Ohio CCW Class Training Updates

Stay up to Date on the Ohio CCW Classes at Armed2Defend!

This CCW training page will continue to update with classes and news on the Ohio Concealed Carry (CCW, CHL) License Training from Armed2Defend. 

Last Updated October 6, 2019 by Kevin Sadeski

What is the Ohio Concealed Carry (CCW, CHL) Training?

Ohio has a concealed handgun license (CHL) but most people refer to it as a CCW license or a concealed carry license. This allows you to carry a concealed handgun in public. There are restrictions on where and how you can carry. The Ohio Attorney General publishes a summary of the concealed carry (CCW) and self-defense laws in Ohio. This license gives you more abilities to carry a gun than open carry.

 

How do you get an Ohio CCW License?

To simplify, here are the three main steps to get the Ohio CCW license. Click here to get more detailed steps to get your CCW license

First Step to Get Your Ohio Concealed Carry (CCW) License: 

Verify that you can qualify for the license. You have to be at least 21 and have a clean background. You can take the training in step 2 as long as you are 18 years old because you have up to 3 years to apply for the Ohio CCW license. 

Second Step to Get Your Ohio Concealed Carry (CCW) License:

Complete the 8-hour required Ohio CCW training. This gun safety training is broken down into classroom and range training. At least 2 hours of the training must be on a live-fire range. In most cases, active and military veterans can skip the CCW training requirement.

 

Third Step to Get Your Ohio Concealed Carry (CCW) License:

Third, apply for the CCW license with the sheriff’s department. Their fee is $67 and you pay that when you apply.

Armed2Defend has trained over 19,000 for the Ohio CCW license. Trust our experience for your CCW training. Click here to see details on our Ohio CCW Training.

Updates From Our Past Ohio Concealed Carry Classes

Stay up to date on Armed2Defend’s classes below!

October 5, 2019 Armed2Defend Ohio Concealed Carry (CCW) Class

Posted by: Kevin Sadeski | October 6, 2019

October 5, 2019 Ohio CCW Class at Armed2Defend

This Ohio concealed carry (CCW, CHL) course was the first Saturday of August. Some of the students were taking the NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Led Training as a prerequisite for the NRA Pistol Instructor training.

 

We Get Our Students, Armed2Defend Through the Best CCW Instruction!

Instructors Kevin Sadeski James (Stacy) Duncan, and Alisha Sadeski taught the classroom portion of the Ohio CCW training. The course taught this class was based on the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Instructor-Led Training. We had 5 NRA Pistol Instructor candidates that were completing the NRA Basic Pistol Course as a prerequisite for taking the Instructor Training. After they get certified, they will be able to teach their own concealed carry classes.

Stacy Duncan kept all the students safe as the Range Safety Officer (RSO). Stacy and the other range instructors prepared the range a head of time so that the students can start training once they arrive. We work hard to maximize the instruction time to ensure that all students get un-rushed expert range training.

Beginner Shooter Instruction:

Instructors George Sadeski, Mike Ditello, and Glenn Sheller taught the beginner concealed carry (CCW) students. They are very effective at taking new shooters from barely hitting a target, to have consistent shot groups near the bullseye. The majority of the concealed carry students on Saturday were beginner shooters and they gained a lot of confidence in their shooting.

Intermediate Shooter Instruction:

Stan Belville brought the intermediate students to the next level. These concealed carry students already own their own pistol and know how to use it safely. Instead of just one level of training on the range, we offer options to meet our CCW student’s needs.

In this area, Stan first focuses on a effective defensive stance and grip for each student. Then they work on dry practice and how to gain a quick sight picture while focusing on the front site. After they mastered the skills with dry practice, they went to live fire. This is the best option of training for experienced concealed carry students.

NRA Basic Pistol Instruction:

Five of the students in the class already had their Ohio Concealed Carry License, they were attending to complete the NRA Basic Pistol course to become an NRA Certified Instructor. These Instructor Candidates had to put in an extra effort to learn the NRA methods for shooting pistols. They did an awesome job and every one of them passed the rigorous instructor shooting qualification. This qualification demains a lot of Marksmanship training and focus. Read more about the NRA Pistol Instructor qualification in this packet.

Social Posts For October 5, 2019 Ohio CCW Class

Many thanks to our Ohio CCW graduates for posting about their class experience! I apologize if we missed your post in this list, please let us know and we’ll get it added!

