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OHIO CARRY CONCEALED * Personal Protection in the Home
This 14-hour course exceeds Ohio's Carry Concealed requirements as they are written in House Bill #0012.  The course features: safe handling refreshers, firearm parts and operation, ammunition and its function, introduces defensive shooting fundamentals and provides an opportunity to develop them on the range.  Also included is how to select, clean and store a firearm with a focus on reliability and ease of carrying.  There is discussion on the various activities available to help participants develop and improve their shooting skills in a stress situation.  In addition, a section of this course covers the Ohio Attorney General's publication on Deadly Force, Dispute Resolution and Ohio Law.  This provides the students with an in-depth education of the law as it effects the student's actions should they be placed in a situation where deadly force is necessary.  This is a second level course and the student must meet certain minimum requirements of pistol handling (a beginner or higher level pistol class, or demonstrate a commensurate level of skill).

All Ladies CCW – OHIO CARRY CONCEALED*
Is the same course as described above, yet is taught with ladies in mind. In addition to the standard information it veers off into the concerns that women have about their guns & children, their guns & storage, their guns & hand strength and their guns all sorts of things that are concerns rolling around in their heads. It addresses the difficulties associated with the female form as it applies to where and how to easily conceal a firearm. This is a great class taught in a relaxed atmosphere where education and humor come together.

WOMEN ON TARGET – WOMANS DAY AT THE RANGE*
This is a single day opportunity to gain firearms knowledge from the ground up. A relaxed day where the instructors start with the basics and build up from the ground. Covering rim fire and center fire ammo, moving to handling .22 caliber handguns in revolver and semi-auto platforms. From there we build to shooting .22 rifles and 20 ga. shotguns. The students are also encouraged to bring their own firearms for a wrap up segment where they are encouraged to apply what they have learned to their own gear.

Each student will come away from the class with a comfortable understanding of most firearms and their operation. They will be able to identify the operation and safety aspects of each. This class give the foundation that is extremely useful for a variety of applications such as CCW, Home firearm safety, Recreational shooting, Trap & Skeet shooting. This course is to shooting, as drivers ed is to driving. Class size is limited – classes are popular. Register early.


Couch Potato Tactical *
This full day course is All range with lots of shooting, instructor interaction, overall shooting education and fun.  As a higher level course, the Couch Potato Tactical provides the 'non tactical' student with the start of tactical skills.  We provide the student with a series of exercises designed to build upon their initial concealed carry course, giving them things to think about & skills to continually improve with the end game to be to become a safer and more skilled firearm handler.  At registration a full list of requirements will be sent to each student.  A series of Handgun, shotgun and holster drawing skills will be taught.  Learn to draw and shoot in a safe yet quick manner, double tap and clearing skills, moving with a loaded gun while protecting oneself.  Several hundred handgun rounds will be shot in a variety of educational exercises, then we move on to shotgun skills.

ONE ON ONE instruction *
Rifle, Pistol or Shotgun. Our instructors are NRA Certified and extremely knowledgeable in most firearms within these categories. The one on one course is an opportunity for the student to bring their personal firearm – or use one of ours if you do not have one – and learn in a single student / instructor session. 3 hours of instruction will give the student time to ask questions, gain instruction in focused session. Ask what you want, work on the specific skill where you need to gain skill or work on your general firearms skills. The instructor acts as a walking, talking owner's manual that offers advice to you and your firearm. This course can be tailored to BEGINNING, INTERMEDIATE or ADVANCED level students.

BEGINNING FIREARM EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN*
Our instructors are thrilled to offer firearms education to children and we do it in several ways. First SHOTS is an introductory basics of firearms safety. First SHOTS is a open opportunity to shoot a few rounds from a small caliber firearm in a controlled environment with multiple safety people on hand. PRIVATE Instruction is another way that Targething offers firearms education to children and beginners. Bring your beginner, and give us an idea how you manage firearms safety in your home, and we will tie the training to your home environment (assuming that you do things safely) so that the beginner is not given differing instruction, storage methods, etc from the instructor and his (her) parents. This is a great footing in which to place their future firearms knowledge upon.

BEGINNER LEVEL * Home Firearms Safety
This 4-hour course is intended to instruct the beginning student on the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for safe handling and storage of guns in the home.  The classroom portion of the training includes rules for safe gun handling, identifying and unloading various firearms, instruction on ammunition, cleaning and storage of firearms, and a practical exercise in safe gun handling.

BEGINNER LEVEL * FIRST (Firearm Instruction, Responsibility and Safety Training) STEPS is the latest addition to the NRA's training programs for new shooters.  There are three FIRST Steps courses offered:

  First Step Pistol
This course provides hands-on orientation to a specific 'student owned' pistol.  Training time is approximately three hours, including a one-hour shooting session on the range, is intended to familiarize the student with their own firearm in a close instructor / student relationship.

First Step Rifle
This course provides hands-on orientation to a specific 'student owned' rifle.  Training time is approximately three hours, including a one-hour shooting session on the range, is intended to familiarize the student with their own firearm in a close instructor / student relationship..

