get what they need to handle a firearm safely and with confidence.
John Powell
John P.
19:32 07 Jul 19
I recieved my training for CCW instructor at Amed2Defend a few years back which has in turn enabled me to train many Ohio Patriots to carry in self defense including a class with just over 100 students. The instructors were very professional and knowledgeable and conducted an awesome atmosphere to learn a lot. I would recommend this group highly!
Eric Bornschlegl
Eric B.
01:27 06 Jul 19
Ed Fodrea
Ed F.
16:27 01 Jul 19
julius chambers
julius C.
03:39 30 Jun 19
Excellent people making America safe and protecting our community God bless wish I could be on the range ...
paris Cumberland
paris C.
19:20 29 Jun 19
Very happy with the training and experience all together. I recommend Armed2Defend to everyone!
Justin Reuter
Justin R.
14:22 29 Jun 19
Yllen Keahla
Yllen K.
00:46 28 Jun 19
Thomas Giusti
Thomas G.
22:39 27 Jun 19
I took the Concealed Carry Class several years, ago. It was a great learning experience. The instructors treated us kindly and courteously. The range was a great experience. I do not understand how foolishly our state legislature is acting in it's proposal to give "carte blanche" authority to Ohio residents to carry without training and without full understanding of the law. More recently, I sent my wife and daughter to your school.
Kelly Clark
Kelly C.
18:42 27 Jun 19
I found the experience to be very professional and informative. The instructors were great and took time with my wife as she had very little experience on a formal setting range. The classroom time was spot on and the legal information great. I would recommend Armed2Defend to anyone serious about how to defend yourself legally.
Solo God
Solo G.
23:42 26 Jun 19
Great class and great instructors.
Jack Bartholomew
Jack B.
14:06 25 Jun 19
I've been a gun owner and hunter all my life, but I learned so much from Kevin and his instructors in the CCW course. It helped me correct some of those 'old' habits that I'd grown up with. This organization is high quality, and worthy of utmost respect.
Melissa Huff
Melissa H.
13:31 20 Jun 19
educators are patient with beginners.humorous and kind....obvious dedication and enjoyment of teaching others to be safe, competent, and prepared. treat every one with the same dignity, respect, consideration, humility, and humor. encouraged participation makes class fun and welcoming and you'll want it to be your "defense learning home". worth every penny.
Jay Rome
Jay R.
20:57 19 Jun 19
Was the best Class I've ever been so far.
Marc Salvatini
Marc S.
13:48 17 Jun 19
Best Firearms Training in Central Ohio
Jon Hall
Jon H.
17:43 15 Jun 19
Spent the day with my Daughter NRA Pistol cerificatiom course. The course was well done from Legal information to basic Pistol training. Staff was friendly and well trained both in the classroom. And on the range. Would recommend this course to anyone looking to get the CCW.
John Abbott
John A.
03:18 15 Jun 19
Friendly and Knowledgeable
Gary Shifflet
Gary S.
20:00 13 Jun 19
Professional training!
Anthony Wilson
Anthony W.
01:04 10 Jun 19
I highly recommend using Armed2Defend for the CCW training requirement. The classroom and range instruction are high quality. Very knowledgeable trainers!
David Hazelbaker
David H.
00:47 09 Jun 19
Class was very enjoyable and range was a blast. Instructors were informative and had really approachable way about them. It is still mostly class time so you sit most of the day but they have figured out a way to make it enjoyable and fun.No matter what, you will walk out feeling like you learned what you are supposed to know and feel that you enjoyed yourself while doing it. I will be going back for some of their other classes to higher my education and train up more.
Jen Shirkey
Jen S.
01:00 07 Jun 19
Class was entertaining and very informative! The Instructors we’re also very friendly and helpful T the shooting range. I would highly recommend Armed2defend to obtain your CCW!
Darian Parden
Darian P.
21:35 04 Jun 19
Great place to take your CHL class. Great instructors who are willing to help and teach everything you need to know about everyday carry to what can/could happen if a self defense situation occurs.
Patrick Henderson
Patrick H.
20:48 03 Jun 19
Me and my wife was so excited to get our ccw class done on a week day and the instructors gave great knowledge from beginning to end. The attorney part helped me a lot.. Give me a much better understanding of the ccw laws. Price was very affordable and would definitely recommend this class to my friends and family...
Dewayne Riley
Dewayne R.
21:38 02 Jun 19
Dwayne Spence
Dwayne S.
13:00 31 May 19
Haze Blaze
Haze B.
19:09 25 May 19
eduardo biffi
eduardo B.
19:16 24 May 19
Every step was easy and I had someone to ask questions if I needed. Friendly and informative staff. Had a great time at the range with the instructors.
Connie Ward Scott
Connie Ward S.
23:46 23 May 19
Great instructors & very helpful!!! Very helpful Highly recommend Armed2Defend!!!!😁
Bil Gilcrest
Bil G.
01:54 15 May 19
Excellent course work.great training program,with range masters well qualified to help,in whatever is required by the the person qualifying.
Marc Salvatini
Marc S.
13:27 11 May 19
Armed2Defend is one of best firms that train on carry concealed as well as all NRA firearms levels as well as Range officers and Safety officers. Their private rang is a nice facility to shoot at and their instructors have th patience of Job. Excellent Central Ohio facility and enterprise. When completing the CCW class and applying for the permit, they take the extra step of helping you secure one for AZ (for Ohio residents) so you can carry legally in all States that allow it and don't have to worry about Ohio having reciprocity. Kevin and his team are the best.