See the Facebook photo album here for this CCW class.

See All the October 5, 2019 CCW Class Photos at Armed2Defend

September 14, 2019 Armed2Defend Ohio Concealed Carry (CCW) Class

Posted by: Kevin Sadeski | October 6, 2019

September 14, 2019 Ohio CCW Class at Armed2Defend

This Ohio concealed carry (CCW, CHL) course was the first Saturday of August. Some of the students were taking the NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Led Training as a prerequisite for the NRA Pistol Instructor training.

 

We Get Our Students, Armed2Defend Through the Best CCW Instruction!

Instructors Kevin Sadeski James (Stacy) Duncan, and Alisha Sadeski taught the classroom portion of the Ohio CCW training. The course taught this class was based on the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Instructor-Led Training. We had 5 NRA Pistol Instructor candidates that were completing the NRA Basic Pistol Course as a prerequisite for taking the Instructor Training. After they get certified, they will be able to teach their own concealed carry classes.

Stacy Duncan kept all the students safe as the Range Safety Officer (RSO). Stacy and the other range instructors prepared the range a head of time so that the students can start training once they arrive. We work hard to maximize the instruction time to ensure that all students get un-rushed expert range training.

Beginner Shooter Instruction:

Instructors George Sadeski, Mike Ditello, and Glenn Sheller taught the beginner concealed carry (CCW) students. They are very effective at taking new shooters from barely hitting a target, to have consistent shot groups near the bullseye. The majority of the concealed carry students on Saturday were beginner shooters and they gained a lot of confidence in their shooting.

Intermediate Shooter Instruction:

Stan Belville brought the intermediate students to the next level. These concealed carry students already own their own pistol and know how to use it safely. Instead of just one level of training on the range, we offer options to meet our CCW student’s needs.

In this area, Stan first focuses on a effective defensive stance and grip for each student. Then they work on dry practice and how to gain a quick sight picture while focusing on the front site. After they mastered the skills with dry practice, they went to live fire. This is the best option of training for experienced concealed carry students.

NRA Basic Pistol Instruction:

Five of the students in the class already had their Ohio Concealed Carry License, they were attending to complete the NRA Basic Pistol course to become an NRA Certified Instructor. These Instructor Candidates had to put in an extra effort to learn the NRA methods for shooting pistols. They did an awesome job and every one of them passed the rigorous instructor shooting qualification. This qualification demains a lot of Marksmanship training and focus. Read more about the NRA Pistol Instructor qualification in this packet.

Social Posts For September 14, 2019 Ohio CCW Class

Many thanks to our Ohio concealed carry (CCW) graduates for posting about their class experience! I apologize if we missed your post in this list, please let us know and we’ll get it added!

See the Facebook photo album here for this CCW class.

Don’t just taking training, get trained! Why is our training the best? We absolutely love what we do and we want you to…

Posted by Armed2Defend on Monday, September 16, 2019

Had a great time! Instructors keep it moving and make it fun

Posted by Ed Johnson on Sunday, September 15, 2019

great classes, great instructors! thanks kevin and group for a great experience!

Posted by Sean Tice on Sunday, September 15, 2019

Our #ohioccw class gives you range training options. Saturday’s intermediate shooters where trained by the expert…

Posted by Armed2Defend on Monday, September 16, 2019

Outstanding class taught by a crew of very knowledgeable instructors!

Posted by Chris Zaker on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Awesome instructors!! Very informative! This was a Great class!!

Posted by John Brown on Saturday, September 14, 2019

August 31, 2019 Armed2Defend Ohio CCW Class

Posted by: Kevin Sadeski | August 31, 2019

August 31, 2019 Ohio CCW Class at Armed2Defend

This Ohio CCW course was the last Saturday of August. It was a fun group of CCW students for sure! They were very interactive and made it a memorable day. We also had light rain during the CCW range time. But the covered range kept us protected and it went unnoticed.

 

Nick Imes from USCCA Presented!

Armed2Defend was excited to be the first CCW class in the Columbus Ohio area to welcome Nick Imes from the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). Nick discussed different self-defense cases where the USCCA helped their members legally and financially. Here are two examples where the USCCA helped its members after using a gun in self-defense. Kerri Ann’s Story in Florida. Bruce’s store from protecting someone in his community. The USCCA provides the best aftermath support and training to protect their members financially and legally.

