INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATIONS

Private Outdoor Range Location:
17 minutes from the classroom.

ONLINE OHIO CCW TRAINING: 



ONLINE CONCEALED  CARRY TRAINING COMING SOON. IN PERSON RANGE TIME REQUIRED. OHIO WILL ALLOW UP TO 6 HOURS OF INTERACTIVE ONLINE TRAINING AND REQUIRES 2 HOURS RANGE TIME WITH LIVE FIRE.


BLENDED OHIO CCW ONLINE COURSES (MORE STATES TO BE ADDED):

NEW SHOOTERS: 4 HOURS ONLINE CONCEALED CARRY COURSE AND 4 HOURS IN PERSON CLASS (2 HRS)/RANGE TIME (2 HRS)

EXPERIENCED SHOOTERS: 6 HOURS ONLINE COURSE AND 2 HOURS IN PERSON CLASS/RANGE (Arrive 30 minutes early for Safety Brief / Draw Stroke Training / Demonstrate Safe Handling/Fire). 



SORRY, WE DO NOT ACCEPT ELECTRONIC CCW OR ANY OTHER ONLINE CCW TRAINING TO ISSUE AN AT HOME CCW OHIO CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING FOR OHIO CHL PERMIT APPLICANTS.


CHECKOUT OUR NEW ONLINE COURSE SITE:


yOUR OHIO Permit IS Honored IN all the RED states!

Click the map for the most up to date state reciprocity.

All inclusive concealed carry class $79.99.


This class benefits the Crossroads Church Food Pantry.  Make a difference, attend, donate, and let us help you reach your potential, it's a win win.


We EXCEEDED OUR  food  PANTRY Fundraising Goal For 2021​​!

$2,135 raised in 2021!


 Goal for 2022 - $2,500! Please join us, together we can make a difference!


Reserve your seat today for only $9.99!

All students receive a free United States Concealed Carry Association magazine at class!

A Crucial Difference Between Concealed Handgun License (CHL) Holders and Permitless Carriers


CHL holders undergo eight hours of training to earn a concealed-handgun license. The training covers handgun operation, and safe handling of guns and ammunition. In addition, these students are required to spend two hours on a shooting range learning how to shoot a pistol safely under the guidance of certified instructors. Students also are required to read this guide to become familiar with Ohio’s laws regarding self-defense and concealed carry.


Those who choose to be permitless carriers are NOT required to undergo this training. This does not mean that training is unnecessary, however. On the contrary, anyone intending to carry concealed is advised to seek training because the risks of carrying without training are high, including:


• Injury or death resulting from unsafe gun handling and operation.
• Criminal liability — including going to prison — for using deadly force outside of the very narrow guidelines of Ohio’s self-defense laws.

• Civil liability if you are sued for using your firearm, with potentially devastating financial penalties.
• Legal costs — which can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars — to defend your claim of self-defense in court or to defend yourself in a civil lawsuit, or both.


The stakes are so high that the time and expense of training pale in comparison. Carrying a concealed handgun poses the same kind of risks and responsibilities as operating a motor vehicle.

Source: www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov Ohio Concealed Carry Law Manual. Dave Youst. June 13, 2022

Do NOT use this map as a resource for states honoring your Ohio permit, the official source is: www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov  

Ohio Attourney General State Reciprocity List

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"A violent attack can happen in 5 seconds or less." - Tim Larkin. Learn skills for self defense in Ohio's best concealed carry class, with or without a firearm.


- Lead Instructor Jay Vandegriff | Certified Defensive Handgun Instructor | Veteran

BEST Ohio Concealed Carry Class in Columbus, OHIO

We can help you avoid common self-defense pitfalls, lower the learning curve, become better prepared mentally and physically with the necessary tools and skills to protect you and your family.


Without training and education, firearm owners risk being charged with inciting a panic, brandishing, or exceeding use of force


Or even worse...with some being charged with aggravated assault, felonious assault, involuntary manslaughter and even murder.


There is a lot on the line, family, job, career, life, freedom, and your future


If you do not know what pre-cursors to look for in violence and how to respond appropriately, with the minimum force necessary.. the consequences can be severe


  handguns can give a false sense of security, especially in the hands of the inexperienced


The Ohio Concealed Carry Law Manual prepares you for the laws, places you cannot carry, and several other important topics, this material covers about 10% of what responsible everyday carry or home defense citizen needs to know... the other 90% comes down to training and education.


Classroom Location:
5075 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH

(Crossroads Church Conference Room. Five mins from Easton Town Center)

 Why SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS CLASS IF OHIO HAS PERMITLESS CONCEALED Carry?

Mass Shooter Facts:


70% of Mass Shooters end their own life, 26% are killed, and only 4% surrender.  Mass Shooters seek Body Count and Fame.... (source USCCA)


89% of victims are in Gun Free zones. (source USCCA)


Become skilled with a handgun. Gain confidence, safely handle and store firearms. Protect you and your family. Concealed Carry Class tips to improve your accuracy and safety:


TIP 1 Accuracy:  Grip, Trigger Finger, Sight Alignment/Picture, Stance


Handgun Grip  - Full 360 grip with a strong support hand to minimize recoil. 
Trigger Finger Placement & Squeeze - Place the center pad of the index finger on the center of the trigger (ideal) and pull strait to the rear to minimize lateral movement during an acceptable shot.
Sight Alignment and Picture - Front sight clear in the rear sight (blurry) while superimposed over the point of impact.

Stance - Fighting stance 

TIP 2 Safety: Finger on Frame / Slide

For Safety keep the trigger finger out of the trigger guard, off the trigger, and high on the frame or slide, until ready to fire, after firing, while clearing a malfunction, reloading or adjusting grip.


Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only, not to be construed as instruction. Always receive training from a certified instructor and do not attempt without proper training. Firearms handling can be a dangerous activity. Can lead to fatalities and serious bodily injury.

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Get your Ohio Concealed Carry class today for only $79.99!  

TESTIMONIALS:


"Thought the class was excellent. The instructors were phenomenal " - Charles W.


"Jay, Great class! Both informative and entertaining" -  Andrew C.


"Loved the class! Learned so much more than what I thought I knew. Instructors were all friendly and polite and easy to talk to. They definitely knew what they were doing and taught us all well!!"- Corvette H.



Core topics, expectations and more:

  • Student Handgun Baseline Assessment
  • Home defense planning
  • Ammunition, Handgun, Safe, and Holster selection
  • Fundamentals, Safe Handling, how to increase performance
  • Smokeless (Virtual) Range for practice sight picture, speed and accuracy
  • Live Fire for speed and accuracy confirmation
  • In-person scenarios and Virtual Range stress-based scenarios
  • Active Shooter Response and First Aid/Triage
  • A-social vs psychopathic violence, mom-verbal manifestations, What to Look For and How to Respond
  • Use of Force Non-Lethal and Lethal Options. Empty-handed techniques
  • Legal and Financial Protections. Review of Ohio Concealed Carry Laws
  • Individual training plan and next steps based on interests and time
  • Access to a Private Facebook Group to keep connected