James Clayton
James C.
04:08 10 May 19
Great ccw classes the instructors are very helpful and patient with all different levels of experience. The range that they have is also great. I recommend all who ask to use armed2defend. I have not had an opportunity to take advantage of the other classes that are available but from what I see as I follow them is very good so I recommend that if you want a great program and feel confident in your gun handling skills to take any if not all of the courses available. The more you learn and practice the better prepared you will be if you should need to protect yourself and family. I thank you A2D for the knowledge and I will continue to train when I get to AZ.
Brinda Arnold
Brinda A.
23:27 08 May 19
The most professional and thorough CCW classes out there. Kevin and the crew teach you everything you need to know and things you didn’t know you needed to know! Highly recommend!
Steve Wolfarth
Steve W.
22:50 08 May 19
My wife and I took the Armed2Defend Concealed Carry course on the recommendation of a friend and we are very happy we did. The class was conducted in a professional manner and we were encouraged to participate with questions and comments. The use of the private range was a plus and we encourage anyone contemplating taking a Concealed Carry course or other firearms skills classes to contact Armed2Defend.
Doug Childs
Doug C.
18:26 08 May 19
Very professional and thorough instruction. Safe and efficient range facility. Highly recommend this company for new and experienced shooters.
david bisutti
david B.
16:46 07 May 19
I've been a tin can and target shooter since I was 10 and you pickup a lot of unsafe bad habits in that time. It took Armed2Defend to point them out and show me the correct ways. The experience without doubt made me a safer and batter gun owner and shot. Thank you.
Debi Blair
Debi B.
19:58 06 May 19
Great staff. Great environment. Great experience all the way around. Would recommend as the only choice in Central Ohio!
javaughn Ingram
javaughn I.
14:55 06 May 19
Aaron Miller
Aaron M.
16:51 05 May 19
Bj Blair
Bj B.
14:59 05 May 19
Thanks for everything...Great instructors, the best content, best value...by far the best value for CCW in Central Ohio!
Shannon Marie
Shannon M.
23:24 04 May 19
Great experience. Staff was friendly, helpful, and very organized. I feel a lot better about concealing/handling my weapon. Alisha took out time to show us some holsters and had great suggestions.
Lee Robinson
Lee R.
03:28 03 May 19
Great class, instructors know their stuff!
Robert Klein
Robert K.
20:01 29 Apr 19
Jonn Connett
Jonn C.
13:19 29 Apr 19
Tyler Harris
Tyler H.
22:03 27 Apr 19
Excellent experience. 10/10
Carl F Rollins
Carl F R.
15:46 23 Apr 19
Had a great learning experience
Sabrina Seals
Sabrina S.
00:09 22 Apr 19
Marc Maynard
Marc M.
23:14 20 Apr 19
great class for a great price range time was good as well
Buckeye Pets
Buckeye P.
20:23 14 Apr 19
I highly recommend this business if you are searching for a great place that takes the time to help you with learning how to do it accurately .
Tim Gribben
Tim G.
23:56 12 Apr 19
Ken Place
Ken P.
22:08 12 Apr 19
Great guys very professional.
Mike Yonnotti
Mike Y.
19:23 12 Apr 19
Comprehensive and personal attention. Everything a course like this should be.
Tina McAfee
Tina M.
17:46 12 Apr 19
Lonnie Williams
Lonnie W.
13:35 12 Apr 19
very nice and professional enviroment
mohamed kouma
mohamed K.
00:59 10 Apr 19
This place very good
Chelsea Ray
Chelsea R.
01:06 07 Apr 19
Great experience, wonderful staff , clean and well organized business.. I enjoyed my experience today .... very informative and hands on at the shooting range... everyone was awesome 👏🏽 well done !!! 10 STARS ⭐️
Felicia Levy
Felicia L.
23:06 06 Apr 19
This place is amazing! the instructors worked hands on with everyone though the whole training class. I was scared at first but they made me feel so confident in the training it was a great experience. I would give this place a 10 star if I could! Great job
Remington Robey
Remington R.
15:49 05 Apr 19
Armed2Defend was great. Their classes were interactive and kept me engaged. I look forward to taking more classes with them in the future.
Paula Doss
Paula D.
13:37 31 Mar 19
Fun and informative, everyone there is professional but friendly. I would recommend them to anyone serious about protecting themselves! Thank you guys!!!
Susan Zemba
Susan Z.
21:54 30 Mar 19
Awesome class. Instructors are very knowledgeable. Great for all skill levels.
Lewis Garver
Lewis G.
12:43 30 Mar 19
Great people to learn from.
Pilot Magdy Ali
Pilot Magdy A.
16:23 28 Mar 19
Very professional
CandyMoreaux Thompson
CandyMoreaux T.
22:56 26 Mar 19
Austin Sienkiewicz
Austin S.
17:01 26 Mar 19
Jasmine Bridges
Jasmine B.
18:56 22 Mar 19
Definitely teaches you everything you need to know ! Very educational class !! Well worth it very professional and it wasn’t a boring class they definitely made my worth while !!!
Shaundell Miles
Shaundell M.