Four of the CCW students chose to protect themselves with the USCCA membership.

 

Ohio CCW Students Received the Best Instruction!

Instructors Kevin Sadeski and James (Stacy) Duncan taught the classroom portion of the Ohio CCW training.

Jamie Martin was the Range Safety Officer (RSO). He consistently runs a safe and efficient range for the training. He ensures that the CCW class range training is done safely.

Instructors George Sadeski, Daniel Arnold, and Glenn Sheller taught the beginner CCW students. These instructors know how to teach new shooters to become effective and confident. Many of the shooters were first time shooters.

 

Beyond the Bulleye With Intermediate Training in the CCW Class

Stacy Duncan taught the intermediate training for the CCW class. He ended the session by taking a short video of each student shooting and then analyzing it through Coach’s Eye – Video Analysis. The app shows movent before, during and after each shot as compared to a digital line. This tool is utilized in the training by The Sheriff of Bagdad, John McPhee, in his Gunfighter University teaching

Social Posts For August 31, 2019 Ohio CCW Class

Many thanks to our Ohio CCW graduates for posting about their class experience! I apologize if we missed your post in this list, please let us know and we’ll get it added!

See the Facebook photo album here for this CCW class.

We’re excited to have Nick Imes from the USCCA teaching on the aftermath of a self defense encounter. Be #armed2defend and know how to protect yourself legally and finically. http://armed2defend.com/uscca

Posted by Armed2Defend on Saturday, August 31, 2019

Really great learning experience! Kevin and Stacy and the whole crew were great!

Posted by Fred Kipp on Saturday, August 31, 2019

Great CCW class! Instructors were very upbeat and made the class was very fun and informative. They offer all different…

Posted by Michael Malcolm on Sunday, September 1, 2019

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August 24, 2019 Armed2Defend Ohio CCW Class

Posted by: Kevin Sadeski | August 24, 2019

August 24, 2019 Ohio CCW Class at Armed2Defend

This Saturday Ohio CCW class was taught in the Columbus Ohio area at Armed2Defend. This class was unique in that it started with the new NRA Basic CCW training presentation. After lesson one, the NRA students went to a different room to continue their lessons and the Ohio CCW class went through our standard instruction.

Instructors Kevin and Alisha Sadeski taught the classroom portion of the Ohio CCW training. Alisha Sadeski also taught on the importance of aftermath training. What do you do after you use your gun in self-defense? The USCCA provides the best aftermath support and training to protect their members financially and legally.

Instructors Cody Theis and Mike Ditello taught the NRA CCW students and assisted in the Ohio CCW class range training. Many of these NRA CCW students will take the NRA CCW instructor training to get certified to the NRA CCW course.

Jamie Martin was the Range Safety Officer (RSO). He consistently runs a safe and efficient range for the training. He ensures that the CCW class range training is done safely.

Instructors George Sadeski and Roger Klise taught the beginner CCW students. Both of these instructors know how to teach new shooters to become effective and confident.

Many students chose to support the NRA by signing up or renewing their NRA membership. The NRA consistently fights for our CCW rights.

See All the August 24, 2019 CCW Class Photos at Armed2Defend

August 22, 2019 Armed2Defend Ohio CCW Class

Posted by: Kevin Sadeski | August 22, 2019

August 22, 2019 Ohio CCW Class at Armed2Defend

Armed2Defend offers weekday Ohio CCW classes to help meet your scheduling needs. This August 22, 2019, concealed carry class was on a Thursday.

Instructors Kevin and Alisha Sadeski taught the classroom portion of the CCW training. During the class time, Alisha Sadeski was able to go through some of the holster options and discuss methods to carry your concealed handgun.

Cody Theis was the intermediate instructor and many of the students choose this more advanced training. We offer two levels of range training for the CCW course. For beginners, the instructor works slower through the training and we focus on learning to safely and effectively shoot. For intermediates, the training is faster paced working on developing defensive shooting skills.

Jamie Martin was the Range Safety Officer (RSO). He consistently runs a safe and efficient range for the training. He ensures that the CCW class range training is done safely.

George Sadeski and Roger Klise taught the beginner CCW students. Both of these instructors know how to teach new shooters to become effective and confident.

See All the August 22, 2019 CCW Class Photos at Armed2Defend

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