First Step Shotgun
This course provides hands-on orientation to a specific 'student owned' shotgun.  Training time is approximately three hours, including a one-hour shooting session on the range, is intended to familiarize the student with their own firearm in a close instructor / student relationship.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL * Basic Pistol
A 10 hour course featuring safe handgun handling, firearm parts and operation, ammunition and its function, shooting fundamentals and an opportunity to develop them on the range, how to select, clean and store a firearm, review of various activities available to help participants develop and improve their shooting skills.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL * Basic Rifle
A 14 hour course featuring safe handling, firearm parts and operation, ammunition and its function, shooting fundamentals and an opportunity to develop them on the range.  It also instructs the student on how to select, clean and store a firearm, reviews various activities available to help participants develop and improve their shooting skills

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL * Basic Shotgun
A 10 hour course featuring safe handling, shotgun parts and operation, ammunition and its function, shooting fundamentals and an opportunity to develop them on the range.  It also instructs the student on how to select, clean and store a firearm, reviews various activities available to help participants develop and improve their shooting skills.

ADVANCED LEVEL * Personal Protection in the Home
This is a second level course and the student must meet certain minimum requirements of pistol handling (a beginner or higher level pistol class, or demonstrate a commensurate level of skill).  The course features the following: safe handling refreshers, firearm parts and operation, ammunition and its function, shooting fundamental refresher and an opportunity to demonstrate them on the range.  Also included is how to select, clean and store a firearm with a focus on reliability and ease of carrying.  In addition there is classroom discussion on the various activities available to help participants develop and improve their shooting skills in a high stress situation.  In addition, a section of this course covers the Ohio Attorney General's publication on Deadly Force, Dispute Resolution and Ohio Law.  This provides the students with an in-depth education of the law as it effects the student's actions should they be placed in a situation where deadly force is necessary.  This 14-hour course meets Ohio's Carry Concealed requirements as they are written in House Bill #0012.

We are happy to have you register for a TARGETHING course.

You may register on-line from the Schedule page, or you may simply register by phone, fax, email, or snail-mail.  Your position in the class is not confirmed until payment is received.  If you are paying by check or money order, please send your payment and registration information to:

TARGETHING Firearms Training, 12006 Fenstermaker Road, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231.

Prior to attending your class there are several things that you need to know:

Safety is important to us, please come with the mindset to make safety important to you.

Each class is composed of both classroom time and range time.  We do not allow student owned firearms in the classroom.  Range Day and One on One student / instructor training takes place on the range and student owned firearms are allowed.>

Handicap Access: Please contact us if you have physical limitations that impact your ability to travel up and down stairs.  Some of our ranges are 100% handicap accessible, and some that will provide access challenges.  Please contact us and we can help you decide the best location for your training.

If your interest lies in acquiring firearms training to apply for Ohio's Carry Concealed Permit, the Personal Protection in the Home is the course that we recommend.  The Personal Protection meets and exceeds the minimum standards of House Bill 12 and gives the student additional information in the event that they are involved in a firearm incident.

As a reminder, the successful completion of this course results in a certificate of completion.  This is the document that you will provide to your county sheriff’s department.

The 12-14 hour personal protection course is a two day event which will teach or refresh your skills in handling a firearm, and in addition will instruct you in firearm responsibility, basic defensive handgun skills, the law and deadly force, defensive strategies within your home, and selecting a handgun for self defense. Although this course has been developed for a variety of skill levels, ALL shooters must meet minimum firearms standards.  It is recommended that you have either taken a basic pistol class or have prior shooting experience.

You must know and follow the three fundamental rules of safe gun handling and to confidently demonstrate the proper loading, cocking, un-cocking and unloading procedures with a pistol and DUMMY (or unloaded brass only) cartridges prior to the start of the course.  Please let us know in advance if you are at a beginning level.

This is a NRA certified course, where a certain level of competence IS expected at the completion of the course to receive your certification.  The issuing of the certificate will be based on student knowledge, skill and overall attitude demonstrated over the length of the course.

Day One: Class Room Day; Class hours are: 9:00 am - 5:00pm with an hour break for lunch.

We are currently offering classes at (click for map):

THERE WILL BE NO STUDENT OWNED FIREARMS IN THE CLASS ROOM.  If you have a firearm on your person we will ask you to take them outside the classroom area.  If you are not comfortable leaving them in the car, leave them at home.  Range time is scheduled for the second day and you will need your firearm then.

Photo ID is required for initial registration.

Due to the rural nature of some of the range locations, please bring a sack lunch.

Day Two: Range Day.  For outdoor range locations, dress prepared for the weather for the full class.  A&A, Mantua & Orwell are outdoor ranges.  The Deer Hunter& Cleveland Grays are indoor ranges.

Required gear:

  • Center or Rim fire pistol in good working condition
  • 150 to 200 rounds of ammunition
  • Hearing protection
  • Eye Protection (we will have limited quantities of Eye and Hearing protection available for sale)
  • Clothing and shoes suitable to current weather conditions, range is outside.
  • Shooting Vest, Apron or Clothing with large pockets sufficient to hold speed loaders, magazines and ammunition.
Note: If a student is missing required items, it will result in the student not completing the range portion of the program.

Recommended (but not required) gear:

  • Second clip, or speed loader for your firearm
  • Lunch (class typically ends at 2:00- but can vary )

Remember: Safety is important to us, please come to the range with the mindset to make safety important to you.  We look forward to seeing you there.



Last Update 5/7/13