17:52 18 Mar 19
Words cannot express my gratitude for this awesome team of instructors. Everyone was professional and extremely safe. The amount of information and knowledge given and offered is worth far more than the asking price. I couldn’t have chosen a better group of instructors to teach me.
Mike Bollinger
Mike B.
05:33 18 Mar 19
Totally awesome Instructors and class time.
Amber Harrison Winnestaffer
Amber Harrison W.
02:20 17 Mar 19
Absolutely amazing!! Great experience and so much good information. Would definitely recommend 🤗
Chrishelle Hamilton
Chrishelle H.
02:07 17 Mar 19
Took my class today great instructors along with LOTS of learning experience . I recommend them to any & everyone 🤞🏾
Jonathan Heide
Jonathan H.
13:55 10 Mar 19
the knowledge and presentation was amazing. it all really helped me to get a better understanding. I really enjoyed Stacy and his Jokes. that made it more fun easy to follow. My instructor was super helpful in understanding the workings of my gun and how to better handle it properly and safely. I am pleased though i wish i had a little more one on one time. Everything was great though. Keep it up. I will recommend you guys all day!
ANTHONY J
ANTHONY J
02:24 10 Mar 19
Took the class with Kevin before he even had the covered range, 8 years ago! He was great then and has only gotten bigger and better. Had the honor of watching my Son follow in my footsteps and take the class today. Watching Jeff Scudder’s intermediate range facilitation was awesome! Excellent work and Highly Recommend! In fact, looking for advance training right after this review!
E W
E W
13:28 09 Mar 19
Great bunch of people! Lots of different trainings available. Jeff Scudder is one of the Lead Defensive Instructors, in my opinion he might be one of the best in the country! By the time you leave your session--you retain the phenomenal training techniques! Life Changing.
Kamal Seidu
Kamal S.
19:41 08 Mar 19
The instructors were great. Answered any and all questions, gave very valuable information. They take gun safety very serious which is important. Overall great experience i will always recommend.
D C
D C
14:17 08 Mar 19
My CCW class was too notch .Well organized with plenty of instructor on the range .I would recommend Armed2Defend to anyone.
Sam H.
Sam H.
05:34 08 Mar 19
Mamadeya Ahmed
Mamadeya A.
05:19 08 Mar 19
Tiffany Decoux
Tiffany D.
03:32 08 Mar 19
I loved this class it was very informative and the people were helpful and lunch was great 😜but aside from that it really helped me be more comfortable with my gun and after the class when you go the the gun range there gun range it was just as good and the people there were just as helpful...... I loved it and I would definitely recommend them
Gator
Gator
01:59 08 Mar 19
Very well organized, no wasted time at all. Classes are very informative and the time goes past quickly. But my favorite part of the day was the range time. The instructor had plenty of tips and insight. They also had some great practice drills for future range time. I highly recommend Armed2defend and will go back for more classes in the future.
David Donohoe
David D.
01:52 08 Mar 19
keith garner
keith G.
23:55 07 Mar 19
Excellent experience would and have recommended them to friends and family
Itzhak
Itzhak
23:47 07 Mar 19
Leantwan Robertson
Leantwan R.
00:25 07 Mar 19
Took the ccw class today with Armed 2 Defend and I couldn’t suggest any one better love the class and how open eared they are and will to take all questions and make sure we not only know the safety of concealing a weapon but knowing your rights and what todo if you have use your firearms
Bryan Horn
Bryan H.
19:57 04 Mar 19
The instructors were very informative. They do a great job of keeping the mood light and somewhat entertaining. And the talk from Ken the Attourney is very good. Not to mention the sheriffs office said they are one of the best.
Andrew Molter
Andrew M.
23:36 27 Feb 19
I loved the class! Great people! Great experience!
Angus Ralston
Angus R.
23:24 24 Feb 19
Excellent program with emphasis on legal responsibilities.
Jaime Straight
Jaime S.
21:58 24 Feb 19
My husband and I both took our class yesterday. The instructors are amazing. It's not some boring fall asleep class. The added aspect of a presentation from a lawyer who knows Ohio firearm laws AND is an NRA instructor is a great bonus. Thank you Stacy and Glenn for making our experience a good one and answering our questions and being patient with us!
Eddie Serrano
Eddie S.
20:20 23 Feb 19
There are good people and good companies I recommend this armed2defend and I was fun
Tarik Meziane
Tarik M.
14:41 20 Feb 19
Friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable that will deliver a great experience!
Jason Barham
Jason B.
18:55 17 Feb 19
Great training, very thorough. Can't beat the price for what you receive. Instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful. Will be coming back for advanced training. Kevin and his staff are awesome.
Joe Vimmerstedt
Joe V.
18:35 17 Feb 19
Great class. Great instruction. Definitely want to get more instruction and take more classes.
Abdikey Abukar
Abdikey A.
15:46 17 Feb 19
It was very good choice going to themFor my ccw. They are polite and they know what they doing.
Joseph Eddy
Joseph E.
01:17 07 Feb 19
Great atmosphere and safe throughout. They had enough instruction for one on one learning. Great job guys!
Kelly Monroe
Kelly M.
23:49 06 Feb 19
Small class on a weekday made it very personal and friendly. I had a good time!
Jacques McCoy
Jacques M.
05:31 22 Jan 19
Great instructor an very knowledgeable!
Amber Scott
Amber S.
