Who Can Apply for an Ohio
Restrictions can be found in Ohio Law:
ORC Section 2923.125
complete the concealed carry training before you are 21,
but you can't apply for the CCW
license until you are 21.
2. Resident of Ohio for at least 45 days
and a resident of your county for at
least 30 days. (You can take the CCW class
before you meet this requirement, but
can not apply for the license until you
meet this requirement.)
3. Not a fugitive from justice.
4. Your criminal record will be
disclosed on your application and the
sheriff will do a background check.
There are many criminal offenses that
will bar your from obtaining your
license. If you have a criminal
in your background, please review ORC
Section 2923.125 to see if it
disqualifies you. If you are unsure if a
conviction in your past will disqualify
you, please contact us to find out.
Please be specific about the convictions
so that we can help you make the
5. Mental Competency: The law states
that you must not have been adjudicated
as a mental defective, been committed to
any mental institution, be under a
current adjudication of incompetence,
have been found by a court to be
mentally ill, subject to hospitalization
by court order, and not be an
involuntary patient other than one who
is a patient only for purpose of
6. Not subject to a protection order by
Ohio or another state.
Please contact us to see if a
specific conviction that you had in your
past will disqualify you from obtaining
your license. Email is the preferred
contact method because I will forward to
an attorney. Please be specific about
the convictions so that we can help you
make the determination.
Please review the
Ohio Law: ORC Section 2923.125
to Bring to Class
plan to arrive early in
order to expedite the check
bring to class:
If you can't
printout items, copies will be provided in
Ohio Concealed Carry Law
Manual - Please review
online, printing is optional.
Ohio Concealed Carry
Application - Please
begin filling out in
advance. This is what is
needed in order to apply
for the license with the sheriff.
Ten copies of one of these targets:
Armed2Defend Right Handed
Armed2Defend Left Handed Target.
Government issued ID to
verify identity (driver's license, state
Pen and notebook paper.
and drinks: Refer to class date
Appropriate clothing for the
outdoor range. For safety,
please wear closed shoes, no low cut
shirts. Beyond that, please dress
comfortably to match the weather. The
range is covered.
1. Range safety
equipment - The instructor
will provide all safety
equipment, however, some
student prefer to bring
their own ear and eye
protection. Glasses with
side shields must be worn at
Handguns - The instructor
will provide a 22LR handgun
and ammunition, however, we
recommend that should bring
your own if you have one.
This way you will get
customized instruction with
your handgun. Here are the
rules for bringing a
Be sure to transport it
Here is Ohio's law on
transporting without a CCW
license (best to
transport it in a closed
bag/case unloaded in your
trunk. Magazines and speed
loaders need to be unloaded
No guns or ammunition are
allowed in the classroom. Leave it
locked in your car.
c. Handguns are
not to be removed from
bag/case until instructed to
If you are bringing a
handgun, you will also need
to supply your own
ammunition (about 50
rounds). Ammunitions is for
sale at the range.
Only handguns are permitted
on the range.
If you would like to help spread the word about
Armed2Defend and help others save money on training,
here is a
flyer that you can use to put on bulletin boards.
Please only post the flyer legally. Let me know if
you have problems with the file and if you have
suggestions. Thank You!