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!
NEW DATES LISTED FOR THE 20 HOUR O.P.O.T.A. FIREARMS CLASSES, RE-QUALIFICATION CLASSES AND CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE CLASSES.
QUICK LINKS FOR UPCOMING CLASSES
(class schedule is subject to change)
20 Hour OPOTA Private Security Firearms Class
- A $100.00 deposit is required to secure a seat in this class during the registration process – deposit payment must be made once a class date is requested by click or tapping on the date below.
- Balance payment of $135.00 will be billed by email one week prior to the class.
LOCATION: Parma Armory, 5301 Hauserman Road, Parma, Ohio 44130.
The student must bring the following training items:
- Semi-automatic pistol
- (rental of a Glock (.40 cal) or Smith & Wesson M&P (9mm) semi-automatic pistol for $25.00 is available)
- 150 rounds of ammunition (no steel core bullets or steel casings)
- At least two magazines and magazine pouch
- Holster (available for use)
- magazine pouch (available for use)
- Duty belt (available for use) or a wide sturdy belt
- Hearing and eye protection (both are available for use)
DEPOSIT POLICY: DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE!!! A class can be rescheduled one time no later than ten (10) days before the first day of class for a $35.00 rescheduling fee. This request MUST be made by email and the fee will be collected prior to class.
If emergency health issues occur prior to or during the class, Ohio Citizens Firearms Training, LLC reserves the right to determine if a deposit may be applied to one future class through this company and a $25.00 rescheduling fee will be charged
Click or tap on the below picture to view the class schedule.
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Click or tap on one of the following dates to make a deposit and register for that class:
October 8, 9 and 10, 2021 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm (UNAVAILABLE)
October 22, 23 and 24, 2021 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm (AVAILABLE)
November 5, 6 and 7, 2021 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm (AVAILABLE)
November 19, 20 and 21, 2021 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm (AVAILABLE)
Private Security Firearms Re-qualification (OPOTA)
• • • NEW CLASSES AVAILABLE • • •
THE FOLLOWING CLASSES HAVE BEEN ADDED AND ARE NOW AVAILABLE. MAXIMUM ATTENDANCE IS RESTRICTED TO 10 INDIVIDUALS PER CLASS.
PLEASE CLICK OR TAP ON ONE OF THE BELOW LINKS FOR REGISTRATION – THANK YOU!
October 30, 2021 – 9:30am to 1:30pm (AVAILABLE)
November 14, 2021 – 9:30am to 1:30pm (AVAILABLE)
Concealed Handgun License Certification Class
An FBI report shows that in 2018 there were 16,214 murders in the United States which was about a 14.5 percent increase from 2014. For verification of this information, please click or tap on the below link which will take you to the source:
For a quick link to make payment, click or tap on one of the below dates
$100.00 per person
$90.00 per person for a group of 3 or more
$90.00 per person for a group of 2 or more from the same immediate family
*Contact us for special pricing for private groups of 8 to 10 people*
*Contact us for classroom training (6 hours) in a private setting, such as home, office, conference facility, etc… 2 hour range training conducted at Parma Armory in Parma, Ohio*
DEPOSIT POLICY: DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE!!! A class can be rescheduled one time no later than seven (7) days before the first day of class. This request MUST be made by email.
If emergency health issues occur outside of the seven day period, Ohio Citizens Firearms Training, LLC reserves the right to determine if a deposit may be applied to one future class through this company.
Check back for additional classes beginning mid-August, 2021
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.
THIS CLASS IS RESTRICTED TO
- Those who possess a Concealed Handgun License or have a valid Certificate of Completion from any school waiting for their license
- Any person who is associated with a law enforcement agency
- Any person who has received their 20 Hour OPOTA Private Security Firearms certificate
- Individuals who have had other firearms training and are proficient in pistol craft – THIS IS NOT A BEGINNERS CLASS!
GO TO THIS LINK FOR CLASS INFORMATION, REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT PAYMENT
Advanced Pistol Training Course
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATES. WE WILL RESUME THIS TRAINING SOMETIME IN THE MIDDLE OF MAY, 2021 AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE SUMMER AND FALL.
Private Security Shotgun (OPOTA)
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE DATES
OFFERING PROFESSIONAL HIGH QUALITY TRAINING IN THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:
(Click on one of the following links for more information)
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.
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 Valid One Year from Purchase Date)