19:03 20 Jan 19
Very knowledgeable instructors. The instructor has greatly interacted with all the students at the range and classroom. Great for beginner to expert. The drive to the range is short. The range nice and covered and pretty warm considering it was just covered range. You will laugh, learn and meet great people and learn so much. One of the few classes that have an attorney to teach you the laws.
Jermaine Ford
Jermaine F.
13:23 20 Jan 19
Fun class, easy to understand, no pressure, very relaxed very knowledgable of their training, patient, friendy, and affordable price.
Kim Campbell
Kim C.
19:26 14 Jan 19
It is worth the money to attain knowledge of the rules and ramifications of conceal and carry law also the shooting range time was fun. Glad I did this.
Lashae Wells
Lashae W.
01:37 10 Jan 19
Daniel Clark
Daniel C.
19:55 04 Jan 19
Kevin and his staff are amazing. He is very knowledgeable on giving you the right info so that you feel safe and stay out out trouble. They have a great attorney that comes in and speaks for a hour to info you of the dos and donts. Would definetly recommend anyone looking to getting der CCW to come here. Not to mention if you go to franklin county sheriff to get your licence the staff knows kevin and speaks highly of him....
Eric Jackson
Eric J.
22:37 31 Dec 18
My wife, mother-in-law and myself all greatly enjoyed the class and the day. We were especially happy with attorney Ken's law presentation. He makes you think about things most won't realize are factors in self-defense with a weapon. Stacy was entertaining as heck in the classroom and outstanding on the range. I feel like I learned a lot in both the lecture and especially on the range.For anyone considering the course, if you have your own firearm, bring it! If you are familiar with it, you can get the "Intermediate Instruction" instead of the beginner. If you don't own one, they'll provide one for you that is easy to handle. It's a great first step in learning what you must do to save your own life. I am now looking into the other classes they have to offer so I can further improve my self-defense abilities!Again, I truly enjoyed the class, and appreciate the effort Armed2Defend has put into making the process of getting the CHL as smooth and pain-free as possible.
Hassane hassane
Hassane H.
03:58 03 Dec 18
So nice people thank you so much
BILL CRUM
BILL C.
16:21 27 Nov 18
One of the best handgun courses ever!!! The instructors are very knowledgeable
Tim Shaw
Tim S.
01:18 26 Nov 18
Outstanding training. Legal instruction by Attorney who knows the ccw law.
Chuck Warrix
Chuck W.
16:54 23 Nov 18
I took the CCW class almost two years ago. Since then, my wife and two of our friends have taken the class as well. I have and will continue to recommend Armed2Defend to anyone interested in getting their CCW. As others have mentioned, Ken's legal presentation is top notch and helps to get you in the right mindset for carrying on a regular basis. He hits a lot of the main areas that get people into trouble. The entire staff of trainers and range officers were very friendly and helpful.If you look hard enough you 'might' find a class cheaper somewhere else, or maybe somebody your buddy's uncle's friend knows said he'd certify you cheap. Why skimp on something so important? I doubt you will find better training anywhere in central Ohio even if you paid more. The state requires 12 hours of instruction, so you might as well make it count. You will learn something regardless of your experience level. The legal presentation alone is worth the price.
Crystal Schrik
Crystal S.
01:58 21 Nov 18
Awesome experience! Would definitely recommend taking your CCW class at Armed2Defend or any of there other classes. Very friendly and experienced instructors.
Marcus Ramsey
Marcus R.
00:50 14 Nov 18
Brad Reynolds
Brad R.
02:42 12 Nov 18
very knowledgeable and safety oriented... learned alot and look forward to learning more
ANTHONY FAVORS
ANTHONY F.
01:12 12 Nov 18
Very knowledgeable and also great at explaining and demonstrating safety procedures and techniques. Also good with interacting with the students
brad reynolds
brad R.
14:17 11 Nov 18
Very good class , instructors were very knowledgeable and very safety oriented. Had a great time and learned alot. Thank you all for the great day of learning !!
Wildflower Poet
Wildflower P.
23:54 07 Nov 18
I received my CCW after attending their class 6 years ago, and I was satisfied with the knowledge and experience I gained through Armed2Defend.... I took my mom for her 60th birthday present this past July☺ The worlds getting a little crazier everyday..got to make sure she is safe!My 25 year old daughter is next!
Matt Tennant
Matt T.
16:42 06 Nov 18
Great instructors plus learning Ohio Conceal carry laws.
Dustin Roe
Dustin R.
00:45 04 Nov 18
Received my CHL certificate from Armed2defend today. It was a wonderful experience. I learned so much and had a lot of fun!! All the instructors and staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely will be back for some more training!!
Emmett Schmidt
Emmett S.
18:09 01 Nov 18
Great instructors great place to get training
joe adams
joe A.
16:02 30 Oct 18
Keith McGinnis
Keith M.
13:58 28 Oct 18
Great
Sarah Anne Savoy
Sarah Anne S.
11:54 26 Oct 18
Lashica W
Lashica W
11:42 17 Oct 18
The whole experience was GREAT! A wonderful learning experience.The instructor's were nice and full of knowledge...very helpful. Also I'd like to mention a guy name Glen (instructor at the range), he was very patient and kind. The whole team was great and I highly recommend this group.
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job S.
22:01 16 Oct 18
good class. learned a lot. glad I took it here.
YNV RED
YNV R.
15:59 27 Sep 18
Alex Malapsina
Alex M.
