Armed2Defend boasts

Over 1200 Positive Reviews

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With over 21,000 trained, Armed2Defend is Central Ohio’s premiere concealed handgun carry (CCW, CHL) license trainer. We provide the highest quality firearms classes at the lowest price possible. The overwhelmingly positive feedback from our graduates confirms that Armed2Defend is offering an unparalleled pistol training experience at an amazing value. It is important that concealed handgun carriers are well trained and our course’s curriculum is built by a collaboration of experts to ensure that you are provided the best all-inclusive basic pistol training in Ohio. We also go the extra mile to make the licensing and training process as convenient as possible.

Chief Instructor Kevin Sadeski has personally trained over 21,000 satisfied students giving them the life-saving confidence to know when and how to use a firearm for self-defense. From one-on-one pistol instruction, to providing everything that you need for your Ohio concealed handgun carry license application, we truly are your best choice in Ohio concealed carry training!

Classes are currently held in Southeast Columbus Ohio, typically Canal Winchester or Lithopolis. Click on one of the courses below to find out when the next available session is available for you.

Our Classes

Ohio Concealed Carry (CCW, CHL) Class

Get Your Ohio CCW License!


We now have three training options to choose from. All classes meet the Ohio concealed carry class training requirmeents.

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Get Certified to Teach Ohio Concealed Carry Classes!

We offer both NRA and USCCA Certified Instructor Classes

NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Training

Most Accepted Instructor Credentials for Ohio CCW

NRA pistol instructor Training

USCCA Certified Instructor Training

Get the Best Materials and Support for Your Ohio CCW Class

USCCA CCW Instructor Certification Training at Armed2Defend

Other Classes We Offer


Ohio Conceal Carry


Get Certified to Teach Ohio CCW Classes


NRA Marksmanship Qualification


Columbus women’s shooting group


NRA Range Safety Officer


NRA Chief Range Safety Officer


Discounted NRA Membership

Upcoming Course & Workshop Dates

All courses at Canal Winchester/Lithopolis location unless otherwise noted

Ohio Concealed Carry License Course

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Get Certified to Teach Ohio CCW

NRA Pistol Instructor Course

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NRA Certified Range Safety Officer (RSO)

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NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO)

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Marksmanship Qualification Program

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Columbus Women’s Shooting Group

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Our Customers Can’t Stop Talking About Us

If you're looking to take a ccw course then Armed2Defend gets the job done. Family operated with knowledgeable staff. I would say this class is more geared towards beginners but I think everyone can take something away from this class.
- Andrew S.

Armed2Defend - these folks take their responsibility, and their training, VERY seriously. This was a high quality course. The instructors (owner Kevin Sadeski, instructor and range master Stacy Duncan, attorney Ken Hansen) were excellent. All were clear, good teachers, and took things seriously.
- Fred B.

Armed2Defend is a very sophisticated firearms training center, with an emphasis on safety and individual instruction. The concealed-carry instruction far exceeds the requirements of Ohio's concealed-carry training law, including an in-depth lecture on self-defense law from a practicing attorney.
- Angie's List User

By far the most professional, economical, and convenient way to get your Ohio CCW. Safety is the primary principle that is taught during the course which helps to set your mind at ease knowing that the person beside you is getting the same training. Novices and amateurs are treated with the same amount of respect and the course is very female friendly.
- Chris S

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