Defensive Line CCW trains and educates civilians in the safe use of a handgun and basic personal protection. Our senior instructor has 40+ years shooting experience and has been certified by the USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association), NRA (National Rifle Association) and as an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer.  These certifications allow us to instruct and issue competency certificates  in order for you to apply for your Concealed Carry Permit. The main focus of Defensive Line CCW is to train and educate students in the safe handling and use of their handgun and for the purpose of obtaining a Concealed Handgun License from the State of Ohio and advancement of pistol skills. We meet all criteria as noted in Ohio revised codes, that enables you to apply for your State Issued License. We offer shooting lessons for the beginner or those that just want a refresher.

Defensive Line CCW believes in interactive style instruction and student participation. We utilize many instructional aides such as Power Point Presentations, Videos, Display Boards, hands-on displays, hand-outs and an enjoyable atmosphere. We do not employ a “Drill Sergeant, hard core type”  class. You are attending to learn and retain that knowledge for use, in case of  adverse situations in your future, so we try to make it effective and enjoyable. Safety is always paramount in our instruction and this will be the only “zero tolerance” policy enforced. We expect everyone to learn, enjoy the experience, and at all costs, be safe.

Defensive Line CCW is also a strong supporter for our rights as interpreted and affirmed by the United States Supreme Court (Washington D.C. v. Heller – 2008, and McDonald v. Chicago – 2010) concerning the 2nd Amendment which states that:


“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”

is an individual right.

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Second Amendment