12:21 27 Sep 18
George Clark
George C.
18:55 26 Sep 18
Very informative staff was great well presented kept me interested and involved in the process. Planning to take more classes.
Daniel Jones
Daniel J.
15:37 26 Sep 18
Lyle Henderson
Lyle H.
13:21 26 Sep 18
Robin Egginger
Robin E.
10:01 25 Sep 18
Kevin made this a fun learning experience, not dull and boring. The range was covered and that was very nice. The range instructors were very helpful and understanding. Thanks for the great experience.
Alyssa Thomas
Alyssa T.
20:51 23 Sep 18
Kevin and his family make the class very fun. You learn a lot. Very good videos and extremely informational. Range time was great.
Ryan Williams
Ryan W.
23:14 17 Sep 18
Fantastic class. Wonderful instructors that are passionate about make an informative, and thorough experience.
Tim McCall
Tim M.
16:37 05 Sep 18
Awesome class. Great instructors. I would definitely recommend. We always tell anyone interesting in getting their CHL to get it from Kevin and Armed2Defend
Mike Richardson
Mike R.
16:25 27 Aug 18
I have been very happy with Armed To Defend since day one. It is the best place to get your concealed carry licence at a great price. they have a great crew. Thanks ! Mike in Canal
Timothy Shaw
Timothy S.
14:51 26 Aug 18
Outstanding CCW Course and Instructors.
Mark Davis
Mark D.
09:38 23 Aug 18
This team is professional do not overpay for your CCW. Armed2Defend is the real deal. I can't recommend them enough.
timothy driscoll
timothy D.
14:45 20 Aug 18
Aaron Simpson
Aaron S.
19:05 06 Aug 18
It was a great class I would recommend it to anyone!
Mike Wood
Mike W.
13:55 25 Jul 18
Great class, best thing is they have staff for each part of the process. They have a class instructor, legal expert, and guys on the range. This set up is great due to the fact that you don't have some jack of all trades trying to do it all.
Alex Wright
Alex W.
01:22 25 Jul 18
This class is great for anyone! I took this class with no experience with firearms at all and I feel a lot more comfortable and knowledgeable. The instructors were very informative and made the experience very fun. I am look f forward to taking more classes on firearms in the near future.
Kaylee Renea Harrow
Kaylee Renea H.
23:24 24 Jul 18
Very professional and very helpful. I was nervous about attending this since I have no experience with a firearm at all. I had a great time and feel more comfortable with a gun now and will continue to take classes on defense with a firearm.
Lynda Verbance
Lynda V.
03:46 09 Jul 18
Top notch instruction! I highly recommend this company. I took my CCW class through them and then followed up and joined a women’s pistol group once a month. I absolutely love it!!!
Brandon Moreo
Brandon M.
17:53 19 Jun 18
Stacey was fantastic in class and at the range. If you have had some training with your gun I highly recommend doing the intermediate shooting during the shooting portion of the concealed carry training it is fun, you get a good training on reacting fast and being put under pressure by the instructor. Great experience getting the glasses done plus it’s a great price compared to the other places.
Angus MacKenzie
Angus M.
02:49 13 Jun 18
James Bloedel
James B.
17:26 27 May 18
patrick pallos
patrick P.
19:38 29 Apr 18
nick pierce
nick P.
16:03 28 Apr 18
I attended the Armed2Defend carry class in March of '18. Signup and payment online was painless. Class availability was also plentiful with multiple dates open. Upon arrival the day got off to a good start. My personal folder was prepared with all of my class materials. Instructors took our "passport" photographs prior to class beginning and had them printed for us by the end of the day. Instructors were knowledgeable and did a nice jobof keeping the class moving. The classroom material is basic and will be 2nd nature if you're at all familiar with handguns. The legal portion of the class was informative but unfortunately for us the lawyer was recovering from an injury and we watched a recording of a prior session. Good information also provided around USCCA, NRA, and handgun accessories (safes, holsters, etc). I had the pleasure of shooting at the range under the direction of Jeff Scudder and he was top notch!! Jeff's attn to detail and instruction was above and beyond. He led the "advanced" shooters and was intense, thorough, and extremely personable. I'd recommend these guys if you're in the market for getting your certificate for a concealed handgun permit. Painless process and well organized from beginning to end.
james nolen
james N.
14:42 08 Apr 18
Absolutely great people that put this class on. Thank you guys so much
Stressy Poo
Stressy P.
04:13 02 Apr 18
I took this class and I enjoyed it. Instructor are nice n knowledgeable. Get ya ccw while u still can, it's a crazy world out there.
kody brown
kody B.
11:22 14 Mar 18
My girlfriend and I had a great time in this class! She is a beginner and I’ve been around guns for the majority of my life however we both were able to learn a lot and have fun while doing it. The staff maintains a responsible positive attitude towards the entire process but is not over barring and allows for the student to learn. On top of all that it’s priced very well for the training and for the attention you will receive. 5/5
Shelly Trow
Shelly T.
03:36 14 Mar 18
Fantastic instructors! Great class! Can't thank them enough!
DJ Lee
DJ L.
