Ohio Citizens Firearms Training Academy

Ohio Citizens Firearms Training Academy

Thanks for your interest in the Ohio Citizens Firearms Training (OCFT) Academy, which is owned and privately operated by a retired Cleveland Police Officer and US Army veteran.  This highly experienced firearms instructor, certified through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and the National Rifle Association, has trained and re-certified thousands of police officers and private security officers and certified numerous citizens for concealed handgun carry.  He and his staff are committed to training you to become a confident, law abiding individual who can make proper and lawful decisions and take legal action in a deadly force encounter.

Choose Your Training Wisely, It May Save Your Life!

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Send an eCard as a present for training that may save their life, or yours! 

The eCard can be used for the following classes:

– Concealed Handgun License Class –

       –  20 Hour OPOTA Firearms Training Class –

– OPOTA Firearms Re-qualification –

– Advanced Pistol Training Course –

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(Gift Card expires 12/31/2019)


QUICK LINKS FOR UPCOMING CLASSES

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Advanced Pistol Training

July 26, 2019 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

(Open only to Firearms Certified Private Security Officers, Peace Officers and Military Veterans)

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20 Hour O.P.O.T.A. Private Security Firearms Class

July 20 & 21 , 2019

This class is no longer available – please choose from one of the classes below.

July 27 & 28 , 2019

August 3 & 4 , 2019

August 17 & 18 , 2019


Private Security Firearms Re-qualification (OPOTA)

July 5 , 2019

This class is filled and longer available – Please check back for another class in August


Concealed Handgun License Certification Class

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Private Security Shotgun (OPOTA)

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20 HOUR O.P.O.T.A. PRIVATE SECURITY FIREARMS TRAINING

REQUIREMENTS

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CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE CERTIFICATION

 REQUIREMENTS

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O.P.O.T.A. PRIVATE SECURITY FIREARMS RE-QUALIFICATION

 REQUIREMENTS

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ADVANCE PISTOL TRAINING COURSE

The ADVANCED PISTOL TRAINING COURSE is an important and necessary part of your pistol training.

Normal public ranges, with stationary targets, stationary shooters and range operation restrictions do not allow the public to practice realistic deadly force defensive encounters and advanced tactical shooting techniques. This training will allow students to work closely and unencumbered with tactical instructors in developing their skills in advanced shooting tactics.

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Advanced Pistol Training Course

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATES.  WE ARE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH A PRIVATE INDOOR RANGE SO WE CAN CONTINUE THIS IMPORTANT TRAINING IN THE WINTER AND EARLY SPRING – WE ARE HOPEFUL TO RESUME THIS CLASS INDOORS BEGINNING LATER JANUARY, 2019




 OFFERING PROFESSIONAL HIGH QUALITY TRAINING IN THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:

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CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE CERTIFICATION CLASS

20 HOUR PRIVATE SECURITY FIREARMS CERTIFICATION (O.P.O.T.A.)

PRIVATE SECURITY FIREARMS RE-QUALIFICATION (O.P.O.T.A.)

BASIC PISTOL TRAINING

BASIC PISTOL TRAINING FOR WOMEN

ADVANCED PISTOL TRAINING COURSE

PRIVATE SECURITY SHOTGUN CERTIFICATION (O.P.O.T.A.)

Due to the importance of the subject matter, each class size is kept to a minimum to maintain a positive instructor-to-student ratio.  Unlike other assembly line types of firearm training schools, training is conducted with quality in mind and not quantity!

What separates OCFT Academy from other firearm training instructors is the owner/lead instructor of the this school has been involved in deadly force encounters and teaches from actual life experiences as a result of his profession.  He has literally trained thousands of people from all walks of life, which include police and private security recruits, police officers, private security officers, and citizens with various backgrounds.

All of the highly competent instructors were hand-picked by the owner to maintain the professionalism and excellence OCFT Academy strives for. All state certified instructors are either current or former police officers and have established themselves as highly skilled trainers.  No one can match the qualifications and experience that will reflect in the quality of the training you will receive.

Once you successfully complete your individual course, you will not only leave with your certificate, you will also leave with the confidence to properly use your handgun both tactically and legally.