Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) & NRA Firearms Training

Ohio Workforce Inventory of Education & Training (WIET) Approved!

 

Strategic Training Group, LLC "STG" offers Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) & National Rifle Association "NRA" firearms training courses to include the OPOTC private security firearms qualification and re-qualification course, firearms safety, personal safety and personal protection, basic handgun, carbine and shotgun training. It is a well established reality that “we fight like we train.” It is for this reason that we emphasize hands-on, interactive and scenario-based training. Most of our courses involve some degree of physical activity and participation. We make every effort to simulate real-life stress and circumstances, to provide realistic training in order to better prepare the student for success in the real world. Our Instructors have completed law enforcement and military firearms instructor level training and can train everyone.  Group and individual instruction available.  Call for rates (614) 481-0777.  Active Member: ILEETA & IALEFI

 

Requalification Factoid: Did you know that you can requalify with all weapons you are OPOTC certified with on the same day?  

You would complete the course paperwork, take the written test then shoot the drills for each weapon.  Saves time and money!

OPOTC 20 Hour Semi-Auto Course

This is the State of Ohio qualification course to carry a semi-auto pistol as an armed security officer. 

 

Day 1 - Classroom instruction including, but not limited to: firearm safety, use of deadly force, state statutes regarding use of force, handgun nomenclature, private security responsibilities as an armed officer, defensive tactics. Location: 1580 King Avenue, Suite 103, Columbus, OH 43212  Written Test

 

Day 2 - Range Qualification Day. Click HERE for the qualification course of fire. Click HERE for the OPOTA target.  Good hits are in the light gray area.  Location: 2949 Granger Hill Road, Zanesville, OH 43701. Range fees are paid by STG.

 

Students need to provide a semi-auto pistol, holster, two magazines with holders, eye & ear protection, billed ballcap and a minimum of 200 rounds of ammunition.

 

 

OPOTC Requalification Course

Students who have completed their initial firearms qualification course must re-qualify PRIOR to the expiration date listed on their certificate. Individuals may re-qualify up to 90 days prior to their expiration date in order to maintain their original re-qualification date. (Ohio Administrative Code 109:2-3-10). Click HERE for the qualification course of fire. Click HERE for the OPOTA target.  Written Test

Students MUST provide a copy of their current firearms certification or a copy of their "guard card" with the current firearms expiration date on it if you have not completed this course through STG.

Students need to provide a semi-auto pistol or revolver, holster, two magazines (speed loaders) with holders, and/or a pump-action shotgun, eye & ear protection, and 100 rounds of handgun ammunition / 20 rounds 00 Buck. 

 

Location: 2949 Granger Hill Road, Zanesville, OH 43701. Range fees are paid by STG.

 

OPOTC 5 Hour Shotgun Course

This is the State of Ohio qualification course to carry a shotgun as an armed security officer.  The course will review the basics of combat shooting a shotgun, stance, mounting the shotgun, aiming, trigger management, moving targets, shooting positions, tuck positions, the free snap, adverse light conditions, pivots & turns and the use of cover.  Written Test

 

Click HERE for the shooting qualification portion of the course.  

 

Location: 2949 Granger Hill Road, Zanesville, OH 43701. Range fees are paid by STG.

 

Students need to provide a serviceable pump-action shotgun with a sling, a billed ballcap, appropriate eye & ear protection and 20 rounds of 00 Buckshot.  You will also need your duty rig and handgun with 50-100 rounds for transition drills.  

 

Ohio Concealed Carry Handgun Course
OPOTC 20 Hour Revolver Course

This is the State of Ohio qualification course to carry a revolver as an armed security officer.  Day 1 - Classroom instruction including, but not limited to: firearm safety, use of deadly force, state statutes regarding use of force, handgun nomenclature, private security responsibilities as an armed officer, defensive tactics. Location: 1580 King Avenue, Suite 103, Columbus, OH 43212; Day 2 - Range Qualification Day. Click HERE for the qualification course of fire. Click HERE for the OPOTA target.  

 

Location: 2949 Granger Hill Road, Zanesville, OH 43701. Range fees are paid by STG.

 

Students need to provide a revolver, holster, two speed loaders with holders, eye & ear protection, billed ballcap and 100-150 rounds of ammunition.  

 

Defensive Pistol Level II Course

Ohio law sets out minimum educational requirements that are components of the firearms competency training to apply for your CCW permit. The total time required for training is 8 hours with a minimum of 2 hours of range time and live-fire training. The law requires certified training in the following topics:

 

• The ability to name, explain, and demonstrate the rules for safe handling of a handgun and proper storage practices for handguns and ammunition;

• The ability to demonstrate and explain how to handle ammunition in a safe manner;

• The ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to shoot a handgun in a safe manner;

• Gun-handling training.

 

The student must complete a written examination that tests their competency in the above topics. It also requires a physical demonstration of ability to shoot a handgun in a safe manner. Students will also receive and certify that they have reviewed a copy of the Ohio CCW Laws publication.

 

Students will need to bring their semi-auto pistol or revolver, (2) magazines or speed loaders, appropriate eye and ear protection, a holster and a minimum of 100 rounds of range (target) ammunition.

Course Location: Briar Rabbit Shooting Sports - 2949 Granger Hill Road, Zanesville, OH 43701

The Defensive Pistol Course is designed for those who have a minimum basic knowledge of safe gun-handling and shooting fundamentals. The majority of the day will be on the range. Students must be able to provide proof of these basic skills such as a CCW Permit, NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course, Military, Law Enforcement training, Armed Security.

Topics to be covered include safety, stance, malfunctions, movement drills, multiple threats, reloads, one-handed shooting, and the mindset needed to by an effective defensive pistol shooter.

This is a physically demanding course and will require the student to go to a kneeling, supine and lateral position and recover from these positions in a safe manner.

Student will need to provide eye and ear protection, semi-auto pistol or revolver, 3 magazines/speedloaders with carrier, appropriate retention holster, sturdy gun belt, minimum of 350 rounds of range ammunition, note taking materials. Range fees, targets and other training materials will be provided and are included in the fee.

 

​Call (614) 481-0777 with any questions or to schedule a training for your team.


Course Location: Briar Rabbit Shooting Sports - 2949 Granger Hill Road, Zanesville, OH 43701



 

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