22:57 11 Mar 18
I took my class in 2015 and all of the instructors took the training very seroius, in making sure everyone in the class, had the proper training and understand of seriousness, of the responsibility and liability of handling and carrying a loaded gun! I appreciate all the training each instructor provided, while taking the cousre! I'd also like to thank Kevin as the onwner of Armed2Defend, for taking such a personal and serious interest, with every individual in the class! Keep up the great work guys, in providing and helping to protect our 2nd right amendment! Thanks, Don Jarrell
Michael Graham
Michael G.
04:05 11 Mar 18
Excellent place to train, excellent place to take advanced training along with taking the NRA marksmanship program. They have an informed attorney teach part of the CC class. A real tangible asset to understand how the law in Ohio works! Kevin and company are the best at what they do!
David Carter
David C.
03:46 04 Mar 18
Very Professional, learned a lot!!! THANK YOU!!!
Thadeus walker
Thadeus W.
06:17 28 Feb 18
Aquila Curry
Aquila C.
01:08 28 Feb 18
Angela Albrecht
Angela A.
23:27 27 Feb 18
Chad Herbert
Chad H.
18:55 27 Feb 18
Dennis Lane
Dennis L.
15:18 27 Feb 18
Ra King
Ra K.
14:41 27 Feb 18
Kalescha James
Kalescha J.
15:25 26 Feb 18
I loved this experience! Everyone was so nice, polite very helpful. Definitely a learning experience! I truly enjoyed the whole team class and range. They were great teachers 🤩 Especially Stacy Duncan.💪🏽
Firelord- The Master
Firelord- The M.
15:18 26 Feb 18
Chris Rader
Chris R.
02:03 26 Feb 18
Jon Steckman
Jon S.
17:30 25 Feb 18
Took Kevin's class with my son, both of us are experienced shooters. Kevin's staff are an excellent group of professional's. He gives you all you need to pass the CCL test and the range guys are first rate. Safety is first priority, bar none. You are not safe, you WILL be corrected. The range officer (Stan) in my group was stellar. Excellent advice and no nonsense. Kevin has a First rate attorney that has a long history defending firearm ownership (Ken Hanson) present a basic understanding of CCL & firearms law. It is very informative and you NEED to pay attention, as it is the beginning of understanding the responsibility of CCW. He keeps it interesting and can answer anything. Kevin teaches basics for the beginner, up to advanced training to continue improving how to safely handle a firearm. Overall, wish I could give him 6 or 7 stars. A no frills, very professional firearms training instructor, who I would highly recommend.
Myiah Brown
Myiah B.
16:29 25 Feb 18
The instructors were amazing and they help you every step of the way ...i never held a gun until yesterday now i want to go to the range and get more practice in
AB Ballo
AB B.
15:54 25 Feb 18
Good and very knowledgeable experience Definitely helpful in knowing about ccw
DayDay L
DayDay L
02:06 25 Feb 18
Honestly before I went I didn’t know what to expect . I’m a 22yr old “urban” male and didn’t know if there were going to be judgy instructors , uppity people etc. but once I stepped through the doors it all went out the window . It’s literally a mix of every type of person out there . No one is left out , I seen there’s no judgement on how experienced you were, either way they would work to get you where you need to be. The instructors were informative , experienced and willing to answer any and all questions. But also even though this is serious business they made a way to make it enjoyable . I’m pretty knowledgeable with firearms and things of that nature but even with that I learned ALOT . Sometimes even from others in my class asking questions . I don’t usually do reviews but my experience made me feel as if this deserved a review and also to help if anyone feels how I did before attending JUST DO IT YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! I never once felt unsafe even with inexperienced shooters around me that’s how good the staff is . If I could 10 stars . Great job guys if I needed to I would do it again . CCW holder for 4 months now . Thanks a lot guys and gals !!!!!!
John Powell
John P.
22:06 23 Feb 18
keith johnson
keith J.
20:32 22 Feb 18
Linda Schengeli
Linda S.
17:18 20 Feb 18
Trakeya Johnson
Trakeya J.
23:45 19 Feb 18
I enjoyed my time there and learn a bit of law as well
Michael Shifflet
Michael S.
16:23 19 Feb 18
Great class very. Very simple to schedule around.
Martin Kaffenbarger
Martin K.
05:51 18 Feb 18
Fantastic class. The legal section is invaluable.
james horton
james H.
20:17 15 Feb 18
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Usplurge L.
15:11 15 Feb 18
Michelle Allerding
Michelle A.
21:02 14 Feb 18
Kevin Belcher
Kevin B.
22:18 13 Feb 18
Demetrius Clark
Demetrius C.
17:53 13 Feb 18
Staff was very patient and they did not rush through the program. They made sure we knew the lessons and materials very well .
Mark Hartmann
Mark H.
08:31 12 Feb 18
Knowledgeable and entertaining staff kept me engaged for the entire class. I definitely recommend this course!
Adrian Clark
Adrian C.
02:48 12 Feb 18
It was a very informative class and I really enjoyed my experience.
Leeza Crosby-Edwards
Leeza C.
22:33 11 Feb 18
I had a wonderful experience. When I started I was scared out of my mind. My instructor was Awesome. The owner and his family were Awesome. Very reputable company. The family protection dog was Awesome. The Attorney was hilarious. This was an Awesome experience. Not scared any more. I got my CC permit last Friday. Thanks you guys a bunch😎😀
Becky Woods
Becky W.
22:21 11 Feb 18
Dawn Mathews
Dawn M.
04:30 10 Feb 18
James Tuma
James T.
