The Basic Pistol Course is required if you intend to apply for a Concealed Handgun License in the state of Ohio. Under Ohio Law you must successfully complete this course to obtain a certificate.
- Safe Handling of Firearms
- Ohio Concealed Carry Laws
- Handgun Nomenclature (vocabulary/ parts)
- Handgun Function
- Malfunction Drills
- Loading & Unloading
- Proper Firearm Maintenance & Cleaning
- Proper Storage of Firearms & Ammunition
- Pistol Shooting Fundamentals
- Defensive Pistol Selection
- Holster Selection
- Range Training will consist of at least 2 hours
What to expect:
· Where To Apply for CHL
· How to apply for your Ohio CHL
· Where to Practice
· How to Practice
· How to choose the best Gun For You
· How to properly store and care for your gun
· Ways to carry Concealed
· Ammunition Selection
If you are a new shooter; no problem you won’t be when you leave!
If you don’t have a gun you are more than welcome to use one or all of ours. If you aren’t quite sure what gun you should buy for your CHL gun try any of our guns before you buy your own!
If you don't what kind of ammo to buy don't worry, we have ammunition available at the range. We also offer 1/2 box's for those who would like try different guns.
Why do I need a CHL IN OHIO?
In Ohio, as well as several other states, civilians have the right to carry a concealed weapon, provided they meet the requirements outlined by the state such as attending a 12-hour basic pistol course and obtain a concealed handgun license or CHL.
If an individual is in possession of a concealed weapon without meeting the state requirements or in a state where concealed weapons are prohibited, he could face jail time and pay more than $500 in fines with a misdemeanor conviction on his permanent record.
Penalties for those who do not have a CHL but carry a concealed weapon:
Carrying a concealed weapon without a CHL is, in most cases, is considered a misdemeanor if the individual had possession of a concealed weapon but no other crime was committed at the time of his arrest or citation. If a concealed weapon is present and charges were filed for an additional crime or misdemeanor, the charge automatically becomes a felony. For example, an individual who is involved in an altercation in possession of a concealed weapon, even if they do not use the weapon to defend themselves, may be charged with a felony crime. Dodd's Guns 12-hour CCW training (NRA basic pistol course) outlines everything you need to know about obtaining a CHL as well as provides the certification necessary for the application.
Possible Penalties for carrying a concealed weapon without a CHL include:
- Fines of up to $500 or more
- Loss of rights or license to carry a concealed weapon in Ohio
- Jail time
Q: What are the requirements for obtaining a CHL in OHIO?
A: In order for an Ohio resident to obtain a concealed carry license, they must meet the following requirements in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 2923.125(A):
- At least 21 years of age
- An Ohio resident at least 45 days and a resident of the county of application (or an adjacent county) for at least 30 days
- Must have received a Certificate of Competency, as specified in O.R.C. Section 2923.125 (B) (3) (a), (b), (c), (e) or (f), within 3 years prior to date of application, covering the training requirements as specified in O.R.C. Section 2923.125 (G) (1) and (G) (2)
- Applicant is not disqualified pursuant to criminal background check or mental incompetency check, as specified in O.R.C. 2923.125 (D) (1) (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i) or (j), or retired as a result of a mental disability. Also, the applicant is not prohibited by O.R.C. 2923.13 Having Weapon While Under Disability.
- Must have a color photo taken within 30 days of application passport size 2"x2"
- Attest that applicant has read pamphlet provided by Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission as specified, and also attest the handgun shall be carried for a lawful purpose
- Non-refundable fee of $67.00 at the time of the application, unless retired law enforcement whereby the fee is waived.
a) Retired law enforcement documentation; retirement I.D. card with date of retirement, or letter from law enforcement agency stating date of retirement.