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· Master Endmill Breaker
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Well, I completed my required class for my CCW permit. I took the class from Sim-Trainer in Dayton. Sim-trainer was established by several local police officers who formed a company and opened the business. They have probably the best shooting range I have ever seen. You have to be a member to shoot, but it's worth it. Their class is the most expensive in the state, but they have a lawyer come in to explain the major topics and answer questions. The lawyer explained what you can and can't do, how you can and can't carry, what to expect if you do shoot someone (legitimate or not), and explained what the penalties are for breaking portions of the CCW law. I got a pretty substantial discount when I paid for the class because I also became a member. You don't have to be a member to take any of their classes.

Ohio has the most restrictive training requirements in the entire United States! They also have a few more restrictions than most other CCW states.

I only shot 98.3% on my qualifying target, so I was a little pissed. I pulled one shot outside the scoring line. I put 59 out of 60 in the scoring zone, but it still pissed me off to pull the one shot. I did get a 100% on the written portion of the test though... Ohio requires 2 hours of range time, but we spent almost 3 1/2 hours including our qualifying targets.

Sim-Trainer adds an extra 3 hour portion to the required 12 hour class. The extra time is for a live shoot/don't shoot scenario with an airsoft pistol. They also run several police training videos and pause them at various point to ask about what you would do in each instance.

If you're considering getting your CCW permit, I would seriously check these guys out. It's a little expensive, but given the choice between a $65 class and one that actually has a lawyer and police explaining the details is a no-brainer. There is a actually a class that was advertised as $65 for the whole thing...

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Got mine a while back. Sounds like a good class.

As far as I know there is no legal requirement for any specific score on the shooting or the written test other than demonstrating an vague "proficiency". Most trainers essentially follow the NRA shooting class standards.
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