F.A.Q.

Q: Who do you train?
A: We train all persons who are legally eligible to own firearms. We are also happy to instruct youth shooters with a legal guardian present. Most of our students are responsibly armed private citizens, although we have trained members of law enforcement and the military as well. We do, however, reserve the right to refuse training to anyone who, in the opinion of the instructors, may present a danger to themselves or society.

Q: Why should I bother with professional training?
A: Many people obtain just enough training to meet their state’s minimum requirement to obtain a concealed carry permit. This is a good starting point, but there are numerous benefits to be gained by continuing your training. Competent training involves more than simple marksmanship; it involves developing the proper mindset, creating muscle memory and familiarity with your chosen weapons system as well as learning the proper techniques and methods that make practice time more effective. Ammunition prices are on the rise, why not get the most benefit from every round fired?

Q: Where do you train?
A: We are based out of Northwest Ohio and conduct most of our training classes at shooting club ranges or our private range.  The location of the class will be listed with the class date and time on the class description.   When you sign up for a class, you will receive a confirmation email with specific directions to the training location and other particulars.

Q: Do I need my own firearm to attend training?
A: For our introductory courses, (Introduction to Concealed Carry,  AR-15 Workshop) you do not need to have your own firearm. We actually recommend attending one of these classes prior to making a firearms purchase. For our other courses you will need your own equipment.   If you have any specific questions about what you need, or you would like recommendations, please email us.

Q: What kind of firearm should I buy?
A: There is no simple answer to this question; it depends on the purpose of the firearm, such as the type of shooting activity you intend to engage in. However, for concealed carry purposes, we advocate modern, high-quality handguns in commonly available, reasonably powerful calibers such as .38/.357, 9mm NATO, .45 ACP etc… Exotic firearms and calibers are not recommended, nor are “Mousegun” calibers such as .22 LR and .25ACP. While these calibers have been used successfully to stop violent attackers, their performance is less reliable. For home-defense, if you do not intend to carry the firearm, we suggest you consider a light-weight rifle in .223/5.56mm NATO caliber or a compact pump-action shotgun in 20 or 12-Gauge.

Q: What kind of ammunition should I bring to training?
A: That depends on the class, but for handgun and carbine classes, we recommend quality bulk practice ammunition such as PMC and other brands. We don’t typically recommend steel cased or jacketed ammunition because this can damage steel targets, but more importantly, it causes safety issues with steel targets. For Scoped Rifle classes, you want quality match ammo. Shooters seem to have the most success with .223 loadings topped with a 69gr Sierra Match King, or .308 loadings with the 168 or 175 gr Sierra. Please make sure your ammunition fits and feeds properly in your rifle before class!

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