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Concealed Carry Class
8 hrs. / $115.00

**Maximize your savings by purchasing a Training Pass for only $225 which includes registration in both Basic Handgun and CCW classes, FREE gun rental for the CCW class AND a FREE 3-month individual membership to the range ($310 value) ***No discounts can be applied to already discounted memberships, classes or other items sold at the range.

*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.

Want to schedule a PRIVATE CCW CLASS for your family, business, or organization? Read about group pricing HERE!

This state-mandated course is taught by NRA and/or OPOTA certified instructors, and it meets all State of Ohio training requirements for applying for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) which permits licensees to carry concealed handguns. 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, and written answer questions. Students should download a copy of the Attorney General’s Ohio Concealed Carry Law book and read through it prior to class. (It can also be downloaded from the Ohio Attorney General’s website.) This book is now available in downloadable form only, and printed copies are no longer available for distribution in class. 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 afternoon and Monday evening, and Private Lessons can be arranged at various dates/times throughout the week.

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 19, 43x, 48, Smith and Wesson M&P 2.0 sub-compact, S&W Shield, S&W 9mm EZ, Ruger Security 9, and Sig P365 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 in separate closed cases. Please do not preload your magazines or speed loaders before coming to the range!

Students will need to come prepared with a firearm, two magazines, and 100 rounds of ammo for the live fire portion of the class. 9mm ammo is available for purchase, and we encourage you to purchase it at the range or elsewhere *before the date of your class* as ammunition is currently hard to get and therefore may not be available when you arrive for your class session. We only occasionally have .380, .40, .45, or .38 on the shelves.

For Saturday classes, there will be a half-hour lunch break at 1:00 PM. Students are invited to bring lunch, order lunch for prepaid delivery to SimTrainer, or go out and return before class is back in session. Water, coffee, and some soft drinks are available for purchase at the range.

Upcoming Classes

To register, select the class on your desired date.

Cancellation Policy

SimTrainer will not issue refunds for any training course registrations.  Registrants will be permitted to reschedule to a future course provided they give at least 48 hour notice AND pay a $25 rescheduling fee.

Date Time Class Available Spaces Select
06/08/2024 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
15 Select Class
07/20/2024 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Concealed Carry
SimTrainer, Dayton Ohio
17 Select Class

Concealed Carry

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  • Hours

    • Mon: Closed
    • Tue: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    • Wed: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Thur: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Fri: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Sat: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Sun: 12:00PM – 4:00PM


    2031 Dryden Rd.
    Dayton, OH 45439-1741
    Phone: 937-293-3914

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    Ohio CCW Certification

    This state-mandated course is taught by NRA and/or OPOTA certified instructors, and it meets all State of Ohio training requirements for applying for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) which permits licensees to carry concealed handguns.

    Range Membership

    SimTrainer offers range membership for those who want to get in regular practice here at the range. It also comes with a discount on classes and retail purchases, along with early access to special events, and more!

    First Shots

    At the end of this course, parents will know the proper way to handle these firearms and be able to supervise their children on the range if and when they elect to participate in recreational shooting as a family activity. If you're new to firearms training, First Shots should be your first port of call!