20:22 06 Feb 18
It was a great experience and had very knowledgeable staff.
Louann Bargy
Louann B.
18:08 06 Feb 18
Boyd Sharp
Boyd S.
16:37 31 Jan 18
Great program,professional, great teachers made learning easy!
Kevin Arocho
Kevin A.
14:05 22 Jan 18
Great place to learn and awesome instructors that will work hard to make sure you understand everything you need!
Lori Morgan
Lori M.
23:22 14 Jan 18
I was very nervous and excited to take this class. I can honestly say it was a piece of cake!!!!I would definitely recommend this class!!
Victor Canty
Victor C.
02:47 13 Jan 18
Matt C
Matt C
11:13 12 Jan 18
No matter your skill level or experience, this is THE place for firearm instruction!
Kevin Liska
Kevin L.
21:36 11 Jan 18
Thanks to the great team Kevin has put together to instruct others I am now a successful Instructor myself.
Jim Smith
Jim S.
01:45 10 Jan 18
Jon Herbst
Jon H.
23:10 09 Jan 18
Shawn O'Brien
Shawn O.
13:45 09 Jan 18
The entire staff was great, very professional and knowledgeable. I left the class feeling very confident about carrying a concealed handgun. Classroom time was very informative (as it should be), including the legal portion provided by one of the top gun lawyers in central Ohio. The range time exceeded my expectations. Groups were split in two, intermediate (have fired handguns before and wanted a bit more intensive training) and beginner (never fired a handgun or needed to master basic handling skills). Highly recommended!!!Thanks Armed 2 Defend!
Tanesha Taylor
Tanesha T.
14:07 05 Jan 18
Charday Litzy-Taylor
Charday L.
15:19 01 Jan 18
clifton brown
clifton B.
20:27 19 Dec 17
Pat West
Pat W.
13:19 14 Dec 17
Fun and informative. Great instructors.
Cody Theis
Cody T.
22:49 13 Dec 17
Great instructors and crystal clear training. The range instruction was incredible. Safety is priority 1!
Michael Simpson
Michael S.
19:40 04 Dec 17
Seth French
Seth F.
19:11 04 Dec 17
Great experience! Would highly recommend any of Arm2Defend's trainers.
Phil Reese
Phil R.
15:11 03 Dec 17
I was in the Ohio National Guard for 26 years, was not required to take the CCL classes but so glad I did. Even with my extensive knowledge of firearms, this class provided me valuable information to advance my small arms knowledge. Class was very informative, time spent at the range was invaluable and the chance to fire over 15 different weapons helped me make my decision on what gun would be best for me. Kevin and his crew are exemplary and I highly recommend Armed2Defend. Thanks to all, i picked up my CCL yesterday, money and time well spent.
Ahmed Ali
Ahmed A.
23:38 28 Nov 17
Daniel Daugherty
Daniel D.
17:52 24 Nov 17
I took this course with my niece who wanted to get her concealed carry. After spending 22-years in the U.S. military I did not expect much from the training. I was pleasantly surprised! This course is complete and in my opinion, a great purchase.
Pammi Ray
Pammi R.
23:44 21 Nov 17
Awesome instructors, informative , friendly and knowledgeable
Sommer Johnson
Sommer J.
02:55 21 Nov 17
Gail Evanguelidi
Gail E.
17:10 20 Nov 17
The Armed2Defend class was the best and most informative class. I strongly suggest that if you are thinking about getting the concealed carry permit, this would be the place to go. I am a resident of Florida and took the class in Ohio. When I got back to Florida, I took the certificate and presented it to the DMV and they immediately filed for the permit. The lady also said she had heard about Kevin Sadeski’s class and that it was exceptional. I agree!!! Gail Evanguelidi
Chris White
Chris W.
17:33 19 Nov 17
Anthony Huber
Anthony H.
02:15 19 Nov 17
kelly hill
kelly H.
23:43 18 Nov 17
John Royer
John R.
21:02 18 Nov 17
We took our Ohio Concealed Carry Class through A2D. They had everything needed to complete the class and get it ready to submit!
Dana York
Dana Y.
18:49 16 Nov 17
Dell Plunkett
Dell P.
00:57 15 Nov 17
Keith Norris
Keith N.
20:18 14 Nov 17
Very informative, safe and enjoyable. All the staff there is great!
Rashad Jones
Rashad J.
18:08 14 Nov 17
ben dismer
ben D.
02:16 12 Nov 17
Went to Armed2Defend for my CCW and it was worth every penny. The instructors were great and very knowledgeable and the range time was perfect. Makes me feel very comfortable carrying.
Lazaj Family
Lazaj F.
01:02 11 Nov 17
Brian Moss
Brian M.
01:44 10 Nov 17
Kevin runs an outstanding organization....look forward to many more classes with Armed2defend....
Tina Taylor
Tina T.
02:27 05 Nov 17
Tammie white
Tammie W.
22:02 04 Nov 17
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Left with great confidence.
Chelsea muir
Chelsea M.
14:49 03 Nov 17
Loved going to this class, didn't feel pressured to buy anything. made me feel completely safe on the range. Loved the instructors !
Godrock Envyy
Godrock E.
15:05 02 Nov 17
grady cooper
grady C.
