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Ohio CCW Training

Don’t just trust your Ohio CCW training to anyone. Trust the profession NRA certified instructors at Blue Target Firearms. Our comprehensive 10-hour training program will have you up to speed on Ohio’s laws concerning the concealed carry of a firearm and the use of deadly force. You will have the confidence and knowledge to safely load, handle, carry, and make safe your gun. Range time will provide you the opportunity to refine your skills focusing on proper technique to draw and fire a handgun. Emphasis will be placed on grip and hand position, sight alignment, sight picture, proper trigger pull, and follow through after the shot. Question & answer sessions, scenario discussions, and a discussion with a lawyer or legal representative will ensure you have a solid preparation for the concealed carry of a firearm in the state of Ohio.

Training and Competency Certification

Ohio law requires that “before you obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun, you will
need proof of your competency certification.” Blue Target’s CCW training meets the state of Ohio requirements.

When and Where?

Training is conducted at Blue Target Firearms monthly. Classroom time is Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. followed by 2 hours of range qualification. Classes are limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required. You must register by the close of business the Wednesday prior to the weekend you’d like to attend.

What’s Included?

Training Includes:

  • Certified NRA instructors.
  • 8 hours of class time. Qualifying range time is an additional 2 hrs.
  • All materials are provided. (You provide your own handgun, ammunition, ear/eye protection, cleaning kit.)
  • Q & A sessions with an instructor.
  • Discussion with a lawyer or legal representative pertaining to personal liability.
  • Refreshments are provided.
  • Two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch break per day. (Lunch is on your own.)
  • NRA Certificate of Completion (must attain 90% proficiency on written test & range)

What’s Covered?

  • Handgun safety, cleaning, and storage. Ammunition selection and storage, firearm cleaning.
  • Safe loading, unloading, and carrying of your gun
  • Personal defense by handgun
  • Ohio law, both criminal and civil, related to self-defense with a handgun
  • Threat awareness
  • Don’t be a victim
  • Fundamental shooting technique

What’s the Cost?

The one day CCW course is only $135. (All course fees are non-refundable.)

How to Register

To register, stop by or call Blue Target Firearms at (330) 548-5911 or submit our online registration form. Payment is accepted by credit card when you call or in person, in the store, before your class.


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Ohio’s Concealed Carry Laws Manual
Ohio Concealed Carry License Application
Ohio Attorney General’s Concealed Carry website