Class Information

Basic Pistol/CCW Class

The NRA's Basic Pistol course is required in Ohio prior to applying for your Concealed Carry License. If you don't plan on applying for a concealed carry license but want to learn about pistols, gun safety and how to properly shoot a pistol, this class is for you as well. The class will be approximately 9 hours long and is completed in one day from 7:30am to 4:30pm. Students will need to bring a handgun (larger than a .22 cal), 50 rounds of ammunition, and hearing and eye protection. Handguns are available for rent if needed. The cost of the class is $95. Classes are held on the lower level of our store.


Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling, how to clean your gun, various shooting positions, and ammunition. Also we will review the Ohio CCW Law Book and U.S states accepting your Ohio license. Students will use the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, and Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet. They will take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination to receive their qualification certificate at the end of class.


Advanced Personal Defense

This class will utilize the Ti Outdoors Gunfighter Simulation System to give hands on, real life training with personal defense scenarios and Ohio CCW/Self Defense rules related to the different scenarios. You will be exposed to a wide variety of simulations where you might need to defend yourself. We will discuss all options giving you the opportunity to explore possible choices before having to make them in real life. It is recommended that you have a CCW license to attend and class is limited to 10 participants. The cost of the class is $32.

Calendar & Registration

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Basic Pistol/CCW Class

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Advanced Personal Defense


Disclosure: No refunds will be given for no shows or last minute cancellations. Due to the small class size they will fill up quickly so it may not be possible to make changes once registered

Instructor Information:


Mike Reed is an NRA Certified Instructor, Range Safety Officer, and Benefactor Life Member of The NRA. He offers courses in Basic Pistol (Ohio CCW Class), Advanced Personal Defense (Simulator Training), First Step Pistol Orientation, Personal Protection In The Home and Home Firearms Safety.

Mike spent six years in The United States Marine Corps where he served as a Military Police Officer. He began shooting and hunting at a young age and has over 35 years of firearms experience.