21:48 01 Nov 17
The concealed carry class that I took at armed2defend was very informative on the current laws in the state of Ohio... a large part of it I already knew because of my private police training but I chose to humble myself and not let it be known of my past experience with firearm training... instructor Stacy Duncan was very professional and very informative not only in the class but at the firing range as well... I would highly give my recommendation to armed2defend for those that's seeking a carry conceal permit...Thanks Grady Cooper,Westerville Ohio
Kelly Kassor
Kelly K.
14:51 01 Nov 17
I had an outstanding day of learning in a classroom setting as well as on the range. Top rate instruction all around. I would recommend it to anyone and have already done so to my friends. You can't go wrong for the money.....also invest in the sample pack!
lillobee york
lillobee Y.
09:24 01 Nov 17
This is the best place ever!!!
Nonna
Nonna
04:01 01 Nov 17
The Presentation of the material was engaging and informative. All of the staff were very professional and safe, making my experience very excellent... Thank you Guys!
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Jeanette Jamison
Jeanette J.
13:48 21 Jul 19
Great price, great instructors, great experience. I was 8 months pregnant when I took the CCW class and couldn’t do the shooting portion at that time, but they worked with me and let me make it up at a later date. Thankful for all the A2D staff for their hard work!
james schreiner
james S.
19:57 19 Jul 19
Well taught class and was very informative...
Prophecy Talley
Prophecy T.
18:50 19 Jul 19
Makayla Gunn
Makayla G.
12:23 17 Jul 19
My brother signed me up for the class as a birthday gift! My brother and I attended our class April 27th 2019 and had a wonderful experience. The staff was kind, professional, involved, educated and fun. We have recommended all of our friends and family to Armed2defend. We were so happy we went them.
Priscilla Torres
Priscilla T.
16:03 16 Jul 19
I took a concealed carry course and purchased the package to try out different models of handguns/firearms. The class was informative and the chance to feel what worked for me was perfect for making a decision to purchase a pewpew
lewis whitehead
lewis W.
15:43 12 Jul 19
It was a scary experience being around all those guns but the staff did a good job of keeping everybody cool
Don Laudermilt
Don L.
17:30 10 Jul 19
Robin Smith
Robin S.
16:36 09 Jul 19
Bruce Ceneskie
Bruce C.
20:20 08 Jul 19
Armed2Defend is an established Concealed Carry training company that has successfully trained many students of all levels of experience. Most of the instructors are military veterans with many years of experience. The range portion is well organized and the instructors enjoy working with the students and ensuring the students get what they need to handle a firearm safely and with confidence.
John Powell
John P.
19:32 07 Jul 19
I recieved my training for CCW instructor at Amed2Defend a few years back which has in turn enabled me to train many Ohio Patriots to carry in self defense including a class with just over 100 students. The instructors were very professional and knowledgeable and conducted an awesome atmosphere to learn a lot. I would recommend this group highly!
Eric Bornschlegl
Eric B.
01:27 06 Jul 19
Ed Fodrea
Ed F.
16:27 01 Jul 19
julius chambers
julius C.
03:39 30 Jun 19
Excellent people making America safe and protecting our community God bless wish I could be on the range ...
paris Cumberland
paris C.
19:20 29 Jun 19
Very happy with the training and experience all together. I recommend Armed2Defend to everyone!
Justin Reuter
Justin R.
14:22 29 Jun 19
Yllen Keahla
Yllen K.
00:46 28 Jun 19
Thomas Giusti
Thomas G.
22:39 27 Jun 19
I took the Concealed Carry Class several years, ago. It was a great learning experience. The instructors treated us kindly and courteously. The range was a great experience. I do not understand how foolishly our state legislature is acting in it's proposal to give "carte blanche" authority to Ohio residents to carry without training and without full understanding of the law. More recently, I sent my wife and daughter to your school.
Kelly Clark
Kelly C.
18:42 27 Jun 19
I found the experience to be very professional and informative. The instructors were great and took time with my wife as she had very little experience on a formal setting range. The classroom time was spot on and the legal information great. I would recommend Armed2Defend to anyone serious about how to defend yourself legally.
Solo God
Solo G.
23:42 26 Jun 19
Great class and great instructors.
Jack Bartholomew
Jack B.
14:06 25 Jun 19
I've been a gun owner and hunter all my life, but I learned so much from Kevin and his instructors in the CCW course. It helped me correct some of those 'old' habits that I'd grown up with. This organization is high quality, and worthy of utmost respect.
Melissa Huff
Melissa H.
13:31 20 Jun 19
educators are patient with beginners.humorous and kind....obvious dedication and enjoyment of teaching others to be safe, competent, and prepared. treat every one with the same dignity, respect, consideration, humility, and humor. encouraged participation makes class fun and welcoming and you'll want it to be your "defense learning home". worth every penny.
Jay Rome
Jay R.
20:57 19 Jun 19
Was the best Class I've ever been so far.
Marc Salvatini
Marc S.
13:48 17 Jun 19
Best Firearms Training in Central Ohio
Jon Hall
Jon H.
17:43 15 Jun 19
Spent the day with my Daughter NRA Pistol cerificatiom course. The course was well done from Legal information to basic Pistol training. Staff was friendly and well trained both in the classroom. And on the range. Would recommend this course to anyone looking to get the CCW.
John Abbott
John A.
03:18 15 Jun 19
Friendly and Knowledgeable
Gary Shifflet
Gary S.
20:00 13 Jun 19
Professional training!
Anthony Wilson
Anthony W.