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Firearms Training

1st Advance Security's instructors teach concealed-carry classes with a combination of classroom and range time. To keep things convenient, they host both day and evening classes, and they provide loaner firearms free of charge.

Security and Investigation

1st Advance Security was founded with the goal of keeping the community safe. The team here includes private investigators as well as security guards, both armed and unarmed, who work at commercial and private venues.

The Credentials

1st Advance CCW Instructor Darryl Johnson has instructed more than 500 students as an Ohio Attorney General OPOTC certified Firearms Instructor. Instructor Carrie Moore has instructed more than 900 students in the past year as a National Rifle Association certified instructor. Both instructors are licensed from the Department of Homeland Security as State of Ohio Licensed Private Investigators

323 Salem Avenue
Dayton,
OH
US

The Ranges
  • Vandalia: 50-foot indoor handgun range
  • Vandalia: outdoor rifle and handgun range; distances from 10 meters to 90 yards
  • Springfield: 12 indoor lanes rated for pistols, rifles, and shotguns
The Rentals
  • Shotguns
  • Handguns, such as a Desert Eagle .50 AE
At a Glance

Miami Valley Shooting Grounds has been a destination for firearms training since 1953. In the decades since that grand opening, the company has grown into two locations?each with a retail store stocked to capacity with rifles, handguns, knives, and accessories. Onsite ranges and classrooms also make ideal training grounds, where instructors lead sessions that accommodate all skill levels.

309 E Leffel Ln
Springfield,
OH
US

The Range
  • 50-foot pistol range accommodates calibers of up to a Desert Eagle .50
  • 25-yard rifle range accommodate calibers of up to a .460 Weatherby Magnum
  • Computer controls set targets at varying distances
  • Range-orientation video focuses on safety

The Rentals
  • Rental counter with more than 100 firearms
  • Customers looking to purchase a gun can test fire various models

At a Glance

The knowledgeable staff members at AimHi, many of whom shoot hundreds of different firearms each year, call upon their expertise to recommend various guns to customers. The instructors, meanwhile, provide a safe shooting environment while teaching classes focused on subjects from basic handguns to firing an AR-15.

10299 Johnstown Rd
New Albany,
OH
US

Inspired Shot, a recently formed nonprofit, is headed by Don, a certified Level 1 archery instructor and NRA-appointed training counselor. Don uses his own range or goes on location to teach the fundamentals of gun fundamentals, firearm safety, and introductory archery. He provides all required class items, furnishing ammunition, firearms, portable targets, benches, and stands for practice shooting. He teaches NRA curriculum and can also train others to become NRA instructors.

5-835 Township Rd. U4
Liberty Center,
Ohio
US

At 30-feet tall, the ceilings at Infinity Athletics can safely contain the towering formations and soaring handsprings that leap from the center's cheer and spring floors and 7'x14' trampoline. More than 350 athletes stream into the 12,000-square-foot gym to pick up tips from the certified instructors, who draw from their own experiences as former cheerleaders, coaches, and figure skaters to choreograph high-energy routines for nationally ranked competitors, as well as those who are just there for fun. To help budding stars improve, the center is equipped with a video-playback system that provides coaches and gymnasts with a visual tool to help them fine-tune each tumble, and it also helps them imagine what their routine will look like once the attacking alien warships have been green-screened in.

33620 Pin Oak Pkwy
Avon Lake,
OH
US

Urban Tactical Defense Center’s diverse team of trainers includes lifelong martial artists, former military personnel, and current police officers. Within the 8,000-square-foot facility—with two sparring rooms and a gym—these trainers pass on the self-defense and fitness techniques they acquired during their demanding careers to students of all ages, covering everything from defense tactics to proper firearms training. They rely on myriad approaches to boost health and self-confidence levels, imparting combat techniques during martial-arts and unarmed-combat classes; fending off calories in Combat Fitness Bootcamp courses; and bulking up entire bodies in circuit-training sessions. They even sprinkle meditation techniques from Chinese qi gong in some of their programs.

Alternatively, the staff leads youngsters through its own original MANTIS curriculum (Manage Any Nasty Trouble in School), acquainting them with tactics for dealing with bullies, teaching them self-defense moves, and hopefully giving them the strength to lift 12 action figures at once.

210 S Lyman St.
Wadsworth,
OH
US