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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- August 11 & 12, 2018 – 20 Hour O.P.O.T.A. Private Security Firearms Class
- September 8 & 9, 2018 – 20 Hour O.P.O.T.A. Private Security Firearms Class
- September 8, 2018 – O.P.O.T.A. Private Security Firearms Re-qualification
- September 16, 2018 – Advanced Pistol Training Course
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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!
Advanced Pistol Training Course
July 29, 2018 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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*** NEWLY ADDED CLASS ***
September 16, 2018 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
20 HOUR O.P.O.T.A. PRIVATE SECURITY FIREARMS TRAINING CLASSES LISTED BELOW
August 11 and 12, 2018 – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
20 Hour O.P.O.T.A. Private Security Firearms Class
August 25 and 26, 2018 – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING STUDENTS
September 8 and 9, 2018 – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
September 29 and 30, 2018 – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE CERTIFICATION CLASSES LISTED BELOW
Concealed Handgun License Certification Class
CHECK BACK ON August 7, 2018 FOR AN UPDATED LISTING OF NEW CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE CLASSES
O.P.O.T.A. PRIVATE SECURITY FIREARMS RE-QUALIFICATION CLASSES LISTED BELOW
September 8, 2018 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
OFFERING PROFESSIONAL HIGH QUALITY TRAINING IN
THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:
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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.
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