The NRA Basic Pistol course is designed to teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. This course is mandated by the state of Ohio to be 12 hours long including 10 hours of classroom instruction and 2 hours of range instruction. Armed2Defend includes information and discussion on pistol, holster, and defensive ammunition selection; including tips on how to how to safely use, conceal, and draw your firearm. Additional instruction is given on making you and your home safer, differences and importance of awareness levels, responding to a possible break-in, avoiding a confrontation, confronting an attacker, if you must shoot, and the aftermath of a defensive shooting
Class fees include all classroom and range materials but not lunch.
The instructor will provide the pistols necessary for training at the range. You can bring your own pistol to the range but please inform the instructor if you bring one. Please follow Ohio law when transporting your firearms. Details are in this link.
At the range you’ll have the opportunity to shoot several different calibers. The instructor can help you in selecting a handgun, holster, and ammo if you are looking to purchase one.