Are you interested in getting your Ohio Concealed Handgun License (CHL), also known as a concealed carry permit or CCW? Passage of Ohio's concealed handgun licensing law in 2004 led to a literal explosion in the number of people who were not only seeking a facility where they could be trained to meet the standards of qualification for a Concealed Carry Permit, but where they could also continue to develop and maintain their newly acquired skills. Vance Outdoors in Columbus, Ohio goes above and beyond the state minimum for a CCW Class and offers students the chance to learn from true professionals in both the classroom and the shooting range, all within the same facility.
CCW classes are held at our Indoor Shooting Range and Training Center in Obetz, Ohio. Sign up online, or at one of our three locations in Columbus, Hebron or Obetz.
In late December 2014, Ohio legislature passed revisions to the Concealed Handgun License laws that take the minimum class length of 12 hours down to 8 hours, which went into effect late March 2015. After careful consideration, and in order to maintain the quality and high standard of our classes, we have decided to modify the Vance Outdoors CCW Class to 10 hours, consisting of 8 hours in the classroom and 2 hours of range time.
The Weekday CCW Class takes place over three consecutive evenings: two four-hour evenings, followed by an evening of two hours. The first two days consist entirely of classroom time. Students will then train on the shooting range during the third day, doing "live-fire" training.
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The Sunday CCW class consists of 8 hours in the classroom, followed by 2 hours of training on the shooting range.
Students in the CCW Class will experience a mix of lessons and discussions, while getting a chance to be hands-on with the firearms they're learning about. By having a minimum of three instructors in every class, students get the benefit of varying perspectives on issues and questions. Whether or not you're an experienced shooter or if you're just getting started, you're certain to learn something new in the Vance Outdoors CCW Class.
The Vance Outdoors CCW Class is run by instructors with extensive law enforcement backgrounds, and decades of experience in firearms training and carrying a concealed handgun as a private citizen. All of our instructors are certified by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and/or the Ohio Peace Officer's Training Commission (OPOTA).
Put your classroom experience to use on Ohio's most advanced indoor shooting range. Students will start out by firing a practice course that is not timed or scored. Progressing to the 4-stage Qualification Course, students will go through accuracy drills and speed drills, along with single-handed & close-quarters shooting.
No. You are not required to bring your own handgun, but you are more than welcome to do so. One of our range rental guns will be provided at no charge to those who don't have a handgun to bring.
You must be 21 or older. If between the ages of 18-20, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian - to attend the Vance Outdoors CCW Class.
Yes, a 30-minute meal break is provided for the single-day, Weekend CCW classes. You can bring your own lunch, or drive a short distance to restaurants down the road.
The class is located at our Shooting Range & Training Center, located at 4250 Alum Creek Dr., Obetz, Ohio 43207.
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