NRA Pistol Marksmanship Qualification

Armed2Defend hosts the civilian Winchester/NRA Pistol Marksmanship Qualification program at their Canal Winchester, OH range. This is a self-paced program that allows the participants to improve their shooting skills while earning awards as they complete each of the six levels to the program. The final level of the program is the nationally recognized Distinguished Expert achievement.

Congratulations to James Allen, Joseph Muse, William Crawford, and John Harwell for qualifying for the Distinguished Expert Pistol Marksmanship on Armed2Defend’s range. Special thanks to Instructors Jeff Scudder and Stacy (James) Duncan for administering the program for Armed2Defend.

This program is open to all level of shooters and ages. Participants under 21 are allowed to qualify, however they require parental supervision. The participation fee is only $20 per level and it includes limited instruction and the completion badging and certificate for each level. The pistol and ammunition needs to be supplied by the participant.

The qualifications are open to the public on any of the scheduled Armed2Defend Ohio concealed carry training class dates from 1 to 2 pm at the Armed2Defend range. The range address is not listed on the website; please contact Armed2Defend at or 614-503-5214 for the address. The range is on public property and is only open on scheduled event dates. Please see class dates at

For more details, please visit the informational page.




Updated on August 27, 2018 with the current shooting times and contact information.