Ohio Attorney General
The Ohio Attorney General provides the current Ohio Concealed Carry information.
Ohio Concealed Carry Law Manual – This is a summary of Ohio’s law and a required read for applying for the license (also referred to as the Pamphlet provided by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (PTC).
Ohio Concealed Carry Application – To be completed when applying for the license.
Ohio’s Reciprocity Agreements – Additional states Ohio license holders can conceal carry in (you’ll have to follow the laws for the state that you are carrying in)
Ohio Sheriff Offices
When applying for your license you need to apply at a county sheriff office that is in the Ohio county that you live in or an adjoining county. Below is a list of links to central Ohio sheriff offices and link to a map view to find any Ohio sheriff office.
What States Can I Carry In – Reciprocity
The Ohio License will cover you in 40 states. The non-residence Florida license alone will cover you in 30 states.
There is no additional fee to Armed2Defend for this training; it is included in the Ohio concealed carry training class. To get details on each state license click on the link below:
Ohio Concealed Handgun License:
As an Ohio resident with the Ohio Concealed Handgun License you can currently carry in 40 states (AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY are allowed). (verify before carrying in a state)
Click here for the details on how to apply for the Ohio Concealed Handgun License
Organizations that Defend Firearm Rights and Provide Firearm Information
Winchester / NRA Pistol Marksmanship Qualification Training
Earn rewards while completing the pistol marksmanship qualification program. Click here for the program details.
Ohio Firearm Ranges
Ohio Valley Outdoors – Indoor range on 33 in Lancaster Ohio.
The Bullet Ranch – Indoor gun and archery range in Pataskala Ohio.
LEPD Firearms and Range – Indoor shooting range on Bethel Rd in Columbus, Ohio.
Blackwing Shooting Center – Indoor pistol and rifle range and outdoor shotgun range in Delaware Ohio.
AIMHI Shooting Range – Indoor gun range New Albany Ohio
Vance Outdoors Shooting Range – Indoor gun range Obetz Ohio
Competition Shooting Organizations
Pickaway County Sportsmen, INC – Circleville, OH – Outdoor, Hosts USPSA and IPSC competitions. This is a member’s only range but events are open to the public.
Briar Rabbit Ohio Shooting Sports – Zanesville, OH – Public Outdoor Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Archery, and Paintball ranges. Many competitions are held here annually.
Attorney Ken Hanson presents at all of Armed2Defend’s classes. He is a public persecutor, private defense attorney, and the author of The Ohio Guide to Firearm Rights. See more info on his website.