Concealed Carry

Concealed Carry Class
8 hrs. / $100.00

Purchase Basic Handgun and Concealed Carry at the same time and get BOTH for $150 ($50 Savings!)

*Students will need their firearm, two magazines if using a semi-auto, and 100 rounds of ammunition for the live fire range portion of the course. Ammo is available for purchase at the range.  Ear and eye protection are provided or you can use your own.

This state-mandated course is taught by NRA and OPOTA certified instructors, and it meets the State of Ohio training requirements for applying for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) which permits licensees to carry concealed firearms. It includes instruction in range safety, safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition, live fire shooting proficiency/qualification from distances of 7, 10, 15 and 25 feet, and completion of a written test consisting of a combination of true/false, multiple choice, short answer and fill in questions. Students will also be given a copy of the Attorney General’s Ohio Concealed Carry Law book which can also be downloaded for the Ohio Attorney General’s website. (This book will also be provided during class, so there is no need to print it.) We strongly recommend that students review this publication before attending class so they can more actively participate in class discussions concerning related legal issues and get answers to frequently asked questions. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion of training which must be presented to your local sheriff’s office along with the required CHL application. – Standard License Application

Please note that this course is not primarily a firearms course. Although the State of Ohio recently lowered the minimum hours of training needed to obtain a CHL from 12 to 8 hours, SimTrainer will continue to offer opportunities for persons with varying degrees of firearms experience to obtain the level of training they deem appropriate to achieve confidence and competence in owning, carrying and potentially using a firearm in self-defense. If you have little or no experience with firearms, we strongly recommend that you first complete the Basic Handgun Safety and Familiarization course or arrange a Private Lesson before attending the Concealed Carry course. Attendance at the Basic Handgun class or taking a Private Lesson will provide students with structured basic instruction in firearms safety, handling, and shooting proficiency and afford them the opportunity to try several of the most popular firearms before making a purchase. Basic Handgun courses are offered twice a month on Sunday and Wednesday evenings, and Private Lessons can be arranged at various dates/times throughout the week. The Basic Handgun course normally costs $100 if taken by itself, but those who register for it in conjunction with enrollment in the Concealed Carry course will get a $50 discount.

If you are competent in the safe handling and proficient shooting of handguns but you have not yet purchased your own, we have several popular models (Glock 17, 19, 26 or 42, S&W M&P and Shield, Springfield XD, XDM or XDs, Ruger LC9s, SR9, LC380 or LCR, and Sig Sauer P320, among others) available for a $10 rental fee on our Range Gun program. Please discuss your firearms background with one of our staff members so they can assist you in selecting the gun that is right for you.

PLEASE NOTE: Ohio requires that handguns be transported unloaded unless you already have a CHL and are carrying pursuant to that license. The definition of unloaded also requires having no loaded magazines or speed loaders in a vehicle if a gun they can be used with is also in the vehicle unless the firearm and magazines are separated by closures. We still strongly recommend that you do not preload your magazines or speed loaders before coming to the range!

Students will need 100 rounds of ammunition for the live fire range portion of the course. Ammo in 9mm, .38SPL, .40S&W, .45ACP and .380ACP calibers is available for purchase at the range.

Want More? 

Our Ohio CHL Legal Update DVD includes a detailed discussion of the current law and a thorough explanation of the legal issues involved.  Kettering Municipal Court Judge Jim Long, who has been providing this training at SimTrainer in person for the past 12 years, permitted us to make this DVD so the information can be distributed to a broader range of prospective concealed handgun licensees and/or person considering getting their CHL.  The information included will be useful for those who are considering taking the class or for those who have already taken a CCW class.  Since most classes barely touch the surface of important legal issues inherent in the law, this DVD will provide much needed breadth and depth of knowledge as it brings the law to life by presenting real world examples and explanations of sometimes complex legal concepts.  The DVD costs $25, and it will be updated as the law changes.  Those who purchase it will receive a replacement updated copy for only $5 upon request.  The DVD can be mailed to your address for an additional $5 postage and handling fee.

Upcoming Classes

To register, select the class on your desired date.

Date Time Class Available Spaces Select
06/10/2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
15 Select Class
06/19/2017 - 06/20/2017 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
19 Select Class
07/08/2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
20 Select Class
07/17/2017 - 07/18/2017 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
20 Select Class
08/12/2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
20 Select Class
08/21/2017 - 08/22/2017 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
20 Select Class
09/09/2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
20 Select Class
09/18/2017 - 09/19/2017 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
20 Select Class
10/14/2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
20 Select Class
10/23/2017 - 10/24/2017 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
20 Select Class
11/11/2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
20 Select Class
11/20/2017 - 11/21/2017 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
20 Select Class
12/09/2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
20 Select Class
12/18/2017 - 12/19/2017 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
20 Select Class