Links & Resources

Replacement Armed2Defend Certificate

Order a replacement Armed2Defend Ohio concealed carry training certificate here.


Ohio Attorney General

The Ohio Attorney General provides the current Ohio Concealed Carry information.

Ohio’s Attorney General’s Concealed Carry Website

Ohio Concealed Carry Law Manual – This is a summary of Ohio’s law and a required read for applying for the license (also referred to as the Pamphlet provided by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (PTC).

Ohio Concealed Carry Application – To be completed when applying for the license.

Ohio’s Reciprocity Agreements – Additional states Ohio license holders can conceal carry in (you’ll have to follow the laws for the state that you are carrying in)

Ohio Sheriff Offices

When applying for your license you need to apply at a county sheriff office that is in the Ohio county that you live in or an adjoining county. Below is a list of links to central Ohio sheriff offices and link to a map view to find any Ohio sheriff office.

Map view of Ohio county Sheriff Offices

What States Can I Carry In – Reciprocity

The Ohio License will cover you in 39 states. The non-residence Florida license alone will cover you in 30 states.

There is no additional fee to Armed2Defend for this training; it is included in the Ohio concealed carry training class. To get details on each state license click on the link below:

Ohio Concealed Handgun License:

As an Ohio resident with the Ohio Concealed Handgun License you can currently carry in 39 states (AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY are allowed). (verify before carrying in a state)

Click here for the details on how to apply for the Ohio Concealed Handgun License

More information:

This website has a good chart on where you can carry with different state license. 

Firearm Organizations

Organizations that Defend Firearm Rights and Provide Firearm Information

National Rife Association (NRA)
Buckeye Firearms Association

Winchester /  NRA Pistol Marksmanship Qualification Training

Earn rewards while completing the pistol marksmanship qualification program. Click here for the program details.

Ohio Firearm Ranges

The Bullet Ranch – Indoor gun and archery range in Pataskala Ohio.
LEPD Firearms and Range – Indoor shooting range on Bethel Rd in Columbus, Ohio.
Blackwing Shooting Center – Indoor pistol and rifle range and outdoor shotgun range in Delaware Ohio.
Vance Outdoors Shooting Range – Indoor gun range Obetz Ohio

Competition Shooting Organizations

Pickaway County Sportsmen, INC – Circleville, OH – Outdoor, Hosts USPSA and IPSC competitions. This is a member’s only range but events are open to the public.
Briar Rabbit Ohio Shooting Sports – Zanesville, OH – Public Outdoor Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Archery, and Paintball ranges. Many competitions are held here annually.


Attorney Ken Hanson presents at all of Armed2Defend’s classes. He is a public persecutor, private defense attorney, and the author of The Ohio Guide to Firearm RightsSee more info on his website.